I apologize for taking so long to reply. Hockey game needed to be watched last night;) Also, scrolling up-screen and back down to reply is always a risk - and impossible on my phone . Anyways, here I am.
Also, this has to be the most poorly written post ever . I didn't quite articulate my thoughts the way they were in my head. It's all about the summer top, not dresses or jumpsuits or other tricky things I don't wear. Summer tops.
RobinF - nope, you're not alone. I won't wear dresses most times because I don't like the feel of my legs touching each other. And wearing Jockey skim shorts is fine and all, but not for every day hanging around. Dresses are for going out only.
Vivian - yeah, linen is fine now for breeziness, and maybe if I can find a piece with some interest (rather than just a basic tank or t body ) I'll add one in. This all is making me hate clothes more than ever right now , which is not what I set out to do I bet you are cute in your overalls and tank - suits your body type and gamine look.
shevia - you know, I don't mind baring skin in the summer. My arms aren't exactly cross-fit specimens , but I can't fuss over that anymore. The minute the skin gets crepey and starts to relax is when I'll stop though. And I love shorts. They are all I wear around the house and out to run errands. I know I'm in the minority, but I think it comes from a lifetime of working in the yard, mowing, gardening, painting the fence, trimming the trees, playing with kids etc. Now if I could find a few of that white top you posted in some interesting colours, I'd be set. Great idea.
Brooklyn - you're dead-on with your ideas. Now the challenge is to actually find these tops . Shorts and skorts = relatively easy to find. Same with sandals and jewellery. And you're absolutely right - sticking to *my* colours will be the key.