Today I'm wearing a closet orphan--a blue sheer-yoke knit top that I bought on sale near the beginning of the year and have never worn until now. I thought it would go with a couple of specific things in my closet, and when it didn't, I thought I might wear it anyway. And then I didn't wear it. But I had waited so long, I thought I shouldn't return it. So it languished. I took a look at it again with this skirt and felt like the colors were close enough to work. I'm leaving the house in the outfit and wearing it to work.

Yesterday's outfit also has a lot of color, eggplant and olive--yum! Sounds like an Italian dish, doesn't it?

The outfits:
1-4 (worn to work): blue and wine batik crinkled rayon 6-gored skirt (made by me); blue knit top with sheer yoke (Halogen); beige cotton utility jacket (Caslon); metallic cutout peep-toe booties (Paul Green); twisted silver dangle hoop earrings; taupe shoulder bag (Aunts & Uncles).

5-7 (worn to work, to teach classes): purple and beige micro houndstooth check cotton cowl-neck blouse (made by me); olive skinny boyfriend chinos with brass studs down the sides (Lucky); stone and cream belt (Annette Goertz); brass-wrapped silver front-facing hoops (Marjorie Baer); olive jacket (Laundry by Shelli Segal); taupe shoulder bag (Aunts & Uncles).

Comments and suggestions are welcome! Thanks for looking!

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