I wrote in another post how I'm really trying to improve my outfits at the moment because I have not been putting much effort into dressing and I was feeling quite sloppy. Over the weekend, I grouped my wardrobe items via the Allison Bornstein book Wear it Well method: I took out all the clothing I never wear. I then further separated those items into three categories: 1) stuff to get rid of, 2) stuff I want to keep but don't want to wear right now, 3) and stuff I'm not sure how to wear. I spent some time experimenting with outfits for items in that third category.

This top was an item I wasn't sure how to wear. I don't typically tuck in my tops as I find it fussy and difficult with my short torso and hips. But I was inspired by the outfit I posted that I wore on the 4th and although I didn't overlap any single item from that outfit, this one does follow the same formula. A swingy skirt, a tucked in top (this one in a bright color), a belt, and other accessories.

I feel great! My only regret is that the bottom hem of the top bunches up under the skirt and because the skirt fabric is so thin, you can see a lump when that happens.

I wore the outfit to my Ikebana club (the art of Japanese flower arranging) and then to my volunteer gig watering indoor plants at the Botanical gardens. I'm required to wear closed toe shoes for that, so that's why I'm wearing sneakers although I switched to sparkly sandals after that was through, which are more appropriate for today's weather.

Bonus photos are the arrangements I made today at Ikebana club.

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