I made another pair of pants from the pattern I used for the cropped brown ones I wore recently, which some of you liked on me (shown here in outfit 1). I am wearing the new ones in outfit 1 below. I lengthened the pants this time around, but not quite enough to be full length (due to the amount of fabric I was working with). I'm unsure of whether this length really works. I've worn them twice, regardless. I could shorten them, or I could try facing the hem to get another inch in length (not sure that would be enough to be worthwhile), or I could leave them alone. Your thoughts?

In the second outfit, I'm wearing a sweater, new this season from NAS, the neckline of which, I've discovered, dips down low enough in back (especially as the sweater rides back on my shoulders, annoyingly) that it leaves my neck cold. I have the same problem with this sweater, which I was ready to purge until you talked me out of it. Again, I tried the scarf-as-under-layer trick, which Vicki wears so nonchalantly. Once I got home from errands today and got my photos taken, I could not get changed fast enough! The scarf slid forward every several seconds, exposing the back of my neck to chilly air. Brrr! And every several seconds, I would tug everything into place again. I barely got the photo taken without re-adjusting it. Note to self: Either leave that look to Vicki, or I will save it for sweaters that don't require extra back-of-neck-coverage from the scarf!

The outfits:
1-3 (worn to work): sage wool slouchy pants (made by me); gray silk placket-front blouse (Vince); mauve and gray print wool fleece cap-sleeved sweatshirt (made by me); taupe trench (Calvin Klein); taupe hobo bag (Aunts & Uncles); taupe nubuck booties (Paul Green, Jano).

4-5 and 8 (worn for a day off): fuchsia cashmere shirt-tail tunic (Halogen); fringed scarf with blues, purples, greens (Nordstrom); medium wash skinny ankle jeans (Lucky, Charlotte Rail); gray moto boots (Frye); taupe trench and bag as above.

6-7 (what I changed to): swapped out the scarf for an eggplant and sand micro houndstooth check cowl-neck pullover blouse (made by me) under the cashmere tunic. Much more comfortable!

I welcome your thoughts and suggestions! Thanks for looking.

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