This week I was road testing my SSIF loot - Go Team Wear! It was fun to build an outfit around one of the items I got in Seattle for every day. I am not truly happy with each of them though...

pic 1 Lilac and stripes
Not strictly a "find of SSIF" but this Halogen striped skirt from NAS was shipped to Seattle for me (with gracious help from Firecracker - thank you once more! ). This BR lilac button down is on trial now: it is on a short side to tuck into pants and does not lend itself well to semi-tuck. I think wearing it tucked into skirts is one remaining option for me. This was "trial #1" - I felt OK that day. I really like the lilac color, it is good for me and I don't have many items in it so maybe it will stay...

pic 2 Another Greg copycat in black and white...
This was my poor attempt to copy Denise who copied Greg's outfit. The new item from Seattle is these UGG Chelsea booties - -at last I have black booties to play with!

pic 3 I forgot how to style skinnies!
These are Madewell skinnies Angie made me buy in Seattle. I think they fit me well and the length is passable but I am afraid I forgot how to style skinny jeans after wearing slouchy styles for the last 2 years! Or maybe my eye needs re-adjustment back from the looser styles? This outfit did not feel 100% right to me - was it outfit itself or just my reluctant eye?

pic 4 Plaid, stripes and pastels
I think I liked this outfit the best from this week. It features a new striped shirt from Ann Taylor. It drapes very nicely and layers well even under this thin Tippi merino sweater. I went all out and added my plaid Kut jeans, cream oxfords and tan leather trench. Was it too over the top? Anyway it was fun! Do rolled jeans look seasonally confused with the trench?

pic 5 Volume on volume
This was another outfit I was not sure about. It ended up to be "volume on volume" one. I wanted to wear my new oversized shirt from Ann Taylor and decided to wear Paige bootcuts using one of the last dry fall days. Alas - these bootcuts are very "relaxed" on me now and not fitted in upper legs anymore so I am afraid they looked too frumpy with the f oversized shirt. I felt better with the jacket on because it was adding structure and reining in some shirt volume. What do you think - fashionably oversized "volume on volume" or bordering on a frumpy side?

This was my week - thanks for looking! As usual all comments and suggestions are very much appreciated.

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