Remember last year's WritersFest threads? You were all so incredibly helpful to me as I struggled with an almost bare closet. I had next to no money, next to no clothes, and a lot of public appearances.



This year, lucky me, I have a lot of appearances again, but thanks to YLF and my new job, I also have a few more clothes -- and many more that I like and that fit me!

Having said that, I'm still not in closet nirvana. So if I appear to stumble, sometimes it's because I'm doing the best I can with what I've got.

Keeping that in mind, please help me decide on the following outfits.

Day 1:

a). An afternoon reading and discussion of my work at the local seniors' centre. My goal is to come across as approachable and warm yet professional. The audience, of course, will be elderly.

I'm wearing my cowl neck smoke coloured jersey dress with leopard print layering tank underneath, my taupe glen plaid jackets, nude microfishnets, and dark taupe DV booties. Okay?

P.S. Forecast is light rain so I might have my black trench overtop.

2. Evening event. First, a cocktail reception at the local theatre for authors and patrons, followed by a reading and discussion by Michael Ondaatje and Teju Cole. I am meeting and mingling during the cocktail reception, and simply in the audience for the latter part of the evening.

I have two choices here. Cut out shoulder tunic top and midi in black, or lace top and the same midi, with my black crepe jacket for evening chill.

I could also wear the same thing I wore last year, but I think it might be nice to wear something different.

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