Thursday, May 25, 2023

It’s Thursday and time to link up with Kellyann and Jill. I don’t think you are going to see anything super stylish here today, but this is real life and I’m getting dressed for it!

Today is our last day with seniors in class. They have activities tomorrow and then next week on Tuesday, Wednesday, and Thursday. I will miss them but they are so ready. Many of them have had one foot out the door for quite some time. This group of seniors had to leave school on March 13, 2020 during their freshman year, do school virtually from August through April of their sophomore year and then come back for 8 weeks but only two days a week to round out their sophomore year, come to school in masks for most of their junior year (until March), and then finally have an almost normal senior year (we were in masks until September and some kept them on!) – whew…if that doesn’t put some perspective on it, right? They are resilient and I have so much respect for them. I do think they struggled with being in school five days a week and arriving on time and staying the whole day. All of that freedom was not good in that respect maybe? I saw a big change in socialization this year and they are talking and laughing with each other in class again! It’s wonderful!

Anyhow, back to the clothing…

I wore another pair of palazzo pants, my black patent Birks, and an Old Navy linen blouse that is new this season. I think I got it back in February. It comes in white, too, but I only got the black. I thought it would work with my printed pants and skirts. I wore this at the end of the week before last and forgot to show you. Remember that I like to have a few white and black tops to go with my many printed bottoms.

This weekend, I wore my Old Navy consignment (new with tags) gauzy blouse with cut offs and my Hokas to attend the art fair.

Later, to go on the boat, I put my hot pink Aerie tank suit on with the same cut offs and wore my Loft green and white striped button up. These are my Target rubber sandals from last season. I love them!

Sunday to go on the boat I wore my new World Market muu muu. Did you know that World Market has clothes? They don’t have much, but there are some super cute things!

So, a maxi is not practical for being a first mate on a boat, but I made it work and I also got this text from Tom while we were sitting there together.

Monday for school I wore my Target Little House on the Prairie dress with Hokas just for the walk to school (yes, I walked) and then changed into my little Amazon Essentials sandals.

Tuesday for school, I wore my final pair of printed palazzo-ish pants with a t-shirt that says “Fiesta like there’s no mañana” and my Walmart Scoop blazer. I cycled through all of my spring printed pants without repeating – I think.

What have you been wearing this week?

What is on your wish list?

I will be showing you my May fashion purchases soon – I think it will end up being four dresses and one pair of sandals so not too bad! I also made $46 by selling my clothing I didn’t want. If you haven’t already done that, hurry because they won’t be taking summer stuff for too much longer believe it or not. That $46 gets to go back into my wardrobe with new stuff! Well, it could also be consignment stuff. Be very picky, but there is so much good stuff to be found. I can’t wait to have more time to make my two consignment stores a part of my errands rotation. I check in at least once a month and oftentimes walk out empty handed. I have learned to be very picky but some of my most worn items are consignment! Yay!

Thanks for reading!


18 thoughts on “Fashion Files

    1. Thank you! I would like to be able to wear it out to dinner. I think it will be more of a fancy coverup. They really have. Oh, I can imagine. I hope to have two college graduations next year!


  1. Bwahahahahahaha, Tom has a great sense of humor! Mrs. Roper you are not but darn that was funny!
    Your green and white striped button down is so good – really like it with the hot pink tank suit!
    Thanks for linking up with us.


    1. He does! He is really funny but sometimes I am not in the mood and it comes off as cynical or sarcastic. Thank you! I love the idea of a button up as cover up. I have loved that hot pink suit! It is a little big now, but I am glad I hung onto it.


  2. Well done cycling through your printed pants! I have been doing 3-4 days in a row of certain things, jumpsuits, dresses, skirts, etc.. and will share a 2 week recap a week from Friday. Like you I always like to have white and black tops that go with everything. I did some shopping this month and will be sharing it as I wear them. Several things with a boutique that I have become an ambassador for but still waiting to receive those items!


  3. Cute outfits, once again! I am a clothing minimalist, it seems. I always tried to not repeat outfits at work until it had been at least two weeks. I have very few bottom pieces and more tops. Now that it’s summer I’ll be living in dresses again, and I can’t wait! They’re the coolest thing for me to wear when it’s hot. Things I need to buy are a new pair of summer sandals that will get worn the most, another pair to replace some that I’ve had for a few years that I love that are the Eurosoft brand and from DSW, a new pair of jeans, and at least one pair of shorts. I may go do some looking for these things today. I also need (and want) a new swimsuit for when I start next week. That’s quite the list!


    1. Thank you! I think that’s how it should be – more tops! Dresses really are! It’s good to have a list and then the time to thoughtfully choose your items. Please share with us! I really love Aerie swimsuits. You might be surprised!


  4. Tom’s text 😆😆😆 I love the Monday dress and Tuesday outfit. You do such a good job mixing and matching. This week I was intentional about wearing things I knew I wanted to wear but might not wear much in the summer. It was nice planning ahead a bit. One more day of using my under eye concealer . Then I can put that away for a couple of months 😆


  5. Good job working through your spring pants – it’s so easy to reach the end of the season and realize you forgot to wear something. I love the floral pants with the graphic T + blazer combo – totally cute.


    1. Thank you! It really is! In Kentucky I can wear these things all of April, May, August, September, and part of October, so that is about half of the school year!


  6. This past week we’ve been back to pants and sweaters and sweatshirts again but I have been waring my palazzo pants more as they are so darn comfy… almost like dressy yoga pants and I love them.


    1. I would rebel! We have had a cool front, too, but it was 70 instead of 80. I agree! Love my palazzo pants. You look put together but are still comfy and it seems more springy than jeans.


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