May 22, 2020
Since we’re having so much fun with accessories (oh yesterday was AWESOME…), I thought I’d go back and take a look at this beauty; it couldn’t be more different from yesterday’s wardrobe:
For me personally, I’d need another pair of shorts or 2, and maybe a dress? But this is so pretty, I think I’d manage!
Let’s look at a stack of outfits to see what might be either useful or decorative! First up, sandals, earrings and the “always important for summer” tote bag:
I seldom show belts, but a simple gold belt would be lovely with so many of these outfits:
For those of us dealing with hair that’s a bit over-grown, a gorgeous barrette is unmissable:
I love the endless softness of pale yellow and white, with gold and white accessories!
Mint green sneakers!
Okay, maybe even better than mint green sneakers is FLORAL SNEAKERS!!!! Dear oh dear…
Gotta have a sunhat! I’ve realized that I have… four? I only have 1 head…
If I can have that many hats, our heroine can certain have two. But seriously, it’s not foolish to have a few hats – there’s no single hat that looks great with every outfit, and you need to wear a hat pretty much any nice day…
I find it fascinating that, in warm weather, straw and rattan are uniformly neutral. So are rope bottoms on shoes…
These duster type garments are always included under accessories at every online retail outlet, although it feels a bit more like a cardigan or jacket to me. Just as long as we remember where to look for them, right?
The chances of finding a mint green and yellow scarf are NOT zero:
I’m smitten with this bag; it’s not my style, thank heavens! If it were, it would be on its way to “Chez Janice”…
THIS is summer:
So after 2 days of wallowing in beautiful accessories, are you in the mood to sort through all of your scarves and jewelry? I admit that the closet is calling to me (from 9 feet away…)
p.s. 2 years ago we pondered the wisdom of wearing a beige “uniform” for warm weather, with some rose and soft blue accents….
Awesome. I recently introduced soft yellow into my wardrobe – checking out the 1901 pieces…
Aaaahhh, the feel of Summer ! Both this post and the retrospective have recreated that wonderful airy relaxed feeling ! Isn’t it amazing what color and texture can do to set a mood !
I have fallen in love with dusters this season, but what is the difference between a duster and a kimono ? Just semantics ?
Would you look under Kaftan?
A kaftan is more like a dress, whereas a kimono or a duster is open down the front and serves as a topper, which is what I was going for . I have this mental image of a young woman with dark hair walking along a beach . She has on white cropped pants, a white lacy top, and a white linen duster flowing out as she walks along at the beach’s edge .
Linda in Bluffton says
Way to finish out a great week of posts!!! I love the thought you put into these accents … nice edit. And yes, you’ve inspired me to both buy some pieces and wear more jewelry at home.
Hélène G. says
So clever posts, yesterday and today : your way to think accessories is impressive, Janice.
Your clothes ideas too.
A pleasure (with influence ;) ) !!!
Thank you again for the quality of your work, always regular since a so long time.
Sally in St Paul says
I was so happy to see this wardrobe accessorized with gold. I feel like silver is the more common addition to cool/light-colored clothing, so it’s fun to see the subtly surprising alternative. I can’t decide which I like best…the duster? all the sneakers? the striped scarf? No, gotta be the turtle earrings.
And now I know why I never seem to stumble across any of these lightweight kimono/duster garments when online…they are categorized in a way I would never have guessed! I find it a little hard to imagine myself wearing one, even when it’s pretty…I think maybe they are often too boho-feeling for my own preferences (speaking of boho).
Gold just felt right to me – I must have been thinking of you when I made the decision!
A sun hat is so important, but I have a giant head and could never find one that fit. Then I discovered that the “roll up” style has velcro, so you can adjust the size!
Love as always, S
Beth T says
These are lovely calming colours to end another week. I could loose myself in the blues and greens. Thank you.
Is it just me or are the weeks beginning to whizz by? I start the week with lots of good intentions but then it is Friday again and I can’t remember doing very much. I seem to be losing sense of time.
Ah, this wardrobe is so pretty! Like a warm breeze, and i can imagine the heroine stopping for a sorbet overlooking the beach! Perhaps pedaling her white bicycle home, with flowers in the wicker basket!
I have found cotton crocheted hats to be comfortable in my garden and suitable for packing. Two brands that I like are Foxgloves https://foxglovesinc.com/collections/cotton-crochet-hats and San Diego Hat Company https://www.sandiegohat.com/products/womens-original-cotton-crochet-large-brim-hat?gclid=EAIaIQobChMI0fq-j6DJ6QIVhK7ICh36Wg99EAQYASABEgKRgvD_BwEand
Linda in AR says
So pretty! I have several kimonos and love them as a lightweight topper option!
Linda P says