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Monday Musings- Going For Delighted

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Happy Monday, ladies. Our weather turned cooler and almost stormy over the weekend, which I love. There’s nothing like fall weather to make me think about cleaning out my closet. Today, I have a maxi denim skirt outfit of the week and some thoughts on being delighted.

I think many of us have too many clothes in our wardrobes which makes putting together an outfit we’re really happy with, more difficult. I’m not talking about an outfit we’re satisfied with or even like. I’m talking about an outfit that lights us up inside. One that really delights us.

The older I get, the less I want to feel mediocre about my outfits. Of course, they won’t all be home runs, but I want more of them to have something special. The base of my wardrobe is made up of classic items. If I’m not careful, I lean too heavily on them and neglect to add in unique pieces that spice it up. I used to rely on small, independent boutiques to find my treasures, but they’re few and far between these days.

I have three enormous bags of clothes and footwear ready to donate, and I don’t think I’m done yet. One category that has not had any weeding out is my accessories. They’re most often the special pieces that add spark to my outfits. And because my taste changes, I’ve learned to hold on to my accessories, even if I haven’t worn them in 30 years.

Not Going There

Every fall, I can look forward to emails and articles suggesting that the must-have MVP in your wardrobe needs to be a black, faux, or real leather Moto jacket. They’re everywhere and available at all price points.

FAUX-LEATHER MOTO JACKET

I love how cool they look on others, but I’ve never owned one and don’t expect that I will. It’s one of those iconic classics that usually gets included in a wardrobe essential list…but we know those lists need to be personalized for our own style recipe.

Mine has never included a black leather moto jacket because:

  • they’re often stiff
  • usually shiny…which enhances the look of the texture on my complexion
  • and have a tough vibe that I don’t aspire to

MORE MOTO JACKETS

I love to have a cool vibe in my outfits, but I’ll have to settle for a faux or real suede moto jacket…so long as it’s not overloaded with snaps and zippers.

Outfit of the Week

This week’s OOTW is with soft black (the nap of velvet softens the black), plum, and some fun textures.

velvet denim jacket with plum henley and maxi denim pencil skirt
VELVET JACKET /   MAXI DENIM SKIRT / J. CREW HENLEY / LIFESTRIDE BOOTIES / WOVEN FAUX LEATHER BAG / RESIN V-CUT EARRINGS / REFILLABLE LIPSTICK IN SOFT PLUM

I had a velvet denim-styled jacket several years ago and got a lot of wear out of it. The fabric upped its fun quotient considerably. I hope to unearth it in my closet soon. This maxi denim pencil skirt is a classic I’ve just ordered. This woven bag is very soft and reminiscent of the very expensive Bottega Veneta bag that’s so popular these days. With cooler temps ahead, I’m looking to deepen my lipstick slightly and have been anxious to try this Rose Inc brand that’s clean, vegan, hydrating, and refillable.

Have you started to look for unearthed treasures in your wardrobe from years past?

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