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Monday Musings- Wardrobe Fatigue and Chiffon

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Happy Monday, ladies. It never fails that when we travel, wardrobe fatigue sets in very quickly. I bring it on myself by traveling with very small bags, but the risk of lost luggage prevents me from doing otherwise.

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I wear scarves more often when I travel because they help me switch up the look of basics, protect my hair from getting trashed on a windy bus ride, and cover my neck when the sun feels too strong. This little blue one is getting worn more than the others because it perks up gray, which I’m wearing ad nauseam. I spotted it at Banana Republic months ago but waited until it went on clearance to buy.

CHIFFON

A few of you mentioned that large cruise ships often have “dressy” evenings, and it turns out we are! I don’t go overboard for these sorts of events, but I tossed in a long pleated chiffon skirt at the last moment, and it has served me well. It’s also brought back many fond memories of how differently I once dressed.

Many ladies are wearing full-on sequins for these evenings, but this old pull-on skirt fits the bill because it’s black, it’s long, and it’s chiffon. I haven’t worn it for at least 8 years, and it has survived over 20 years of closet cleanouts. In recent years, tulle skirts became the rage. I wanted one but never found one quite right because its stiffness felt over the top for me. I realize now that this softer chiffon is more my style because it’s more subdued.

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I used to own many pieces by Babette, and sadly, this skirt is my last of her pieces. After almost 50 years in business, Babette liquidated all her clothes and closed her doors in 2016. Now that I’ve begun wearing this skirt again, I realize I want to find a similar brand. Her clothes were modern, sophisticated, unique, easy to wear, and artistic. Hmm…I have my work cut out for me.

Is there a style of clothing you used to wear that you’d love to bring back into your style recipe?

Thanks for reading, and remember to wear what puts a smile on your face:)

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