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  1. This is such a good idea. I can save the individual pics for inspiration. A catalogue of outfits. Looking forward to more great ideas. Thank you for taking the time to do this!

  2. One thing I have not seen you mention-labels at the back neckline of tops. I think they make the back look tacky. I always carefully remove them, along with the extra buttons. You have helped me so much in identifying my style and sticking to it. Another hint: if something needs to be repaired or hemmed, be sure to have it done by someone who is good at it. Nothing worse than a bad heml;ine. Your formula works even for an 84 year old on a budget. My favorite shops: Chicos, Talbots, and My Fair Lady/ tops by Sun Woo. I have been a Color Me Beautiful advocate since the 80’s and always get compliments on my color choices and style. My granddaughters brag about me to their friends. Their friends wanted to have an ugly Christmas sweater party and suggested they all ask their grandmas if they could borrow one. Their reply: our grandma doesn’t have any ugly sweaters. Carmona Adams

    1. I always remove irritating labels, extra buttons, and the labels on the side. You are correct that properly executed alterations make a garment look and fit much better.

    1. When you click on the words under the pictures, you will be shown the original post, which will have links to similar if not the same items. I often wear my things repeatedly for years, so I try to find a similar item for sale now.

  3. I retired three years ago & have a closet full of corporate clothes & accessories. I grew up wishing I had more and better things, so being able to afford the well-made garments in fine fabrics has always been a symbol of success to me. My signature style always involved accessories and interesting shoes. Since I retired, and in response to the pandemic, I started gravitating toward simple, classic separates to make use of the tailored trousers I already have – Grace Kelly cardigans, V-neck tees, sweaters and button-down shirts. Lately, however, I’ve been doubting my new direction. I don’t want to become boring or invisible. Then I stumbled onto your blog through Pinterest, and it reassured me I’m on the right track – nothing too complicated, a few well-chosen accessories and an eye-catching handbag. I’m seeing my stuff with new eyes & look forward to following your lead. Unfortunately, the insecure teenager still takes up some of my space and I’m resistant to let go of the clothes I no longer need (or wear). Can you and your readers give me a mantra to make it easier to purge.

    1. Thank you for the lovely comment.

      I remind myself that I have enough material things, but I want to have more experiences. So focus on what is important to you, and don’t let the next shiny object steal your momentum.

  4. I love reading your styling tips and appreciate that you tell the reasons why you like it and why it works for you. Thank you.

  5. I have tried subscribing to your blog several times but never receive a confirmaqtion. What do I have to do to get your blog posts?

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