A Style/Restyle Post. Sort of.
Happy day, reader dear! (Maybe?)
It’s an odd day. I’m writing this in a hurry because all-the-best-laid-plans, well, go pear shaped.
Last week all was going swimmingly! (That alone should have made me pause.) Mama was on track for her knee replacement surgery in July. For those of you who have been here a while, you know that Mama lives with Mr. CP and me, and I am her primary caregiver. Along with wife-ing, mom and grandmom-ing and running the closetplay.biz empire. (Insert hysterical laughter!) If you are new here, Welcome, and thank you for popping by. You came on a strange day. I hope you’ll stay a while and find some wonderful inspiration for your style and your wardrobe, right in your very own closet! (If you find goodness, please feel free to Pin away and share your love on social media. It’s good for the blog.)
As I said, swimmingly. Until. Until one of her pre-op appointments didn’t go as hoped and now the knee replacement is off the table until we get the heart sorted. So, other than the next few days hanging out at the hospital, I have no idea what’s coming down the pike. For our family or for the blog. I’m a pretty private person, and respect that of my family, too. They didn’t sign up for blogging and posting their lives in the interwebs. But if I don’t show up on Saturday, or for a few weeks with no notice, you’d be surprised, so that’s the sitch Chez Closet Play. We’re rolling with it. If you are of the praying persuasion, please lift us in prayer. If sending healing waves and peace our way works for you, we’ll take any we can get. Thank you.
Now, where was I? That’s right…
Q: What happens when you take two outfits you love and combine them?
A: A new outfit that might just be another fave! That’s what’s happening today!
Why did these two speak to me? I’ve been crushing on the white and tan combo we’re seeing everywhere this summer. It feels cool and airy to me, and in our Georgia heat and humidity, airy and cool is paramount. So let’s take the white and tan color scheme, and the white column of color created by the dress and reinterpret that… Yes, you’ve seen this white dress before! It featured in June’s Copycat Style post. There I wore it belted, here, loose. Let me know which you prefer!
That means I’ll take the column from the dress and recreate it with the blouse and a pair of white jeans. Let’s keep the accessories from the jean look and add the turquoise and multicolored beaded necklace for a little color. And the result?
Is it strange to combine brown pearls and a polka dot scarf with a Native American style necklace? Maybe. Would I wear this again? Certainly! Would I have combined it if I hadn’t started a new 10X10 challenge yesterday? Probably not. (More about that 10X10 in another post.) I know I’d like this look better with the ladybag!
How About You?
Which do you prefer? The blue jeans combo? The dress look? Or the white jeans combo? (I’m torn since this is the season of blue and white for me!) Do you wear white in the summer? How do you feel about the White + Tan trend? Meh? Or Yes, please! Would you combine pearls and Native American jewelry? Would you grab the tote? Or the smaller ladybag? (If hand-carry is a deal breaker, know that it has a crossbody strap!) Do let me know, and I’ll be back posting when I can… Thank you. I appreciate you!