Ladies - thank you for your comments!
I was going to wear a pair of trousers on Day Four,
but you encouraged me to maintain some 'leg confidence'.
I'm not quite this gorgeous lady....
but I kept my legs out....
Day Four - dressing for a day of practising and pottering, with a couple of hours of piano teaching in the late afternoon. My favourite day so far - fabric boots with a heel, leggings, an empire-line tunic/dress, light cotton scarf and vintage Coro necklace. This outfit felt great all day. I like the way the empire line (especially in a patterned fabric) gives me a bust but skims over problems!
Day Five - dressing for coffee and a fabric hunt with my fellow 'craftaholic' and lovely neighbour, some housework and a late afternoon trip round to my parents house. Flat boots today, leggings, a slightly longer dress, scarf, necklace and 'satchel style' brown leather handbag. I used to wear this dress to school with a cropped brown jacket. Without the jacket, it felt comfortable but slightly shapeless....
Can I asked your opinion about another thing that's bothering me?
I've worn a scarf pretty much every day of my life for the last 20 years - even draped round the outside of a hoodie! They are a habit that's developed from the years when I was having major neck issues after a motor-racing accident (another story...!). My neck is fairly ok nowadays so I don't need the extra warmth and support. Having looked at these photos, I wonder if they spoil the neckline/shape of the dresses, rather than adding to it.
What do you think?
We've got a busy weekend ahead - a lot of travelling around (which would always have been jeans etc. territory), a 40th Birthday party and a meal with my F-in-L. This is going to take a bit of serious 'clothes consideration'.... Eeek!
I hope that you all have a good weekend too.