1. At home, but feeling chic because I like the fit of my tee and it makes my eyes look blue. . .and I chopped the legs off brown chinos to make these capris! With my favorite tiny turquoise earrings, I felt good. But is this really an "outfit?" I debated even photographing this because it looks so ordinary. But spare and simple is what I lean towards, so this outfit is true to my taste; plus, the clothes fit me well and I feel good in them - also one of my closet principles.
pale blue tee, thrifted: $4
earrings -older than my marriage: free
brown chinos passed to me by my aunt Nancy: free
brown slides: $30
2. So here are the brown capris on a day I was teaching an ESL class. It was also a bit chilly, so the boots were cozier than sandals. I've seen the young things around town wearing boots with cropped pants and I thought hey! what a useful way to get more wear out of capris! Do you wear this look?
brown chino capris: free
green shirt, pass-on from my cousin: free
classic Eddie Bauer denim jacket bought at the mall with my sister when I actually shopped at the mall - so more than 10 years ago! free
brown belt from my college days: free
Ten Thousand Villages bead bracelet: $7
earrings, gift from my friend Maria
my dearly loved Aldo boots: $40
Below is the unedited photo that I used for my new profile pic.