Thursday, September 29, 2011
Yesterday, I was photographed wearing a beige pair of dress slacks and a navy blue sweater. The sweater has a cute ruffle with beige trim. As to some questions I have received , my husband does not help me pick out my daily outfit but I know when it is not a good one by his kind response "that's different". Also no concert shirts will be worn unless Bruce Springsteen and the E Street Band tours in the next few months-not likely.
Monday, September 26, 2011
Helen, however, is pleased with this summery September as it is helping her to keep pulling out the warm-weather clothes. Today finds her in a flowery yellow dress with matching yellow shoes. (Discerning readers will have noticed that we've been including Helen's shoes in our photos.)
Friday, September 23, 2011
Rainy and a bit miserable on this autumnal equinox, and Helen's back to pants, with simple black matched by a short-sleeved black top under a blue ¾-sleeve sweater and matching necklace. (We're not tracking the accessories, but I think maybe we should be!)
Truth be told, Helen is getting a little upset with us. The rookie bloggers are slacking off, not posting pictures on a timely basis. We hope to make up for it in future posts....keep an eye out over the next few days for some technical information on how Helen organizes her closet to ensure there isn't double dipping!
Thursday, September 22, 2011
Tuesday, September 20, 2011
Although the look is similar to last Friday's outfit, with the camisole, v-neck cardigan sweater and slacks, each item, right down to the accessories, are all new. John is already amazed that there are no signs of repeats, but having been awed by Helen's wardrobe for close to two years, I have no doubt that it will be weeks before we ever see a re-run necklace or shoes.
Note to Helen: you're looking a little cranky in this picture. Give us a big smile tomorrow!
Helen dropped the bright colors today, surely to reflect the Monday-ness of it all. But she's still using the warm-weather section of the closet with a textured black-and-white summer skirt. She's starting to mix it up a bit though with a fall-season top and tights.
A little rain in the forecast, but temps are headed slightly upward, so we'll see what the week brings.
(Thanks to Ellen for fashion explanations.)
Friday, September 16, 2011
I drove to work this morning thinking that the 20 degree drop in temperature might throw a wrench into Helen’s semester long fashion strategy. Was she planning for a warm September, hoping to stretch the summer wardrobe well into the fall? Will her plans to go sleeveless on October 1st be foiled? Or would she take the plunge today and break out the tweeds and wools? As expected, she rose to the occasion and straddled the seasons, selecting a beautiful rose colored silk blend sweater with a hint of summer, paired with putty colored trousers and matching camisole, for a hint of fall. The outfit was accessorized with chocolate colored peek-a-boo shoes and a mixed metal multi-strand Silpada necklace. A cross-seasonal winner.
Thursday, September 15, 2011
Love the flare and the femininity of the skirt! Didn't think much about the football game but as the Dean's assistant--we aim to please! Go Michigan Wolverines! BUT my Celtic roots will have me rooting for the Fighting Irish this weekend when they play that other Michigan team!
Wednesday, September 14, 2011
Tuesday, September 13, 2011
Today's outfit is an old black dress matched with a turquoise shrug and matching sandals. Hoping to wear as much of my summer clothes before the season transitions to fall.
But this year we caught her early.
So here we go.
I'll admit up front that my sartorial comments will be lacking, but in the optimistic spirit of the entire project, will occasionally give it a try.
Helen starts off with a simple black dress, adding a welcome dash of color in a turquoise shrug and matching sandals. It's a beautiful day today, with highs in the low 80s, but the office can be a bit chilly when the AC blows, so Helen is prepared for inside and out.
(I should add that we decided to run with this project at the last minute today, and Helen has responded admirably to our desperate attempts to have her enliven our workdays.)