Here's a view of the armoire, with all the fall and transitional clothes:
On top of the armoire: My secret hoard of Beanie Babies and plushies, in the LL Bean Duffle Bag, and in the canvas box, a Seaside Wreath from LL Bean. But you don't really want to know about my obsessions with Beanie Babies and the sea, right? Moving on: Top shelf: fleece sweatshirts and vests, microfleece wraps (brown and black); 2nd shelf from top, first cubby: white button-down shirts, white t-shirts and colored t-shirts; 2nd cubby: unmentionables; 3rd cubby: bras; 4th cubby: camisoles and tank tops. 3rd shelf from top, left to right: athletic wear, including bras, tops, pants and capris; more colored t-shirts; long-sleeved knit shirts; logo t-shirts. 4th shelf from top, left to right: socks, cotton sweaters, black knit pants, brown and tan corduroy pants; brown knit pants. Open drawer on bottom: That's where more socks live, plus the laundry bags.
Well, now that the dust has settled (sort of) from the transition from summer to fall, I don't think I need much, but I would like to get some ribbed, fitted long-sleeved t-shirts. I have plenty of dress shirts and dress pants, but I need more casual clothing, since I'm not working, and chances are if I do get a job, it's not going to require I wear a suit and dress shoes every day. I just need long-sleeve tees I can wear underneath sweaters in the cold weather. In colors other than brown or black. I think I would also like to get two more pair of khaki pants in neutral colors.
But I have a confession to make - I still have not settled on an anchor color for my wardrobe, or a signature piece. I guess my signature piece would be the scarf, since I have so many of them, but really people know me for my handbags - but that's expensive!!! As far as colors go, I have a multiplicity of neutral colors in my wardrobe: black, brown, navy, khaki and gray. I like them all, I wear most of them, but it limits the combinations of outfits I can make. Clearly, I have to put some thought into this.
I've decided to start wearing makeup more frequently, but I find I have a lot of questions about it, and I'm finding it difficult to figure out exactly how to go about it. Back in my 30's and early 40's I used to wear makeup frequently, but for some reason I stopped. Now I can see the point of it; also formulations have improved, and there are products that aren't irritating to the skin that are available, and I'd like to try them, but zounds, last time I went to The Body Shop to buy makeup, I felt like they took advantage of my ignorance and talked me into products I didn't need or want. This is why I hate shopping for makeup - the sales associates see me coming and they don't see a person; they see an ATM machine.