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6 Scarves 2021: March Additions, #1 Black & Grey, Gina

For an introduction to the 6 Scarves 2021 project, see this post.

For a description of my method, see this post.

In March, Janice was guided by the idea of adding a "suit" (pants and cardigan) in the second neutral, an accent colored top, and a print scarf. Very reasonable.

Additions were not aligned across the Sally wardrobes this month at all! Instead a spirit of March madness seemed to be at play. Not quite to the level that I was letting my inner March Hare make the decisions, but still, very much all over the place. Hopefully the additions for each wardrobe will make sense taken individually!

Bad Hare Day: John Tenniel illustration in Alice's Adventures in Wonderland by Lewis Carroll

As usual, let's review our color palette before we jump in. Jan-Feb had given us a lot of wine with a bit of bright pink, black, grey, and white. What colors do you think will appear in March?

If you guessed light pink and/or black, good for you! With spring on the way, this felt like the right time to add a couple of light pink/blush tops (one T with tiny gold stars and one pullover sweater) and a floral skirt. Because March is generally still tights season in Minnesota, two pairs of shoes that work well with black tights were added as well. Two tops and one skirt seems a little on the stingy side to me, but at least this is a clearly coherent group of garments.

March Garments & Shoes: #1 Black & Grey, Gina

Pale blush stars long-sleeved T - ana/JCP - 2X - $5.59 - 1/2020

Pale blush pullover sweater - So/Kohls - 2X - $8.49 - 12/2019

Black/light pink floral skirt - thrifted, Target/Goodwill - 22W - $4.99 - 10/2018

Black ankle boots - Sam Edelman/Nordstrom - $69.90 - 11/2014

Black Mary Janes - Hush Puppies/Macy's - $67.15 - 9/2013

Pink is well-represented in our accessories this month also. Doesn't that pink ombré scarf look overly bright and bold compared to the other additions? Yeah...that's one of the downsides to shopping online; you don't always know what you're going to get. I thought this was going to be a blend of more muted pinks but instead I got the brightest pinks EVER. (I will say that this was an unusual case; usually the colors of ThredUp items are much closer to what I expect.) With the return shipping and restock fee, it didn't feel worth it to send it back, so we'll see if we can put it to work in this wardrobe. Otherwise, these pieces look on point to me.

February Accessories: #1 Black & Grey, Gina

Bright pink ombré pashmina - thrifted, ThredUp - $8.72 - 8/2020

White/rose gold polka dot scarf - Target - $14.24 - 5/2015

Grey/rose/pink planet necklace - Kohls - $20.00 - 12/2013

Gold/pink dot stud earrings - Loft - ? - 2020

Pink crystal earrings - Kohls? - ?

Turning these few items into outfits is very straightforward!

Outfit #1 incorporates that overly bright pink scarf right away. Hmm...I'm not sold on this one. It is just so....eye blindingly bright! It's not terrible, but that scarf is just overwhelming, especially against the very pale muted sweater. Any thoughts to salvage this one? Maybe this is a scarf to wear on the commute to brighten up a dark coat, then remove upon arrival to work. (And it will surely work better with the bright pink pieces in the wardrobe than with these soft blush pinks...won't it?)

March Outfit #1: #1 Black & Grey, Gina

Outfit #2 has a bit of a soft metallic theme going with the tiny gold stars on the T, the gold studs, the rose gold polka dots on the scarf, and the metal caps on the necklace. My thought is that the scarf would be worn long and draped, perhaps without a knot at all, lying on either side of the necklace. After looking at Outfit #1, this one is blissfully harmonious and restful.

March Outfit #2: #1 Black & Grey, Gina

I was curious to see how I have worn this skirt before and was able to dig up a few photos. In this November outfit, you can see how the polka dot scarf, floral skirt, and black tights & Mary Janes look together. I no longer have this cream peplum sweater (which is actually the same style as the mulberry one added to this wardrobe in January) and the moto vest will be added to different wardrobe down the road.

Outfit Version 1 - Nov: #1 Black & Grey, Gina

In this December outfit, the skirt is worn with the black ankle boots. You can see that I have a liking for toughening up this very feminine skirt by adding moto detailing; this one is a black moto jacket that I sadly had to retire when it got a bit too small across the shoulders (straight size XL).

Outfit Version 2 - Dec: #1 Black & Grey, Gina

And finally a June outfit with the floral skirt and planet necklace. (I think this is called a station necklace, but it always makes me think of planets in an orrery.)

Outfit Version 3 - Jun: #1 Black & Grey, Gina

I am pleased that this small group of additions (with the exception of that questionable pink pashmina!) work well together and brought in another accent color option for the wardrobe.

For the seasonal wardrobe matrix, recall that in each season, for each color category, I can mark what has been added each month:

x = solid piece

T = tonal piece (i.e., tonally works with this color though it is a different color)

O = ombré piece

P = print piece (not ombré)

Have you ever purchased something online that turned out to be very different from what you expected?

In my next post, we will look at the March additions for our second wardrobe: #2 Navy & Beige, Darcy.

I link up with:

Shelbee at Shelbee on the Edge (2nd Monday)

Mica at Away from the Blue (Mondays)

Laura at I Do deClaire (Tuesdays)

Emma at Style Splash (Tuesdays)

Jess at Elegantly Dressed & Stylish (Tuesdays)

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