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6 Scarves 2021: May Additions, #6 Grey & Navy, Sophia

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

For a description of my method, see this post.


In Janice's Grey & Denim wardrobe, a denim skirt, blue and white striped top, grey zip hoodie, and silver earrings and sandals joined in the month of May. That wardrobe continues to be my favorite of the 6 Janice is assembling this year.


OK, we have reached our last set of additions for May with the Sophia wardrobe. (I'm finally catching up to the calendar!) Here is the soft palette we have been working with.

These are the garments so far. In my review for Jan-Apr, I had noted the lack of white, aloe, coral, and denim pieces, so there is a lot of room for new colors this month. (Luckily, this wardrobe already has two pairs of pants, so I'm not struggling in that area as much.)

Jan-Apr Garments: #6 Grey & Navy, Sophia

We are rectifying a few of those color deficits this month with a sandstone coral (essentially a pinkish coral) T, a white open weave cardigan vest, and another T that while not precisely the "aloe" color in the palette is a nice, soft minty tea green that will work very well with this ditsy floral knit skirt. Still no denim, but a short-sleeved navy polka dot T is a welcome addition with summer on the way.

May Garments: #6 Grey & Navy, Sophia

Tea green long-sleeved T - EVRI/Kohls - 3X - $5.00 - 1/2020

Sandstone coral long-sleeved T - CJ Banks - 3X - $5.82 - 7/2020

Navy ditsy floral skirt - St Johns Bay/JCP - 2X - $12.74 - 11/2019

Navy/blue polka dot T - Croft & Barrow/Kohls - 2X - $4.99 - 5/2018

White open weave cardigan vest - Croft & Barrow/Kohls - XL - $11.04 - 11/2015


I was pretty satisfied with the accessories so far, but I am of course still looking for more necklaces and warm weather flats as we look toward summer.

Jan-Apr Accessories: #6 Grey & Navy, Sophia

This month we are adding three more necklaces to the wardrobe in shades of blue and gold. Our "warm weather flats" wish was granted in the form of a pair of striped ballet flats. And for extra fun, a silky square scarf, a pair of drop earrings, and some more beaded bracelets.

May Accessories: #6 Grey & Navy, Sophia

Sandstone coral/grey-blue striped scarf - CJ Banks - $5.39 - 5/2020

Slate blue-silver adjustable statement necklace - CJ Banks - $6.89 - 2/2021

Long gold layered station necklace - Loft - $8.44 - 7/2020

Blue squares necklace - Kohls - {free with rewards} - 7/2018

Baby blue and white seed bead bracelets - made by me - summer 2020

Dark seafoam/pewter drop earrings - CJ Banks - ?

Light blue/silver stretch bracelet - CJ Banks - ?

Navy/white striped ballet flats - Payless - $16.99 - 6/2015


This should be an easy group to create new outfits with, I think! If you like print mixing, you are in luck because the floral skirt and striped ballet flats will make up the base for each outfit. First, let's try out the sandstone coral T and add yet more stripes. Too much going on? Not for me.

May Outfit #1: #6 Grey & Navy, Sophia

Outfit #2 is a more sedate version with solid pieces in white and blue rather than more prints. This necklace is interesting because you can adjust the length of the chain to make it a short, inside-the-collar length all the way to a fairly long necklace, which is unusual and versatile.

May Outfit #2: #6 Grey & Navy, Sophia

I actually had a crazy time trying to find that adjustable necklace this weekend! I haven't worn it yet and wanted to add it to an outfit for this week. I knew that I had held on to it long enough to photograph it [see above], but I couldn't find it in my necklace storage area at all, despite looking through it multiple times. I also had no memory of putting it into a plastic envelope and stashing it, so I suspected that it never made it that far. Next I searched the living room (where I took photos), the rest of my bathroom, my bedroom, and my office, and still no luck.


I brought Robot into the search, and he asked whether I had looked in the shoe box that I had been keeping a few new necklaces in prior to photographing them. I was like, "I know, right? That's obviously where it has to be. And yet..." I pulled out the black and white Nine West shoe box from the office closet, opened it, looked into the box, and held box and lid upside down to demonstrate that it wasn't there. (I then doubted myself and looked at the underside of the lid in case it had stuck to it by magic, but no.)


About the time I gave up on it, Robot found the black and white Nine West shoe box in the living room (helpfully hidden underneath a giant pea-soup green shawl/blanket) and voila, the necklace (and several of its friends) appeared. But...wait...what? Oh my goodness, I forgot that there were TWO shoe boxes, but yeah, the last time I ordered shoes? I bought two pairs from Nine West. I just never noticed that the shoe boxes were identical. Uff da!


Moving on to Outfit #3...let's just put all these blue-based items together and see if that works. Not bad!

May Outfit #3: #6 Grey & Navy, Sophia

And finally, I'm eager to see how the minty green top works with this skirt and the dark seafoam earrings. I like it!

May Outfit #4: #6 Grey & Navy, Sophia

This is another four-season skirt for me. Let's walk through a few ways I've worn it at different times of year. First, obviously it works well for summer. In this August outfit, I went with an interesting accent color combination, made sure I had some textural things going on with the cardigan, necklace, and shoes, but didn't mix any prints. This qualifies as restraint for me, haha. Although in this outfit, the floral print ties the top and cardigan colors together, I would also wear this combination with a solid (neutral) bottom--denim, white, or grey, for example.

August Outfit with Navy Ditsy Floral Skirt

But with me, we're never that far from a print mix! A classic navy and white striped T is a great choice with a floral print, and I kept the rest of the look relatively low-key with a simple pendant necklace and light green loafers. I have this Lands End top in two colorways--this navy and white and a bright blue and white--and it's a winner. It's made from a very heavy 100% cotton knit and has a lot of structure and a nice "skimming the body" silhouette so it's perfect for wearing as a stand-alone top. Oh hey, they don't have this one right now, but they do have the peplum version (which I also own and love) in lucky sizes M and Petite M and XL {not an affiliate link}.

October Outfit with Navy Ditsy Floral Skirt

Finally, the skirt transitions well into cold weather with proper hosiery and footwear. In this December outfit, thinner tights and ankle boots were sufficiently warm, especially when I have this almost excessively warm acrylic sweater on! (Never say never, I know, but I expect this to be the last acrylic sweater I will buy...for a good while, at least.)

December Outfit with Navy Ditsy Floral Skirt

Now it's rabbit time! Our April addition is Chia the Chinchilla. Before you start wondering if I have lost my mind and mistaken the crepuscular rodent for a rabbit, never fear! Chia is the Chinchilla breed of rabbit that was developed to have a heathered grey coat that resembles that of a chinchilla. She is still 100% lagomorph. Lagomorph is the term for the taxonomic order containing all rabbits, hares, and pikas. It's derived from the ancient Greek words for "hare" and "form," so I translate lagomorph as "bunny-shaped." Chinchillas are in the order Rodentia. So despite common belief, rabbits are NOT rodents. They are bunny shapes!

April Rabbit for #6 Grey & Navy, Sophia: Chinchilla

May brings us this sweet little rabbit, Holly the Holland Lop! This breed was developed about 70 years ago, in Holland, when a breeder crossed large lop-eared rabbits with small Netherland Dwarf rabbits (like Nelly, the brown mascot of wardrobe #5 Black & Brown) to make a little lop. The Holland Lop was recognized by the American Rabbit Breeders Association in 1979 and has since become one of the most popular breeds in the country.

May Rabbit for #6 Grey & Navy, Sophia: Broken Holland Lop

Here is the Sophia wardrobe rabbit collection so far. We added a large 9-12 pound Chinchilla and the wee 2-4 pound Holland Lop to our group today. The palette's grey, white, and blue colors are represented in a fun array of rabbits.

Jan-May Rabbits: #6 Grey & Navy, Sophia

How do you feel about a long-sleeved T + skirt + bare legs combination? To me, it's not more out-of-balance than a pair of long pants and a short-sleeved T is, but a lot of people seem to hold off on skirts + bare legs until it's well and truly summer.


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Shelbee at Shelbee on the Edge (Mondays; 3rd Thursday)

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Emma at Style Splash (Tuesdays)

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Gail at Is This Mutton? (Wednesdays)

Shelly at The Queen in Between (Wednesdays)

Jodie at Jodie's Touch of Style (3rd Thursday)

Carrie at Curly Crafty Mom (Thursdays)

Ada at Elegance and Mommyhood (Thursdays)

Jacqui at Mummabstylish (Thursdays)

Suzy at The Grey Brunette (Fridays)

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Rena at Fine Whatever (Saturdays)

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