A Closet Collaboration

We all have those special occasions, when we gather with people we haven’t seen for a while, and want to put our best foot forward in how we look and feel.

A few weeks ago, June’s mom Sharyn, requested our assistance in helping her prepare for a very special high school reunion.  She made us swear that we would not tell you how many years, but it was a BIG milestone reunion.  Personally, we think we should be allowed to tell you because she looks great.  This reunion was a two day event that required three different outfits.  Friday night was a casual pizza party, Saturday was a mass and and school tour during the day, with a dressier dinner in the evening. Sharyn was feeling a little nervous about what to wear and about attending the reunion.  Although her basic outfits were picked out, Sharyn was looking for a little advice on some chic accessories.  She does not typically wear a lot of jewelry, just basic earrings, a necklace, watch and her wedding ring on a day-to-day basis.  May and June could definitely help with that.  We arrived at Sharyn’s armed with some great pieces, and had a wonderful time pulling it all together.  It’s always so much fun playing in someone else’s closet.  All of these outfits were put together with items in Sharyn’s closet or something that May or June brought over.  We bought nothing new.

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Pizza Party:  Black jeans and a print top.  We added a linen blazer to give it a more polished look (along with providing a little warmth).  We finished it off with cork wedge sandals and a Lapis stone necklace.

 

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Mass and School Tour: Linen printed pants with a coral t-shirt that gives it a pop of color along with a denim jacket.  Sandals and a statement necklace.

 

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Dinner Outfit:  Maxi dress (she was so excited to wear it because it was comfortable) and sandals.  We added a long gold chain and dangle earrings to make it a little dressier for a dinner party.

It’s great collaborating with a trusted friend or daughter when preparing for a special event.  We all tend to make the same safe choices with our wardrobe, when sometimes all we need is someone to give us that extra push to try something a little different. Sharyn felt more confident after she tried on some trendier choices.   She said she had a great time at her reunion, reconnecting with old friends and received lots of compliments on her necklaces.

It just took a fresh pair of eyes to find some great options from Sharyn’s closet, along with a few borrowed accessories.  It was a a fun afternoon and a successful weekend.

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Have a great weekend!

~May and June

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2 Responses to A Closet Collaboration

  1. Tracie September 18, 2015 at 2:55 pm #

    Lovely! I love how much a blazer, jacket, sweater or scarf can change an outfit. As I get older I find more and more that accessories can really refresh an outfit. It saves so much money over buying completely new outfits. ?

    • maymeetsjune September 18, 2015 at 10:16 pm #

      And accessories seem so much more fun! My work clothes tend to be a lot of basics of black pants, blouses and sweaters. Adding an “artisan” necklace or earrings allow me to show my personality a bit. And they make a tshirt that everyone else has a little more unique.

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