Here is the loot I ended up with! Not pictured are the white shorts that Claire so thoughtfully sent me--I was so excited I put them on right away and forgot to take them off for the picture! Also includes a nice shopping bag and some nail polish from gracious hostess Vicki--now I finally own some nail polish so I can do my toes for sandal wearing! DD promptly asked to have her nails painted so I used the clear pink on her. Of course DS wanted some too, so I painted his toes pink as well! I ended up with six blouses, one cardigan, one skirt, one shorts, two jackets and a necklace! This should keep me busy for a while with new WIW's! Thanks ladies!
Here is the first swap item...I believe this shirt originally came from Sona to Vicki from Sona's trip to India. I remember Sona was asking if anyone wanted one (I don't remember--is it called a kurta?) and I forgot to pipe up and regretted it. Well, what do you know...I did get one after all! Vicki said it was too big on her, but since I'm bigger than Vicki it's perfect for me! I love Indian clothes with their bright colors and pattern mixing. And the shirt is even in my favorite colors right now--turquoise, cobalt and navy. And I love the floral pattern and pattern mixing sleeves and the tiny silver sequin trim. Someone said that the shirt looked very Tory Burch to them. I think the waist surrendering woven tunic over flared white jeans and nude sandals has become my go-to summer formula, so this outfit feels very "new me"! Thanks so much Sona and Vicki!
I can't wait to try another YLF swap sometime...maybe autumn in the Bay Area?
Tulle navy peacoat (it was cold, foggy and slightly rainy today so I definitely needed a jacket)
Sona/Vicki's Indian tunic (swap)
Paige Hidden Hills white jeans (OK, not the most practical jeans for a drizzly day but I don't mind!)
Clarks Woodward Willows sandals
Kate Spade turquoise jewel clutch
$5 hospital jewelry sale turquoise necklace