Pamela Lutrell's number one wardrobe need

As I wrote in last Thursday’s post, I have been re-assessing my wardrobe and now have established my Number One wardrobe need. 

One of the reasons, I did not purchase that awesome JJill Hoodie had everything to do with the climate where I live in South Texas.  I would not get much wear out of it.

When I was working in an office, I did wear heavier tops underneath jackets, because the air conditioning was always on full force.

Pamela Lutrell's number one wardrobe need

So, in looking through the closet, I have determined my number one wardrobe need to be blouses which can be worn year round…like this Chico’s Animal Print V-Neck Blouse.  I can wear it under a jacket or alone, as I have done below.

Pamela Lutrell's number one wardrobe need is all year blouses

I love this top. The colors will work anytime; it is lightweight; and floats away from problem areas.  It looks great alone or with a topper.  

I am now searching for more blouses like this and have identified this need as the number one shopping focus.

Most of my tops are what I would call “professional-wear” and I need more which say creative, approachable and current.  You will hear more about this as I search!

By the way…I did buy the hat I am wearing in the first photo…I really liked it and it was definitely a wardrobe need!  I am able to shop right now from selling most of my professional clothes on ebay!

It is the Lisa Textured Rancher at Anthropologie!

I have selected some examples in today’s slideshow…..




Sydney Savion earns Chief Learning Officer of 2020


Meet my friend, author and woman extraordinaire, Sydney Savion!  She has just been honored with the top award from Chief Learning Officer Magazine as Chief Learning Officer of 2020.



Pamela Lutrell with Dr. Sydney Savion in 2012

I first met Sydney in 2012 after the release of her book, Camouflage to Pinstripes.  A book to inspire and guide military women retiring from service and headed to the professional life.

We worked a seminar together that year speaking with the military audience and inspiring them to go out with confidence.  It was one of the most rewarding events I have ever done. 

Sydney is elegant and classic with her style.  She always looks impeccable. 





Congratulations to Sydney for this latest honor.  She is amazing and does so much to help our military!











Kindess on Over 50 Feeling 40

In America, the start of 2021 has been rough.  I still am going to keep this blog as a “no politics” zone.  However, I would like to offer up a thought for the week with one of my favorite Bible verses:

1 Peter 3:9  “Do not repay evil with evil or insult with insult. On the contrary, repay evil with a blessing, because to this you were called so that you may inherit a blessing.”

No matter what is said to you or done to you by anyone you know, repay it with a blessing and you will be blessed in return.  I have seen the fruits of practicing this over and over again.  It works and you will experience joy.  

I know it is really hard to do in some situations and it is not usually our nature to do this.  But, I submit to you that this response is the elegant response. 

If only those who disagree, would practice this blessing for an insult promise…what a different world we would live in!

Now, back to clothes…Has anyone else assessed their top wardrobe need for the year?  Please share…what does it look like for you? 

I appreciate every one of you and thank you for being here and for participating!! Have a lovely day…and make sure you..


By Pamela Lutrell


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