So, just when I was in the midst of worrying about what tops to wear, I got an order from J. Crew. I had a gift card, there was a sale, and I dove in.
Sadly, I ordered fewer tops than I might have, had I known the Zara ones wouldn't work out. But I did get a few nice items and found a way to put together the casual linen with sandals ensemble. This one isn't a neutral look, but I can reproduce that from other pieces in the closet (and on their way to me, LOL.)
First, the linen V neck sweater in garment dye. Love it! I don't usually wear Vs...and it's pretty obvious I can't wear this one without something underneath it...but that is okay. It won't work in high summer here, but it will work for most of June, September, and on cooler evenings through the season.
I also got some linen drawstring pants. Mine are not petite; that was the only pair left I think when I added them to my "Finds." They're rolled here. Almost full length on me with a little cuff when let down -- I may have to experiment with length. Do they seem okay in these pics?
The last sweater is a gorgeous Collection cashmere. Too warm for now, but I could not resist it at the price and know it will be great for later. I don't usually like to buy "between seasons" as it were, but this one seemed too great to let go.
Thanks for looking!