Pile it on!

So Day 7 of the 21 day challenge was to layer accessories.  I went pretty simple and layered several of my pearl necklaces.  It was open house at my school so I figured I couldn’t go to crazy with accessories.  Didn’t want any parents meeting me for the first time to give me the side-eye. And to think of me as crazy accessory lady forevermore.  They would probably give me the side-eye for this pose thought. I look my neck is broken.  Awesome.

Top ~ Anthro, Shorts ~ Gap, Necklaces ~ gifted

 

This outfit also has a second remix of my shorts from Day 1. Woo! 2/3 of the way there!

Unconventional

The challenge for Day 6: To take an item of clothing and wear it in an unconventional way.   My cardigan is actually a robe!  I have never been brave enough to wear it outside of the house before, even though it is gorgeous, but I finally took the plunge.  So here I am wearing one of my favorite robes to work.  Yikes.

T-shirt ~ Banana Republic, Robe/Cardi ~ anthro lounge section, Shorts ~ Kohls, Sandals ~ Dansko

Mr. Zipper was especially desperate to join in on my outfit today.  Doesn’t he look dapper?

It doesn’t matter who’s wrong or who’s right…

Just Belt it, Belt It. I don’t know why the words Belt It immediately make me think of Michael Jackson, but its true.  So now Beat It is stuck in my head and probably in yours.  You’re welcome.

For Day 5 of the 21 Day Challenge I had to incorporate a belt.  Unfortunately since getting married last summer, I’ve gained quite a few pounds (BOOOOOO!) so this is one of the only belts I have that still fits.  I am pretty embarrassed that  I just admitted that to the internet.  Umm yea.  So anyhow, I wore this to go see Harry Potter with J.  (Finally!)  I told him he couldn’t avoid going with me any longer because I was afraid I wouldn’t get to see it in theaters.  And then I would pout at him. This is the only reason I am wearing jeans, because we were in the movie theater where it gets cold.  Because, believe me, it is still hotter than Satan’s armpit here in Eastern NC.

Without further ado, an outfit (with a belt!):

Top ~ anthro, Necklace ~ Wedding gift from my grandmother, Jeans ~ Wiliam Rast, Sandals ~ Dansko (they are awesome comfy!)

I hope you also enjoyed the sock in the picture. I rip my shoes and socks off by the door as soon as I get home from the gym, because I am disgusting.  And then I evidently leave them where they fall, also disgusting.  And classy.  Based on this post I am having confession Sunday.  Hmm. I am going to sign off now before I admit to anything else incriminating. Hope you had a great weekend!

BLOCK IT

So this has been one of the easier challenges so far, to wear a bit of color blocking.  I went with pastels this round, but I would love to play around with this trend more, maybe with primary colors.  I definitely got some stares from random men while I was walking our dog in this outfit, perhaps because it is so bright and fun? Or perhaps because they thought I looked like a misguided fratboy?  I’ll go with the first.

Shirt ~ Polo, Shorts ~ JCrew, Flippy-Floppys ~ Cobian

 

Please excuse the wet hair, I had just showered and tend to let my hair airdry when its so hot outside.  Happy weekend to all!

Day 3 of 21 Day Challenge

Well Pattern Mixing was definitely a challenge for me! Luckily, I woke up late this morning, so I had to just throw on what I picked out the night before without thinking about it too much or getting too scared.  Although I felt a little odd in this mixed print combo, at least it was incredibly comfortable!

Dress ~ LOFT, shirt ~ JCrew, Glasses ~ I was too tired for contacts this morning club

Since its Friday afternoon, I am going to leave this post short and sweet! Have a happy weekend!

Day 2: Tuck It!

For Day 2 of the 21 day challenge, the outfit was required to be tucked.  Hmm… well this day was pretty fun for me, because although a year ago I felt really WEIRD tucking my shirts in, over the past year I have practiced tucking all kinds of t-shirts into skirts.  And feeling pretty sassy about it.

“BUT WAIT!”, I thought, “Well if I am going to challenge myself I need to try something different than my usual already tight t-shirt into a flowy skirt.”  So I decided to try something that I have loved on several fashion bloggers: tucking a silky blouse into shorts.  And I really liked it!  This shirt is not one I reach for in the summer because it has a more fall palette, in my opinion, but perhaps the crispness in the air influenced me.  (Or perhaps the fact that I had just picked it up from the dry-cleaners and it looked new and shiny.)

Here I am with the front tuck:

Top & Shirt ~ Both are LOFT, Sunglasses ~ $5 guy at mall, Shoes ~ Oh crap, I got home and kicked them right off. Oops.

Sorry for poor picture quality, new camera is on my soon to buy list!  My husband thinks I am a total whacko with this challenge, but is still sweetly snapping the pictures, he’s a keeper.  Anyone else participating in strange behavior lately that makes your significant other roll their eyes, but you think they secretly like it? 🙂

Pick an item to remix

As I mentioned earlier, I am participating in the 21 day challenge.  I am going to be a day or two behind on posting, but considering school workdays started this week, I feel pretty proud to be accomplishing anything at all right now, while also getting back in the groove of school.

The Day 1 challenge was to pick an item to remix.  I sort of copped out and picked my khaki bermuda shorts.  I would like to have picked something a little more strange and bold, but with this challenge coinciding with the first few weeks of school, I needed a wardrobe staple that I could do dirty work in.  (Like unpack my classroom and deal with 100 degree heat.)

I paired my shorts with a sheer teal shirt for my day at work, and I have to admit I love this blouse because it always gets my lots of compliments.  Also, please forgive the sub-par pictures, I dropped my camera on its lens, so we’re stuck with phone pics. Boo hiss.

Shirt ~ Mossimo.Target, Shorts ~ Gap, Shoes ~ Merona.Target