Zara (left): My uniform for the next 30 days is a basic black dress from (now defunct) "Bitten by Sarah Jessica Parker" collection, that I...
Zara (left): My uniform for the next 30 days is a basic black dress from (now defunct) "Bitten by Sarah Jessica Parker" collection, that I picked up in the states a few years ago.
It's somewhat comfortable, and a material that I think (hope) will lend itself to a multitude of outfits.
Erica (right): This was once a favourite but I have a feeling it won't be in about a month's time!
Definitely your definition of a go-to dress. I bought this at Banana Republic in Spring '10. I love the material, the fit and versatility of this dress which I have easily worn to work and then drinks with friends.
I always seem to pair it with the same belt and black shoes so I'm looking forward to getting creative!
Zara (left): Day 1 of our 1 Dress, 1 month (and no shopping!) challenge!I'm excited to see how much of my vast wardrobe I can rediscover during...
Zara (left): Day 1 of our 1 Dress, 1 month (and no shopping!) challenge!
I'm excited to see how much of my vast wardrobe I can rediscover during this challenge.
It's a lovely and mild day, so I went with a Club Monaco jean jacket, vintage leather belt stolen from my mom, and Banana Republic clogs.
Easy so far...we'll see how I feel in a week or 3!
Erica (right): Ok, so I played it safe on Day 1! BUT, only to demonstrate that this is exactly how I always seem to wear this dress.
Wide spandex butterfly clasp belt, simple jewellery and black shoes.
I promise to shake it up in the days to come!
Zara (left): Day 2 and I went with a theme - black and white and gold all-over.I don't usually layer, but with this challenge I'm going to have...
Zara (left): Day 2 and I went with a theme - black and white and gold all-over.
I don't usually layer, but with this challenge I'm going to have to get used to it!
Today I grabbed a white Gap dress shirt and, inspired by a piece on wearing sequins during the day that I recently read on iVillage, I decided to add a little sparkle with a sequined sash belt that I got from Club Monaco...2 years ago (that I have NEVER worn!). I finished off with some gold jewelry and, keeping with the theme, a black and white Club Monaco bag.
Scarily enough, after surveying my closet over the past 2 days, I think I'll be able to make it through the challenge without repeating an outfit.
Erica (right): I feel like a walking Banana Republic ad! Unintentionally, my scarf, blazer and dress are all from BR. I've paired my outfit with beige peep-toe, cut-out heels that I'm trying to get more wear out of before the season changes.
This layering look will be great for fall but was definitely warm for the humidity in the city today. The challenge is making me look forward to cooler days ahead! There, I said it.
Zara (left): I'm so loving that this challenge is making me change up how I normally wear things!!Up until today, I only ever wore this...
Zara (left): I'm so loving that this challenge is making me change up how I normally wear things!!
Up until today, I only ever wore this frilly TopShop jacket with boyfriend jeans and a white tank to minimize how uber feminine it is, but today I decided to embrace the femininity and not try to toughen it up.
I tied a silk scarf from the '30's to a purse that I picked up in Morocco, and in honour of hump-day I decided to throw a little arm party - with 6 (SIX!) bracelets.
I can't forget the shoes! They're super high today. I'm literally 6'5 right now.
Thankfully it's getting a bit cooler out, so that should make layering things less uncomfortably warm (I know, I know. I miss summer too, but I was HOT the other day!)
Erica (right): It's casual... Wednesday??? I opted for ballet flats today as I have a multimedia developer/nerd workshop to attend right after work so I need to take my day look into night in comfort.
It's funny how Zara and I both have our brown strapped purses drawn across our body, we don't plan these things! My purse and belt from Zara (the store!) and I've resurrected my matching white shell cuff bracelet and dangly earrings to give an earthy look. My aviators add to the casual feel.
Zara (left): I cannot believe I'm saying this, but I'm so happy that it's so chilly out today! I'm also pretty happy with my dress selection for...
Zara (left): I cannot believe I'm saying this, but I'm so happy that it's so chilly out today! I'm also pretty happy with my dress selection for this challenge - it's a really great cut and fit for layering without making me look too bulky.
Today I went with a really comfy H&M sweater (it's in stores for $9! Go forth and shop!), H&M tights and a BCBG jacket. My necklace, bracelets and clogs are from Banana Republic.
Is it bad that I'm having withdrawal dreams about shopping and it's only been 4 days? Every day I fight the urge to go shopping, or to just go look at what's new for fall. The fact that I work across from the Eaton Centre doesn't help.
Erica (right): Want to embrace cool weather with open arms? Try a challenge like this! I couldn't believe how happy I was to see the temperature this morning - bring on the opaque tights and layers!
Today I buttoned up this geometric cardigan that I got from Club Monaco and wrapped a belt over it. I grabbed a few plastic beaded bracelets including faux pearls to match my earrings.
Luckily I haven't had shopping dreams... yet! But I have found myself subtly obsessing over new LBD looks while walking in Yorkville or flipping through magazines.
Zara (left): One week down, 3 more to goI had to fight the urge to put on jeans this morning. I really, really wanted to. I even thought about...
Zara (left): One week down, 3 more to go
I had to fight the urge to put on jeans this morning. I really, really wanted to. I even thought about getting dressed, having a neighbour (or stranger) take my photo, and then changing into jeans before heading to work. However, the thought of one of my lovely co-workers calling me out online about it was enough to make me (wo)man-up and get on with it.
You can't see it in photos, but my Banana Republic white shirt has neon green stripes, which ties in nicely with the neon pink stripes on my scarf (found at Winners) and Danier purse. Same Club Monaco jean jacket as Day One, but I don't think it counts as repeating since it's an entirely different outfit...right? Right.
Thank GOD for tights. It is COLD.
Erica (right): It's funny you say that about the jeans, Zara, I almost threw a pair on under my dress and tried to convince myself that it would be a good look!
Well, it's FRIDAY! I'm headed out to meet some girlfriends right after work so my look is a little scandalous for the office BUT i do work in an office full of females so no biggie.
I've pulled out my knee high's from last winter and piled on some pearls and chains around my neck. I tucked this black patent clutch from FCUK into my day-to-day purse to dress it up for the evening.
Week 1, DONE! Woohoo!
Zara (left): Week 2 is not starting off on the greatest note - I'm so sick, and the thought of putting on a dress and heels today was pretty...
Zara (left): Week 2 is not starting off on the greatest note - I'm so sick, and the thought of putting on a dress and heels today was pretty much the most painful thing in the world.
However, I couldn't call in sick to the challenge (or work), so the dress won.
Today I have on a little cropped Club Monaco trench-jacket thingie (bought probably 3 years ago and worn maybe once?), black tights and the same heels as the last few days, since in my cold induced fog this morning, I forgot to grab the shoes I actually wanted to wear before heading to work. Since I was in all black and looked like I was in mourning (I kind of am. For my jeans), I threw on my favourite silk scarf (Winners what?!) to break it up a little bit, and a giant Club Monaco cocktail ring to make it look like I actually tried a bit. Please ignore my helmet hair.
I promise to put in more effort tomorrow. Hopefully the cold medication will have kicked in by then!
Erica (right): I spent the weekend in jeans... it was awesome. But, *sigh* back to work and week 2 of our LBD challenge!
Today's look: Pink and Pearly. I am wearing a matching necklace and earrings in soft pink and mother of pearl which a friend of mine made a few years back (I should have taken a close up! Such a pretty set which I, of course, never wear!). A pink ruffle-trim cardigan from JACOB, Marc Fisher nude pumps and my wide beige belt.
My colleague complimented me today and said she wouldn't have known I was wearing the same dress every day. And this girl has experience with this sort of thing: She did a 6 Item Challenge, which I think could be even more challenging than our LBD challenge.
Zara (left): Proportions are proving to be the most difficult part of this challenge. A lot of the outfits I had in my mind at the beginning...
Zara (left): Proportions are proving to be the most difficult part of this challenge. A lot of the outfits I had in my mind at the beginning were great in theory, but not so much in practice. With the shape of the skirt and the length of a lot of shirts, I end up looking kind of dumpy, which is definitely not a look I'm going for! I'm just going to have to start playing in my closet more, I suppose!
The outfit I wanted to wear today didn't work out (because of the aforementioned proportion issue), so I decided on an H&M blazer with puffed sleeves and a bit of a nautical feel, a gold scarf that I found in Barcelona, and these amazing heeled desert booties that I've been dying to wear more often. I kept jewelry simple with my go-to silver pieces.
Erica (right): I call this: "Cougar-In-Training", haha. I can't seem to wear animal print without feeling like this. Not that it's a bad thing! :P
My leopard print belt is from JACOB. I've never worn it paired with this dress but I think it adds a nice edge to this otherwise conservative frock.
Believe it or not, I got this jacket 12 years ago! It's from Danier leather and was my first non-pleather coat. I haven't got much wear from it in the past few seasons but I was happy to see this style coat on Katherine McPhee in last month's FLARE magazine - I had to resurrect it.
My shoes are from Banana Republic. I LOVE these shoes. I don't think the photo does them justice. Soft leather upper makes these super comfy considering they're 4" high heels. Speaking of shoes, I'm not sure if you're paying attention but I haven't been a repeat offender YET! That will soon change but I was pretty proud of the fact considering it was totally unintentional.
Zara (left): I really need to spend time trying on outfits and putting them together before the morning of! I plan on dedicating this weekend to...
Zara (left): I really need to spend time trying on outfits and putting them together before the morning of! I plan on dedicating this weekend to experimenting, in the hope that I'll have more interesting outfits next week!
I usually love this striped H&M shirt, but it was too long and weird this morning, so I tied it up and belted it, which I don't love but works (I think/hope). You'll be seeing me wear these shoes a lot over the coming days - they're so comfy, and perfect for fall!
Erica (right): "Just add braces". This Geek-Chic look was inspired by my sweater vest and went from there. Throw on some knee-high socks and some spec-appeal (minus white tape between my peepers) and you're ready to go.
Sweater vest with belt from JACOB, multi-chain necklace from Banana Republic, and knee high socks from Joe Fresh. And, you caught me, first repeat offender in the footwear department (Week 1, Day 4, Nine West pumps).
Zara (left): I managed to get a bit more inventive this morning! My striped tank was way too long (usually a good thing!), so I folded it under...
Zara (left): I managed to get a bit more inventive this morning! My striped tank was way too long (usually a good thing!), so I folded it under and belted it with this belt I got at Urban Outfitters ages ago. I threw on a cropped leather jacket from Danier (it used to be a long-sleeved trench, which I was going to throw out until a stylist suggested I alter it. Now I love it!), and my go-to booties. My gigantic purse is from Club Monaco, and I kept my jewelry simple with a gold bracelet.
Erica (right): I got the best compliment today! My co-worker thought I gave up on my challenge and ditched the dress today because it was so unidentifiable... that means I'm doing it right. :) I layered a short-sleeve ruffle button-up shirt over my dress. I belted it to create the illusion of curves. My blue blazer was a cheapie from H&M and my shoes are little blue pumps from Winners. I picked up the scarf at Banana Republic and although it looks super with this dress, it's even better with jeans! Oh, how I miss you jeans... we will have a date tomorrow night.
Zara (left): Week 2 DOWN! Yah!You may recognize this sweater - I wore the pink and beige version in week 1. So. Comfy. The fact that it was $9...
Zara (left): Week 2 DOWN! Yah!
You may recognize this sweater - I wore the pink and beige version in week 1. So. Comfy. The fact that it was $9 at H&M pretty much makes it the best $9 ever spent.
I felt a little too monochromatic (my Marc Jacobs jacket that isn't pictured is also brown), so I decided to liven it up a bit with super bright blue Jessica Simpson shoes (she makes some seriously awesome shoes y'all), and a necklace from Banana Republic.
Tonight I have a hot date with my skinny jeans. Cannot wait.
Happy weekend everyone!
Erica (right): I can't believe we're only half-way through! 10 more looks to go...
I'm pretty comfy-cas' today, bringing this otherwise classy dress down a notch. I just got my hair "ombre'd" (which I'm totally loving - super low-maintenance) but it also goes really well with the browns paired in this look.
My chunky white sweater is a good example of "shop-your-closet" - I got it years ago at Suzy Shier and never wear it. Booties from Aldo and belt from Mendocino.
Zara (left): Today's outfit was brought to you by my mums closet - since she's in Europe for the month, I took advantage of a few things I've...
Zara (left): Today's outfit was brought to you by my mums closet - since she's in Europe for the month, I took advantage of a few things I've been wanting to steal, namely this Club Monaco shirt (the CM obsession runs in the family), a vintage turquoise multi-strand necklace, and the most amazing ring (that you unfortunately can't see). The jacket is the same Club Monaco one I wore at the beginning of last week.
On another note - I found the most amazing hair tutorial this weekend - the SOCK BUN! Seriously. I have a sock in my hair right now. It makes it so easy to create the perfect bun (messy or literally perfect), in like, 2 seconds. Do yourself a favour and check it out.
Erica (right): I combined a few items from the last 2 weeks for this outfit, with the addition of these fun patterned navy tights from H&M.
Denim jacket and scarf from week 1 (but they weren't together!). I bet you're thinking that this recycling I'm doing, I must be running out of looks! Not to fear, I have some more up my sleeves!
Zara (left): I knew that I had to be a bit of a drill sergeant about stuff at work today, so I thought it was the perfect opportunity to wear...
Zara (left): I knew that I had to be a bit of a drill sergeant about stuff at work today, so I thought it was the perfect opportunity to wear this military-inspired button up.
I wish I was cool enough to be able to say that it's like, vintage or from an Army supply store but no, I'm not that cool. Nowhere near, actually. It's from Artizia.
I layered a white tank under it, and belted it with a woven leather belt from the '70's and another turquoise necklace (thanks again, moms closet!). Same super comfortable Banana Republic clogs as previous posts.
I was wearing amazing tights this morning, but somewhere on my 5 minute walk to work I managed to get a giant hole in them. Ah well.
Erica (right): The last few days I was a little less dressy in this challenge so I decided to kick up the professionalism on this fine Tuesday.
A lot of ladies are walking around Yorkville in Toronto with this scarf. It's by Michael Kors and can be purchased at Holt Renfrew for $50 (A percentage of proceeds go to breast cancer research, double score). I had an H&M version of it last winter and I gotta say, the $50 splurge is worth it (this one is wool/cashmere... see ya later acrylic H&M dud!).
My little grey alligator skin heels are from Nine West, blazer from Gap. Little bird necklace from Ardene (cheapie! Only $7.50. Great place for trendy costume jewellery)
Zara (left): I have been given so many lovely compliments in the last few weeks - with comments on everything from my outfits and style to my...
Zara (left): I have been given so many lovely compliments in the last few weeks - with comments on everything from my outfits and style to my writing (apparently I should start a fashion and lifestyle blog...hmmm...), it's been a nice few weeks of ego boosts!
Today I dug out a vest from Zara that I haven't worn in about 3 years, and layered it over a Gap dress shirt. For jewelry I picked one of my biggest necklaces, from Banana Republic, and quite possibly the largest, heaviest and most uncomfortable gold bracelet ever created, from Club Monaco. Luckily for the bracelet it's really, really pretty, otherwise I would have had to toss it ages ago. I topped the look off with another sock bun (Get it? Topped it off? I'm a dork). I'm beginning to think that this last leg of the challenge will be the hardest, but also the most creative!.
Oh! I absolutely must give major props to my outfit photographer extraordinaire, the lovely miss Jessica Krasin. She's kind of amazing.
Erica (right): Zara, I totally agree about you and your writing! Do you know how tough it is to follow your posts each day??!
Right before the challenge began, I debated purchasing a black dress that was more like Zara's - scoop neck and sleeveless. It's been tough to layer with a boat neck and sleeves. BUT it has helped me go to new creative lengths as pictured here. Who wears a dress shirt buttoned all the way up? Apparently me! I was almost out the door before I layered this lace shirt (both from Banana Republic). I don't think I would have ever thought of this normally, but I kinda like it! You be the judge. Chime in below!
Zara (left): After painting my nails a dark blue last night (Ski Teal We Drop by OPI - their polish names make me seriously happy), I decided to...
Zara (left): After painting my nails a dark blue last night (Ski Teal We Drop by OPI - their polish names make me seriously happy), I decided to go with a blue theme today. My blue and white striped shirt is French Connection, as is my blue woven belt (both totally hard to see - sorry!). My navy scarf and jean jacket are Club Monaco, and my shoes are (again) Jessica Simpson. Who says you can't wear black and blue together? Oh, wait, I know - people who don't have to try to wear the same dress differently for 30 days, only using pieces from their existing wardrobes!
A few things I'm looking forward to doing when this challenge is over, besides the whole not wearing this dress ever again thing: Sitting in my awkward yoga poses in my desk chair. Bending over. Not wearing tights. Not flashing all of Bay Street when the wind sends the bottom of my skirt flying up. Yup. That happened. Twice.
Also, how major are these tights?! For all the tall/long-legged girls out there - I suggest you run to Winners and pick these up. They're Givenchy, and they're $6. And they are SO long and SO perfect!
Erica (right): Ahhh horizontal stripes. There is a love-hate relationship that many women face with you. I always find myself drawn to them but as most of us know, horizontal stripes are not the most flattering pattern. Unless you're built like a runway model, horizontal lines make us look wider in all the wrong places. Still, with some accessorizing I think I'm able to draw the attention where I need it. I'd like to think that the solid black belt around my waist is minimizing my mid-section while allowing the stripes to accentuate the areas that need it (my non-existent butt and hips - awesome) or areas that could always use a boost (my boob area - double awesome).
Zara (left): I don't think it's possible to get less imaginative with an outfit than I did today. Last night was a bit of a late one, so this...
Zara (left): I don't think it's possible to get less imaginative with an outfit than I did today. Last night was a bit of a late one, so this morning I just kind of blindly grabbed at things in my closet and came out with this grey Gap sweater. The most thought that I was able to put into today's outfit was managing to find grey tights to somewhat pull it together. I looked a bit too much like a librarian (no offense to any actual librarians out there...), so I grabbed the super bright scarf at the last minute. Yay for bright shoes as well? I can't believe it's already been 3 weeks, but I'm so looking forward to being done next week!
Erica (right): Week 3, DONZO! Sorry, I can't hide my excitement...
So, I play hockey across the street from the Roots outlet in Toronto. Although I don't wear much Roots unless it's sweatpants and a hoodie, I found this fur vest there a few years ago for $30! Who knew I was such a fashion trendsetter (I'm really not). Case in point: Erin Wasson totally stole my styles... Pffft, is she trying to upstage me? Her and her flowing hair and mini skirt. Geez...
I bought these black desert booties from Winners for $40 right before this challenge. Remember desert booties? I had a dusty rose pair when I was maybe 10 years old... they didn't have a wedge heel but they were pretty rockin'.
It's a cooler day so I got to wear these argyle tights. I love how pattered tights are still trendy. Such a simple, risk-free way to make a simple outfit edgier!
Zara (left): I'm so excited, and I just can't hide it!We're in the homestretch of our challenge, and I am SO happy about it. Just a few days...
Zara (left): I'm so excited, and I just can't hide it!
We're in the homestretch of our challenge, and I am SO happy about it. Just a few days left before I can go buy some integral pieces to incorporate into my fall wardrobe - including new JEANS! And maybe a new LBD, since I will be burning this one at 5:15 on Friday afternoon. While I had the right idea on the cut and style of the dress, the material has absolutely zero stretch, so it's not the most comfortable thing to wear day-in and day-out, nor is it the easiest to put on/take off. I put on quite the show while trying to get dressed and undressed.
Today's outfit includes an old Club Monaco tank that reminds me of a school uniform for some reason, and a blazer with exaggerated shoulders that I got at Urban Outfitters years and years ago for $10. I think this blazer wins the award for most worn article of clothing in my wardrobe. It's perfect. I wear it for work and for play and I always feel good in it. While I wish I was wearing it with its usual friend - my skinny jeans - I know they'll be reunited in a few days!
Grey days mean pops of colour where possible, so, as you may have noticed, these electric blue shoes are getting a lot of wear lately.
Erica (right): It's our LAST WEEK! I also cannot WAIT to shop for some of this season's staple items. Looking to get me some new sweaters, maybe a pair of boots and some skinny cargos.
I had delayed layering a button-up shirt beneath this dress for the entire challenge. Something between thinking it wouldn't be comfortable or look that great held me back but I was pleasantly surprised! Not only am I loving this look, it will be a repeat offender before the challenge is over. With a different shirt of course.
My shirt actually has little black polka dots on it, a hot fall fashion trend.
Shirt and belt from JACOB, and my little black booties from Nine West which haven't seen daylight since last winter - this both excites me and makes me dread the upcoming winter... I had to wipe of salt stains from last year... Ughh...
Zara (left): Looking in my closet this morning for today's outfit made me realize I could probably go another month or 2 without repeating...
Zara (left): Looking in my closet this morning for today's outfit made me realize I could probably go another month or 2 without repeating outfits - scary stuff!
The jacket I'm wearing today has somehow made it through numerous closet clean-outs. I bought it at H&M a few years ago and have only worn it a handful of times, and probably not at all in at least a year - the colour and texture are what kept it from ending up in my monthly Goodwill donation. I paired it with my mum's giant turquoise necklace and a gold bracelet and ring. I liked the idea of continuing the texture in the fabric of my jacket to the rest of my outfit, so I went with a woven leather bag and my favourite textured/patterned tights. 3 more days!
Erica (right): Action shot! With the challenge winding down, I'm feeling the pressure to really bring it. Pieces that I have been saving to stretch across the course of the challenge will be making their debuts. Including these leopard print tights from H&M. This belt is a fave from Banana Republic (worn on day 1) but with my snacking lately, it's starting to feel more like a corset than a belt. My boots are from Steve Madden and are pretty much a standard style that every women should have in their wardrobe - knee-high, black, flat with slight heel or wedge. I have a thing for grey cardigans... this is one of 4 that I own. Part of the reason why I needed a challenge like this.
Zara (left): I have a super casual off-site work meeting today, so I'm kind of boring since I wanted to be comfortable (well, as comfortable as...
Zara (left): I have a super casual off-site work meeting today, so I'm kind of boring since I wanted to be comfortable (well, as comfortable as this dress allows me to be). It's also why you're getting a glimpse into my apartment for today's photo haha (I should have taken the photo in front of my closets to show all of you the insanity!).
This Gap cardigan is so soft and comfy, but the pop of colour helps at this time of morning. My favourite wedge desert booties are making a repeat appearance, and I liked this (broken) gold Club Monaco necklace and bracelet with the bright red of the cardi.
Erica (right): Best pic of me so far, n'est pas?! Haha, I was picking up my afternoon java with my colleague/photographer when we spotted this little yellow Vespa! Photo opp or what? I started posing standing in front of it when the owner stepped out of the salon behind me and asked me to take a seat! I'm laughing as he's telling me, "that's what it's there for!"
Unfortunately, you can't REALLY see what I'm wearing in this pose but allow me: I've brought back the button-up shirt beneath my dress look, as I said I would, and layered a grey cardigan (2nd out of the 4 that I own) over top. I have a white belt around my waist and I've tied on a little scarf to my purse. Shirt, belt and scarf are all from JACOB and the cardi is from GAP.
Zara (left): Wow, I can't believe tomorrow is our last day of the challenge! I'm excited, but it's also going to be super weird to get dressed...
Zara (left): Wow, I can't believe tomorrow is our last day of the challenge! I'm excited, but it's also going to be super weird to get dressed every morning and not have to struggle into this dress.
I'm pretty layer-y today, which is weird for me. I would never in a million years have worn this bulky vest belted before, but here we are! I formed my outfit around these pink H&M tights, which I've decided I hate. I felt like people were staring at them on my way to work, and frankly, they bring the image of Miss.Piggy to mind. Not a look I want. However, I committed to them and will wear them through the day. My pink floral dress shirt is from the Gap, and my grey vest is from Zara. I folded over the drapey front part of the vest to give it a different shape and to be able to see the dress shirt underneath it, and then belted it with a Forever21 belt. For jewelry I kept it simple with a turquoise necklace and gold ball earrings. I feel weird about this outfit, but desperate times (i.e the second last day of this challenge) call for desperate measures.
Erica (right): Day 19/20 and I can't believe we're almost done! If anyone has any ideas how Zara and I can celebrate tomorrow after work (ceremonial burning of the dress?), please chime in below! Better yet, if you have any outfit requests, do the same because I am running out of ideas.
I did the geek outfit already so I suppose this is the school girl look. I had hoped to do more with my hair for this challenge but in an effort to make a quick change, I threw on this hairband. I can guarantee that I have never worn this vest with anything other than a white v-neck t-shirt but surprisingly, I quite liked it with the dress. I felt a little over-accessorized again today but I suppose that's the idea of the challenge. I'm usually more likely to chose one thing (the socks, a hairband, the necklaces) but I do feel pretty pulled together and almost like I know what I'm doing. Does it work? Chime in below!
Zara (left): I found new ways to wear clothing I already own, got comfortable with wearing a dress, found a great new hair style (yah sock bun...
Zara (left): I found new ways to wear clothing I already own, got comfortable with wearing a dress, found a great new hair style (yah sock bun!), learned to control my impulses when it comes to shopping, and apparently inspired some people around me to do the same. I'm also taking on a whole new challenge! Because of some friends hounding me, I've decided to start a fashion/design/lifestyle/things I think are pretty blog. Who knows how it'll go, but I like a god challenge, so I'll give it a shot!
Throughout this challenge, I had some hits - wk1/day2, wk2/day4, wk3/day2&3 and wk4/day2 being my favourites; and some misses - wk2/day2 being the biggest for me (I blame being sick!), as well as the awful pink tights from yesterday. Those are my hits and misses, but what did you guys think?
For my last outfit, I had assumed (based on the last bit of weather we've had) that it would be really chilly today. I was wrong. It was 22 degrees and sunny, and my planned outfit was appropriate for 12 degrees and cloudy, hence the boring last outfit. I promise what I had planned would have been far more interesting! My beaded jacket/shrug/I don't know what to call it is from TopShop, and my belt is a repeat from throughout the month, as are my shoes. These babies have gotten a lot of wear the past month.
Erica (right): DONE! And couldn't be happier :)
I felt a lot of pressure this morning to leave on a high note and I've learned that the best way to pull an outfit together is layering! Although it was 22 degrees outside today, it felt like it was about 15 in the office so wearing a cardigan and blazer was perfect.
I had 3 outfits picked out this morning and decided on this one based totally on the footwear. I love these shoes. And with the cooling temperatures, I'll only get a few more wears out of them until next spring, if even.
This scarf seemed to pull it all together. It's also pretty awesome how a $15 scarf from H&M can get you so many compliments.