Whew! It’s kind of a relief to be able to just grab whatever in the mornings. I’m still putting more consideration into the colors and patterns I choose, but now I don’t have to worry whether or not I wore a certain shirt last week. Kevin, of course, is even more excited this little exercise is over since it means his duties as photographer have finally come to a close. (Thanks, dear. 😉
Day 28: Purple Suede Shoes
Cardigan: gift, from Talbots
Layering tee: Target, by Merona
Jeans: Macy’s, by LEI
Shoes: Nordstrom Rack
Scarf: gift (it’s from Ecuador!)
Day 29: Out on the Town
Sweater dress: Target
Pink tank: Ann Taylor Loft
Tights: JC Penny
Boots: Nine West Outlet
Oregon experienced a miniature miracle this weekend: sunshine! It was actually warm enough to go out without a coat! My sister and I went to Keizer Station for the grand opening of the new Old Navy, which is shiny and packed with an awful lot of clothes I liked. Sigh.
I did cheat a bit and change out of this outfit after shopping because the boots hurt my feet after a while. Kevin and I had some extra errands to do (in the sun) and I wanted to be able to walk comfortably when we went out (into the sun).
And did I mention there was sun?
Day 30: Brooching A New Subject
Cardigan: Nordstrom Rack
Tee: Old Navy
Jeans: same as Day 28
Brooch: on long-term loan from my sister
I’ve always been afraid to wear brooches because I’m paranoid about putting holes in my clothes. I know there are lots of fun ways to wear them, but unless you string them on a necklace, you’re going to have to poke holes in things. I tried to play it safe for this first attempt by pinning it in a secure location where it wouldn’t wiggle much, and it worked pretty well. A lady at church even complimented me on it! (Thanks, Katherine!)
Again, this is an outfit I changed out of as soon as I didn’t have to impress anyone. I spent most of the day in my new reading nook, wearing sweats, engaging in a turf war with the cat.
So, that’s it for the 30 Days challenge. What did we learn?
1) I’m brooch-phobic.
2) While I have an alarming number of pieces, I tend to wear the same silhouettes on a regular basis. Examples: Days 6, 17 & 26; Days 12 & 27. This was pretty much inevitable since I tend to stick with more classic silhouettes, but I’m going to keep an eye out for ways I can make it more interesting, particularly by wearing different skirts and pants.
3) Indoor photography is just a pain in the ass.
4) Scarves are totally awesome and versatile and I can and should wear them all the time.
5) Wearing something that I feel really comfortable in (like Day 14) will make me feel glamorous and fantastic. I’m going to keep that shirt in the closet as a backup for those fug, hate-everything days.
We’ll be back to the regular schedule of nothing in particular soon! Thanks for reading along and sharing your advice!