Well the challenge is well underway. I didn’t do much shopping before this challenge because I thought I’d be able to pull a bunch of things together and make it work…
Great on my pocketbook, yes…
Inspiring…not so much!
I am getting a little envious of all the fantastic sweaters and tunics that are popping up on challenge participants. I have to mention the elusive cable knit sweater, too. I really would love to find one that is flattering…but it is a bit like a unicorn…I am not 100% certain that such a thing exists.
So this week, I still haven’t pulled myself together to take pictures of several of the outfits that I wore. I am hoping to get caught up on my outfit pictures over the holidays because I’ve been so focused on getting my work done before taking some much needed vacation days. It is more work to get ready for being off work!
Day 3 was supposed to be a poncho + long sleeve tee + printed scarf + skinny jeans + wedge boots. Didn’t happen!
Day 4 was supposed to be a plaid shirt + puffer vest + black jeans + wedge boots…now in fact, I actually wore this outfit…until the mailman came to the door! My dad surprised me with an early Christmas present!! My black jeans didn’t work so well with these…
Have I mentioned these have been on my wishlist since at least 2011? My dream boots…Old Gringo Abby Rose!
Day 5‘s style prescription was a long cardigan, a neutral tee, fur scarf, skinny jeans, and riding boots. I have the long cardigan down (Nic+Zoe Digital Dreams Cardy)…but didn’t wear the fur scarf or the boots. I was going for comfort today…I never even put make up on.
Day 6‘s outfit was a dressy sweater, gray jeans, and black heels. No black heels for me…but my sweater is sparkly and fun, so I count that as dressy…mostly on track today!
Day 7 was supposed to be plaid shirt + cable knit sweater + statement necklace + black pants + black heels + dressy clutch.
Sunday should be a day of rest, but day 7 was actually more like 10 hours of overtime work with most of the day spent in pajamas until it was getting a bit ridiculous and I needed to put on jeans and a t-shirt.
Day 8 was supposed to be long sleeve tee + puffer vest + skinny jeans + fur scarf + shearling boots + boot socks. I didn’t wear the right outfit, but I wasn’t in pajamas, either!
Day 9 was supposed to be dressy sweater + skinny jeans + riding boots. I wore a fancy sweatshirt…and flats. I tried!
I might be a little off track and distracted these days, but I have to admit, I love Alison’s Style Challenges. I feel more confident in what I choose to wear…and by making a few other changes, I’ve also went down 2 full pant sizes…Day 9’s pants are size 12…they have been folded up and put away for YEARS! It is amazing what not wearing yoga pants (when you aren’t doing yoga) can do for your motivation! I love being a part of a group of wonderful ladies who are edifying and provide constructive feedback, and just are so much fun in general! It is fun to belong to a great group of women.
Well, I will stop rambling, but definitely stop by and check out the other fantastic ladies linking up this week! Also tomorrow, we are revealing our Secret Santa gifts that we received! I am excited to see what everyone received!!
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