1.23.2012

Conversation #131: Oh the challenges...

What is better than one fashion challenge? Why that answer is two! Yep, I am going to attempt to participate in two blog fashion challenges simultaneously as the prompts allow. On the days they don’t coincide…well we’ll just cross that bridge when we get there.

So I think all of us bloggers out there who have an interest in fashion (I’m no “fashion blogger” but it is just what entertains me these days) can probably all agree that some days the outfits are just duds. That happened to me today. I even thought this outfit out, but I don’t love it. However, I didn’t have time to think anymore and work for a local government so I knew no one would care what I looked like. Honestly, I sort of want to wear a prom dress one day just to see if anyone says anything. Ok, they might notice that.

I used to save my “good” outfits for the weekend and pretty much just put on a pair of dress pants and a passable shirt to go to work each day because I knew no one would appreciate my effort of assembling a nice outfit. However, it struck me one day that the majority of my week is spent in work clothes, and I should dress for myself because it made me feel better. Although, now that I care more how will I ever be able to make it on to What Not To Wear, because I would LOVE to shop with Stacey and Clinton, in a heartbeat.
Oh well, I guess this current affinity for fashion blogging is keeping me from looking like a ragamuffin at work so I’ll go with it! The two fashion challenges going on is continuing the ABC challenge but also added Kayla’s 10 day challenge (check it out here). I participated in Kayla’s 21 day challenge a few months ago and had a blast! The two prompts for today – from ABC Fashion Challenge, F – Fur or Feathers and from Kayla’s 10 day challenge, Layers. These actually went well together, but since it is supposed to be a lovely 65 today I had to get creative with the fur and layers so that is why the outfit kind of went south. Anyway, onto the fabulously mediocre outfit of today


Outfit breakdown:
Faux fur vest, JCPenney girls’ section, $14
Dress, J. Crew, $20
Turtleneck, Lands’ End Cavnas, $6 (this is a good estimate, can’t remember for sure)
Necklace, American Eagle Outfitters, $4
Watch, Zodiac, gift (the band smells like vanilla)
Leather Boots, Target, gift
Knee socks, Target, $2 last year

Check out the fashion challenges below:
 
Kayla's 10 Day Challenge (tomorrow is monochromatic): click here.
 
AND
 
Click the button below for the ABC's of fashion (tomorrow is G, Glamorous)

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4 comments:

Rebecca from See Me Rwar said...

Cute look! That vest looks great!

See Me Rwar

Kelly Jo said...

Haha, I loved your comment about being on What Not To Wear! I'd go around in sweats and socks with sandals around town for weeks if it meant having a chance to shop with them.

Love your look btw too...not only super cute, but it looks comfy as well! Always a plus!

Kayla said...

You may not have liked it but I do! That vest is great and your boots are super cute.

Kayla
Freckles in April

Kayla said...

I think that's a wonderful outfit! Great way to find an outfit that works for both challenges!