Style challenge (week three) - what I wore this week

Wednesday, April 30, 2014

To say I have been a basketcase this past week or so would be an understatement. It would seem that mini-me is having a sleep regression. Fun stuff. That combined with my return to work and struggle to find some kind of balance (for the record, I haven't found it yet) has led to me being slightly frazzled the majority of the time.

People keep telling me I'll find a groove. I am patiently waiting.

Thankfully, I'm doing the style challenge which has taken the guesswork out of getting dressed in the morning. Whew. One less thing to think about means I'm less likely to forget something important (like putting on deodorant or brushing my teeth). I can't even begin to consider how I'm going to get myself ready in the morning without a picture the night before of what I'm supposed to look like. Anyone wanna be my personal stylist?? No?

So here's what I've been wearing:

Thursday
I am loving these red pants and it would seem that I'm subbing them for the white pants in this challenge. Red just seems safer to me. I can spill more on myself and sit in more without people really noticing. White pants are much less forgiving.
Old navy everything except the shoes!


Friday
I didn't love this outfit looking at myself in the mirror but I got a few compliments both from coworkers as well as fellow style challengers. I don't feel the cardigan is super flattering with the skirt but I was comfy all day so that's a win in my book! Who needs yoga pants when you have a comfy maxi skirt?
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Cardigan: Old Navy, tank: Old navy, necklace: Joe Fresh, skirt: Winners, shoes: Payless (dexflex)


 Saturday
I functioned on VERY little sleep on Saturday (thank you mini-me). If I wasn't dressed by someone else I likely would have remained in the pjs from the night before.
Scarf and blouse: Joe Fresh, jeans: Mavi, shoes: Aldo



Sunday
WHITE PANTS!!!!!!!!! I DID IT! Fashion milestone for me. I'm so proud of myself for not sitting in something hideous. Now the big test: can I repeat?
Blouse: Joe Fresh, necklace: already owned, jeans: Winners (Jones New York), shoes: Payless


Monday
I didn't do laundry on the weekend due to a sleepless child and lack of motivation. I stood in my closet dumbfounded (this is what happens without the style challenge). This is what I ended up in. Meh.
Cardigan: Old navy, tank: Winners, necklace: Target, jeans: Joe Fresh, shoes: Shoe company (Blowfish)

Tuesday 




Today marks day 17.... only 4 more days left :( Seriously, what the heck am I going to do when this is done? I need a personal stylist. And cleaner. And laundry folder. And dinner maker... etc etc. Oh and to win the lottery to pay or all these. 

Once again, linking up with some fellow challengers! They have been rocking ALL the outfits (and I may be stealing a few of their looks for later ;)

I'm also linking up with The Pleated PoppyGet Your Pretty On and Musings of a Housewife so make sure to check them out too!



Deena @ Shoes to Shiraz


Jordan @ Just Jordan

Shaunacey @ Confessions of a Frumpy Mummy

 Katie @ The Mishaps and Mayhem of Solitary Life

 Beth @ Fast Life Slow Life

 Vanessa @ X-tremely V

 Anne-Michelle @ May We Be Allergy Free
 
 Teresa @ Two Babies and Me
 
 Sarah @ Foxy's Domestic Side

Carrie @ A Lovely Little Wardrobe

 Carly @ Faith Family and Frugality


Lana @ Two Teens and Their Mama

Have a great Wednesday!

25 comments:

  1. Good job on the white jeans! I wore a pair for the first time last week myself. The maxi skirt and cardigan looks really cute and comfort is a total win!

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    1. thanks Brook! Yay for going out of our comfort zones!

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  2. I hope you rock the white jeans more! Looks great. And I felt the same way about the maxi skirt and sweater, but got compliments too, so I guess we can both just go with it :)

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    1. I think I need another pair that fit me better but I'll definitely try to wear them more often!

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    2. and yes, we need to trust others opinions more!

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  3. Great outfits this week, especially the maxi skirt and cardigan! I love wearing maxi skirts because they are so comfortable! They really are the next best thing to yoga pants!

    Jill
    dousedinpink.blogspot.com

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    1. So true Jill! Maxis ARE the new yoga pants! AND way more fashionable ;)

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  4. Great outfits! It is funny that we all love being told what to wear! I do think it will be fun to see what happens after the challenge :)

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    1. I'm praying I don't fall apart after the challenge.. .that will be a challenge in itself! Until the next one anyways!

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  5. I love your red jeans as well! I always am getting my white one dirty. It actually makes me wonder how dirty my darker pants actually are. . . .I just can't see it on them! I am with you on the cardigan and maxi. I struggled with the length of the boyfriend. I also love your teal jeans. I need to get some colored denim. You are adorable!

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    1. I'm loving the colored denim but would have NEVER worn it before!
      haha you love the red because you look so great in it!! I want that red blazer of yours!

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  6. I know, don't you wish Alison could style us every day? You looked great in all your outfits - yay for white jeans! I promise your life will get less frazzled as your daughter gets older. Have a great day :)

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    1. I certainly do!
      and thank you, hopefully I'll be less frazzled before she's too old ;)

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  7. Aside from your obvious cuteness, how is your hair perfect everyday??!!!

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    1. oh geez, I always feel it's a mess! I shower at night and try and run a straightener through in the morning (because getting mini-me ready would NOT happen if I had to shower in the morning). This morning, no time to straighten. Ah well.

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  8. I didn't even think about subbing red pants for the white! I was playing around with light colored and pastel skinnies, but the red are bomb and would be perfect with all the pieces she styled with it! The turquoise skinnies are adorable, too!

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    1. thanks Anne-Michelle! I'd wear any color to avoid white lol

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  9. I'm sorry it's been a rough week for you but you can not tell at all based on how cute and pulled together your outfits are.

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    1. you're too sweet Beth! As superficial as it may sound, having some outfits that were 'put together' made me feel more together than I actually was (if that makes sense).

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  10. I think this challenge must fit your personal style perfectly. it just seems like every outfit works well for you. Where did you get that scarf from Tuesday? Did I miss something? I'm kinda thinking the same thing...what I am I going to wear starting Monday? :)

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    1. I have liked everything in the challenge Carrie and actually made a list of "must have items" from pinterest before the challenge and had a lot of the pieces on it!
      I'm just worried I won't be able to put them together when Alison isn't helping me! haha

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  11. Don't worry you'll be able to get dressed without my help! You are already doing an incredible job with modifying to suit your style. You look AWESOME every single day. So cute and put together. Your clothes fit you very well and reflect your personality. And it it gets too hard, just remember the summer challenge is just around the corner. :)

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    1. thank you so much! I already have a plan, if it gets too hard I'll just go back and re-wear all the challenge outfits :)

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  12. You look cute in EVERYTHING!!! Who knew it was a rough week?! You've inspired me...I need more colored jeans/pants in my life!!! :)

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    1. Do it Katie!!!! I was terrified of colored bottoms but I'm loving them!

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