The last day of the challenge is here! I think I have learned a lot. I’ve explored options I wouldn’t have thought of on my own. I’m not sure I like them all, but that’s what style is about; doing what works for you. If you can walk out your front door and feel comfortable and confident with what you are wearing, if it says “you”, then that’s A-OK. The person walking down the street doesn’t have to like it, you may not care for their “style”. Your style may not be for them, but then again you may inspire them to try something new!
I think this spring wardrobe challenge has given me spring fever. So much that the other night I packed away most of my winter wear. Guess what I had to pull back out yesterday? Maybe, just maybe, I will actually be able to wear one of these outfits from the past two weeks out and about one day….I will let you know when that happens!
Here is the outfit idea for today’s look. This was another idea I had to improvise on a bit.
I tried print mixing, again. It was not exactly one of my most favorite looks. This dress was in the original capsule idea. It is a cool and comfortable seersucker dress, but I must say it isn’t my favorite. There is just something about it, that bothers me, but I have not been able to put my finger on it. I have worn it several times in spite of that, but each time I think about donating it. Even after this exercise, I still don’t know what I think about it. Stripes are a big trend this year, so it may hang around for a bit, at least until I find something I like better.
I decided to add the floral “mens inspired” shirt from the initial capsule today. This was the attempt at print mixing. I’m not sure if I like it or not. It is certainly different. The group felt the white shirt was better. Some thought this mix was too “out of the box”, for them; what do you think about it? I almost like it better. I think the white is just blah, too predictable, “normal”. I tried two different shoes options but like the tan sandals best, but don’t really care for them with the dress. This dress has always been hard to find shoes for too. I think I am going talk this dress to the donate pile here soon, lol! I imagine a short denim jacket might look cute with this. What do you think about that?
The dress is from Old Navy. The white shirt is the one from previous days and is from JJill. The blue floral shirt is by Wendy Williams via HSN.
Below are the accessories I chose for today. Since the overall look was very neutral and monotone, I tried to add some color with the jewelry. I think I have a hit for the 4th of July parade!
The bag is by Sharif and came from HSN as did the tan sandals; which are by Vince Camuto. They are from previous days. The white wedge sandals are from Aerosoles. I didn’t care for them with this dress, but they work nicely with the dress from day 1 to dress it up a bit. They also work nicely with ankle jeans. All of todays jewelry is Plunder. The necklace is called Boho, the earrings are Nancy (they have sold out), the bangles I’ve heard are being discontinued. the red “fierce” one called Frances; has sold out. It came with my “starter kit” when I first signed up with Plunder. I wasn’t sure I cared for it, but then when I joined The Fierce 50 Movement I knew I had to keep it. The blue one that says “soar” is called Skye. As of now it is still available, but come Monday when the spring catalog launches, it may not be. Today is the last day to order under the party link for March, it is: www.plunderdesign.com/party/janete1/ If you’ve been waiting to order; don’t wait any longer. Items are selling out fast and many will not be back. Unfortunately, I am not “in the know” enough to be able to tell you what will be gone for good.
I have really enjoyed sharing this spring challenge series with you. I hope you have gotten something from it too. I will take one day next week to recap my capsule. I’m not quite sure what day yet. I have a lot of other things I want to share with you. If you would like to be put on Sylvia’s mailing list you can sign up at: www.40plusstyle.com
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Have a great weekend y’all!
Until the next time