Spring Style Challenge Week 2-Day 7

I tried to go for a light-hearted and quirky vibe

Onward and upward? It’s time for day seven, only three more to go. For those who may be new subscribers, I have been particpating in a style course with Sylvia from 40plusstyle.com. This has been a two week long spring style challenge and I have been sharing the ideas and my looks and interpretations here on the blog. Like I said yesterday, by this week it was getting harder. I did have fun with this look though.

Here is the inspiration outfit for todays look. It has a more casual vibe that can be dressed up too.

My look of the day! I tried having a bit of fun with this one and added in those adorable pink “chucks” converse . Shhh, don’t tell anyone but I wore this ensemble this past Saturday when I went out and about!! I liked all the shoe options for different reasons and honestly the converse’s were way out of the box for me. The other shoes were not an option to wear out yet. Although, weather wise (it hit 80) they would have been fine. I am in dire need of a pedi to rid myself of “winter feet”. I give my feet a break from a pedicure during the winter months and there is no one who wants or needs to see all that, lol! You saw most of these items in last weeks look. The only real change is the pants. These are the ones I was waiting on and chose instead of the wide leg crops I showed you. I think it is a much better look for me. I used the cardigan again, in place of a long sleeveless vest.

The shirt for this look is the one from the capsule and came from JCPennys. Graphic tees seem to be making a come back. I’ve never been overly big on them, but this one is very tasteful, has a great message, and is the Plunder motto. It is also very versatile and can be used with many looks. That makes it a great capsule piece. The cardigan is the same one from last week and is from JJill. The cargo type khakis are from White House Black Market-WHBM. They are the “skimmer” pants. They are very similar in design to the Ponte Skimmers from day 5, but a bit more casual. I had hoped these would’ve arrive in time to use for day 5, and they did get here that day; late.

What are your thoughts on the picture collages? Are you able to see them okay or is it too small? I’m trying not to make too much clutter, on the blog, but I also know if you are reading this on your phone it may be hard to see. Let me know how you would prefer to see the picures; in the collage or individually.

Here is a close up of the accessories. You have seen most of these already. Remember the bag I got a few weeks back when “The Man” and I were out shopping on the weekend? I used it for this look! Why? Because I tried to go for a light-hearted and quirky vibe! Do you think I was successful?

The sandles and shooties (which were part of other days) are both by Vince Camuto and came from The Home Shopping Network-HSN. The pink converse or “chucks” came from Dicks Sporting Goods, although, I think you might be able to find them at most places that sell converse (if they aren’t sold out, I think they might be quite popular). The fun tote bag was an impulse buy when we ducked into Barnes and Noble Booksellers to escape the rain a few weeks back. I just love the saying on it! The necklace is from Plunder; it was the January Posse selection. If you don’t know about the Plunder Posse; it’s a subscription service you can sign up for. You can join here at www.plunderdesign.com/party/janete1/  It’s $25  per month and you’ll receive 1-3 pieces of jewelry. There’s no obligation to continue and you can cancel anytime. The bangles are Alex and Ani and were all gifts from my son and DIL. The earrings are just a simple gold bar and I believe came from QVC.

What are your thoughts on todays look? Did I manage that light-hearted, quirky, fun look I was going for? What do you think of the pink shoes, are they a keeper? They work well for the purpose intended (weight lifting) and as fun look, but they are not made for comfort or long-term walking. I would not wear them out and about for an all day excursion that would require being on my feet all day.

Let me know your thoughts. I enjoy hearing from you. If you haven’t subscribed to the blog yet you can do so by clicking the follow button at the bottom of your screen. The subscriber list and Facebook page has grown a lot this week. That’s because you have taken time to share my wonderful (haha) ramblings with your friends. I appreciate it and thank you.

Until the next time

Janet

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