Day 1: Tuesday, May 1
I started the challenge with an outfit that I actually wear quite frequently. It was the second day of month end (accounting terms here), which means a lot to do in a short amount of time. I wanted to wear something comfortable that I wouldn't mind working a few extra hours in.
Apple Orchard Blouse, worn with:
Jeans: Victoria's Secret (hand-me-ups from my sister)
Cardigan: Ann Taylor (a few years ago)
Shoes: Jeffrey Campbell (Nordstroms)
Day 2: Wednesday, May 2
Started out as another grey morning. I wore my Floral Tea Blouse and paired it with some jeans for the first time. I think it works quite nicely as a casual top under my aqua cardigan (which you will likely see a lot of in this challenge). Before leaving for work, I checked on my plant that I started from seeds - look how well it is doing!
Floral Tea Blouse, paired with:
Jeans: Express (from my college days or shortly after)
Cardigan: Banana Republic (I absolutely love this and wear it all the time)
Shoes: Jeffrey Campbell (same as yesterday)
Today was still casual day at work, but I left during the middle of the work day to attend my little sister's pinning ceremony. (I'm so proud of her, she graduated this week with a B.S. in Nursing and she has worked really hard for it). I asked my husband how I look before taking these photos and his response was "not casual". Really dear? It's okay 'cause he likes this dress - which by the way, I did not make. But, I did make the slip that I am wearing underneath. I originally made the slip to wear under my swing dress, but after wearing it with this dress, I've decided that I should find more dresses to wear in under.
Anne Adams Slip, hiding under:
Dress: White House Black Marker (Love this store, wish they used more color)
Cardigan: Banana Republic
Belt: White House Black Market (Yeah, they used color)
Day 4: Friday, May 4
Yeah, Friday! I was starting to get concerned about what else I made that I could pair with some jeans to finish out casual week. My Pendrell blouse made the cut, adding a sparkly belt and a some heels from Anthropologie. Honestly, I hadn't worn the belt since I worked at J. Crew during college. Something about having my picture taken every morning has made me much more conscientious of what I am wearing. Also, I ironed this blouse, which I otherwise would not have :)
Mermaid Teal Pendrell, dressed down with:
Jeans: Banana Republic
Belt: J. Crew
Day 5, Saturday, May 5
To be honest, my plans were to spend the entire day lounging in my cami-knickers and possibly doing some sewing or knitting since my hubby dearest was away for the fishing opener. Well I got a call that there was a request for a house showing at noon, so that put the kibosh on those plans. My day sorta went from bad to worse. To make a long story short - I got soaking wet while walking 1.5 miles from the auto repair shop to the mall in the rain, when I finally got home I found that I was locked out of my house, I then waited about 45 minutes in the cold (remember I am still soaking wet) for my awesome realtor to let me in my house. I had the best intentions of photographing myself looking like a wet rat in my Minoru, but wanted to change out of my wet clothes immediately. Here is what they looked like after I took them off:
Minoru Jacket, dripping wet with
Tshirt: Martin & Osa
Tank: J. Crew
Day 6, Sunday May 6
I wore my circle skirt to church and then to brunch with my mother-in-law, mom and little sister. I have to admit that I have't worn this skirt a whole lot since making it - I think it feels a bit costumey to me. I'm not sure if that is because it is a full skirt that not a lot of people wear, or because I had a poodle skirt (circle skirt) costume when I was a kid. In any case, I'm glad this challenge got me to wear this skirt and I hope to find more reasons to wear it.
Circle skirt, looking fancy with:
Blouse: Banana Republic
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