This is day 5, the final day of the Wardrobe Capsule Challenge from Jane at WorkThatWardrobe. Click on each number to see what I wore on days (1) (2) (3) & (4). Or you could just scroll down.
So, this final outfit is probably also my favorite, tho yesterdays comes in a close second. Today I'm wearing the printed skirt from Target for the first time this week. This is a real "go-to" garment for me...it's black & white pattern just seems to lend itself to so many different tops of just about any color. Plus it's VERY comfy.
The green pin tuck blouse from NY&Co I'm wearing today was worn on Day 2 with the black camisole underneath and the plum argyle sweater vest over it. That day I used the belt that came with the blouse tied around my neck sort of kerchief style. Today I'm using that same belt as a necklace by suspending the faux silver & pearl pin from Target on it. The rest of the belt is hanging down my back and actually kinda looks nice like that -- a sort of added bit of interest. And gosh, I've sure gotten a lot of use out of the little pin this week, having also worn it first as a pin on Day 1 & to close my cardigan on Day 3 and now again on Day 5 as a pendant.
The black belt from Target was previously worn on Day 4 as well as with my coat used for the week and is fast becomming one of my favorite things -- who knew I'd get so into belts considering I once thought I needed to be brave to do so, lol.
The boots are the Unisa ones I wore yesterday. They have a buckle detail on the side that echoes the belt nicely.
To see the entire list of what I chose to wear for the Challenge, including the 10 wardrobe pieces, 5 accessories, coat & bag, just click here.
I have to say, this was more fun than I could have imagined, and I learned a great deal. I want to thank Jane BIG TIME for creating this Wardrobe Capsule Challenge -- it was a brilliant idea and I hope we do it again some time. Her stylish example is awe inspiring.
What did I learn? Well, I've decided that entails a post of its own, so over the weekend I'm going to do a wrap up complete w/photos. But in the meantime, suffice is to say I learned that with a little thought and some decent organization I actually now have a very workable wardrobe AS IS -- whether I buy another thing or not. This really is all still new for me, so that knowledge is going to help me fine tune my future purchases thus keeping a balanced budget and closet space!
To my sister participants? You all ROCK!!! I was so jazzed, so inspired, so thrilled to see how each & every one of you pulled this together -- what I learned, I learned from all of YOU. Thank you for being the amazingly creative bunch of women that you are ((((((hugs to all))))))) !
See ya Monday with my wrap up :D