Wednesday, March 11, 2009

One Skirt Three Ways Challenge -- Day Three

Today is the final day of this challenge, put forth by the lovely Jane from the wonderful blog WorkThatWardrobe. Her clever idea was to take a single skirt and wear it three different ways. For my skirt I chose a navy Chino mini from Target.

Today is sort of somewhere in the middle of the other two outfits -- not for a cold day like when I wore the peplum sweater on day one, but not for hot weather like the tee and sandals I wore on day two, either. I have to admit I felt a bit daring wearing boots without tights...just who the heck do I think I am, lol? It reminded me of go-go boots from the 60's.

The blouse is from JC Penneys, as is the bracelet. The brown boots my favorite Merona Karla from Target. The chain is vintage and belonged to my mother, a woman who was pretty daring herself in her day, she wore hotpants after having two kids and looked darn good in 'em. (the chain doesn't show up well in the photo, but I've worn it before).

I think this challenge was genius in its simplicity because it showed me how versatile a single piece of clothing can be. Truthfully, if I'd chosen a longer length skirt it could have been even more mulitpurpose, going from a day to an evening look or from casual to corporate.

And I must add....I am planning to go on vacation in June and I can tell you this -- between the Capsule Wardrobe Challenge and now this one, Jane has single handedly made my packing enormously easier, not to mention my suitcase will undoubtedly be much lighter!

Thanks again for this One Skirt Three Ways Challenge, Jane, as always you have the BEST ideas for challenges and I can't wait to see what you come up with next :)


Sal said...

The blouse is fantastic - and congrats on completing this challenge!

Kayleigh said...

Thanks Sal! I could wear this blouse w/half the bottoms in my closet, lol, so I knew it would be a keeper :)