Here's the low down of week 1:
Thursday, Feb 23, work wear: I could have belted the sweater for more structure. The color of the turtleneck is like a dark magenta or cerise and I paired it with a crocheted skirt and tough girl boots! I like the dainty-ness of the skirt with the leather and belted boots. The winter scarf was a necessary accessory since I was still a little sick (I could sneeze into it, yeah, ew).
|Still a little red-nosed from being sick...|
Friday, Feb 24, work wear: This is my first try at layering a button-up blouse in a long time. It's always awkward getting it all on and sitting right, but I like how it wears once you get there. I now belt everything, which is pretty new for me and totally inspired by all the fashion blogs I read. Belts are my new scarves! I loved how the orange belt was the only orange in the whole outfit and was a great pop of color on the teal sweater.
This long structured skirt only comes out once or twice a year and I need to learn how to boot it, because I didn't like the ankle booties I wore with it this day. I see the ankle booties all over the place and they always feel oversized and sloppy from my view. In the above pics I am wearing leg warmers, but not here:
|How to wear booties?|
Friday night birthday party outfit: I felt like ample time had passed since I last wore my favorite faux fur vest, as I don't want it to lose its specialness. The other pieces are smooth and clean, so I liked that the vest added some puff and scruff to the outfit. Puff and scruff.
Saturday, Feb 25 for a casual, errand-running kind of day: There was snow in the morning, so I wore the big boots with my head-shop skirt. Yep, it still smells like patchouli and yep, that's a hand-stitched peace sign, man.
I wore my DIY zipper bracelets that I made while following this tutorial. Besides belts, bracelets are a new personal favorite accessory, and I love the look of matching each wrist, a la Wonder Woman.
After rehearsal I changed into gray leggings and my toms to wear around the house.
I'm excited that this challenge is under way. I have at least 3 skirts that I've never worn, 1 that's been in the closet for quite some time. Now if I can just come up with a better name for said challenge other than "No Pants Lent"... any thoughts?