2010-03-01

Wardrobe Challenge -Day 1

I'm participating in the Spring 2010 Wardrobe Challenge issued by The Small Fabric of My Life. Basically participants need to re-mix 10 articles of clothing and 5 accessories into 5 outfits this week. I bet you're excited...yes, this means I will try my bestest to blog 5 days in a row! Shocking! I will also be taking my own pictures like a big girl this week; just me, my kitchen door, and some magazines and a tea towel to perfectly nestle my camera in the right spot in order to take self-timed pictures.
I thought this was a good challenge because I can be that girl, surrounded by a plethora of clothing, having a tantrum, yelling 'I have nothing to wear!'. Which is complete bullshit, I have lots to wear. I've never done daily style on this blog (lots of what I wear but not an everyday account), mostly because I'm usually wearing rather unglamourous work clothes but I admire ladies like Kyla and Elaine who post daily, giving readers constant inspiration for remixing. So, for a week, I will post daily and remix like it's nobody's business... I have a lot of crazy pieces in my closet but to be functional in this challenge I chose a lot of basics plus a little sparkle to keep it sassy. My goal is to create really different looks but keep it wearable. Here's the breakdown of what I chose...

wardrobe challenge

10 articles of clothing (pink #s, 'cause I'm fancy like that)
1. Gap biker boots
2. Jeffrey Campbell brown suede booties
3. Seven $ All Mankind ripped denim
4. Gap highwaisted zipper skinnies
5. Vintage Holt Renfrew wool dress
6. Brown Danier bomber
7. F21 sweatshirt
8. Thrifted striped turtleneck
9. Blue plaid shirt
10. Sequined Betsey Johnson shrug

5 Accessories (teal #s)
1. UO hat
2. Leather fringe bag
3. h&m necklace
4. Banana Republic patent belt
5. Thrifted Roots belt

AND because it's still cold up here I get to add (purple stars) a pair of functional shoes (Kenneth Cole boots), a pashmina, gloves and my ear warmers. If it gets colder I'll bust out my parka but I hope to make do with just the bomber...

Day 1

outfit 1

outfit1.1

5+9+2+3+5
+Old Navy tights+ Kenneth Cole boots

And may I just give a high five to all those peeps who take their own pictures! This is hard!

32 comments :

Nadine said...

Whoo, you know how to rock the tartan! Love!

Sidewalk Chalk said...

Oooh, I love this look -- it's very chic and classic. Love the blouse's pop of color underneath that dress.

What a fun challenge! I can't wait to see how you remix!

- JoAnn, Sidewalk Chalk

Marie McGrath (The Joy of Fashion) said...

Uuuuh this sounds exciting!! can't wait to see everything you come up with!!

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Leah said...

I know about this challenge and I am really looking forward on how you girls will come up with outfits given a few selection of clothes.

Love how you styled your first day outfit... the plaid under the sweater is fabulous. xoxo

orchidsinbuttonholes said...

I love that dress! Looks fabulous styled with the plaid and woven leather belt, too. Can't wait to see the other looks! What a fun challenge!

Farrielle Design and Fashionista said...

I am looking forward to more, love this look:)

briannelee said...

Cute! I love this outfit! Can't wait to see what else you come up with :)

amanda said...

great job. those are some killer boots.

Eyeliah said...

wow good luck! I am already putting some outfits together with your pieces lol. I will def do a challenge like this one of these days!

girlxoxo said...

Ooh I love this look - can't wait to see how everyone fares (I'm participating too).

Fashion Therapist said...

Best of luck with the challenge! I can't wait to see what you come up with.

merly k said...

functional?? those boots can't be functional cuz they are too damn cute. the straps remind me of a pair im hoping and praying will someday go on sale for under 190$ on modcloth. basically, i dig.

Christina said...

I love this outfit. I will be trying to recreate it in the future.

Linda said...

Well done, see you tomorrow...

;)

Lovers, Saints and Sailors said...

Great start. Looking forward to seeing what comes next.

The Closet of Kim (ShopKim) said...

This first one looks great! I'm really looking forward to seeing what you put together. This gold necklace is so fun!

Julia said...

Awesome first outfit. I love the necklace and that purse is literally killing me right now with it's awesomeness. You have the best purses! I'm doing the challenge too. It's so hard!

Christen said...

What an incredibly awesome challenge! I can't wait to see what you come up with. And this is totally inspiring me to layer my collared shirts under some of my dresses.

mariel said...

I love how you chose both black and brown items deliberately - I'm also doing the challenge and I kind of wimped out and picked mostly black, white, and gray items. Looking forward to the rest of your challenge outfits!

Clare said...

Yes, yes, YES! I can't wait to see how else you style everything!

Academic Writer said...

LOVE the boots. LOVE them. What a great start to the challenge.

The Small Fabric Of My Life said...

I Love the wya you have styled this. I have a LBD in my capsule and a blouse to do the same. Somehow I don't think it will look as good as yours!

cocojones said...

this is a great challenge, i might have to try it! looking forward to seeing all 5 looks & well done for the self-timed photos - they can be such a hassle to do!

Sheila said...

Very cute outfit - love those boots!

This is my 3rd time in the challenge, and I always do a dress too. It's a top! It's a skirt! So versatile.

I take all my own pictures (usually in 1-2 takes). Just gotta master that timer!

jenloveskev said...

what a fun project!! Can't wait to see more!

Theo Trollbeads said...

If you got strain over your leather cloth then don’t rub your cloth harshly instead wash it with water and a mild soap. If you get ink strain on your leather clothes then use ink remover quickly and then wash it with water and mild soap. Use soft brush to remove dust and soil over your leather cloth and accessory. Suppose if bubble gum is stick with your cloth then first dry the bubble gum by gently heating it with a hair dryer, then get clean with it white cloth.

issa said...

oooh what a fun idea!! and great mix!

Elaine said...

That sounds so fun!!! Thanks so much for the shout-out ;) I can't wait to see what you come up with!! I like this one so so far so good!

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Jessica said...

That's such a cool idea, I love it! Can't wait to see the rest of your posts.

The Village Idiot said...

love the plaid with the black.

Chelsea said...

ooooh I'm excited to see how it goes! love this first creation... that necklace is insanely amazing!

Best Keptself said...

Ahh, these presents looks so cute :)