Happy December, Apronistas!! I can’t believe it’s not quite winter yet — temps have dropped and it sure FEELS wintery at time. Change in the weather means a change in wardrobe – that means sweater weather to me. =)
So, I am not a fashion blogger, not by any means. I like aprons, cooking, crafting, reading — and have pretty much no fashion sense. Plus, I’m what you’d call “Fluffy” — no hourglass shape here, I am a true apple-shaped momma with long legs, and find it difficult to find clothing that fits. So, I’ve always just settled. If I found something in my size (or near enough) and at a decent price, that’s what I bought. As a result, I have a closet and dresser stuffed full of unattractive, ill-fitting clothing and yet I have “nothing to wear.”
There is one thing I’m good at, though, and that’s following directions. Imagine my delight when I found out about a challenge where I am sent a shopping list and then daily emails for styling options. Here’s a quick look at my interpretation of some of the Outfit of the Day (OOTD) assignments for the first two weeks (with modifications due to working in an office full time):
The only thing I actually wore today with my version of a neutral sweater. But I really like this outfit! That’s my first time wearing the plaid shirt and I really like it with the statement necklace.
Since today with an unpaid furlough day at work, I wore jeans even though I was at the office half day. I followed the recommended OOTD exactly and added the bright plaid scarf. LOVE THIS LOOK. And my new bootcut jeans are of a good length and so comfortable. I really like this outfit.
This day fell on Thanksgiving. Illness had descended upon the household and we were not able to travel for family dinner as anticipated. I added a cozy sweater to the assignment and it was a great feeling outfit.
Here is my Black Friday shopping outfit. I added the bright floral scarf so my daughter could still pick me out in a crowd. This is another one with the comfy jeans, along with my first striped long sleeve t=shirt. The striped t-shirt was a controversial piece this challenge, since the old adage is not horizontal stripes, but these thin stripes are actually fairly flattering.
I find that I am looking forward to 4pm every day, when the daily assignment hits my smart phone.
But the best part about this challenge — my attitude about myself. One day earlier this week, I didn’t follow the assignment and wore some closet items that didn’t fit properly and weren’t exceptional attractive. You know what, I am worth more. WHY do I wear pants that are too short and, frankly, ugly? Just because they fit in the waist is NOT a good enough reason. I like feeling pulled together. I’ve found that there IS clothing out there that fits AND is attractive AND affordable. My new realization is so liberating! I cannot wait to start my closet purge!!
I’m kinda sad there’s only one week left. That said, I do feel like I have a good handle on the Basic Wardrobe and I can’t wait for the next challenge, Winter/Holiday 2014! There’s still time to join in, friend, if you want to try along with me! If you click the image below, that includes a referral link so Alison will know I sent you – thank you!