Well, the Build Your Wardrobe Basics Challenge is well underway, in fact, it coming to an end. I signed up for it and was thrilled to discover when the shopping list came out that I had all of the basic pieces. I have followed along on Facebook with the great outfits my fellow fashionistas have put together but have only posted a couple of own combinations this time around. I would love to have participated in this challenge first before I ever started the seasonal challenges. It truly provides the basic building blocks for a great fashion foundation. So I am going to print out the 21 days of outfits and save them for future reference.
With all of that said, here are a couple of the outfits I did put together.
My favorite of these four outfits was Day 1. Loved the pattern mixing of the striped tee with the paisley scarf. Fished out some dark wash, boot cut jeans that day, too. Have really preferred my straight leg and skinnies but with the Build Your Wardrobe Basics Challenges, we were encouraged to dust off our boot cut denim. I have two pairs that survived the spring cleaning and great purging I did in the summer. My Liverpool boot cut jeans were purchased on Cyndi Spivey’s recommendation and my Kut from the Kloth boot cuts came in my first Stitch Fix box.
I had major wardrobe malfunction with the tuck of my khaki colored cords into my brown boots. I tried using my Hollywood Velcro boot straps to gather my pant legs at the calf but I still had a lot of bunchiness that really had me feeling uncomfortable on Day 2. I think my white button up shirt is too big, too. So I would like to revisit this look with a better fitting blouse and a better tuck on those pants.
With the Build Your Wardrobe Basics Challenge coming to an end, I am not sure how many more of the outfits I will wear or post but I do think I will be putting these pieces to good use year-round. And of course, looking forward to the release of the first Winter/Holiday2014 Style Me Pretty Challenge this Sunday night. I already had almost all of the pieces so didn’t have to feel too too too guilty about doing this challenge at a time when I should be thinking more about and buying for others. Looking forward to doing the winter challenge with my daughter Lauren, and sister-in-laws Greta and Metra. Will make every effort to be a more involved participant this winter.
Stop by the blogs of my buddies to see how they styled the BYWB pieces.
|Deena | Joy | Dee | Leslie | Patty | Shawnee | Leslie
Hugs and sticky kisses,