Really liked this outfit. Except our 70 degree winter weather kept me from wearing my furry scarf. But I am still hopeful for a cold front to drop our temps below 60 so I can try it out. My Fair Isle sweater is from L.L. Bean. Dress Barn long sleeved tee underneath. Super skinny curvy Loft jeans and Belk boots. The picture on the bottom right was my view as I drove over the Franklin Mountains to work as a librarian substitute on Thursday.
Saturday night we went to a Christmas party. I wore my embellished Fair Isle sweater from Limited with a Dress Barn white button up shirt underneath. Faux leather skirt from Loft. Black patterned tights from Wal-Mart (liked the sheerness of them). Black pumps from Payless. Liked the dressiness of sweater and skirt contrasted with the casualness of the shirt peeking below the sweater. Made this outfit more fun. Wore clip on pearl and “diamond” earrings from Claire’s. Had lots of compliments on this outfit even though the skirt felt a little short for my taste.
I guess I went naked all day on Day 7 because I didn’t wear the Day 7 outfit til Day 8. Here is the elusive cream cable knit sweater from a previous post you can read here. I love it but didn’t feel too keen on how I looked in it this time out of the gate. Should have washed my hair that day. And as I reported on the Challenge Facebook page, I should have had a facelift, too. I look puffy and tired and wrinkled and OLD. Yuck. All of that aside, my sweater was $14.99 at Loft Outlet, plaid shirt from Polo, black jeans from Loft, black booties from Payless, statement necklace from…hmmm, maybe Emma Stine? Maybe. We all wore teal for Terri, a sweet fellow challenger who is undergoing chemo for ovarian cancer.
And my last outfit for this second week of the Winter Challenge was one of my favs. It was a tunic and leggings paired with boots from Day 2 that I wore on Day 9. So comf. My tunic was one I saw on cute little Sheaffer at Pinterest Told Me To from Nordstrom…through these challenges and the blogs I follow, I am discovering all kinds of stores I never shopped before. It is nice and long to cover all of my lady business and has pockets which I like. Comes in several colors. I paired it with Dress Barn black leggings from last year. Haven’t worn them a lot but they are oh, so comfortable. My brown suede-like boots are very old, a gift from Paul when we first start dating. They are comf, too. So basically, this outfit was as comfortable as a favorite pair of flannel pjs. But hopefully a bit more stylish. My earrings are some black studs from Ruidoso, New Mexico and my silver necklace is the ever-popular ladder next that was such a hit in the summer. I look a little better on Day 9 than I did the day before. Amazing what a little shampoo and a good night’s sleep can do.
As one-hit-wonder singer Right Said Fred sang so eloquently in his song I’m Too Sexy:
“I’m a model you know what I mean
And I do my little turn on the catwalk
Yeah on the catwalk on the catwalk yeah
I do my little turn on the catwalk!”
Hope to do even better wearing my challenge outfits over the next week. Just wish we could have a tiny taste of winter to inspire the wearing of puffer vests and furry scarves. Please stop by the blogs of my fashion friends below and check out how they fashioned this week’s outfits.
Quilty Joy Joy | From Plaid to Pearls | Daily Style Finds | Fast Life Slow Life
Hugs and sticky kisses,