Hey friends! I just want to share the news that two of my favorite bloggers – Alison Lumbatis from Get Your Pretty On and Cyndi Spivey from Walking in Grace and Beauty – are pairing up for a fabulous fashion challenge on building wardrobe basics. These fashion gurus will put together a capsule wardrobe shopping list of essential pieces and then will use those basic items to create 21 days of great outfits for women over 40 (and over 50, like me!).
I have been following Cyndi on her blog for over a year now and actually discovered Alison through Cyndi. I have done four Style Me Pretty Challenges with Alison, and we are currently finishing up the last week of our fall fashion challenge. Cyndi has been a participant in this fall challenge, too, and has shared her great challenge-based outfits on her own blog.
The best part of the challenges for me has been the ease with which I am able to create my own outfits and get dressed for almost any activity. BC (in this case)=Before Challenge, I would stand in my closet and look at all of my clothes but not be able to figure out what to wear. Packing for an overnight escape to the mountains in Ruidoso was hard but packing for a week’s vacation to Cancun was a nightmare for me. In addition, when I retired from working in public education last December, I no longer had a need for some of the clothes I had worn for years. All of a sudden I wasn’t sure what I was supposed to be wearing!
Now, no matter the season, the weather or the occasion, I feel like I have the pieces to (pack and) put together appropriate outfits. I no longer wonder if what I am wearing is age appropriate because I feel comfortable and confident in every challenge outfit. Sure, some of the pieces are a step or two out of my comfort zone but that’s what makes these challenges great. They CHALLENGE YOU! They challenge you to try something new, to use the essential pieces in outfits you adapt to fit your lifestyle.
Since my retirement, I have been rediscovering myself from the inside out.
I have also been rediscovering myself from the outside in.
So, I invite YOU to join the fun. The Build Your Wardrobe Basics is bound to be the best way to update your wardrobe with new pieces and to breathe renewed life into the great pieces you love and own already. You can register here.
And now I have gotta get busy.
My laundry awaits…