Monthly Archives: November 2013

Take One, Pass It On Wrap Up

Here we have all 24 outfits I wore for the Take One, Pass It On Challenge. Scroll below for my thoughts on the whole thing.

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I really enjoyed participating in this challenge; like I said on Day 1, the challenge is more low key than other wardrobe challenges out there and therefore easier to manage. While some days it was a little challenging (hence the challenge aspect) to incorporate a piece from the previous day’s outfit, it’s actually rewarding when you make it work! I would definitely choose to participate in this again.

Farewell, TOPIO

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So it goes: this wraps up the Take One, Pass It On outfit challenge for me.  As I was scrolling through past pictures, I realized that I actually ended up doing 6 outfits a week, for a total of 24 outfits – not too shabby!  Instead of a Week 4 Wrap Up, I will be posting a wrap up post tomorrow of all 24 outfits.  Get ready.  It’s going to be a time.  For today’s outfit, it’s been super cold the past few days, but it seems to be just a bit warmer today; however, I knew that I wanted to pass on this comfy sweater.  And, for those playing at home, notice anything else about this outfit?  If not, you will tomorrow.

polka dot popover shirt I similar sweater I leggings I boots (same brand, almost identical) I belt

similar earrings I bracelet is old, but from Pangea Homemade (super cute handmade jewelry!*)

*I am in no way affiliated with Pangea.

Also, if you missed it, yesterday, I listed all the ways you can follow me on social media.  Let’s be friends!  Hooray!

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Let’s Be Friends

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Today I put on this outfit and felt all dressed up with nowhere to go.  Literally.  I always feel like I have to leave the house for my outfit to “count” (for whom I don’t know); however, I had no interest in battling Black Friday crowds.  Let’s just say I was the best dressed person at Starbucks today.  Speaking of Black Friday, I feel like all the other wonderful bloggers have you covered with Black Friday sale alerts, so I’m going to take this opportunity to shamelessly promote myself.  I just recently made a Facebook page for this little blog, so I thought I’d outline all the ways you can connect to me.  So let’s be friends!  Isn’t that what the holidays are all about?

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Facebook

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On Facebook, I post links to my posts as well as share other posts I enjoy.  I may throw interesting articles on there or let you know about sales I come across (I’m so nice).

Twitter

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Twitter is where I let more of my awkward (sometimes inappropriate) sense of humor come out in the form of random thoughts from my brain or retweets.  I tend to not filter myself as much on Twitter, so if you enjoy racy jokes and wonderful puns, follow me on Twitter!

Instagram

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On Instagram I mainly post pictures of my dog and my outfit previews, but occasionally I may even post a picture of food!  If you want to see bad vintage-y looking photos of totally necessary aspects of my life, then head on over to Instagram.

Pinterest

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I could seriously pin for hours.  I mainly use Pinterest for outfit inspiration and recipes, but I also like to pin DIY projects I’ll never do and home décor I’ll never be able to afford.  I love seeing other people’s pins, especially style inspiration, so follow me on Pinterest; I’ll follow you back, and we can pin together and sing together and braid each other’s hair.*

*We will not actually do those last two things.  Unless you, like, really want to.

somewhat similar sweater I similar tunic I skirt (no longer available in black) I necklace (no longer available from J.Crew, but I got mine here last year) I similar boots (on sale) I tights I                    lip color in “Cherry Tart”

And if you’re still keeping track, I passed on yesterday’s printed tunic.  Tomorrow will be my last TOPIO outfit, and I plan on coming back full circle.  Stay tuned!

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Turkey

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Happy Thanksgiving! Just a quick post before I go stuff my face again. I passed on this necklace, bee tee dubs.

similar tunic I similar sweatshirt (50% off right now for Black Friday!) I somewhat similar necklace I similar jacket I boots

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100

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You guys, it’s my 100th post! I’ve posted 100 inane things on this little blog, so crazy! I think for my 100th post, it’s only fitting that there be…SNOW in my pictures. Yeah, don’t mind those blurs and specks in my photos; it’s just SNOW…in November. Normally I take my photos a couple of days in advanced to stay more on top of things, but I got behind this week. I got dressed this morning and stepped outside with my camera and tripod only to see…SNOW. If I had taken the photos in advance, I may have tried at a different time, but I had to have these photos for today’s post. Being the brave idiot blogger I am, I forged on. You’ll notice that I passed on yesterday’s dress, but I pulled it up a bit to create more of a tunic feel and then layered this ballet-like wrap top over it; throw on some fleeced-line leggings and tall suede boots, and I’m ready for…snow, I guess.

 

similar dress I similar wrap cardigan I fleece-lined leggings I similar boots I similar necklace

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Can’t Go Wrong with a Blazer and a Dress

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This is one of my favorite kinds of fall outfits: tights, boots, dress, blazer (or cardigan). It’s fashionable yet comfortable, and yesterday’s blazer makes me feel put together. Yet again, though, I feel as though I’ve backed myself into a corner for tomorrow’s outfit, but we’ll see what I can come up with.

Blazer: Lauren Conrad / similar
Dress: Target / similar
Tights: Target
Boots: Target / similar
Necklace: F21 / new but still can’t find it on the website – here’s a necklace with a similar tribal feel

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All the Shirts

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I knew that I wanted to pass on my striped shirt from yesterday, but I wanted to dress it up a bit. Knotting it over this flowy top was lovely, but with it being so cold out, I just needed something…blazer it was. Blazer it will be. Layer, layer, layer…until you’re wearing all the shirts. I don’t love this outfit…I think I liked it better without the blazer (it had a 70s vibe going on), but I do sort of like the striped sleeves poking out of the blazer sleeves. I’ll be passing on this blazer tomorrow!

blazer: Lauren Conrad / similar
striped shirt: JCrew / similar
floral blouse: F21 (old) / similar
jeans: Gap/ similar
boots: Target / almost exact
necklace: Target / similar

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Take One Pass It On Week 3 Round Up

You guys, only one more week and TOPIO is over! I will say that although I miss Florida, it was much easier to get dressed this week and to keep going with the challenge, since I wasn’t getting dressed out of a suitcase anymore. You’ll see some of those outfits next week though! Have a wonderful Sunday – I’m off to brunch and Catching Fire !

What are you doing today? Have you seen Catching Fire yet? What’d you think (no spoilers!)??

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Breaking All the Rules

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So yesterday I cheated, and I today I’m just breaking all the rules.  Black and navy?  Black and brown??  Arrest me, Fashion Police; I don’t care.  I just started adding pieces, and it just started working…in my humble opinion.  This  is just one of those outfits that I felt really good in!

shirt: JCrew / similar

belt: vintage / similar

jeans: American Eagle (see here and here too)

shoes: Target / similar

scarf: Phillip Lim for Target / sold out…try ebay?

I can’t believe we’re closing on Week 3 of the Take One Pass It On Challenge!  One more to go!  I seriously feel like I just started.  Tomorrow I will post a Week 3 Round Up!

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I Cheated

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So…on Sunday I was pretty ill for all the traveling I did back to Indy. I was in no state for pictures. Once I got home, I thought about recreating my outfit, but I had been wearing the shorts from yesterday’s outfit and I was now back in 35 degree weather. No thanks. I decided to get crafty and thought, “Hmmm…distressed denim shorts….how about TAKING those distressed shorts and PASSING THEM ON appropriately for cold weather in the form of distressed jeans?”

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Anyone anyone? What’s that, you say? Perfect? I thought so.

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So I mentioned before that I had to exchange this necklace. Once I got it home, I realized there was a defect in that there were two spikes right next to each other (missing a bead in between). I was going to just live with it, but I put it on and it looked stupid, since one of the the spikes was sticking up. I went back to H&M and returned it, in which the cashier gave a little laugh and said, “That’s kind of funny.” I might have laughed too had I not had a flight to catch in 4 hours. And, of course, I just haaad to exchange it before my trip and then I didn’t even end up wearing it in Florida.

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Jeans: American Eagle / similar
Oxford: Nordstrom Rack / similar (25% off with code WINTER)
Sweater: Nordstrom Rack / similar
Shoes: Target / similar
Necklace: H&M / brand new but it’s not on their website…check your local store / similar

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