For Color Blocking, I decided to have a little fun. You see, I’m not a huge fan of the trend. I just never thought I would be able to pull it off. So, I put my own twist on it. I wore my teal maxi dress and put a tank top over it. Since I didn’t think it looked right where the tank top cut off, I folded it under and belted it so it didn’t look too awkward where the two pieces meet. I also put on a cardigan to add a third color in there. Of course, it’s like 100 degrees outside, so I rolled up the sleeves. I love the way the skirt swings, though. It’s so flowy and it makes me feel pretty.
Since there was so much going on up above, I decided to wear my neutral shoes. I love these. I wear them all the time … You can tell because they’re peeling around the top. But you can’t see that when they’re on my feet, so I wear them anyway.
And just because I wanted to have a little fun, here are some more pictures.
Today’s challenge was to mix patterns. I’m not much of a pattern mixer, but I have seen it done very well. I have also seen it go oh so wrong. When I took on this challenge, I was expecting it to be terrible. However, I actually think this came out pretty well. I layered one of my favorite tops over a dress that on its own does not flatter me as much as I thought. I put a belt with it to define my waist and layered on some silver accessories to match the silver in the belt.
By the way, excuse the wet hair. I wasn’t completely picture ready yet – but I couldn’t wait.
The shoes are actually the same ones I wore yesterday, so I decided to add a couple more detail shots instead. There is a pattern on my belt, as well. Does that mean I just mixed 3 patterns? I think it does.
For the second day of the challenge, Kayla wanted us to “tuck it in!” Well, I’m not a big fan of tucking it in. But this is a challenge, so I decided I would try it out. First I tried the whole tuck-in-just-the-front thing, but it looked terrible on me – so I scratched it and went back to my closet. All my boyfriend has been talking about is the new Blue October CD and how it came out on Tuesday, so I decided to represent. I wore my Blue October shirt I got from a concert with a long black vest and jeans.
Since I’m in my rock ensemble, I decided to make the accessories a little edgy by keeping them dark. I got the necklace at Walmart last year. I swore I would never buy clothing or accessories from there, but it’s actually really cute and I always get compliments on it.
Since the rest of the outfit is pretty casual for my normal style, I decided to straighten my hair and wear some cute shoes. This is another pair of heels that I wear a lot. I have had these for several years, but lately, they have become a staple in my daily outfits. They’re an easy throw-on-with-anything shoe … And I love them.
First I need to get this out of the way – Yes, I am wearing my glasses. This is not normal and not by choice. I have been wearing contacts since I was in high school. I know it’s bad for you, but I have slept in them almost every night since I started to wear them. Of course, there were the weeks I would go without them to “give my eyes a break,” but that was my choice. Well, Monday morning I woke up only being able to see out of one eye. It seems I lost a contact while I was sleeping. I searched everywhere for it, but couldn’t find it. In all of my contact-wearing years, I have never had a contact fall out of my eye while I was sleeping – and of course it would happen the day the challenge began. Now I have to wear my glasses for the next couple of weeks. Anyway, on with the challenge.
All of these pictures were taken by me with my iPhone, so they’re not the best. Maybe one day my photographer sister will come take my picture. 🙂
For the first day of the challenge, we were to pick an item we could remix at least 3 times over the course of this challenge. Since I had to go to work that day, I had to wear something I was able to wear to work that could look good while I was not at work, as well. I chose this top I bought a couple of years ago. I have worn it with other things many times before and like the way it looks when it’s not with the basic black pants I’m required to wear to work. I also layered it with a purple tank top underneath. I’m kind of iffy about the bow on the side – sometimes I like it. Other times, it makes me feel as if it puts way too much emphasis on my hips.
For accessories, I have my big heart ring – no other reason than I love it. It’s my favorite ring, so you may see it several more times during this challenge. I also wore light blue stud earrings to match the blue in my top.
The shoes I picked are some of my favorites. I have worn them so many times because they’re adorable. They’re professional looking, but playful at the same time. So cute.
This is just a quick note to let you all know that I will be competing in Freckles in April’s 21 Day Challenge. I wanted a reason to start posting outfit posts and this seems like the perfect opportunity! If you would like more information, click the image above! It starts tomorrow, so get ready!