Here it is, people. The last day of this remix.
I wanted to pick something special and impractical out for you, like the diamond studs I've got my eye on. So, this is your "diamond studs."
Outfit In Theory.
The blue dress, the green cardigan, and the camel boots are all part of my 30 for 30, while the necklace was my grandma's.
Outfit In Practice.
This outfit will be practical on a sunny winter day with some nylons, but not today's overcast weather. However, I gotta be honest: if I get called out for jury duty this afternoon, I am changing into something warmer.*
Alas, it is what we have learned that is most important now.
And what the heck was that?
-I can make a lot of outfits work from what I already own.
-Working with what you already own forces you to realize the items you actually need in your closet, and not just things that you think you need or you want when you are out shopping. I am totally making of list of things I need from now on.
-My lack-of-creativity burden can be aided by linking up with one of the many other remixers, and checking out their outfit creations.
-Including colorful pieces is a crucial part of getting through some dreary winter days.
-It's not just hype: accessories really can make outfits look different.
If I were to do this in the future: I would include an extra set of pants (or at least not lose one of the ones I selected from the start), include one less pair of shoes, and do my hair more often. Oh wait, I think that last one I already promised.
Fellow remixers: did you learn anything from this challenge? Readers: did this inspire you to set your own wardrobe challenge? Others: want to grab some coffee sometime?**
*Ooo!--I just thought about how to change this up, too. I could put my white skirt over it. That would be fun. OK, pretend I wore that.
**I wanted everyone to feel included.