Take One, Pass It On: Day 31

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It’s the last day of this challenge! It’s been rough taking pictures of my outfit every day for 31 days, but I’m glad I did it. As I mentioned before, I will post a more thoughtful summary in the next few days.

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For now though, let’s focus on the final look. Unfortunately, I’m finishing out this challenge with an outfit I’m not all that excited about–it’s not exactly flattering, mostly due to poor fit. I loved this peplum top when I first bought it last spring, but it’s a bit too big right now, which means I really need to belt it to adequately define my waist.  I was far too lazy for such things when I wore this outfit, so the end result is slightly frumpy. Oh well–lesson learned!

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black peplum top: Ann Taylor, similar, similar // striped pencil skirt: Loft, similar, similar // red flats: J.Crew, exact, similar // gray tortoise sunglasses: Warby Parker, exact, similar

striped pencil skirt

Take One, Pass It On: Day 30

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Oh, hey striped skirt. It’s been a while.

In my house, I have a bit of a reputation of being anti-clutter–several times per year, I get into “a mood,” and I purge items from my closet, the attic, even the filing cabinet. We don’t have much storage in our current house, so this ritual is a means of survival. So when an item of clothing such as this skirt remains in my closet for years, there must be something special about it. In this case, I just think that a striped pencil skirt is a classic–it will never go out of style, so I keep hanging onto it. Plus, it doesn’t hurt that it’s quite stretchy, which has made it quite forgiving of all my weight fluctuations over the past few years.

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I brought it out today for the first day of class…on which I have no classes. I am “advanced” old enough that I am done with taking classes for my PhDizzle–it’s just research from here on out. No matter how old I get though, I still get a wee bit excited when selecting my outfit for the first day of school 🙂

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chambray shirt: J.Crew, similar, similar // black + white striped pencil skirt: Loft, similar, similar // leopard pumps: INC via eBay, similar, similar // gold watch: Fossil via Belk, similar, similar

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Take One, Pass It On: Day 29

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I’ve made it to the home stretch of this challenge! For the look I’m sharing today, I predictably remixed my navy + pink print shorts.

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I wore this look for a day of house hunting (ugh) and celebrating my sister’s birthday. For the record, it’s still a bit too hot for my chambray shirt–I ended up changing into a navy tee in the middle of the afternoon.

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chambray shirt: J.Crew, similar, similar // navy + pink print shorts: Crown & Ivy via Belk, similar, similar // taupe wedge sandals: Merona via Target, exact, similar // pearl stud earrings: gift, similar, similar

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Take One, Pass It On: Week 4 Recap

Well, by the fourth week of this challenge, this way of dressing has finally started to come more naturally. I spent less time planning outfits this week, but I’m still pretty pleased with the results. Sure, there are tweaks I would make for the next time around, but I think I achieved a good balance of trying new looks while still maintaining my sense of personal style. I’ll expand on my experience of this challenge as a whole when I finish out the month on Wednesday!

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olive shorts: Loft Outlet, similar, similar

blush tee

blush tee: J.Crew Factory, similar, similar

navy ankle pants

navy + white print top: J.Crew Factory, similar, similar

navy print top

navy print top: J.Crew Factory, similar, similar

olive cardigan

olive cardigan: Loft, similar, similar

striped dress

black + white striped dress: J.Crew Factory, similar, similar

crystal necklace

crystal cluster necklace: J.Crew Factory, similar, similar

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