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 25

DSC_0055So, are you sick of seeing me in navy blue yet? Yes, I’m wearing it again today, but at least this time I’m pairing it with a different color: olive green. I’m a big fan of the navy/olive combination, even if I don’t seem to wear it all that often.

DSC_0048This cardigan is a new-ish item in my closet, and I’m not sure how I feel about it yet. The particular shade of green has a bit more yellow/brown undertones than I would prefer, but I think I can make it work. Hopefully it doesn’t remind you too much of baby poop (or is that just me?). Regardless, I was very glad to have this cardigan today as I sat through a dissertation defense (not mine, obviously) and a few meetings–the air conditioning was downright frigid. #summerinthesouth

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navy print top: J.Crew Factory, similar, similar // navy skirt: J.Crew, similar, similar // cognac wedges: Jessica Simpson, exact, similar // olive cardigan: Loft, similar, similar // pearl stud earrings: gift, similar, similar // cognac leather strap watch: Wristology, exact, similar

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Take One, Pass It On: Day 23

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And the infatuation with navy blue continues. I definitely go through phases in terms of my favorite neutral, and I’m in my (navy) blue phase right now. Looking back at my archives, it seems that navy blue is a color I tend to favor in the fall.

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Anyway, this infatuation is perhaps why I chose to pair yesterday’s blush top with navy blue pants. I added my pearl necklace, as I’ve seen a similar look on Fran and loved it. This outfit worked out fine for a day of working from home for half the day–the kiddo is still sick. Fingers crossed he can head back to daycare tomorrow…

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blush tee: J.Crew Factory, similar, similar // navy blue ankle pants: Loft, exact, similar // cognac wedges: Jessica Simpson, exact, similar // multistrand pearl necklace: J.Crew Factory, exact, similar

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Take One, Pass It On: Day 22

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Here we are, at the start of another week of this challenge! I’ll be remixing some different pieces this week, largely because I’m starting to transition into the fall (even if the weather isn’t). For today’s look, I remixed my olive shorts.

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Technically, I’ve shared this look with you before…it was just a maternity version (which I wore almost exactly a year a go. Weird.). I wore that outfit quite a bit during my pregnancy, so I decided to recreated it with a non-maternity top (and no belly band!). It served me well for the day’s activities–Caleb was baptized yesterday, so we had my whole family over to celebrate and swim in our pool. It was definitely a great way to enjoy the afternoon.

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blush tee: J.Crew Factory, similar, similar // olive shorts: Loft Outlet, similar, similar // tan wedge sandals: Chaps, exact, similar // gold tassel necklace: Forever 21, exact, similar

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