Take One, Pass It On: Day 30


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.


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 🙂


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

chambray shirt

Take One, Pass It On: Day 29


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.


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.


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

print shorts

Take One, Pass It On: Day 9


The item I “passed on” for today is the chambray peplum top. This is a new item that I snagged on sale last week, and I really love its shape and versatility. Seth, however, might not be such a fan. When I put it on yesterday to run our afternoon errands, he said something along the lines of, “What’s with the futuristic get-up?” Apparently, he thinks it looks like something straight out of the Hunger Games. I think Effie Trinket is quite stylish, no?


Futuristic or not, this top worked reasonably well for my day of phone calls and poster-making (again). My only complaint is that it wrinkles pretty easily, particularly when I’m taking it on and off to pump at work. Also, in retrospect, I think next time I would add a statement necklace (like this one) to make it a little more interesting.


chambray peplum top: similar, similar // black ankle pants: Loft, exact, similar // tan leopard sandals: Sam Edelman, similar, similar // black sunglasses: C.Wonder, similar, similar

chambray peplum top

Take One, Pass It On: Day 8

DSC_9730I’ll admit it–I’m a little bummed that it’s Monday already. I could really use a three-day weekend right about now. Not too much longer until Labor Day, right?


As for this outfit, it’s what I wore yesterday for a brief (and unsuccessful) shopping trip and dinner at my parents’ house. Amazingly enough, neither Caleb nor I spilled anything on my white shorts; there were even strawberries served at dinner!


chambray peplum top: Banana Republic, similar, similar // white shorts: JCPenney, similar, similar // tan jewel sandals: Mossimo, similar, similar // tortoise sunglasses: Anthropologie, similar, similar

tan jewel sandals