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

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Take One, Pass It On: Day 11

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Here we are again, with one of the most worn items in my closet: a striped tee. I’ve remixed this item before on the blog, and I bet I could show you about 20 more outfits with it (but I’ll spare you…for now). For now, I’ll just share the most recent combination: with my ever-present red skirt.

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This outfit is another one I’ve probably worn ten times over the course of this summer. The flippy skirt is quite excellent in the ventilation department, and it’s comfortable. Plus, I just seem to be having a love affair with all shades of red these days. Maybe next time I wear it, I’ll branch out from the black/white/red color palette…

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black and white striped tee: Mossimo, similar, similar // red skirt: Loft, similar, similar // black wedge sandals: Chaps via Kohl’s, exact, similar // gold tassel necklace: Forever 21, exact, similar // gray tortoise sunglasses: Warby Parker, exact, similar

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Take One, Pass It On: Day 10

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OK, I’ll be honest and say that my sartorial creativity is waning at this point. In looking at my outfits for the remainder of the week, I’m not terribly excited about wearing them (although my weekend outfits will be fun). Even though I work in a pretty casual environment (i.e., academia), I find myself trapped by a lot of rules, some self-imposed and some not. The weather is a major factor, as I’d rather not sweat all day, and the breastfeeding issue adds another dimension to the dilemma. Plus, there’s always the lingering concern in the back of my mind–“Is this professional enough?”Sometimes getting dressed is hard.

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All that being said, I’m continuing with the Take One, Pass It On challenge; I’m just warning you that not all of these looks are going to be wildly interesting. How’s that for enticing you to return to my blog? Ha! Today, I at least attempted to add some element of interest with my long neglected turquoise necklace–it’s one of my favorite pieces of jewelry.

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striped tee: Mossimo, similar, similar // black ankle pants: Loft, exact, similar // black flats: Dr. Scholl’s, exact, similar // gray tortoise sunglasses: Warby Parker, exact, similar // turquoise pendant necklace: Kendra Scott, similar, similar

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Take One,Pass It On: Day 3

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Today’s remix is decidedly less exciting–after all, how difficult is it to re-wear a pair of black flats? I have a reason for my lack of creativity today though. There are a few days a week that I have to do quite a bit of walking on campus–in 100 degree heat. To remain somewhat cool and professional while still maintaining easy access for breastfeeding, I’m pretty much limited to a skirt. I didn’t really want to wear my floral tank for the third day in a row…so that left me with only a few options for the “pass it on item” from yesterday’s post. So that was probably way more detail than you needed on why I chose to wear black flats today.

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I was really glad I opted for a skirt over pants today though, as I ended up doing a lot of walking–8,000 steps before 11am, in fact. So, of course I used that as justification to move as little as possible for the rest of the day. It’s all about balance, right?

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black striped tank: J.Crew Factory, similar, similar // olive skirt: J.Crew Factory, similar, similar // black flats: Dr. Scholl’s, exact, similar // gray tortoise sunglasses: Warby Parker, exact, similar

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