take one pass it on 2017: days 1-4

Hello, friends! As I mentioned in my last post, I’m endeavoring to do another Take One, Pass It On challenge this summer as a way to reinvigorate my interest in my closet and this blog. Here we are, four days into the month already (Happy Fourth!), and I’ve yet to post an update–off to a great start, huh? Despite my silence, I have indeed been re-mixing my wardrobe. Days 1-4 below!

day one:

black tee: Banana Republic Factory, almost exact // red stripe skirt: J.Crew Factory, exact // black wedge sandals: Chaps, exact // gold locket necklace: J.Crew, similar// black + gold sunglasses: Warby Parker Lovett, exact

day two:

black tee: Banana Republic Factory, almost exact // white skinny jeans: Loft, exact // leopard wedge sandals: Sam Edelman, similar // gold mesh band watch: BP, similar

day three:

magnolia print top: Banana Republic Factory, similar // white skinny jeans: Loft, exact // gold wedge sandals: Lauren Ralph Lauren, exact // white leather band watch: Timex, similar

day four:

magnolia print top: Banana Republic Factory, similar // black skirt: J.Crew Factory, similar // black wedges: Jessica Simpson, exact /

The first few days of re-mixing always seem to flow the most freely, so I haven’t found this round of Take One, Pass It On too challenging yet. The day one outfit is one I’ve worn quite a few times this summer, and I can see myself wearing again–I find myself gravitating toward a lot of red lately. The magnolia print top seen in days three and four is a recent purchase, so I’m glad it’s proving to be somewhat versatile.


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 //ย pearl stud earrings: gift, similar, similar

print shorts

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


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

navy print top

Take One, Pass It On: Day 24


I have to say, I am so delighted that the weather has cooled down enough for me to wear pants on a regular basis. This change makes getting dressed at least a little bit easier! Given that information, it should come as no surprise that I opted to remix my navy ankle pants for today’s look.


This time around, I paired them with a navy + white print top that I’ve had for quite some time, yet I’ve never featured it on the blog. It’s somewhat unique in my closet, as I don’t gravitate toward v-necks–I have no idea why; I just like crew and scoop necks! This outfit ended up being pretty well-suited to the day I had in that I ended up having to do quite a bit of walking due to my own scatter-brained mistakes. I managed to forget some paperwork in my office, then leave my phone in my office upon retrieving said paperwork. I’m telling myself that I’m just off my game because Caleb has been sick…I need my routine back!


navy + white print top: J.Crew Factory, similar, similar // navy ankle pants: Loft, exact, similar // taupe wedge sandals: exact, similar // pearl stud earrings: gift, similar, similar

navy ankle pants