take one, pass it on 2017: days 29-31

At long last, the final few outfits on this summer’s Take One, Pass It On challenge! I really liked these last few looks and can see myself repeating all of them in the future.

day twenty-nine:

black striped tee: Mossimo, similar // olive pants: Banana Republic, similar // two tone wedge sandals: b.o.c., similar // gold  pendant necklace: J.Crew, similar

day thirty:

red floral tank: Who What Wear, similar // olive pants: Banana Republic, similar // tan wedge sandals: Chaps, exact // reversible tote: Street Level, exact

day thirty-one:

red floral tank: Who What Wear, similar // white jeans: Loft, exact // gold wedge sandals: Lauren Ralph Lauren, exact // gold mesh band watch: BP, similar

I’ll admit, there were times that I was a little hot in these last two outfits owing to the whole pants thing. But, in the overly air-conditioned offices and stores I frequent, I was glad to have the extra coverage. I’ll post a re-cap post of this month’s outfits shortly so that I can reflect on the experience and use it to inform my future wardrobe choices.

Thanks for following along!

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take one, pass it on 2017: days 15-18

I’m just now realizing that I didn’t really set out any real rules for myself for this challenge. At first, I thought I should be remixing only clothing items, but as time has gone on, I’ve allowed myself to use accessories¬†as the “pass it on” items…first shoes (see here), and now purses. Whatever, it’s my blog, and I make the rules.

day fifteen:

blue striped button up: Banana Republic Factory, similar // navy skirt: J.Crew, similar // tan clogs: Lotta from Stockholm, exact // red crossbody bag: Ann Taylor, similar // tortoise sunglasses: Warby Parker Banks, exact

day sixteen:

blue striped button up: Banana Republic Factory similar // olive skirt: J.Crew Factory, exact // cognac wedges: Jessica Simpson, exact // cognac belt: Merona, similar

day seventeen:

ivory tee: Banana Republic Factory, exact // olive skirt: J.Crew Factory, exact // two-tone wedge sandals: b.o.c., similar // tortoise link necklace: J.Crew, similar

day eighteen:

red striped tee: J.Crew Factory, exact // white shorts: JCPenney, similar // tan wedge sandals: Chaps, exact // tortoise link necklace: J.Crew, similar

This batch of outfits is a good example of why I like to do these challenges every now and then–I’ve owned all of these items for quite some time now, but these are all new combinations. I’m not sure I love any of these particular outfits, but I do like that I’m trying new things. Stay tuned for the next roundup for more re-mixing!

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!

olive shorts

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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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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