Holy smokes, you guys! This is it! The last day of my year-long challenge!
That's a lot of pressure for an outfit to bear.
- mostly neutrals (black, olive)
- bright legs
- fistfuls of rings
- short (pushing that envelope for a 45 y.o. blogger)
It's a little rock & roll, but still (I hope) on the classic/classy side of a business casual outfit, and I think it shows that I've got an artistic bent.
This is my trusty olive blazer, which I last wore here with a sparkly top, over my black leather dress (last worn here on my long weekend, last outfit). I got a few "is that a leather dress?" comments from people today, but it's not the first time I've worn it to work!
Megan Mae sent me ages ago, but I just cooked in it. I didn't wear the scarf all day. However, I'm headed off to Book Club shortly, so I'll put it back on.
The boots are the much-favoured black Gabor ones, last seen here (2nd outfit) not two days ago - shocking! - with my ribbon skirt.
Jacket (RW & Co., consignment), layering tee (Plum), dress (Danier Leather, thrifted), boots (Gabor), earrings (EricaWeiner).
Still doped to the gills on cold medication, but I felt a lot more chipper today. Thanks so much for the good vibes from all of you readers out there! You're the best.
And speaking of the best...here we are! At the end of the challenge. I will try to get the January summary up as soon as I can, but we have a busy weekend ahead. I'll also be doing tons of summarizing and analyzing of the spreadsheet, so you can expect about a post a week on those - and of course, we'll be voting for the favourite Wild Card Outfit! Thank you for your patience as I get stuff written (I do have a very full life!), and thank all of you for following along on my journey this year. It's been really fun to share this with you.
A few people have asked me, "What's next?" Well, that's the big question, isn't it? I thought about this long and hard, and decided that I wanted to incorporate some of new-found self-knowledge about my style into my shopping. 'Cause I love to shop - and I'm not going to stop. Of course, I'll continue to shop second-hand first and locally and ethically-produced if new. But I need to see how well I learned my lessons...so...
One. Two. Three.
Every time I get a new item, I will challenge myself to wear it three times in a week, to see how well it incorporates into my wardrobe. Each outfit will be up for voting by YOU (yay!): do you like it or not? After 3 wears, if the outfits created with the new item garner more no votes than yeses, it's gone (I retain final say and veto power, naturally).
Sound like fun?