Friday, October 2, 2009

The 2nd Annual Capsule Wardrobe Challenge! Day 5

As mentioned before, today's outfit had to do double duty. It had to be "Casual Friday" for work...and it had to go to a funeral mid-way through my work day.

I've layered this tee and stripey top before (it's one of my favourite weekend looks), which was my plan all along for my casual look.
I threw it on over the same black skirt I wore yesterday, added blue tights, the red shoes and the belt over top. I felt appropriately casual.

Then I had to go to the funeral, so I made a couple of quick changes and...
Voila! I took the tights off, took the t-shirt and belt off, put this jacket on and belted it with the black scarf, and added the pin to the lapel. I felt so clever.

I am excited about this weekend for two reasons. One, I am in a Toastmasters competition for Table Topics (speaking about a topic for two minutes - you don't know the topic ahead of time) - I won my club's competition last week, so I am now up against all the other clubs in my city.

Two, I am spending some one-on-one time with my almost-7-year-old niece, Hannah, on Sunday. We're going out for lunch and then going shopping for books. I love that she loves books.

And then next week is my birthday week! I'm doing a theme all week, and I will be off on Friday (my actual birthday) - L and I are headed to Seattle for a couple of days. Happy days!

Have a great weekend!


  1. That striped tee worked great in two wildly different looks. Good job.

  2. I agree you are very clever and I can't wait to get at my striped t-shirt today.
    Have a lovely weekend and Good Luck in the competition. I hope your topic works out well.

  3. Thanks, FA!

    Yup, it's one of my cherished clothing items for that very reason, Wendy. Thanks!

    Jane, ha, thank you!

  4. Holy cow, that's quite the turnaround in one day's outfits. Well done. Both are completely appropriate for each occasion -- hard to believe they have the same base!

  5. Thanks, Kristen! It was a tricky challenge.


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