I Feel Pretty | Challenged

So I had this whole post put together for today that took days to work on, then at the last minute I had to cancel it because of a technical issue.  Time for plan B!

Oh well, that’s just fine because now I get a chance to share some of the awesome outfits happening over in the Spring Style Me Challenge.

FB Banner Generic Style Me PrettyOn Monday, the first outfit of the 21 days was released.  It contained four of the eighteen pieces from the spring wardrobe shopping list – a denim jacket, button down shirt, white jeans and leopard flats.


Spring Outfit OneDenim Jacket + Button Down + White Jeans + Leopard Flats

Here’s how I styled it.

041814-white-jeans-denim-jacketSome of the challengers did exact recreations of the inspiration outfit but a lot came up with some really creative pairings.  That’s what I love about this group – everyone is showing their style by making the challenge outfits their own.

Here’s how two of the challengers (ironically both named Lisa) perfectly paired it up.

Day One CollageIf you want to see how the rest of the challengers styled it, then I guess you’re going to have to come join us!  There’s still time to sign up.  Go HERE to sign up and get immediate access to your shopping list and the outfits.  No worries if you don’t have all of the pieces, we have plenty of improvisers in the group.  You’ll be in good company.


It’s the day of the week at GYPO where we celebrate what makes us feel pretty. Whether it’s a new outfit, hairstyle, or makeup, the I Feel Pretty link up is about anything and everything that makes your life prettier. Even if you’re not a blogger, you can still play along. Just tell us what made you feel pretty this week in the comments!

I Feel Pretty
There are just a few simple rules:

1. Follow GYPO. (Bloglovin‘, Facebook, Twitter, Instagram or Pinterest)

2. Link up your pretty post.

3. Link back to my blog (using the button above or your own link).

4. Visit other pretty peeps. That’s it!

Getting my pretty on with Fashion Friday and The Pleated Poppy.




  1. Jill

    Love this look and the gingham top with leopard flats!

  2. Rachelle

    I love gingham and own way to many.

  3. Cynthia @ My Rose Colored Shades

    Very cute combo! I like the fact that each of you have a different color of the button down shirt. Love leopard flats. I’m so glad I finally got a pair.

  4. Laura

    Cute! Love how they made the look their own! It’s a great outfit!

  5. Saxon

    I’m loving participating in the challenge. The best part is the facebook group. SO ENCOURAGING! Come join us! What made me feel pretty today? My son was going out early this morning and he made extra coffee for me. I woke up to the smell of fresh brewed coffee and my cup sitting beside the pot. Love him. 🙂

  6. Susan Jeffries

    These ladies look so nice! This is such a fun way to connect with other women! Thanks Alison! I am printing the outfits and making a style journal from them!! I linked up today with my Stitch Fix! Blessings! Susan

  7. Willfully Elegant

    Loving all the style versions Alison. Your outfit and the other ladies’s as well are so crisp clean and put together!!

  8. Gina @ On the Daily Express

    Lisa & Lisa are looking great here. Can’t wait to see the future outfits. I’m so impressed with all the work, planning, and organization that you’ve put into this, Alison! Kudos!

  9. Jill

    Adorable look. Might have to steal that one. Inspired by another one of your looks today on the blog. Hope I did it justice 🙂

  10. Niki

    It sounds like a fun challenge, and I love the way you styled your outfit!

  11. Vodka Infused Lemonade

    Love the outfits. Looks like your challenge is going really well. Congrats. Thanks for the link up.



  12. KellyinPA

    Guess I need a gingham blouse:)

  13. Shaunacey

    love seeing my fellow challengers rocking the looks!

  14. Susan

    Such a cute look for week 1 of the challenge! And pattern mixing!! 😮 love. xox

  15. Sofia

    I love having gingham shirts. I love to dress them up and down. I get a lot of use out of the black and white one I have. I love the way you styled yours.



  16. Ginnie

    Love the day 1 outfit! I have all these pieces in my closet, so I may have to replicate it:)

  17. Cathy

    What made me feel pretty: I was at the doctor’s office with my 20 yr old son. The doctor walked in, looked at me, looked at my son. He looked confused and finally asked, “Who are you?” I said, “I’m his mom.” The doctor replied, “Oh, I thought you were his sister!” I felt giddy and pretty the rest of the day!

  18. ADA

    Great start to the challenge Alison. So simple and chic. I need one (or two) gingham shirts. I’d love a Navy & a Black one. The ladies from the challenge did awesome too, Both Lisa(s).

    Thanks for hosting.

  19. Angie from ReasonsToDress.com

    Alison you and the ladies you inspired all look fantastic! So sorry to hear you lost your post that is very frustrating, but I must say at the last minute you came up with something very nice to share!

    Please feel free to visit my blog today, I’m co-hosting a great linkup for all bloggers to post about themselves and I would love to have you join!!! It’s called #AllAboutYou and all posts are tweeted and pinned hope to see you there 🙂

    Angie from reasons to dress, life as a North American mom in Italy.

  20. Cous Cous and Cork Wedges

    Love seeing how all you ladies styled your outfits! Such a good idea Alison & I can’t wait to see more! Thanx for being a wonderful hostess! <3 xx

  21. KC Saling

    I love that look! Love the way you cuffed the shirt and let it show off around the jacket. I always feel like wearing jackets hides the fun details in shirts – will have to try that!

  22. Tarnished Royalty

    I’m glad your spring style challenge is going so well. The timing wasn’t right for me this time but it sure looks like a lot of fun! ~Ann

  23. Amy J. Bennett

    Very cute! I think I have everything to make this work!

  24. Suzanne

    Technical issues are the worst! : (

    Gingham and jean jackets go together like peanut butter and jam if you ask me.


  25. Meg

    super cute outfit! i love my black and white gingham shirt and how it pairs well with my jean jacket

  26. Amanda

    Love how you cuffed the jacket with the blouse– very cute springy outfit!



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