A funny thing happened on the way to the museum. The British Museum, that is.
When my daughter Aubrey and I took our day trip to London while on spring break in Paris, we got a wee bit distracted.
Our intentions were good – walk a few blocks to the British Museum and get lost in there for a few hours. We had just seen Night at the Museum: Secret of the Tomb, so we were both eager to see where it took place.
Unfortunately a few blocks into our stroll, we stumbled upon a three story H&M and never quite made it there.
Instead, we spent those few hours distracted by cute clothes and accessories. I came home with the gray scarf, graphic t-shirt and blush cardigan in today’s outfit.
[Sweater, Scarf and T-shirt: H&M/Jeans: c/o Cavender’s/Ring: Samantha Wills/Perforated Ankle Boots: Similar]
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I FEEL PRETTY
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!
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 pretties. That’s it, now go have some fun!
The second week of outfits in the Fall Style Me Pretty Challenge is coming to a close today. We’re having so much fun mixing and matching the pieces in this challenge. Many of the women have commented that they are finding that they need less clothes as a result of participating in the challenges. When you know lots of different ways to pair up your basics, you can actually spend a lot less.
Let’s take this basic outfit as an example. All of the pieces in it are things you probably already have in your closet – a cardigan, layering t-shirt, print scarf, boyfriend jeans (or cuffed jeans) and oxfords (or flats).
[Cardigan: Similar/Layering T-shirt: Similar/Scarf: Same/Boyfriend Jeans: Similar/Watch: Same/Purse: Same/Shoes: Similar]
Check out all of the different stylish interpretations the girls in the challenge created from this versatile outfit.
Even though the Fall Stye Me Pretty Challenge is underway, you can still join us and get your shopping list and first two weeks of outfits immediately. We’d love to have you! Get more information and sign up HERE.
We’ve completed the first week of outfits for the Work Your Work Wear Challenge. If you’ve never done a challenge with me before, this is how it works. Participants get a shopping list of wardrobe basics (for this challenge, business casual basics) and ten days to get all of their pieces in place. Then every day for the next three weeks, they get a new outfit combo created from the pieces delivered to their inbox every day.
For the next three Fridays during the Work Wear Challenge, I’ll be featuring an outfit from the challenge along with some of my favorite interpretations by the participants.
This week’s easy outfit combo is perfect for a business casual environment but works just as well for lunch with friends. The key to this outfit is coordinating the colors of the blouse with the cardigan and flats. You can repeat the formula over and over again with different pieces to create completely different outfits.
Easy Outfit Formula
Cardigan + Printed Blouse + Neutral Pants + Bright Shoes
Cardigan – A colorful cardigan brightens up your office days. You can never have enough cardigans!
Floral Blouse – The colors on this floral blouse are even prettier in person. They make it perfect to transition into fall. A simple graphic pattern also works great.
Earrings – These simple statement earrings in a trellis design will be your new go-to.
Over Sized Watch – Forget the fussiness of stacks of bracelets for the office, an over sized gold watch makes a big enough impact for your every day.
Pants – A slim fitting ankle pant gives this outfit a more modern silhouette. You could also opt for a stretch trouser or pencil skirt for a dressier look.
Flats – These cute bow flats keep feet comfortable and happy all day. Or try swapping them for a bright heel to elevate the look.
Here are some of my favorite interpretations of this outfit by real members of the style challenge.
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