Friday, November 8, 2013

Day 2: Shop your Closet challenge - The Outfit Formula

Today's assignment from The Wardrobe Code was to create 2 outfits using the Outfit Formula:

  • A Basic
  • An Item of Interest
  • A Finishing Piece
  • Accessories
We were encouraged to push ourselves out of our comfort zone. Since I'm comfortable dressing up and have trouble finding casual outfits, I chose to go with that. I did a day and nighttime outfit.

Outfit 1: Basic - jeans, Item of Interest - button tab-sleeved blouse, Finishing Piece - loose weave cardigan, Accessories: two-tone riding boots and statement necklace

 
Cardigan: (old) via Belks // Blouse: via JC Penney // Jeans: via Old Navy // Boots: via a flash sale site // Necklace: via Beall's Outlet
 
Outfit 2: Basic - skinny jeans, Item of Interest - sequin sweater, Finishing Piece - Houndstooth scarf, Accessories: stud clutch, shooties, statement necklace, pave stud bracelet, muted gold post earrings.
 
 
Sweater: via JC Penney // Skinny Jeans: via Old Navy // Shooties: via TJ Maxx // Scarf: came on my peacoat // Clutch: via Lane Bryant // Necklace and Earrings: via Beall's Outlet // Bracelet: Forever 21
 

 
 
 
What are your thoughts? Did I follow the formula? I feel like I over-accessorized the second outfit... The scarf was a last-minute addition because I realized I didn't have a Finishing Piece. I think I should have nixed the necklace when I added it.
 
 
The Breakdown:
 
Outfit 1:
 
Cardigan: Belks, $10
Blouse: JC Penney, $7
Jeans: Old Navy, $25
Boots: flash sale site, $90
Necklace: Beall's Outlet, $7
 
 
Outfit 2:
 
Sweater: JC Penney, $30
Jeans: Old Navy, $25
Shooties: TJ Maxx, $40
Scarf: came on my peacoat, $0
Necklace: Beall's Outlet, $7
Earrings: Beall's Outlet, $2
Bracelet: Forever 21, $5
Clutch: Lane Bryant, $25
 
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25 comments:

  1. I love the second outfit with that cute studded clutch! I think the statement necklace could count as the finishing piece instead of the scarf. Happy Friday!

    -Sharon
    The Tiny Heart

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    1. Thanks! I definitely think I need one of the other. Maybe next time a coloful scarf instead... Kind of mix the scarf and necklace thing

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  2. I love this easy peasy way to create an outfit!! I am going to write those words on a card and hang them in my closet! Thanks! Susan

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    1. Nicole at The Wardrobe Code has great advice!!

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  3. I love the colors in the top one, yellow and teal! I think any scarf or necklace could count as a finishishing piece. I like how you did a day and night look!

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    1. I am loving bold colors for Fall!!

      ~Cheryl
      http://snaps-of-ginger.blogspot.com/

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  4. I love both outfits, and I love how one is casual and the other dressier. I love that clutch and also the boots. You are killing this challenge.

    -Vogue&Heels
    www.vogueandheels.com

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    1. Thanks! I'm pretty in love with the clutch too

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  5. Beautiful outfits ^_^ I adore the yellow necklace
    a-few-dots.blogspot.com

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  6. both looks are great! Love the jewelry!
    xo,
    nancy

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  7. hi Cheryl! Nice to meet you. I too have a Blog Hop. Drop by and join and share the love of your great creative ensembles. I'm #30 on Tara's Hop today. Yes, we both have Friday Hops. I do because my Friday needed a punch in the arm! LOL I love Tara and her talent blogging nature. I think you have a great style that is natural. I love the first ensemble here today. See ya around.

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    1. Hi Renae! I'm so glad you stopped by. I'm heading right over to your blog to check it out

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  8. I like both outfits. You did an excellent job! I love the combination of teal or turquoise with yellow and the second outfit is amazing! I agree with you about going without the necklace in the second outfit, but definitely keeping the beautiful scarf. I love the black booties.

    http://thefashioness.com/


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    1. Thanks!! It got hot here again so I have to wait to wear them. It'll get cold soon enough I guess

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  9. amazing combos!!☻ i should do this more... accessories help so much. also so glad to see someone else likes jcp besides me. i have SO much jcp it's ridiculous.

    xoxo hobovogue.com ღ

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    1. JCP is one of my absolute places to shop. They fit me so well and really have cute stuff!

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  10. Great outfits!

    http://mypetitecorner.blogspot.com

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  11. You did a great job with both looks and sticking to the formula. It's always nice to have a base to start with and build around that. The two toned boots are fabulous!

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    1. Thanks! You know, I never wear them!! I need to work on that

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  12. Thanks for linking up for Favorite Fashion Friday. Hope to see you back tomorrow!
    Tara
    Penniless Socialite

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