WIW: four orphans (challenge inspired)

Deb's challenge to leopardlux was to use four items that haven't been worn for a year and make an outfit that feels like her out of them.

Since I can't leave a challenge well enough alone, I immediately started thinking about what I have languishing unworn, and how to make an outfit.  I'll admit, it was a real challenge - this, my third attempt - is finally worth keeping on.  (I also modified the idea to "worn this season" rather than worn in the past year....)

It's pants weather for me, and since I wear pants all the time, coming up with unworn pants was a trick.  These brown cords to the rescue.  I'm not sure that I haven't worn them this season, but I've certainly worn them less than everything else.  And since the pants are brown, I decided it had to be Angie's peach/navy/brown ensemble that I would wear for color.  This shell is almost teal, and I've never worn it because it's too big.  I like the color though, and the length with pants.  It's probably worth taking in a bit.  And this orange/coral jacket has also gone unworn this winter, though I wore it lots last winter.  (None of my jackets have gotten wear this winter - it's all about sweaters right now).

Finally, my yellow cowboy boots felt right with the warmth of colors in this outfit.  But I tried on my (also orphaned) oxfords too.  My kids prefer the boots - what do you think?

This outfit is brighter than what I've worn for a lot of the winter, but it still feels like me.  I like it's strong, saturated colors.

What are your suggestions for improvement?

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  • Suz replied 6 years ago

    Are you going to do every day's challenge? WOW!! That is incredible, if you do. Or even if you just do some of them, it's pretty wow-inducing. 

    This one is so cute -- when you are with your son it's like you're dressed to play with him! 

    I feel like I might want to play along with this. Hmmm. Interesting....I will see what I can do. 

  • torontogirl replied 6 years ago

    Wow - orphans no more! That looks great - the color combo is springy and lively and very flattering, and I like the layering.

    I agree with your wee ones - the boots are my fave!

  • amiable replied 6 years ago

    No - I seriously doubt I'll do every day's challenge.  I'm just playing along for fun, at least with the first two :)

    Having some new challenge keeps things interesting, and I have a lot of clothes, but tend to wear the same formula, because it works for me.  Random challenges like this tickle my fancy and make me want to rise to the occaision :)

  • viva replied 6 years ago

    Fun and spirited. I love it!

  • JAileen replied 6 years ago

    You look cute in that outfit. Your partner does not look happy, though!

  • rabbit replied 6 years ago

    I like it!  and I love those oxfords so much, I think they work too.

  • replied 6 years ago

    Really fun!

  • Glory replied 6 years ago

    great colours for you. I agree that the top is a wonderful shade and worth taking in. Your son is so handsome!

  • deb replied 6 years ago

    I love the boot version although the oxfords look good, also. Take in in the top because you are right about the length with pants. Good job!

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