WIW: Ingunn Challenge - end of January

Thanks again to Ingunn for a fabulous challenge.   I'm looking forward to carrying it on in to February.  These challenges help me see how much I enjoy what I have, and minimize the urge to shop :)

And Joy - LOVE those red and blue pants!

Here's my final week outfits:

#1 Layered shirts.  I didn't expect this to work, but ended up liking it.  Then on Friday, Angie posted almost this look as an ensemble.  Does it work here?  With the draped top over a big, soft buttondown over bootcuts?  I want to wear it again, and will add pointy shoes if it's a day that I leave the house :)

#2 Umm... not sure this was in the challenge.  I was thinking of it as a statement sweater, which is one of the ones I missed in week 1, I think.

#3 Turtleneck.  I'm hoping this is at least sort of un-stuffy.  It was comfy with my long cardigan and skinnies, and I'm planning to wear it again.  This was the first wearing for this turtleneck, but won't be the last - I'd forgotten how warm they are.

#4 Borrowing from the boys.  I assumed I would wear my 7 jeans and my husband's tee for this day, but both were in the wash, so I decided to go with menswear inspired instead.  So I paired a crisp white buttondown with a vest.  I liked this pretty well too.

#5 Dress as a skirt.  I slipped a sweater over this asymmetric shirt dress (that's rather summery).  I'm not sure it worked, but it was fun to try :)

Looking forward to February challenge too!  And please share any suggestions for improvement :)

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  • Elizabeth P replied 5 years ago

    I think you nailed the challenge Amy, well done!  The dress does look a bit like a dress, given you can see it at the neck, but it still works. There is definitly a cohesiveness in your look all week, even while pulling in different elements - that's an accomplishment. 

  • Tanya replied 5 years ago

    Agree with Elizabeth that you totally nailed this.  The pale blue of the turtleneck is lovely on you, and I really like the first outfit.  You could wear a crew neck sweater instead of the v-neck in #5 and cover the top of the dress completely that way if you prefer it.

  • Angie replied 5 years ago

    First of all, your bobbed hair looks lovely. It really suits you. 

    You look GREAT in burgundy. #1 and #2 are my faves because the fits and proportions are spot on. 

    #3 would look fab with the boots you wore in #2. Great long cardi. 

    #4 lacks a little structure, so perhaps slimmer fit jeans, tailored footwear and rolled up sleeves. I like the diagonal stripes. Nice and different. 

    I enjoyed your challenges Amy, and liked how you had fun shopping your closet. Thanks for sharing. xo

  • Mamavalveeta03 replied 5 years ago

    #2 and #3 are huge favorites for me. And apparently YOU, since you look so happy in them!

  • Joy replied 5 years ago

    Wasn't this challenge fun and a true challenge trying to work with what one has. My favorite of your great outfits is #1. That deep oxblood color is lovely on you. You nailed the challenge.
    I had troubles with shirt over shirt and will have to try to find something more like your solution.

  • shevia replied 5 years ago

    Love #1 and 2 on you!

  • Suz replied 5 years ago

    #1 and #2 are really terrific on you, Amy! You did really well with this challenge. I pooped out only a few days in, I am ashamed to say. But I know exactly what you mean when you say that following along can curb any desire to shop. I have not been shopping, either, fortunately, so I at least I do not feel guilty on that score. 

  • jackiec replied 5 years ago

    What a well done challenge! It's fun to be inspired like that. My favs are 1 and 2. You are really upping your game with this challenge!!,

  • celia replied 5 years ago

    Great rendition of the challenge Amy. My favorite is also #1 . And I think you look lovely on #5.
    You are wearing colors that complement you and the haircut looks really good on you.
    The only thing I would say is that #4 looks a bit too square. maybe a more fitted vest, or skinnies as Angie suggested.

  • E replied 5 years ago

    1 & 2 are just stunning! I like 5 a lot too. :)

  • shipskitty replied 5 years ago

    #1, #2 and #3 are my favorites. Nice work!

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