Monday, March 1, 2010

Wardrobe Capsule Challenge, Day 1...

For the first day of the challenge, I wanted to start out with something simple.
Wrap dress, scarf, hoops, heels. Easy Peasy. Since hosiery was a freebie, I decided to add in a pair of blue-gray tights.

Dress: Moda International, swapped
Scarf: Laila Rowe
Shoes: Vera Wang for Kohl's
Earrings: NY&Co
Purse: Nine West via Marshalls
Tights: Target?

I originally intended this scarf to be a Christmas gift for my future MIL, but I ended up finding something I liked better for her, so the scarf defaulted to being mine. I don't mind so much, trust me. I love the colors! Surprisingly, this is the first time I've worn it!
I've seen E. from academichic wear her scarves under tops so that they look like a layering top, and I've always found it to be a very chic look, so I thought I would try that here. I really love that the purple in the scarf ties in the deep purple of the shoes. (Yes, those shoes are deep purple, not black!)
There is no other olive green in the outfit besides the purse, but I am quickly becoming part of the camp that sees olive green as a neutral. I'm not fully-converted, but I do think olive green can go with most anything. And if not, let's just consider it a pop of color!

What are your thoughts on my attempt for Day 1 of the challenge?


  1. You are out of the gates with a strong start here! Love the addition of the scarf!

  2. I think you're right about olive being a neutral. love the bag and the scarf.

  3. The scarf's main colour also looks like olive, so it tones well with the bag. I really like this outfit!

  4. LOVE that blue dress. The scarf is lovely. You should test out cream tights a la Alice in Wonderland. ;)

  5. Oh, you are a girl after my own heart wearing bright blue AND a pretty patterned scarf. Love it! That dress is so much more vibrant than I originally thought was from your capsule photos.

    I love how you emulated E's scarf look - I'll have to give that a try some time.

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  7. Love that bright blue, and the scarf is a great touch. I may need to steal that idea myself... :)