Monday, March 8, 2010

Wardrobe Capsule Challenge Recap...

Day 1:

Day 2:

Day 3:

Day 4:

Day 5:

What I learned about myself:
(1) I am super-proud of myself for injecting more color into my daily outfits and not falling back onto neutrals for this challenge.
(2) I can go longer without wanting a new piece of clothing than I can without wanting some variety in my accessories. Seriously, I could have gone on a LOT longer with this challenge if I could have changed out the jewelry or shoes.
(3) Even with a good dose color and different stylings, the same pieces get boring to me. Others in my office didn't realize that I was wearing the same 10 pieces, but *I* did, and that's what made all the difference.
(4) I would totally use this method of selecting clothes when going on a short vacation. Only I would take a lot more accessories!
(5) I need to use a larger purse on a daily basis! I was amazed at how many times throughout the week I reached for my purse to get something, only to find that I didn't have said item with me, due to carrying the smaller purse for the week.
(6) I am more creative with the way I style my clothing than I thought I was. I was constantly trying on different outfits with the same pieces. I often read other bloggers' posts and think how creative they are, but maybe I don't give myself enough credit.
(7) I am my own worst critic. Heck, I may even be TOO hard on myself! For example, on Day 3 of the challenge, I pointed out the boot marks on my legs and that the skirt wasn't a perfect fit for me. The comments I received pointed out that no one noticed the marks on my legs, and most people thought the skirt looked great! Sometimes I need to go a little easier on myself.

Which outfit of the week was your favorite?
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  1. You did a fab job this week! All these outfits look SO different.

    I have many of the same observations - more shoes and accessories! And wow, I really get bored with wearing the same items over and over.

    I love Wed's outfit (it's the skirt, I love it).

  2. I adore that skirt from Wednesday.

    Kudos for doing this. It stirs up those creative juices and I think you did a masterful job!

  3. I voted Wednesday and Friday came in as a STRONG second!!! I love the blue and green. :)

  4. I too am my worst critic so I know exactly what you mean. (and I never noticed the boot mark either).. My favs were day 1, day 2 and day 3... if i had to pick one.. it would be 3 (but day 3 is a cloooose second!)

  5. Love, love, love the Day 4 look. The lines of everything are so flattering to your waist, and I can't believe how perfectly those necklines compliment each other.