Scarf Challenge

Bijou invited those interested to join her in a 5-day scarf challenge. Here are my results. I wanted to play with my spring scarves to see what I had and find new ways to wear them.
1/2: it was a cold day. The scarf is a floral for spring, but a big wool square, worn with a red pullover and dark olive jeans.
3/4: chose to wear tonal olive. The scarf is a small cotton square, folded with corners inside, knotted in the middle and ends tied in back...a favorite way to wear a scarf so it will not be in the way
5-11: a pastel outfit with lilac blazer. 5-7 uses a heavy silk long rectangle with a watercolor design. Looped loosely to show the scarf.
8-10: long narrow silk floral scarf, tied in an overhand knot and allowed to hang.
11: striped infinity scarf, wrapped once.
12/13: Prana thrifted hoody in peach worn with black ponte pants and small silk floral scarf in a different floral pattern, just rolled opposite corners inside and tied in a square knot in front. Do these patterns clash?
14-16: more pattern mixing with plaid sweatshirt over checked shirt, Japanese cotton fabric of sheep as scarf, black jeans. The sheep fabric was folded into a rectangle and tied in a knot in front, ends tucked inside the knot.
17-19: a polyester long rectangle of black, cream and grey rectangles on a Mistook (consignment) tweed jacket, EF ponte black slim pants. Scarf is in a contrived messy knot and drape.
I learned a lot about making scarves work and enjoyed wearing all these although none had much wear before. It was good to help them find outfits.
Your thoughts and suggestions are much appreciated. Do you have any favorites? Any that bother you?

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WIW: Black and Light Blue

These are not fab like Angie’s examples and I have very little light blue but took a stab at this ensemble.
1/2: What I am wearing today with a few inches of new snow. The light blue for spring plus black KUT jeans with black boots kept things real. The plaid shirt has blues, black and white and is my “print” for this exercise. I added the scarf with lighter blues for some maximalism.
3-5: The denim duster outfit is old and something worn last week over a column of black with white floral brooch added to a chain as a nod to spring.
What do you think? I welcome your suggestions and comments. I felt more quirky than fab in these outfits.

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WIW: Dark and silver

I had to try a quick version of Angie’s ensemble so here are the results. I wore this with my pink/blush JCrew wool stadium coat because my brighter coats are light weight trenches, not warm enough for ice and snow on the ground and 17 F. Please overlook the undone hair and makeup.
Sweater: black merino wool assymetrical EF pullover.
Jeans: old medium wash joggers
Silver watch, jewelry, hobo bag and ECCO sneakers. Grey and black striped wool socks.

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White Jean Pencil and Sweatshirt

Most of my skirts are pencils but I have very few sweat shirts and they are not traditional. I did pair a white denim pencil with a soft Joie sweatshirt, wanting to try this outfit. It was easy to wear, so much so that I may look for another sweatshirt. Most of the day was too cold for the skirt, so the sweatshirt was worn with white jeans, keeping everything else the same.
The skirt / sweatshirt pairing appeals to my dressy style with a casual life.
I will add a photo from my phone soon.

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WIW X 3: Texture Challenge (also no jeans) ETA another sweater dress outfit

Inspired by MsMary's outfits, I noticed that a couple recent outfits are fairly texture rich.
1-4: bone and taupey tan. Texture of faux fur, knit, sheer scarf with embroidered flowers, silk draping, fishnet stockings and suede booties, and pearls. Photos 4/5 show some texture details. I added more texture with a metallic bag.
5/6: today's outfit without the brown suede knee high boots I wore out and snake textured tote bag. Sweater dress, smooth legging pants, draped cowel neckline, giraffe print silk scarf and flats, lace, metal chain and earrings, bead and metal bracelet. I welcome your comments and suggestions. Am I too old to wear a sweater dress and pants as leggings? Please be honest.

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Challenge Musings (long) 30x30 Day 29,30

Day 29 of the 30x30 challenge. I went with the olive in the capsule for Angie's Olive on Olive ensemble, using gold metallic shoes, belt and bag.
1-3: capsule items in use with taupe bag with gold hardware.
4-6: someone asked if the olive sweater was the same color as the olive jacket. This shows me wearing them together. Close, but not the same. Both EF. Also featuring the sweater tucked in so it did not hang below the jacket and the other scarf with lots of olive. I welcome your thoughts.

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Week 4: 30x30 ETA: Day22,23,24,25,26,27

Well this is Day 1 of Week 4 and my plans are probably dashed. Today is Sunday and I would be at mass now and a trip later into Denver for a concert. We woke up to 4.5 inches of snow over ice and snow still coming down. DH ventured out to get the newspapers from the driveway and said that it is very slick. I am in lounge clothes sitting in front of the fireplace with my iPad and a hot cup of coffee.
I was planning to wear pieces from my capsule so far...burgundy leather skirt, black assemetrical EF merino sweater over black heatech tee, black riding boots and black fleece-lined tights. A scarf and black long puffer coat, gloves, maybe black felt beret for outdoors.

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Week 3: 30x30 Challenge Days 14,15,16,17,18,19

I just lost my whole post and am starting over. This time I will add a little at a time. I intend to add outfits this week to this thread.
Yesterday ( Day 14). For church I wore the EF bone skirt with SE bone booties and added to my 30x30 capsule a black/white cashmere assemetrical sweater. ( photos 1/2). Later I changed out the skirt for EF white jeans.
Today (Day 15) I did not add any items to the 30x30. A casual cold snowy day. I am wearing the Paige blue jeans with plaid shirt over an EF long-sleeved tee ( as Heat-tech version is in laundry) and am not counting it as it is an under layer, red LE vest and red socks for indoors. (Photos 3/4). If I go out I will wear winter sneakers and use the same black Kooba bag.
I welcome your comments and suggestions.

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30X30: Adding White Trousers ETA: white jeans equestrian style

I just had to pull out some white trousers after reading Angie's blog post.
However, I may replace these trousers with some white jeans in my 30X30 because I kept having to readjust them. The waist is not fitting well. I am wearing them with the Laundry white turtleneck and the vest already in my 30X30, SE petty booties in snake, pearl earrings and a silk white polka dotted scarf. The pant legs are too wide for my riding boots, but would that have been a better look? The trousers are AT but I do not have a find and will not make one as they are on their way out of the wardrobe. Instead, I am including a find for the white jeans I will replace them with in the capsule. I welcome your thoughts.

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30X30: Days 7,8,9 ETA: 10, 11

This post adds a couple of skirts for the weekend.
1/2: Day 6. What I wore to DGD Miriam's christening. These are layered EF bone pieces worn with a creme and grey scarf, pearls, and silver pointy flats. These pieces were warm enough for a chilly day and soft enough to cuddle a baby. I am not sure what to do about making them part of my 30X30 but think I will keep the skirt, pullover and jacket and work to mix them with other pieces. Later I changed to olive jeans and red-or and burgundy sweater already in the 30X30 but did not get a photo.
3/4: Sunday for church and brunch. Leather in very deep burgundy, EF merino asymmetrical sweater, I don't think the burgundy booties looked right with the skirt. My feet look huge.
5/6: same EF sweater and 10,000 Villages scarf with the olive jeans.
7/8: casual outfit today for cleaning. Burgundy jeans with the floral top used befor over the black turtleneck, burgundy and browns Munro flats. Later I added a thin leopard scarf for some pattern mixing.
I will add what finds I have later plus a complete list of items now in the 30X30.
I will also add more of my outfits to this thread.
I welcome your thoughts and suggestions.

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