Ingunn's Challenge- Week 1

I wanted a challenge to beat the January blues and Ingunn provided a great style challenge calendar for inspiration. These outfits are my response for this week. I started on Tuesday with a pattern mix/graphic tee.
1-3: worn with plaid Jolt pants. ON plaid shirt over graphic tee left behind by DS. Also showing patterned socks. Worn outside I wore old Munro black ankle boots. I don't care for the shirt worn out but the pants were too high waisted for a good semi tuck. I liked the shirt tail hem of the panda tee but is this look odd on me?
4-7: Daytime sparkle. This was provided by F21 shirt with metallic silver dots, star earrings from a craft fair, and my DV distressed metallic booties. War and cosy on a frigid day.
8: Dress with sneakers. It was too cold for sneakers so I substituted oxfords. Dress is a thrifted BR merino wool worn over Nike workout pants as leggings. Does this work on me? I am open to suggestions.
9-10: No black. I hesitated to post this outfit due to poor posture but it was too dark to get new photos. This was a super layered soft neutral and pink outfit. KUT blush jeans, tee from DS under thrifted pink cashmere hoodie under thrifted Uniqlo open cardi. SE Putty Petty booties. I also wore a distressed silver belt and carried a silver bag. Kind of messy but casual. Suggestions are welcome.
Thank you, Ingunn, for this challenge. It was something I looked forward to this week.

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  • Joy replied 3 years ago

    I cannot see to link to Ingunn's challenge post or to her calendar. Can someone else put the link in a reply?

  • UmmLila replied 3 years ago

    All your outfits turned out so well!

  • harmonica replied 3 years ago

    What a FAB week, Joy! I like the panda tee on you. Not odd. I think #8 dress with sneakers is my favorite, but so hard to choose.

  • Transcona Shannon replied 3 years ago

    Well done Joy! Every single one of these outfits works perfectly. I must say that those plaid pants are just fan on you and I bet they work with a lot in your closet.

    Oh...and I dare you to say Putty Petty's 10 times in a row - lol!

  • Karie replied 3 years ago

    I think it all works on you. The panda tee looks cute, and I like it all with the plaid shirt - great length on the shirt. I never would have known that the leggings in #8 were Nike workout wear - I have thought of doing that myself - why not, right, they look the same! It's hard to pic a favorite, but I'm going with the daytime sparkle outfit. That F21 sweater looks dressy and comfy, and you can't beat that!

  • Joy replied 3 years ago

    UmmLila, thank you for providing the link and your kind words.
    Harmonica, I liked the dress with "sneakers" too and would not have tried this if not for Ingunn's challenge.
    LOL, Shannon, especially not before a first cup of coffee. I love those laid pants and would duplicate if I found them again.

  • Suz replied 3 years ago

    Joy, these are all terrific. Wow, you look lovely in navy, just as much as in your light neutrals! 

  • Sharon replied 3 years ago

    I love all of these! #1 is so cool and youthful and #5 is very pretty and soft. What a great week.

  • Joy replied 3 years ago

    Suz, most of my navy is summer weight. Sharon, you had my forever devotion with "youthful" :). These were all totally inspired by the challenge and using what I have in my present late-winter closet.

  • shevia replied 3 years ago

    Great inspired outfits! I think daytime sparkle is my favorite but they all look good - not odd at all.

  • Angie replied 3 years ago

    I hereby crown you Queen Graphic Tee. You are cuter than cute, Joy. I love #1 and #4. Those checked pants are DIVINE, and you know you had me with the white-out. xo

  • Ingunn replied 3 years ago

    Like I said on my thread, Joy - the dress over pants is so fab! And the rest too, of course! 

  • Joy replied 3 years ago

    I am so happy that you think I can get away with wearing these graphic tees.
    Ingunn, I have another dress over pants planned for this week. I think you have a white out on the calendar for this week or next, so I will come up with another version. Angie, I keep thinking of getting those Kut plaid jeans that you and Suz have, I enjoy wearing them so much. They are not a need but a want.

  • rachylou replied 3 years ago

    Mad Panda is pretty awesome.

  • Joy replied 3 years ago

    Rachylou, that weird panda is a mecha-panda. The back says Mechanical Panda. Maybe it is an anime character?

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