Don’t you love that feeling when you KNOW what you are wearing looks good on you? You get complements and you kind of feel that glow. It’s not actually a feeling I get very often as I am stylistically challenged. I know that I shouldn’t be! Apparently I am an X body type, according to Shari Braendel who I recently heard speak about dressing for your colours and body type. (Thank you Amy B for sharing that with us!) An X can wear just about anything. But that’s my problem! I can wear horrendous, or old fashioned, or ikky colour and just not realise!
However, armed with great advice from Shari, I was eager to have a go at Amy Bayliss’ latest Homemaker’s challenge. Our challenge was:
Your Homemaker’s Challenge is to add 3 new outfits to your wardrobe BUT, you can’t spend any money. Get creative. Swap clothes with your sister, your friends, or shop your very own closet! I know you have stuff in there that you forgot about. You can even remake some clothes out of what is in your closet! It is totally up to you but you must add three new outfits to your circulation of clothes you wear regularly.
My first outfit was a remake. For years I have had this LBD in my closet because everyone says, “You have to have a LBD in your closet.” The thing is…it didn’t fit (2 sizes too big) and I didn’t like the neckline or the sleeves. Useful huh! I had it on a pile of things to get send to the Opportunity Shop last week and kept it on a whim to see if I could do something with it. Then Amy’s challenge came and I set to with the quick un pick.
I’ve dabbled in brown before but I’ve never really embraced it so this pair of pants was at the bottom of the draw. This shirt I haven’t really worn since my MIL gave it to me quite a long time ago. On Shari’s advice for redheads I decided to give brown another go. And..
Okay, this is where I need your help everyone! The shirt I quite like as it’s not quite white, more of a goldy cream tinge. It looks quite good on its own with the pants but then I saw this vest and I thought I’d take a risk and get some opinions. Is it a keeper or should it go out! out! out! Belt or no belt? After my daughter took these photos I undid it and it looked quite different just hanging. What do you think everyone? Time to help out a stylistically challenged friend!
(Encourage me judges!)