Happy Monday Folks,
I hope you had a fantastic weekend and your week is off to a great start! This week’s post is off schedule – I apologise – but I will explain why in just a second.
Last weekend, I hung out with my favourite crew – my three daughters. We had a blast at The Forum If you are local and have not checked it out you really should. While out, we did some shopping and I took the opportunity to scope out some pieces for some of the clients I am currently working with. My oldest and I sparked a conversation about what exactly I do for my clients. I explained to her, then one question led to another and then she posed the ultimate question – “Mum, can you go without shopping for 30 days? I bet you can’t!”
I was like “excuse me!”, acting like I was offended, knowing the answer to her question was likely “no!” I am not in denial – I love to shop.
In any case I decided to accept her challenge to shop my wardrobe for 30 days (I still get goosebumps thinking about it). To make myself feel better, I decided to look at this as an opportunity to practice what I preach to my clients, when applicable, and also a way to teach my child about self-discipline. Needless to say, we wrapped up our shopping trip on Saturday with a few goodies and started the challenge yesterday, June 25th.
Here are the rules she outlined:
– You are prohibited from purchasing any new outfits for 30 days (except for clients)
Pretty cut and dry, don’t you think? I was able to work in accessories though 😂 (don’t judge me). Let’s see how I fare over the course of the next 30 days. Here was my look for day 1:
| OUTFIT |
Dress: Old Navy (here)
Vest: Target (old) Similar (here)
Sandals: (old) Similar (here)
Bag: Michael Kors Saddle Bag, Maxine in medium (here)
One of the things I love about my jersey swing dress is that it is super versatile – you can dress it up or down. I thought about pairing it with a pair of canvas/tennis shoes but the sandals won. Moreover I love the black and white stripe combination because it is a perfect neutral pattern that can be spiced up with a pop of colour or even other patterns.
So, anyone care to join me on this challenge? Lord knows I need all the moral support I can get. What wardrobe challenges have you undertaken? Don’t forget to comment and you can also follow me on Instagram @athreadofstyle.
Keeping it simply stylish,