CTC Week 3

Well it’s week 3 of the Common Threads Challenge.  Since I’ve decided to comply 5 of 7 days each week I feel a lot better.  Somedays the pieces I chose just won’t work and rather than beat myself up about it I gave myself permission to do the best I can.

My favorite outfit from this week was what I wore on Saturday.  I was up early for a full day of Vex Robotics.  My olive cargo pants were perfect paired with a sleeveless red top. I bought the top at Loft over the Summer and it’s no longer in stock. This one is similar. My necklace  was the perfect accessory. I wore flat leopard sandals. Perfect for a day of competition and then dinner out with my husband. I’m also showing it with my booties because it was windy the day we actually shot these photos and I wanted to look like I was ready for Fall!  Ha! With my sleeveless top, lol.
And a quick bathroom selfie from Saturday!

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

The second outfit of the week I really liked as well because I’m taking a Summer dress and making it Fall appropriate!  Remember when I wore it this way?

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

By adding my cargo vest (similar) and my Toms open toe booties it transitions perfectly! Take a look, in one I left the sleeves off the shoulder and in the other I pulled them up:

The third outfit I am sharing today features my striped top. Because the embroidered bird and flowers are so colorful it is easy to mix and match with all kinds of bottoms. I chose an old pair of mustard colored jeans (similar) – they are years old – from Kohl’s. I am wearing my favorite wedges . It’s a simple, easy, and comfortable outfit for work. What makes it easy? There’s no need for a necklace because of the embroidered detailing on the top and I wore simple stud earrings. The top is a nice, sturdy fabric and it runs a little big. Although I am wearing a small I should have grabbed an extra small. I’ve washed it and it didn’t shrink at all.

So that’s what I am sharing from week 3, I can hardly believe it’s already the middle of October! I am hoping November brings us cooler weather but I’ll settle for a drop in the humidity. Until then I’ll keep wearing clothes to keep cool. How about you? Is it finally feeling like Fall where you live? Every year around this time I start craving scarves, sweaters, booties, you know all things Fall. I have found that mixing a few Fall touches with some of my favorites from Spring & Summer help satiate me.

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Make it a great one!
xo,
Kellyann

Similar pieces:
Mid-Rise Rockstar Sateen Jeans for Women • Old Navy • $34.99
Tie-Neck Shift Dress for Women • Old Navy • $16.50
Twill Button-Front Shirt Dress for Women • Old Navy • $18.50
Sueded Peep-Toe Ankle Boots for Women • Old Navy • $29.97

22 thoughts on “CTC Week 3”

  1. I love the different ways you did the sleeves on the dress with the vest..super cute both ways and that red halter top is gorgeous!! I LOVE your hair up too!! I hope this Wednesday is wonderful for you gorgeous lady!! xo

    1. Thanks friend, I appreciate your kindness as always. I used to wear my hair up all the time and then I stopped not sure why. It is nice and easy sometimes. We’ve had a rainy Wednesday but that’s ok because it cooled things off just a bit. No where near Fall temps but cooler for us so I’ll take it! Hope your day was as wonderful as YOU!
      xo,
      Kellyann

    1. Summer to Winter would be just fine by me! We’ve actually had some rainy days so that’s cooled us off a bit but I am ready for more. It’s funny but I don’t own a lot of red for some reason. I do like this top though and I’ve been wearing my olive pants in place of jeans so this combo came together because of the challenge. I’m glad it did because I like it!
      xo,
      Kellyann

  2. I am so proud of you for sticking with the CTC and also giving yourself a little latitude. You are one smart cookie. I love that red top, the cut of it is my fav. The necklace looks dynamite with it. Your vest with the dress is a great idea and I love the mustard pants with the striped top. Now it’s time for me to hop over to the Target site and get to ordering…seriously! That’s what I’m doing next. Seeing you reminded me. Have a great day my darling friend. XOXO
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    1. Thanks Lisa, I’ll tell ya I was about to throw in the towel on this challenge so I am proud of myself too! The accountability to the blog really helps. The next challenge I do needs to be a spending freeze! Now THAT would be a challenge for real! Glad you’re heading to the Target site – you’re gonna love those jeans! We’re gonna have to plan a little collab when we wear them! You can style them west coast and I’ll style them east coast. Of course knowing us we’d look the same, lol!
      xo,
      Kellyann

    1. Thanks so much Carrie! These olive pants have replaced my jeans for the CTC. I’ve always thought olive was a neutral but now I’m living proof!
      xo,
      Kellyann

  3. You are too cute. I love that dress with the cargo vest and booties- it really transitioned nicely for the fall! And, I need a pair of yellow pants! I LOVE, love, love them! Esp with that embroidered flutter sleeve top!

    Carrie
    curlycraftymom.com

    1. Thanks Carrie! These mustard pants of mine have been so useful, I only wear them in Fall for some reason. Crazy, they are lightweight but the color just doesn’t seem to work in Spring or Summer, ha!
      xo,
      Kellyann

  4. I love the red and olive together! I haven’t tried that combo yet, but I think I need to! And your dress looks perfect with the vest layered over top for fall!

    1. Thanks Laura! If it hadn’t been for the challenge I wouldn’t have tried either of these combos! It really is helping me to be more creative.
      xo,
      Kellyann

    1. Thanks Maggie! I would have never paired the vest with that dress either – the challenge is really pushing me to think outside the box and get more creative. I actually really like the way it turned out!
      xo,
      Kellyann

    1. Thanks so much Shelbee! I really like the red and olive too. The common threads challenge has definitely made me think a little more creatively which is always a good thing!
      xo,
      Kellyann

  5. You are doing great with this challenge even if you chose some noticeable pieces. Loved that bell-sleeve embroidered striped top and missed out on it. Love it with the mustard pants and how you made the OTS fuchsia dress Fall-appropriate! And in that outfit with the sleeveless top, I can still see the Fall colors. 😉

    So happy you will be a part of My Holiday collabs!
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    1. Thanks Ada! I’ve learned alot by doing this challenge, it’s been a good experience for me. I am super excited about the holiday collab with you!
      xo,
      Kellyann

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