If participating in this challenge has taught me anything it’s that I’m not really a challenge kind of girl! I have decided to follow through however with a few adjustments. Namely I’m not doing it on the weekends! Mostly because we are in the middle of renovating our kitchen and our house looks like a war zone and since we’re doing some of the grunt work ourselves I’ve been wearing shorts and tank tops. I’ve also realized I should have chosen a pair of jeans or a basic tee as part of my five pieces. Although at the time that seemed so easy and not like much of a challenge. Oh well, lesson learned!
So take a look at what I’ve been wearing this week. I’ve been posting selfies every morning before work on Instagram so if you’d like to see exactly what I’m wearing follow me there. It is also worth mentioning that it is super hot here – on Monday with the heat index factored in it felt like 100 degrees! I really should have worn a big, flowy dress to keep cool – the humidity is brutal. Dear Mother Nature, please send cooler weather soon. I am melting.
Monday – Olive and blush. These pants (similar)have been so versatile. They’re fab with sneakers, sandals, and heels. Today I dressed them up a bit with this old blush blouse. I LOVE olive and blush together! My favorite part of this outfit is my new necklace from Baublebar. I love it! You’ll be seeing lots of it!
Tuesday – I wore the outfit I featured on Monday but I changed the shoes. I decided to dress up a little because I had an audit. Why does a school counselor get audited? Because she is also the Section 504 coordinator. If you ask the kids they’ll tell you I’m the lunchroom lady. Despite trying to educate them on what my job really is. But I digress. Back to what I have worn so far this week.
Wednesday – Today is College Spirit Day at our school. Typically I wear jeans and a college tee but staying true to the challenge I chose a dress in UF colors. I am wearing my utility vest (similar) .You’ve seen that picture before in a previous post. I usually try to have my husband take my picture a few days before but we simply ran out of time. Monday night I had him photograph me in the olive pants and blush blouse after wearing them all day. Let me tell you it had been a looooooong, hot day. Surprisingly the outfit photographed well even after a full day at work. I had been in those clothes 11 hours at the time they were photographed. So apparently they wear well!
I’m off to go clean cabinets – part of our kitchen reno – my husband is painting our cabinets. I’ve cleaned them once with denatured alcohol, then he sanded them and now I’m back on duty washing out the insides and going over them once again with the denatured alcohol. The house looks crazy and I’m right there with it; I can’t stand messes! Enough of that, I’ll share some updates on Friday.
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My five pieces for the Common Threads Challenge:
Shop blush blouses:
Shirred Tie Neck Blouse • LOFT • $59.50
Shimmer Utility Blouse • LOFT • $49.50
Cotton Candy Blouse • LOFT • $49.50
Como Vintage Faux Pearl Embellished Blouse • $29.97
Polagram 3/4 Bell Sleeve Blouse • $23.97
Lush Crisscross Bell Sleeve Blouse • Lush • $19.97