Just before the holiday season I found myself feeling unmotivated and lacking creativity with my outfits. I was sick a lot of the time, which I have finally sorted out, and tired most days after work; this is very unlike me. This was probably the first Christmas season that I entered feeling somewhat overwhelmed and exhausted by the idea of the holidays. In an attempt to pull myself out of the funk I decided to join Allison's Get Your Pretty On Winter Style Challenge. I wanted/needed to have someone tell me what to wear and when to wear it. The group of women that participate in the challenge also have a special FB group that they post their daily outfits in and seek advice from one another. These women make you feel like a million $$$ and are extremely supportive. It's a rarity in this day and age, sad to say but true, to see women encouraging, supporting and championing one another, making it worth the expense of joining the challenge. The prompts provided are mostly casual, stay at home moms or casual work environment, but you can add your own flair to them as I do to make them work for me and my work environment. Honestly much of the time the prompt is just a starting point and I often end up with a completely different look. I highly recommend joining if you have never done something like this before or are looking for a fun way to revamp your wardrobe. Currently there isn't a style challenge happening but you can sign up for the annual membership at discounted rate using this link (a year membership gives you one challenge for free). Anyway this week for Fashion Friday, I am choosing five of my favorite work/casual versions of the outfits that I styled during the 2 weeks that I was a part of the style challenge.
#1 Tunic, Printed Scarf, Leggings and Boots: I love how this outfit added color to my wardrobe especially in the dead of winter.
#2 Sweater Dress, Fur Vest, OTKB and Long Necklace: Wore it twice! Once to work and once for date night.
#3 Cable Knit Sweater, Leather leggings, Ankle Boots and a Blanket Scarf: I finally have a blanket scarf!!!! Actually I have two now and the one I am featuring here was a gift from a fellow Canadian who was also in the style challenge. They organized a gift exchange among the ladies in the group and it was so much fun!
#4 Black Leather Leggings, Black Top, Black Ankle Boots and a Printed Scarf: I love this monochromatic look so much!!!!! I did add the fuzzy sweater because it was -30C outside.
#5 Grey Dress, Pink Blazer, Ankle Boots: This outfit was inspired by the prompts with pink sweater and gray jeans but that doesn't fly in my work environment but I loved the color scheme so much that I dug out this little outfit from my spring/summer bucket and added some booties to it.
The kiddos and I are having a GIRLS ONLY WEEKEND!!!