What I Wore Wednesday-Week Six (and a Challenge!)

Hey All, it’s Wednesday again!  Time flies when you’ve had your nose to the grindstone trying to get things done before school starts.  This weekly link party over at The Pleated Poppy has really been good for me since it has challenged me to utilize what’s in my closet and accessorize (although I’m still working on building up my accessories stash again).  In fact, it’s challenged me so much that I’ve decided to put a little challenge out there.  Like I mentioned last week, Olivia over at (406) Olivia brought up that limiting yourself to certain in your closet was, well, (and these are my words), a tad bit restricting.  Some of us like to shop!  So my challenge (for me and for anyone that wants to join in) is to utilize what’s in my closet for 30 days, starting September 1st, meaning I will not be wearing the same outfit twice.  In fact, I am shooting for not wearing the same article of clothing (minus the underpretties, shoes or usual jewelry like my watch and rings) twice!  I know I have more than 30 pairs of jeans, pants, and capris, not to mention dresses and skirts to do this, and I have more than enough tops.  I’ve been shopping way too much lately and it’s time to wear what I’ve got.  Granted, I’m not placing any shopping restrictions on anyone (because I would go insane if someone told me I couldn’t), but since we’re transitioning into fall, now is the perfect time.  If you don’t have enough jeans/pants to do it, no biggie, just mix up the outfit so that it’s not the same.  Get all the summery stuff worn early in the month and embrace sweaters and jeans at the end!  It’s just for fun and coincides with What I Wore Wednesday’s over at The Pleated Poppy, so why not?  I’ll have a button posted on my sidebar by the weekend if you’d like to jump in.

And with that, here’s my week of outfits!

Last Wednesday (when my camera battery died):  Running around over in Dallas, picking up supplies and such

teal tank, black ON shirt, Silver jeans, BCBG shoes

Teal tank top you can barely see:  Express

Top: Old Navy

Jeans:  Silver, thrifted years ago and too short, but perfect for rolling up!

Shoes:  BCBG, thrifted

Necklace and bracelet:  Gift from an ex-the only reason I’ve hung on to them is they were handmade by a tribe in Kenya

Thursday:  Date night with the hubby, which is super rare.  We went to dinner at this little place called Yucatan Taco Stand Tequila Bar and Grill and then went and saw Salt.  Salt was decent and I expect there will be a Salt II based on the way it ended.

J Crew orange dress, Michael Kors wedges

Dress:  J Crew, thrifted

Shoes:  Michael Kors “Allie” wedges, which I won on Ebay for $25!  Since I am obsessed with Project Runway, I thought it only proper that I have something of Michael Kors in my closet.  And these puppies are sooo comfortable!

Friday:  Lunch with the hubby, running around

ON crochet skirt, crochet yellow top

Top:  Misue, Plato’s Closet-what you can’t really see is it’s all crocheted around the neckline and matches the crochet on the bottom of the skirt

Skirt:  Old Navy, thrifted

Flip Flops:  Old Navy

Saturday:  Meeting our crazy Canadian friends down in Arlington for dinner.  They are huge Oakland Raiders fans and the Cowboys were playing our Chargers, so our whole family was sporting the Chargers gear.

Chargers T, Silver jeansTop:  Reebok from the Chargers shop

Jeans:  yep, those Silver ones again from Wednesday!

Flip Flops:  of course, Old Navy

Sunday:  Girls day out!  We went to Piranha’s Killer Sushi in downtown Fort Worth (their Death by Chocolate martinis are to DIE for-the glass is rimmed with chocolate mousse…yum…), had a beer at The Flying Saucer Draught Emporium and then my BFF and I went and saw Eat Pray Love.  Good movie, but the scenes from Bali don’t do that gorgeous country  justice.  I did want every outfit she was wearing there though!

black lace tank, CR teal shirt, black shorts, Nine & Co wedges

Lace tank underneath:  Charlotte Russe

Top: Charlotte Russe-too bad I forgot to have the hubsters take a picture of the back-it’s all open and that was why I bought it.  Darn!

Shorts:  Macy’s from four years ago

Wedges:  Nine & Co, thrifted years ago

Monday:  Million and one errands to run.  I was out of the house almost all day and it was HOT!

Eyelet couture top, ON boyfriend jeans, Xhilaration wedges

Top:  Eyelash Couture, thrifted

Jeans:  Old Navy boyfriend jeans

Wedges:  Xhilaration from Target-these make me so tall that one of the clerks at JoAnn’s commented on the fact.  Oh well!

Tuesday:  Went to the gym since I am getting back into a regular workout routine (but I will spare you the outfit) and then came home to work.

tealish tunic, brown leggingsTop: Language, thrifted

Leggings:  OP from Walmart-$5!  I am thinking of buying a bunch and then having fun with some…if only I looked good in them.  I have discovered after seeing this picture that tunics and leggings do not look good on me.

Flip Flops:  Old Navy

So that’s it!  As usual, I’m linking up with The Pleated Poppy.  If you haven’t already, stop by and check out what everyone else is wearing.  I’m also linking up with Morgan over at Meet Virginia since she is back to doing Weekend Wear.  Support her new party by joining in!

Poppy

‘Til next time,
Nicole

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14 Comments (+add yours?)

  1. Olivia
    Aug 25, 2010 @ 10:28:56

    Thanks for the shout-out!
    I’m excited about your challenge! It sounds like you leave your house quite a bit more than I do, otherwise I’d join you…
    Regarding your tall shoes: the taller the better, I say! And the tunic/legging look IS cute on you. What don’t you like about it?
    And last, we are mos def on the same wavelength about crochet–I adore it!

    xoxo,
    ~O~

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  2. Morgan
    Aug 25, 2010 @ 13:19:12

    Thanks so much for linking up Nicole! I adore your cropped jeans, and that orange dress looks divine on you!! Hope to see you again next week!!

    ~Morgan

    Come check out my Fashion Link Party Weekend Wear every Wednesday!!!
    Meet Virginia!!
    Meet Virginia!!!

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  3. Michelle F.
    Aug 25, 2010 @ 15:30:12

    You crazy girl, the tunic/legging combo looks great! I should join your challenge, I’m pretty sure I could go 30 days as well, buuuuut I can’t commit to not shopping though, I love it too!! 🙂

    Reply

  4. Courtney Flores
    Aug 25, 2010 @ 17:52:47

    Coming over from The Pleated Poppy’s linkup, but I will gladly join your challenge! 🙂 Does shopping at Goodwill count?

    Reply

  5. lisa leonard
    Aug 25, 2010 @ 23:26:20

    love it! so fun. xo

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  6. mommymoxie
    Aug 26, 2010 @ 01:09:29

    Olivia, I only leave the house because I force myself to get out and talk to other adults, otherwise I’d be talking baby babble all day and in a straight jacket. I’m willing to bet you have enough t-shirts and jeans to join in; in fact, I’m willing to bet your selection is far better than mine. Just sayin’ 😉

    And as for the challenge, I didn’t say you couldn’t shop, I just SHOULDN’T shop. We have 12 Goodwills in my county alone and I hit at least 2-3 a week, plus a few other thrift stores. I almost never leave empty handed and my closet is getting out of control! Shop it up is what I say. I would love to have you link up Michelle and Courtney.

    Thanks for stopping by everyone!

    Reply

  7. Katie
    Aug 26, 2010 @ 22:01:10

    Love that J.Crew dress! What a challenge to not wear the same things more than once in a month. Though my closet is over-flowing, I tend to stick to my favs. Maybe I can go a week and see what happens 😉

    Reply

  8. Wonder Mom
    Aug 26, 2010 @ 23:58:11

    Your orange dress is just “va-va-voom!”

    Reply

  9. cassie @ hi sugarplum!
    Aug 27, 2010 @ 09:12:23

    You are so cute…and you look tall **jealous!!**

    Thanks for stopping by my blog and becoming a follower! I’m excited to read through your archives on your cute blog!

    xoxo, cassie

    Reply

  10. diya
    Aug 27, 2010 @ 12:39:46

    I’m loving that orange dress on you! it fits you like a glove.

    Reply

  11. Jaimie
    Aug 28, 2010 @ 14:14:42

    I like the tunic and leggings!

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  12. Tricia Anne
    Aug 28, 2010 @ 20:59:48

    cute cute cute! And those pointy black shoes are too die for! :o)
    I hope you are having a nice weekend.
    Sincerely ~ Tricia

    Reply

  13. Tricia Anne
    Aug 29, 2010 @ 16:58:50

    Thank you so much for coming by my blog and leaving such kind words. :o)
    If you have any questions regarding my jewelry, I would love to answer them. I recently re-opened my little Etsy shop and would love for you to drop by anytime. :o)
    Sincerely ~ Tricia
    Ps. I just have to say … I am green with envy that you have so many thrift stores near by! :o)

    Reply

  14. Tina @ Life Without Pink
    Sep 01, 2010 @ 13:53:07

    You are super cute! Love this idea…its cool to see what others wear 🙂 Love your BCBG shoes – great find!

    Reply

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