Summer Remix: Outfits 17-24

Sunday, July 20, 2014

Here are 8 more outfits in this summer's remix challenge!


Outfit 17: Striped Dress + Mint Cardigan + Metallic Sandals + Necklace

Outfit 18: Lime Green Tee + White Crops + Metallic Sandals + Scarf

Outfit 19: Black Tee + Boyfriend Jeans + Metallic Sandals + Colorful Scarf 

Outfit 20: Chambray + Plum Tee + Denim Shorts + Brown Sandals

Outfit 21: Gray Tee + Maxi Skirt + Metallic Sandals + Necklaces

Outfit 22: Pastel Button Down + Boyfriend Jeans + Metallic Sandals

Outfit 23: Striped Dress + Chambray Shirt + Cognac Wedges + Turquoise Jewelry
 Outfit 24: Blue Tee + Denim Vest + White Crops + Metallic Sandals + Necklaces
Reflections and thoughts for this week:
  • It's been cool here, so layering with cardigans and scarves has worked well.
  • I tried knotting my shirt in Outfit 21 (thanks to your suggestions!) and it added some shape to the outfit, I think.
  • I also wore my chambray knotted over my dress, trying to give it a skirt/top look.
  • I won a really cool Origami Owl locket and I bought the Target scarf in Outfit 19 for $5.24. It's been fun to have some new accessories to add to outfits.
  • My boyfriend jeans and white crops were both thrifted and I love them both.
  • I wouldn't mind a new pair of shorts (colored or print) and another pair of pants in a really versatile color. Pants are so hard to find!
  • My favorite looks were 19, 22, and 24.
If you're participating in the remix challenge, how is it going? We're in the home stretch!
I'm linking up to:

Summer Remix: Outfits 9-16

Sunday, July 13, 2014

Here are the next 8 outfits in the summer remix challenge!

Outfit 9: Lime Green Tee + Boyfriend Jeans + Sandals + Long Gold Necklace (Avon)

Outfit 10: Black Tee + Tan Pants + Scarf (Gift, new with tags at garage sale) + Sandals

Outfit 11: Gray Tee + White Crops + Mint Cardigan + Metallic Sandals + Necklace and Earrings (Avon)

I managed to get my hair in a bun!

I tried to get a pic of some of the outfit details. I am not great with those kinds of shots. :) I just got this necklace and the matching earrings and I love it. I've been wearing it a lot as you will see below.

Outfit 12: Navy Striped Top (1st wildcard addition) + Denim Shorts + Necklace + Boat Shoes (Target from last year)

Outfit 13: Chambray + Black Shorts + Leopard Scarf + Sandals + Gold Hoops

Outfit 14: Gray Maxi + Denim Vest + Cognac Wedges + Necklace and Earrings Set

Outfit 15: Boyfriend Jeans + Blue Tee + Sandals + Scarf (Thrifted)

Outfit 16: Floral Skirt + Black Tee + Metallic Sandals + the same jewelry :) :)

Halfway point plus remix thoughts:
As I am writing this, I am wearing outfit #20 using my remix pieces, so I am 2/3 of the way there. I can tell I will need to be a bit more creative for the last few looks, but overall I've been really pleased with my pieces. A couple observations/comments about the challenge so far -
  • It's not been super hot here, so I've had opportunities to wear a lot of my scarves as well as my cardigan. This next week looks cooler, too.
  • I like mixing/matching blue, gray, tan, and black. These are my favorite neutrals!
  • It's been a lot easier to get dressed with fewer pieces. The night before, I usually take a look at the weather, think about my day (whether I work, have church, meetings, day off, etc), and then refer to my list of ideas and see what outfits are left. Overall, I haven't had a major "getting dressed crisis" in awhile.
  • I haven't felt inclined to wander around and shop quite as much. I got the necklace set above, and I have been looking for pants and riding boots for fall. Hoping to get a good sale price on boots before the fall collections come out! Any suggestions about where to shop?
  • I've been wearing shorts and feeling pretty comfortable in them. It's been quite awhile since I've worn shorts consistently.
  • I don't have a lot of versatile prints in my wardrobe.
  • I've been pretty much wearing the same two pairs of sandals all summer.
**The Avon links above do link my online Avon store. If you're ever interested in buying or selling Avon, please send me a message. Thanks!

That's all for now! If you are participating, how is your remix going?

I'm linking up:

Greater Than Rubies

Sunday Best at The Modern Austen

I Feel Pretty at Get Your Pretty On

Review: Influenster TLCVoxBox

Thursday, July 10, 2014

A few weeks back, I was notified by Influenster that I would be receiving the TLCVoxBox. I love trying out new products, so I was excited to see what I'd get.

Here's what was inside the box:
  • Neosporin Neo to Go!
  • A coupon for a free tub of Breyers Gelato Indulgences
  • Ivory Bar Soap
  • Avon Anew Reversalist Express Wrinkle Smoother
  • Puffs to Go pack
  • Shell Fuel Rewards Network Card
The Breyers Gelato was amazing! We got our freebie the day after we got the coupon and tried the Triple Chocolate flavor. It was so good! Highly recommend! The Puffs have a new home in my purse - we needed them for a summer cold my daughter had a few weeks ago. The Neo to Go has been used several times already, too. My daughter seems to like this and it is great for bumps and scrapes that need tending when we are away from home. I also loved the retro packaging on the Ivory soap.

I've signed up for the Shell Fuel Rewards program, but have not used the card yet. Most of our Shell stations are not on our typical route for getting gas and running errands, so we don't usually stop at Shell. I definitely want to give this a try in the future. I was also excited to see the Avon product. Because I am an Independent Sales Representative for Avon, I am not going to review this product, but it was nice to see an Avon product in the box!

I received this products for free from Influenster; all opinions are my own.

Summer Remix: Outfits 1-8

Sunday, July 6, 2014

I have to confess, as soon as the Summer Remix Challenge was announced, I started picking pieces and wearing outfits made up of the pieces. I already am close to halfway through the challenge. Today I'm sharing my first 8 outfits.

This time, I wrote up a list of outfits based on the pieces and I'm checking them off as I wear them. It's been nice to have a list of outfit ideas to refer to and I was able to create a list of over 50 outfits - and I could make more! Really interesting to see how many options can be made from so few clothing choices.


Outfit 1: Maxi Dress + Scarf (thrifted) + Hoops (Avon) + Metallic Sandals (Payless)

Outfit 2: Plum Tee + Boyfriend Jeans + Necklace (Avon) + Sandals (Born via + Cognac Bag (Apt. 9, thrifted)

Outfit 3: Black Tee + White Pants + Turquoise Scarf (Kohl's) + Turquoise Earrings (Avon) + Cognac Wedges (Leather, Merona, thrifted)

This outfit was inspired by this pin.

This bracelet is one my favorites. My friend bought it for me from a street vendor in Brazil. Love the colors and it worked perfectly with this outfit!

Outfit 4: Blue Tee + Tan Pants + Scarf (Clothes Mentor) + Earrings (Meijer) + Sandals (Born)

Outfit 5: Grey Tee + Denim Shorts + Tennis Shoes (Saucony via + Scarf (Maurices)

Outfit 6: Pastel Button Down + Black Shorts + Metallic Sandals (Payless) + Fedora (JCPenney)

Outfit 7: Striped Dress + Denim Vest + Cognac Wedges + Turquoise Jewelry (Avon)

Outfit 8: Maxi Skirt + Blue Tee + Necklace + Earrings + Metallic Sandals

Let's has been a long time since I've worn shorts. I only own 2 pairs, the ones shown above, except for running shorts. The black shorts or super old and the denim ones were thrifted fairly recently. I think I liked outfits 2, 3, and 6 the best and number 8 the least. The maxi skirt and dress have been super comfy for busy days at work so far.

I'm linking up to Greater Than Rubies!

I Feel Pretty at Get Your Pretty On

Link Round Up: Week 5

Saturday, July 5, 2014

Hope your 4th of July was great! We managed some impromptu blueberry picking this week after dance class and stopped at our local Farmer's Market and quilt shop this morning. I bought some cream Bella solid fabric to try some embroidery while I am sitting at swimming lessons this month. :)

Lots of fashion-related links today!

Hope you are enjoying your summer! Happy weekend!
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