Sunday, October 3, 2010

October Challenge: Blogging for Breast Cancer aWEARness

Shoes and earrings remixed
Sweater: Ann Taylor
Jeans: Ann Taylor
Flats: Target
Earrings: No idea - either a gift from my uncle or from Avon - I had two VERY similar pairs and now these are the only ones left.

I'm participating in Blogging for Breast Cancer aWEARness (BBCA) this month, sponsored by Melissa of A Working Mom's Closet. This is a BIG challenge for me because I own about seven articles of pink clothing and a pink pair of pumps. I'm definitely down for a week, and I'm hoping I can get creative enough to do a month's work of pink - even if that means (gasp!) painting my fingernails. I never paint my fingernails, by the way. It's really distracting to me.

I know, as you're looking at this outfit, you're wondering where my pink is. Like, maybe I got confused and decided that my red-violet shoes are pink. And yes, I do often confuse red-violet and fuchsia with pink, but that is not the pink in this particular outfit.

THERE'S the pink: in my earrings. Ignore the fact that I look tired and like I need to get my eyebrows done. There's pink in the earrings. Can you see it?

Now can you see it? Yes. I started out BBCA by pulling out the accessories; I'm lame. I have to confess, though, that pink is one of those colors that scare me - just like lots of red by my face. I guess it's that most of my pink items are BRIGHT PINK because I look better in that shade and it's so bright I can't hide in it. So I'm easing into pink.

Baby steps.

Now, for today's outfit:

All remixed except boots and tunic
Jacket: Banana Republic
Tank: Target (layered under the tunic)
Tunic: H&M (old)
Leggings: H&M
Belt: came with a blazer from Kohl's
Boots: Noble Town Vintage
Earrings: gift from sister-in-law
Pin: ??? I've had it since high school

I actually really like this outfit. It is not super creative, but it is really comfortable and easy. I do have to say that this tunic actually has these weirdo ties on the sides and an empire waist, though, and I don't find either to be particularly flattering, so I cover them up with a belt. How's that for working with what you've got?

Whoops, you can actually see one of the ties poking out in this picture, but I think it's okay. And can I just say that I love this jacket's Peter Pan collar? I'm pretty certain I've said that before, but I feel like I have to say it again. More denim jackets should have Peter Pan collars.

Here you can see my pink for the day: My little butterfly pin that I've had since I was about sixteen. I won't lie - I've had it twelve years. Whoa. I rediscovered it as I was going through my accessories yesterday in search for all my pink items. I like the fancy, frilly vibe of the pin with the menswear inspired tunic and the sleek lines of the whole outfit.


  1. I just love that second outfit! It's sooo chic!

  2. I'm playing the Pink Challenge too! I love both of your outfits!

  3. I'm so glad you are participating too hun! Your outfit is really chic, love it!



  4. I love it!!! Accessories are perfect for this. I probably only own about seven articles of pink too, but I'm going to try to hit the Salvation Army store to see if I can at least find a pink belt. I don't own pink pumps, that's something I need!

    I love the little pops of pink you added! And I think those flats totally count. :)

  5. Lol you are so tackling this in the same way I would. Pink accessories! I don't really do pink either.

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  6. Thanks y'all!
    @ Melissa: Expect to see those flats A LOT this month, then. ;)

    @ Chantele: I'm working up to pulling out the pink items I've got - most of which have been gifts. We'll see if I can't warm up to pink at some point....

  7. I like that first outfit.
    It's simple but you look impeccable !
    I am going to check out Melissa's challenge...

  8. I love the first outfit! It's simple but, awesome... and those ahoes are fantastic :)


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