And a challenge it was to continue to really think about what to wear. Quite a learning experience and a bit of extra time to think up new combinations. This week only one skirt (last week it was the orange felted mini and the dusty roze pleated midi one) and the same pants twice! Ha, hadn't realized that - the new animal print jeans from Zara seem to become a quick favourite. But let's go day by day:
Day 6, feeling fine in the animal print jeans with an old black blouse and old black cardigan. Topped with another ball necklace from Gudrun Sjoeden and the nice new ankle boots. Not much I can say about this except that I never really expected to wear the black blouse which was purchased for a funeral earlier in the year!
Day 7 with a lot of color! I had so looked forward to wearing this combination, nothing new really, just never even thought of matching these colors until I saw a photo in a Dutch womens magazine. I feel it looks good with the little down jacket (with some light color added) but I am not totally convinced if I pulled it off with the COS sweater from lat year. Maybe other shoes would have made the combination better - but it was a day where I had to walk a lot so I reverted to my most comfortable sneakers (which matched just fine in color, too!).
Day 8. Now that's a day that I felt really good. The nice black & white contrast, the cool new black denim skirt from Stradivarius paired with the old little sweater from COS and the clunky white wooden necklace from a trip to Helsinki quite a number of years ago. The cool black glasses ... turned out to be a success: I looked like I wanted to look, all me with just the right amount of "umph"!
Aaah, day 9 - a bit on the safe side. It was a free day, no work, only meeting some lady friends. So I wore the animal print jeans yet again, paired with an older light pink sweater. Big contrast to the more lady-like look of the day before, but comfortable and at least with some minimum of style. Wouldn't quite be the same without the textile necklace from COS, right? And the horn-rimmed glasses, of course!
Oh, oh - day 10 I almost consider a fail: another try to work with patterns, calming down the olive flower blouse with a new burnt orange sweater. The color really isn't me but then it matched the falls colours outside so nicely. The old slim jeans needed some higher heels (boots I hardly ever wear, they are just a tad to high in the heel to be comfortable, but for going out they're good enough). I like the boxiness of the knit sweater ... it will continue to be a challenge to combine it with the things I have.
And with this 10th day I will finish the challenge, or at least the public part of it. I want to write one more post about the feelings it roused in me, but I need to think a bit about that. Yes, I learnt a lot, yes it was fun to take all those selfies ... but I am not so certain about wanting to expose myself quite so publicly on Instagram ... but more about that later!
Beata, all-round encourager:: of art and artists of Nepal, of a preschool in Kathmandu, of the great work of encouragement based on Adlerian psychology and the Theo Schoenaker's concept!