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Button Down Challenge {Day 3}

Image It’s already the last day of the button down challenge! I’ve had a lot of fun, sharing my outfits and seeing what the other girls participating put together. It’s a really neat sense of camaraderie, which you don’t always find on the internet!  Image Now, on to the outfit! I decided to wear my button down like a jacket, over another shirt. I think the stripey shirt looks really cute underneath the rolled up sleeves of the button down, and the solid chambray top and gray leggings balance the mixing of stripes and florals. The necklace is a cameo of a butterfly, with two bird charms attached to the necklace chain. The shoes are my new favorite brown and navy brogues, and I’m wearing wool running socks (seriously the comfiest socks ever).Image What I’m wearing: button down: Target // striped tee: Thrifted // skirt: Thrifted // leggings: Target // shoes: T.J. Maxx // socks: Christmas present (Smartwool) // necklace: Claire’sImage

1 Button Down | 3 Days| 3 Ways

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Button Down Challenge {Day 2}

Image Today I decided to wear a top over my button down. I have a hard time styling this lacy top because it’s so shapeless, but I think I finally figured out how to wear it! It adds extra color and some visual depth with the layers and color combinations. Kind of like adding a sweater, except more suited to summery weather. (Unlike our current weather situation! It was cold and bright outside, so most of the photos include me grimacing or squinting because of the light!)top8 I finished off the outfit with a crown braid and some simple, pretty earrings.top9 What I’m wearing: Button down: Target // lace top: T.J. Maxx // pants: T.J. Maxx // boots: Target // earrings: Claire’s

1 Button Down | 3 Days| 3 Ways

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Button Down Challenge {Day 1}

Image I’ve wanted to do some fashion posts for a while, so when I heard about the Button Down | 3 ways | 3 days Challenge from Bramblewood Fashion, Fresh Modesty, Creations by Callie, and Boyer Family Singers, I decided it would be the perfect way to start! It’s pretty self explanatory-I’ll be sharing 3 differently styled looks using this top over the next 3 days!  I’m going to style a basic chambray shirt. I actually found it in Target’s boy’s clothing section! Boy’s clothes often have thicker fabric and hold up better against wear than girl’s versions, and I really appreciate the lack of sequins and butterflies on basic pieces.

Image I tried two outfits with this top before I finally decided on this one. It’s pretty simple, but the bright scarf, chunky necklace, and blue shoes really make this outfit sing. It’s amazing what accessories can do!

Image  (Wet, wet, wet! It’s a rather drizzly day!)

What I’m wearing // top: Target // cardigan: Thrifted (H&M) // scarf: Thrifted (Oscar de la Renta) // skirt: Thrifted (Handmade) // shoes: Target // necklace: gift

Photos by Tikvah

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Finished Projects: Oatmeal Sweater

Oatmeal Sweater This sweater is the perfect thing to warm you up in the morning, it’s a classic, it’s not anything fancy, but it’s handmade and special. It’s like oatmeal. The fact that it’s also oatmeal colored adds to the simile.

Oatmeal Sweater Even though it’s not super fancy, it’s got a little extra something going for it, like the difference between cold cereal and oatmeal.  It’s also my very first sweater. I can finally answer the common “Oh, you’re a knitter? Have you made a sweater?” with an affirmative, “Yes, I have!”

Oatmeal Sweater  I followed the Easy Top-Down Raglan Knitalong “pattern” from Susan B. Anderson and Wendy Bernard. It’s from 2010, so I’m a bit late to the party, but all the info is there, really clear and easy to understand.

Sweater up close It’s a great sweater for cold winter days! (Just like oatmeal! (can you stand the cheesy comparison any longer?!))

Oatmeal Sweater

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