Showing posts with label Challenge. Show all posts
Showing posts with label Challenge. Show all posts

Sunday, June 22, 2014

1 Maxi 3 Days || Day 3

The final day of the 1 Maxi 3 Days event hosted by Ashley from Bramblewood Fashion!  

I wore way more solid black on top than I had originally planned to with this skirt. However, during this challenge I realized I own a while lot more solid black tops than I thought I did! 

I wanted to wear my skirt today with my shirt tucked in because it has a nice waist band and I rarely wear my tops tucked into anything. There was a breeze when I went to take photos outside so my shirt looks a little shorter than where it actually fell when I was inside. Anyway, still not a fan of the tucked in shirt. I don't know why,  I have just never really liked it.


Top: thrift store, restyled by me :) 
Skirt: Family Dollar
Shoes: Payless


Thanks to all who have read and commented the past few days! It's so much fun reading what you have to say!

Saturday, June 21, 2014

1 Maxi 3 Days || Day 2

Today I sort of had it in mind to wear my skirt as a dress even though I pulled out a shirt when I was putting the outfit together. The elastic on this skirt fits so well that I didn't feel like I needed a tank top underneath and the cardigan made it unnecessary as well, so it was a strapless "dress." I was actually surprised at how much I liked the look! I would never have tried it if I hadn't take part in Ashely's challenge from her blog, http://www.bramblewoodfashion.com.


Skirt: Family Dollar
Belt: Charlotte Russe
Cardigan: gift
Shoes: I got them so long ago that I can't remember!!


Friday, June 20, 2014

1 Maxi 3 Days || Day 1

I bought this knit, houndstooth maxi at, believe it or not, Family Dollar. They actually had quite a few different styles last time I was there so I had a pretty hard time choosing. The wide waistband makes this skirt incredibly comfortable and the length is perfect for a taller person. I can wear the waistband at my natural waist and the skirt still brushes the tops of my feet!



Yesterday, (it wouldn't have been practical to wear a maxi skirt to work today) I wore one of the most comfortable outfits ever! The black shirt I'm wearing was purchased at TJ Maxx a couple of years ago, the pink tank top is from Target, and the shoes are from Payless. 

I didn't put much thought into this ensemble and hadn't ever worn it before. I just grabbed the skirt out of my closet and the black t-shirt happened to be at the from of my dresser drawer. The tank top is one that I often wear with the shirt. This is definitely something I will wear again it is SO comfortable!



Sunday, July 29, 2012

Still Counting Down

Well, I know, no pictures lately. I'm waiting for the 29 days to be up. Then I shall have some nice pictures of everything I've finished...not 29 pictures, but grouping the similar things, you know?

However, here is my list of thing I've been working on. Updated just 2 minutes ago!

29 Days

29-Doily
28-Lemonade Pie
27-Grocery Shopping, Lobsters
26-Creme egg brownies
25-Blue glitter sweater
24thru19-Doilies
18-Jillnaimo bars
17-Joann fabrics for pillow stuff
16-doily
15-Pillowcase
14-car paintings
13-car painting
12-doily
11-car painting

Let me explain a couple of things.

First of all, I'm trying to crochet 37 doilies. It's an Anne of Green Gables thing.

Secondly, a couple of these days are places I went and things that I made. I was actually out of the house for a good chunk of those days. Contrary to popular belief, I do have a life.

Thirdly! I made Nanaimo Bars and had to keep substituting ingredients. They actually turned out okay, but because I had like 2 actual ingredients I dubbed my version Jillnaimo Bars.

Fourthly...is that even what you say? I am not painting a car. I am making paintings of old cars from vintage ads in an old LIFE magazine that I have.

Lastly, I know I set this up the same as last week's post. I am a list maker. That's whey this whole post is a list and there is a big fat list within the post!

I have so say, it is incredible that there are only 11ish days to go of my countdown! I am ready to see my pal again! :D

PS Thank you to whoever(If you're reading this) favorites the Julie Andrews picture on etsy. It is such thrill to know someone really likes something I worked so hard on! I really appreciate it.

Sunday, July 15, 2012

Challenge!

Skip to 1:30 in the video...that's where I got the title from... Sandman Simms and Bill Cosby

Well, with the set up I use for my blog now, I know that the solution to my problem is to use web coding for my posts, otherwise I have to post on a laptop. Okay, haha *deep breath* I thin I can relearn at least the basics of it, although, I did get a C- in that class if I remember correctly. We'll see how it goes. I know tutorial sites, etc I can use, it's probably a good brain exercise too....I'm trying to convince myself. Anyway, please forgive the numerous mistakes that will be in my posts for a while.

As of Wednesday I've embarked an 29 day challenge. A friend was supposed to visit on Thursday but plans fell through and the trip was postponed for 29 days. So, for the next month I'm working on something every single day, not necessarily completing it the day I have set aside for beginning the project, but I do continue each one until it is finished. For instance, day 29 I started crocheting a doily, day 28 I made a pie, and although the doily wasn't finished I continued working on it because the pie didn't take up the whole day to make. I had this weekend off so there was more time to work on things. It will definitely get harder to keep up as when I get back to work, but so far, so good. I finished the "Day 29 Doily," as it's been dubbed on day 26

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