21 Day Challenge, Day 1: The Remix, The Remix, What What, The Remix

The first 21 Day Challenge task was to choose one item to remix 3 times over the next 21 days.

The only specification is that the remix item couldn’t be jeans, which makes sense.  When I did this the first time, I chose a striped dress made of jersey.  A really comfortable, easy dress to wear, and one I’ve worn numerous times.  At this point, it’s kind of a casual-only dress, and not one I’d wear to work, because it’s starting to show a little too much wear to look decent dressed up.

This time around, I went with a vintage Contempo Casuals dress I got at Salvation Army.  Like the striped dress, this one is also black and white, but it’s polka dotted instead of striped, and a completely different shape than the jersey dress.  I’ve only worn it one other time, but love the way it fits and looks, so I figured it would be a fun piece to work with during this challenge.

Because spring here is pretty much still winter, I had to winterize things a little.  Hopefully, that changes as the rest of the days progress, but so far, well, it’s snowing a little today.  I wore my Contempo dress with grey sweater tights, a long navy flannel buttondown, and my totally broken in combat boots, which I topped with legwarmers for a little extra warmth.  I added a grey scarf, and actually put a black tee underneath the dress (yay layers!).  My nails were actually painted for once, a bright red.

Check out the look.

21 Day Challenge: Day 1 Next time I wear this dress, I’m ironing it, I promise! I just didn’t have time in the morning to do it, and hadn’t realized it was so badly wrinkled at the hem when I was laying stuff out.

I liked the easy comfort and general warmth of this look.  Though I think the flannel shirt (which has pockets on the sides) added a little too much volume in the hip for me.  Maybe I should have thrown a belt on to narrow my waist a little and let the volme do its thing.

So that’s day 1 of this round of the 21 Day Challenge.

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2 comments for “21 Day Challenge, Day 1: The Remix, The Remix, What What, The Remix

  1. March 27, 2013 at 4:18 PM

    Hmm, I can see your point about the flannel shirt. Maybe something cropped would have been better?

    • March 27, 2013 at 6:40 PM

      Yea, I’ll have to play around the next time I wear the dress, which will be soon I think. I’m also wondering if I should just sew the pockets shut (they’re on the seam) and remove the linings to lessen the bulk of the flannel.

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