21 Day Challenge, Day 6: Expect the Unexpected

The 21 Day Challenge task for day 6 was to wear something in an unexpected way.

When I did this the first time, I wore a sequin top under a denim top.  For me, then, it was unexpected and different.  Now… well, this day’s challenge was a bit tougher.

Normally, it wouldn’t have been too hard, but I had to wear something that wouldn’t get me the side-eye from my mother at Passover dinner.  I tried to plan this look a couple times, but kept getting stuck each and every time.  Every time I thought I had something, I thought of another reason I couldn’t wear it, or a day it would be better suited for.  After numerous attempts, I turned to my phone, where I regularly save ideas.  That’s when I found this moment of wearable Manrepeller genius: sequins, stripes, and sneakers.  Things came together so fast I was actually on time for work!

I started off by tearing the tags off my 90% off Rock & Republic skirt from Kohl’s, and added a gold and black striped top, my boy’s blazer, and sheer black tights.  Because spring still isn’t here, I added black OTK socks for a little extra warmth.  And I finished it all off with my Air Jordan’s and my skully scarf to help balance the white of the sneakers a little.  I wore my “Oui/Non” earrings too, because I thought they worked well.

Check out the look.

21 Day Challenge: Day 6 Aww, break for pets for Trixie… she spent the night at my parents’ house so I could just head straight there and hubs didn’t have to be distracted by her at work all day.

I actually really liked this look, even though I broke my “no sneakers at work” rule.  I also really liked that I was able to take a Manrepeller outfit and make it work for myself, because I adore her style.  There really wasn’t anything I didn’t like about this, and I got a lot of “wow, how do you make that work? Because it totally does” complements from friends and family that evening.  Totally something I’d wear again!

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

What do you think?  Would you ever wear sneakers with something dressier like a sequin skirt?  Share your thoughts in the comments.

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