21 Day Challenge, Day 21: A Day Late, But Totally Worth It!

Finally, day 21 of the 21 Day Challenge!  The last day’s task was to take everything I learned and apply it in one rockin’ outfit.

When I did this the first time, it fell flat.  Totally flat.  I should have skipped the day and planned something for the following day.  Instead, I threw something bland together in a few minutes in the morning and snapped photos well after midnight.  Dumb.  Oh well.

This time around, I skipped a day, planned things out, and definitely felt like I rocked it.  I loved the outfit I wore, even if it was 22 days after starting the challenge!  I skipped a day because I had taken what was to be day 21 off work, and didn’t really have anything planned, and, well, I didn’t want to waste a good outfit on an insignificant day.  So instead, I decided to wait until Thursday to put something awesome together.  That’s what I did.

I knew I wanted to wear my fantastic sheer lace skirt from J-Na Haute Couture.  I won the piece in a giveaway and it was custom made for me, but I hadn’t worn it because, to be honest, I was afraid of ruining it.  But I decided to just suck it up and wear it.  After all, what’s the point of having something gorgeous, hand-made, and customized if you’re not going to wear it?  Silliness!

I wanted an outfit with texture, movement, and interest.  But I also wanted to feel like myself, and I had to be work-appropriate (of course).  So I started doing some digging through my Pinterest boards for inspiration.  I found quite a few ideas I had pinned for how to wear my lace skirt, and took inspiration from this and this when I started planning.

I decided I would wear my distressed leather-look leggings under my lace skirt, with my combat boots.  I loved the layered look of this outfit, and had acquired a sheer high-low tank very similar with an Express giftcard the day before, so I started figuring out what to put over it.  After numerous trials, I decided on a plain black tee, and made a mental note of finding or making more graphic tees.  I topped it off with my denim vest and layers of necklaces, along with my leather cuff and watch.

Check out the look.

21 Day Challenge: Day 21

This look was great, and a wonderful introduction into wearing this skirt.  I loved the layers, the texture… everything!   Now that I’ve finally ventured into wearing this skirt, I’m going to try to figure it out a little more.  I think it will be fun to play with during the summer with bike shorts or a mini skirt underneath, and in fall with tights and lettings.  I might even try bolder leggings underneath, instead of just black.

If I had to pick anything I didn’t like about this it’s that I didn’t have a cool graphic tee to wear.  I have plenty of them, but nothing that really suited what I was looking for with this look.  I smell some thrifting and DIY in my future!

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

What do you think?  Do you have something sitting in your closet you’re afraid to wear because you don’t want it ruined?  Share your thoughts in the comments.

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