21 Day Challenge: Day 1

November 11, 2011
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Today’s the first day of my 21 Day Challenge, and today’s rule is pretty easy.  All I need to do today is pick an item to remix 3 times over the next 3 weeks.  The only specific part of this rule is that the item cannot be jeans.  I’m ok with that, since I’ve been trying to wear jeans less anyway.

I figured I’d test myself a tad bit and chose this striped dress (click to view it bigger if you want):

This dress is actually a former maxi dress that I cut short over the summer.  First I cut it so that it hit about 3″ below my knees.  But last week, I cut it again so that it hits about 2″ above my knees.  This new length works great for fall because I can wear knee high boots and you can actually see them.  The best thing about this dress is that it’s jersey, so not only does it fit great and is super comfy, but I don’t have to hem it when I cut it!

Anyway, I say this piece is a test for me, because I’m not sure how to really style this dress for fall.  I’ve only worn it twice in fall, both times with pretty much the same outfit.  So I’m going to really have to try and mix it up to make this dress look different, I think.

Anyway, here’s me in today’s outfit:

The bottom of the skirt is cut even, I promise!  It’s just sitting funny here.

And here’s a Polyvore set of today’s look:

11.11.11
11.11.11 by racheljay featuring fringe scarves

I did also try something new with this outfit, which I’m calling “Dup-A-Look”.  I’ll write more on that in a bit, in a different entry.  Here’s the pin of the look I was duplicating.  Pretty good dup, huh? :)  It was a look I was really wanting to give a shot, and it worked out perfect for today.

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6 Responses to 21 Day Challenge: Day 1

  1. Rlutz on November 11, 2011 at 3:08 PM

    Love how you wore this dress for the cooler weather…great layering and I love the mixed prints with the scarf!

    • Rachel Jay on November 11, 2011 at 3:12 PM

      Thanks! I’m getting braver when it comes to both pattern mixing and mixing neutrals like black and brown. This was a good look for both of those things!

  2. Steps to the Shop on November 11, 2011 at 4:44 PM

    Great post, and great choice on the day of lines 11.11.11

    • Rachel Jay on November 11, 2011 at 4:51 PM

      Ah! Completely unintentional, but awesome, haha!

  3. [...]  I’ve worn the dress numerous times before–it was part of my 21 Day Challenge (days 1, 11, 19), was my first Dup-A-Look piece, and has was also part of the outfit for Dup-A-Look 8. [...]

  4. [...] 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 [...]

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