Tuesday, March 27, 2018

The 5x5 Style Challenge: Part 2



Hey, hey! I'm back with part two of this fun, but stretching 5x5 style challenge. Though I found myself making a fashion error or two during this challenge I committed to see it through.  Let's hear it for the disorganized giving organization a try! And thank you for joining me on the second half of my first ever  5x5 challenge - hey, I must celebrate the small victories!
Day 3: Striped Turtleneck & Green Denim



This is probably one of my go-to styles, as I love casual with a touch of edgy. Today proved to be a quick throw together. Once I decided on my black adidas sneaks I just kept the grey-black-white theme going...


Outfit Breakdown:
Cardigan: American Eagle - OLD
Striped T-Neck: GAP
Distressed Denim: Marisa Jill's Boutique
Shoes: Adidas


Day 4: The Dress Layered With the Plaid Top


I think this is where the real challenge began...I've not yet had to change up the pieces. I wore the dress and a pant and top combo twice. Day four rolls around and now it's time to mix it up.  I suppose I could just reach for the green denim, but I wanted to play around with layering the dress since the colors worked so well together. 



What do you think a pair of blush or purple tights would look like with this outfit? I was "chatting" with Shelbee, from Shelbee on the Edge, on her recent post where she wore navy tights. She has the best selection in shoes and accessories! Anyway, I confessed my lack of color options in the realm of tights. I think this is a perfect example of why I need color tights! 

Overall, I'm happy with how this outfit turned out but the tights nag at me...



Outfit Breakdown
Green Utility Jacket: the GAP
Plaid Top: Francesca's
Dress: Hand-Me-Down
Purse: B Markowsky (OLD)
Statement Necklace: English Rose
Leather Earrings: Brinley & Co

Day 5: Striped Turtleneck With Coated Denim




I did it! Yes! Day 5 was thrilling... maybe it was because I knew the challenge was complete.  There would be no prize or recognition, just the personal satisfaction of pushing beyond my self-imposed limitations and seeing it through to the end - even if it was only 5 days. Ha!

As for this outfit, I reached for my neglected chambray blazer and finished off the look with some neutral accessories, save for the surprise pop of pink. One chunk of hair kept slipping out of my pinned-side pony but oh well. It just wouldn't be more if there wasn't something out of place!

Outfit Breakdown:
Chambray Blazer: Banana Republic
Striped Top: the GAP
Coated Denim: WHBM
Shoes: Clarks
Pink Earrings: Plunder
Bracelet: Earth Angel
Belt: LOFT
Purse: the GAP (SIMILAR)
For a list of the beautiful bloggers I link up with go HERE





All 5 Outfits Together...


To celebrate this small achievement I made a pit stop at Splat Cakes...(If you haven't heard about what brought on these cupcake adventures, check out my original post HERE.)

...as it turns out I know someone that works in a bridal and prom dress shop that is right across the street from Splat! She's been there all along. Well, I can't resist a new "victim" of my cupcake adventures so I picked out a chocolate and headed over to the fancy dress shop.

Amy knew what I was there for the moment she spotted me in the store. After all, I'm not in the market for a wedding dress and I've no daughters to go prom dress shopping for. That just leaves a cupcake delivery. ;) However, before I left the store I had to try on some of the goods!


Meet the adorable and sweet Amy. Whenever I see her she wears the most beautiful smile! And look! She's wearing one of my favorite colors - olive green. 


Well, that's all my friends! Thank you for joining me for my 5x5 style adventures (if you missed the first one, click HERE) , as well as my cupcake adventures from week to week! I hope you have a wonderful day!!


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24 comments

  1. Quick question - what is that purse in your blue blazer pic - I love how big it is & how pretty the color is.

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    1. Hey Recca! I'm so glad you asked...I completely forgot to link that. It's from the GAP. I purchased it online during their clearance sales. There's one similar that they have reduced...http://www.gap.com/browse/product.do?cid=1088533&pcid=1088544&vid=1&pid=282009012

      *I posted this comment in the wrong place so I'm quite sure you didn't get it. boo! If you get this one, let me know what you think! :)

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  2. You rocked this challenge Chrissy!! In fact I think you could have gone 5 more days!!
    XOXO
    Jodie
    www.jtouchofstyle.com

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    1. Haha! Thank you Jodie. I don't think my husband could have withstood 5 more days. lol. Those days that were a struggle our room was a mess!

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  3. Cute as can be, especially the last outfit! But, you could likely wear a paper bag and be "cute as a button." Happy Easter week!

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    1. Oh thank you kind, Lea! How sweet. I'm so glad you stopped by! :)

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  4. I was so honored that you brought me a cupcake! And the top I was wearing that day came from Southern Grace in Flowery Branch!

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    1. Oh! I'll have to check out Southern Grace next time I'm out that way. :)

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  5. I love the look with the blue blazer! Great pants!

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    1. Thank you Nancy. They are turning out to be a great pair of pants!

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  6. Back in black and looking amazing!!!!! I love what you did with these pieces girl! The chambray blazer close up pic~Should most definitely be on the cover of a magazine. My goodness you are purrrrrrty!!

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    1. Oh goodness, thank you Andrea! Give me the perfect lighting and I can fake it well. ;) I'm ready for warm weather over here. How are you faring so far up north? :)

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  7. I love this, I don't have the guts to try it! But maybe one day...I will try this. I did do one where we got to pick out 5 and we had to wear at least one of those 5 things for a month...it was hard. But I did it and I didn't want to do that again! haha. Or maybe next time chose wiser. But to this day every time I wear a certain t-shirt I think...why did I pick this t-shirt to wear for a month?! haha. You did great with the challenge! Congrats! So when's the next one?

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    1. That's exactly how I felt! You definitely should because, one, I know you'll do great and , two, you'll find more options in your closet that you didn't know you had. It's great practice for trip packing too. BUT A MONTH??? I don't have the guts to try that. I'll see when the next one is and let you know for sure. Thank you for stopping by Sarah! :)

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  8. Chrissy you look AMAZING in all of these outifts but my very favorite is the last one with the coated jeans and blazer, hello hottie! I agree - Shelbee has the best selection of accessories and shoes - is it wrong that I'd like to add visiting her closet to my bucket list?
    Love ya friend!!!
    xo,
    Kellyann

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    1. Haha! No, let's both go visit her closet. :) And thank you so much Kellyann, you're the sweetest!

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  9. You're rocking all these outfits, my favourite has to be the blue blazer with your leather look jeans - fabulous! Thanks for linking up with me on #chicandstylish Hun.x

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    1. Thank you! I'm so glad I found you, your fun style and your link up. :)

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  10. You did it! Good for you! And you did a fabulous job! I think you did a GREAT job with the outfit with the tights! It totally rocked in my opinion. I agree, Shelbee has some totally awesome things. But, you still totally worked this. (My tights collection stinks, too, but to be quite frank, I have trouble finding tights that fit me because of my miniature size. They tend to reach my neck!)That last outfit was completely awesome! Those earrings! Well...c'mon! FABULOUS!

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    1. Yes. Yes I did. Yay! And thank you for the encouragment on the tights. I get frustrated with those kind of details. Once I'm out I just own it. lol. The pink earrings are by plunder and they are only $8! I've lost count of how many times I've worn them!

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  11. Ah okay this look might be the best. I just love the striped top and those pants are amazing! The blazer is a fun addition that makes the look more chic!

    http://www.mylittlenest.org

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    1. Thank you Ruth. I just may have to join up with you and your blogging buddies when you do this again! I appreciate you and your blog! :)

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  12. You did a great job! I love the maroon with the navy tights and also your coated jeans look great on you! I think I need to add another pair to my closet. I have never done a challenge like this... mayhave to try!
    thanks for linking, good to meet you!
    jesss xx
    www.elegantlydressedandstylish.com

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    1. Thank you Jess! Especially for the extra encouragement on the tights...i struggled with that aspect of the outfit. Great to me you and i look forward to more link ups! :)

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