Wednesday, July 17, 2013

Seven for Seven

As I finished my first 30 for 30, I thought to myself, "Aaah, this feels nice. I have no desire to get dressed and I don't have to!" So, I spent two whole days in my gym shorts, swimsuit and grubby clothes. Then I took a trip to New Orleans for my sister's shower.  Just before I began packing, I was reading one of my favorite style blogs and noticed that she was hosting a 7 for 7 link up.  Say what?  Make 7 different outfits out of 7 different pieces of clothing?  I mean, I know I just finished something similar, but this was the perfect solution to my packing dilemma!

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coral shorts, black maxi skirt, coral hi-low skirt, striped shirt, turquoise shirt, red striped tank, bird print shirt

So, I threw these pieces into my bag, along with several pairs of shoes, lots of jewelry, and two tank tops, and called it finished.

These are my outfits in the order I wore them.

Outfit Number One: Coral Shorts & Striped Shirt
Worn while Cooking & Doing Crafty Stuff for the Shower (Friday)
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Shorts: Target (Yeah, I'm stuck on these coral shorts.)
Top: Liz Claiborne (Thrifted)

The Little Miss is wearing a romper and leopard print ballet flats from Target, as well. I don't know how we'd manage to get dressed without Target.

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Shoes: Target (Old)

My shoes were hidden in the grass, so I wanted to give you a close-up. =)

Outfit Number Two: Coral Shorts & Bird Print Shirt
Worn to Target & Baskin Robbins (Saturday)
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Bird Print Shirt: H&M (Thrifted)
Wrap Bracelet: Premier Designs Jewelry

Outfit Number Three: Coral Hi-Low Skirt & Bird Print Shirt
Worn to my Sister's Shower (Saturday Evening)
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Hi-Low Skirt: Target
Wedges: Zulily

Outfit Number Four: Black Maxi Skirt & Red Striped Tank
Worn to Church (Sunday)
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Skirt: Target
Tank: TJMaxx

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Necklace: Rue 21
Neon Bangle: Target

Outfit Number Five: Coral Shorts & Turquoise Shirt
Worn Playing Outside & Visiting Family (Sunday Afternoon)
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Shirt: Banana Republic (Thrifted)
Flip Flops: JCPenney (My Sister)
Silver Ring & Belt: Target
Stacked Ring: Premier Designs Jewelry

Outfit Number Six: Hi-Low Skirt & Turquoise Shirt
Worn Traveling Home (Monday)
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Rings: Target
Wrap Bracelet: Premier Designs Jewelry
Stacked Bracelets: Gift
Nail Polish: Maybelline Color Show, Polka Dots

Outfit Number Seven: Black Maxi Skirt & Turquoise Shirt
Worn to Church (Wednesday Night)
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Wedges: Zulily

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Belt: maurices
Bracelets: Gift, Premier Designs Jewelry, Bealls
Turquoise Ring: Ellis and Wiles

I think we can safely say that coral and turquoise dominated this challenge. The coral skirt, coral shorts, the turquoise top... During this challenge, it felt a bit like I was wearing the same thing over and over again.  To keep my outfits feeling fresh, I rotated between gold and silver jewelry.  But that only helped a little bit.  If I were to do something like this again, I think I'd include seven very different pieces, so that I felt like I was wearing very different outfits every time I got dressed.

I'm linking up all over the place today. If you want to see pretty little outfits all over the blogosphere, click on these links: I Feel Pretty, The Pleated Poppy, Transatlantic Blonde, Dear Abby Leigh, Wardrobe Wednesday, Monday Mingle, Funday Monday and Monday Bloom


Style Journey said...

You did great with your 7 pieces! That bird shirt rocks :)

the domestic fringe said...

I need to learn how to mix and match like this. I always over-pack.

Love your outfits. That bird print shirt is so pretty.

Alison @ Get Your Pretty On said...

You did SO good! I absolutely love the colorful pieces you chose, especially those shorts and the bird top. Thanks for joining in the fun!

Cara said...

Nicely done! I love seeing how capsules work! I like them for trips... but the average week? It does feel like wearing the same thing.

Lacey said...

I love your shorts with the bird top! So cute! Your 30 for 30 was great too. I think I could attempt the 7 for 7. Although I am in scrubs 5 days out of the week. :/

oomph. said...

although i remix all the time, i never officially did one. i think actually labeling it would give me stress, lol!

i love your daughter's cute!
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My name is Rita said...

Love the outfits! If you got a chance, please link up to my linky party:

Ginny said...

I love this challenge! You look great, my favorite is the first picture with your daughter :)

DC in STYLE said...

Wow what a fun challenge!!! And you styled these 7 looks perfectly!!!

Everday Fashion said...

Love the looks and your accessories! This was so much fun and will make packing in the future so much easier for me!

Jessi said...

SO cute! I never thought of doing this for packing, so remembering this for my next trip! It's genius. I'm loving that first pair of shoes and that bird shirt and your daughter's romper is darling!!

rlutz said...

Love it all! Target seems to have some really great pieces lately! My fave has to be how you styled the bird shirt and the hi-low skirt!!

amy mayen said...

I sooo need you to pack for me!! We go out of town OVERNIGHT and end up with at least 2 pieces of luggage. Cute outfits! I like the top with the bird print:)

Annie said...

Such cute the stripes!

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Autumn said...

Love that bird shirt! Love your style! You have a new follower! :)