31 Day Style Challenge: Week 1

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Day 1: top and pants – thrifted! — Day 2: sweater and jeans – consigned!

Welcome to the first week of 2013! Despite starting off the first day of 2013 in a low key outfit (high waisted pants and a slouchy sweater is the perfect way to ring in a comfy day of laziness), I managed to pull myself together for the rest of the work week and a few other fun outings. If you’re new to chic stripes, I start a 31 day style challenge at the beginning of every year as a way to challenge how I dress each day. This year, I’m focusing on including as many thrifted, consigned or 2nd hand items as I can.

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Day 3: blazer and scarf – thrifted! — Day 4: jeans, jacket and 1 necklace – consigned, thrifted! — Day 5: sweater – thrifted! — Day 6 tunic and earrings – 2nd hand and thrifted!

So far I’m averaging about 2 thrifted or consigned items per outfit, far off my mark of wearing a completely 2nd hand outfit. I’ve also found myself in outfit ruts, putting together things based on previous outfits. Not very stylish or challenging. But I’ve still got 24 days left to put together something my husband will hate perfectly fashionable. Interested in joining me in my pledge to shop 2nd hand for 2013? Shoot me an email at chicstripes@gmail.com, I’ll send you the badge and we can chat about all things thrifted/consigned. Happy shopping!

Full outfit details:

Day 1: top – thrifted / pants – thrifted / earrings – gifted

Day 2: sweater – Kenneth Cole consigned from Finicky Fox / tank – H&M / jeans – J. Brand consigned from Finicky Fox / boots – Nine West / bracelets – Festival of India 2012

Day 3: top – Forever 21 / pants – Banana Republic / blazer – Proenza Schouler for Target 2nd hand from Plato’s Closet / boots – Atrex / scarf – thrifted / earrings – Forever 21

Day 4: top – Etsy / jeans – J. Brand consigned from Finicky Fox / jacket – Kenneth Cole consigned from Finicky Fox / boots – Vince Camuto / necklaces – one from Ten Thousand Villages, one thrifted

Day 5: sweater – thrifted / leggings – J. Crew

Day 6: tunic – Express from Plato’s Closet / jeans – Banana Republic / boots – BCBG Generation / earrings – thrifted / ring – from India

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