Thursday, August 27, 2015

Continuing to Bloom

Yet More Floral Print--Thursday, 8/27/15

The primary components of this Reverse Inspiration are floral top, pink/purple cardigan, and black A-line skirt.


My version has bright orange flats and a lion charm necklace (which I can kind of understand that she skipped over in dressing for her more conservative workplace).  (Yep, a photo that predates my new camera.)

Black/orange/lavender floral tank (Kohls), $1.49/wear
Black skirt (thrifted, Axcess), $2.50/wear
*Light purple t-shirt knit cardigan (thrifted, Macy's), $5.00/wear+
Orange lion charm necklace (thrifted), $1.43/wear
Orange flats (Payless), $2.50/wear

Outfit total: $12.92/wear

This is another cardigan with tight sleeves, perfect for wearing with a sleeveless top but of somewhat limited applicability as the weather cools down.

The Julia butterfly loves orange and black, but wonders why how I could have missed the obvious pairing with green and yellow.  Maybe next time.

In other news...I missed the 4 month mark on the Work the Wardrobe Challenge by about a week, so it's time for another update of my progress.

The Challenge is 33% of the way done.  How am I doing with wearing all my items?

Here are my stats by narrower categories:

 Owned  Worn %
Dresses 28 11 39%
Tops 181 95 52%
Sweaters 36 8 22%
Cardigans 60 34 57%
Jackets 47 20 43%
Vests 12 3 25%
Skirts 55 41 75%
Pants 30 18 60%
Shoes 40 35 88%
Boots 10 5 50%
Scarves 54 23 43%
Necklaces 60 45 75%
Tights 6 4 67%
Leggings 7 2 29%
Total 627 345 55%
By broader categories:

 Owned  Worn %
Tops 245 114 47%
Toppers 119 57 48%
Bottoms 113 70 62%
Footwear 50 40 80%
Accessories 114 68 60%
Hosiery 13 6 46%

I'm actually feeling pretty good about this. I am comfortably over 33% for all the broad categories (even tops, always a concern due to the sheer overwhelming number of them I have). For the narrower categories, the places where I'm under 33% (sweaters, vests, leggings) are not surprising since they are mostly fall/winter garments and it's been spring/summer so far. Dresses, scarves, and jackets--the other 3 lowest categories--also skew fall/winter for me, but there I'm still over the 33% mark. Of course things will get trickier soon, as the warm/"bare leg" season ends and we settle in for a long period of cool-to-nose-freezing weather to take me through the end of the Challenge in April.

But in even more important news...Tomorrow is the Lagomorphapalooza at the state fair!  (They don't call it that, but they should.)  Prepare yourself for the return of the Daily Rabbit on FB!

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