A certain ice-themed Disney movie features what should be my theme song. Let. It. Go. Seriously. Let it go.
I have had this Gap sweater for a long time. Years, in fact. So many years. I can’t even remember when I bought it. It’s been so long that I think I saw a character on One Tree Hill wearing it. No, I wasn’t watching the show myself. I happened to peek in on my daughter binge-watching over Christmas break.
I got a lot of wear out of this sweater. I wore it to work with a scarf and with jeans…and a scarf. Mad props to Gap for making a sweater so durable. Up until the last couple of weeks and the last couple of wears, I thought it still looked pretty good. But I was wrong. It looks like I’ve had it and worn it as long and as many times as I have. Adios, Gap sweater!
Go back now almost 6 1/2 years. I’ve just turned 40 and I’m meeting one of my closest friends in New York for a few days of shopping and dining (and stalking Matt Lauer on the plaza).
Why shouldn’t I try the new trend? Why shouldn’t I wear boyfriend jeans from Levis? I’ll tell you why. Because the first boyfriend jeans were not cut for girls with bigger butts and thighs. But I talked myself into them and off I went. Big mistake. Huge. And, yes, that’s a quote from Pretty Woman, a movie my sis and I love and still quote regularly from.
So, since I am not currently starting a museum for things I’ve worn and shouldn’t have I am also bidding these jeans adieu.
It’s a new year, after all. Shouldn’t I try something new?
If you have been reading our blog for a couple years now, you will know that we started this as challenge to stop wearing grey for 50 days. It had been a long cold, dreary winter and grey clothing had crept in every day from October to March and we were tired of it. I wouldn’t say that we aced the challenge, but we made a pretty good attempt to add some colour to our lives. You can read about our first year’s challenge here. I also tried last year to do the 50 days of no grey challenge and I was partly successful.
So, today is Sunday April 12th and I actually started the 3rd Annual 50 Days of No Grey Challenge on April 1st. Let’s call it a soft launch. The first day was a complete fail. I was in grey from head to toe. Literally. SO, I didn’t even bother to take a picture. The second and third days were also filled with grey. However, the past few days I’ve managed to not wear any grey.
Just a short roundup of a few of my non-grey outfits over the past week. I realize we are almost done the second week of my challenge and I’ll post a few more photos later this week.
After I try and plan something to wear that isn’t grey.
Today is Father’s Day – Happy Father’s Day to my husband and to my Dad. I hope they both enjoy the day!
I’m not sure where the past two weeks have gone, but I know I haven’t posted a thing!
That said, a few things have changed around here, so I’ll give you a little update.
the weather – it is sunnier and warmer
my kids’ baseball season is finished – 2 months is a short season!
a week ago, I was on a girls’ weekend – yeah!
school is over – a sudden surprising strike vote and it looks like the school year is over 2 weeks early 😦
A few weeks ago, I took an afternoon to myself to check out the shops. J. Crew, Zara, The Bay, Aritizia, Gap, TopShop, etc, etc.. I was getting very disappointed the longer I shopped, because I wasn’t finding anything (well, anything I wanted or that fit well…). The first and last store I went into was Old Navy and guess what? There I found exactly what I needed; boyfriend pants and a neutral long cardigan. They fit so well with my wardrobe; grey pants and a greige sweater.
Even though, it’s summer, my clothes are still 50 shades of grey…but they seem so much brighter in the sun.
I saw this outfit on Pinterest and thought to myself….winner! This is something I could easily wear day to day. Then, I thought, how hard would this be to put together ?
Well, it was soeasy! I already had a pair of black jeggings from the Gap and a white tank. I also had a pair of cognac brown boots that I had bought a couple years ago at DSW (love that store!). I didn’t have a chambray shirt, so while I was wandering the mall on my own last week (a rare occurrence), I found this tunic style denim shirt at Old Navy.
The end result ?
Finally, after pinning so many pins, I finally put one to good use and I think I’ll do it again!
Since returning home from a fairly successful shopping weekend, I was pleased to read this story (click here) in today’s Vancouver Sun. It is all about how to be green! In your wardrobe, not your home. 🙂 We will do colour in the home, but that will be another post.
The look is fresh and can be achieved in many ways; scarves, shoes, tops and coloured bottoms. This weekend, my purchases managed to hit a few of those same categories and I have already started wearing them.
While I was shopping, I saw many options that would be easy for anyone to inject some green into their wardrobe:
Sweat pants from GAP, necklace and purse from J. Crew.
Maybe Kermit knew something we didn’t. It really is easy to be green.