Why Clothing Challenges

Field of Greens
Field of Greens

I get asked, why do I do clothing challenges all the time. People think that they make getting dressed harder, and take the fun out of making outfits. In fact, it is the complete opposite! I love how challenges help you step out of your comfort zone to try looks and challenges that you would never have tried before.

Take my look from this past week, the prompt from #junewearwhatwhere was Field of Greens. My first thought was how in the world could I mix the color green! First off, I don’t have much green in my closet, and secondly do I even have two shades of green I can mix. As I stared into my closet, I grabbed a few green items and started mixing and matching. At the end of a few options I came up with the above look! I would never have paired chartreuse with kelly green without today’s prompt. I am in love with the look and how it turned out!

So, if you are trying to step out of your comfort zone and get more creative in your looks, try a style challenge! There are so many out there that you can try one or a few! Let me know if you need help finding a challenge that works for you!

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Hello! I am so excited to start this blog! It is many years in the making! I started throwing around the idea of a blog about 5 years ago. I had no idea where to begin, so I put it off. A few years later a friend of mine introduced me to the fashion world of Instagram. I started off slowly posting pictures every now and then. The more I participated on IG and got to know the girls, the more I loved the new friends I met!

Last summer, I began to throw around the idea again of starting a blog. I had a million and one excuses so I put it off again. As my love of fashion has grown and I have grown more confident, I have decided to jump right in! I have decided that I am no longer making excuses. I am sure that there will be lots to learn and things will not be perfect, but I cannot wait to share this journey with all of you!

My name is Mandy and I am 35 years old. I have been married to my husband for 11 years and we have 2 boys. Ben is 9 and Will is 5 years old. I love being a #boymom and running them around to all of their activities. I have been teaching for 12 years. During the past 5 years I have been an instructional coach in a grades 3-5 building. I love my job in the fact that I get to help so many people!

My style varies depending on the time of year! During the summer you will see what I call my mom uniform of tank and shorts! During the school year you will see anything from workplace clothing to casual chic! I love the Loft and boutique clothing stores! As we go along I will share some of my favorite places!