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It’s been almost a month ago since I challenged you again to try something different. This time to wear one dress, two different ways. I realised this would be a tricky month as many of you have been busy organising or going to parties, but I’m pleased that some of you still took the time to submit your entries. Some of the ladies submitted 3 versions or more and I’ve include them all.
So without further ado, let’s have a look at your creativity!
Greetje – No Fear of Fashion
Alice – Happiness at Midlife
Tracey - Versatile Style by Tracey
Trina Grandinetti - Teatime Trina
Thank you ladies. You all look fabulous!
New dressing challenge!
So let’s get ready for the next challenge. I introduced you a while ago to Anne from Playing with Scarves, who created a fabulous cd with 50 ways to tie scarves. Scarves are a fantastic way to add colour to an outfit and I have many silk scarves in my drawer that I never wear. So I thought it would be a great idea to challenge you all (and myself) to wear a square silk or polyester scarf 2 different ways. You don’t have to wear the exact same scarf. Just show 2 outfits where you creatively use (preferably square) scarves as part of your indoor outfit. You can check out the photos or visit Anne’s blog for more ideas. I have also created a Pinterest board: How to wear scarves, to give you even more ideas.
Please note ladies that this challenge is not for outdoor scarves. It should preferably be a square scarf of silk, polyester or another (thin) material. If you don’t have any of those in your closet, then you can use a long scarf (no woollen, outdoor scarves allowed though).
I know that this may be a tough challenge for some of you (it will be for me!) but that is why it’s called a CHALLENGE. It’s aimed at getting us outside of our comfort zone and see if we can come up with creations that suit us. Scarves can be incredibly chic and stylish and can be a great addition to your wardrobe. I used to work for a scarf designer and manufacturer a long time ago and used to wear a scarf to work almost every day! I still have many scarves from that time (more than 20 years ago) that have survived all my overseas moves and that never get any wear. It’s time to get them out of the closet and into the light. Although they are old, some of the designs are timeless and they are bold and colourful, so I’m sure I can make it work.
Are you up for the challenge? Since we are doing the New Year Style Challenge soon (be sure to sign up!), I will again give you a whole month to come up with your creations. You can send in as many as you like, and depending on the total number of entries I will either post all of them or the 2 best ones.
As before you can submit your entries through either the forum or send them to me by email to sylvia at 40plusstyle.com. Photos need to be at least 300 pixels wide, but it is best to upload them in the forum at 500 pixels wide. If you are able to create the double picture collage as shown above, the image needs to be exactly 600 pixels wide with a white 2 pixel separator exactly in the middle. Deadline is 4 February 2013.
Thanks to you all for your fantastic creativity and submitting your entries. I hope to receive many as well for the next challenge line-up!