Whilst I eagerly await the arrival of this month’s online orders for my Tall Specialty Shop Challenge
, I wanted to share a fun style challenge that I’m participating in on Instagram
. Who says you have to go shopping to create new outfits? This Style Challenge is just the kick in the pants I needed to “go shopping in my own closet”, and it’s forcing me to get creative with what I already have. Plus, taking a gander at the looks other people are creating for the daily themes is giving me some great style inspiration.
Here is the schedule for the challenge created by Katy St. Sauveur of WearWhatWhere
March 11 – In the Trenches
I found out about the challenge on March 11th and was thrilled with the theme because busting out my trusty Banana Republic tall trench coat
is one of my favorite things about spring fashion. I still can’t believe how lucky I was to score this tall jacket WHILE VISITING an actual BR store. A peek of polka dots from my favorite J.Crew dress makes the outfit a bit more playful, don’t you think?
|Banana Republic Tall Trench and J.Crew Polka Dot Dress
March 13 – Somewhere in the Midi
I was rather despondent that I didn’t have any gingham in my closet and had to sit on the sidelines for the March 12 theme. I love gingham!!! How in tarnation did I live in the southern part of the U.S. for three years and NOT acquire any gingham?!? #EpicFail! Maybe I should have thrown on one of Mr. L3’s gingham shirts since he has a bajillion.
Moving along, for the “Somewhere in the Midi” challenge, I threw on my tall Loft midi dress
with my tall Banana Republic sheer plaid shirt for a little coverage. I finished it off with a couple of gold necklaces from Loft and Tiffany and my nude Cole Haan Air Monica flats
. Throwing a sheer button up on over a summer dress and tying it at the waist is one of my new favorite fashion tricks for spring!
|Loft Tall Midi Dress, Banana Republic Tall Sheer Blouse, Cole Haan Air Monica Flats
March 16 – Neutrals Needed
For my neutral look, I chose black, grey and white. I scored this floral-y (and if you look closely bird-y) print tank from Loft last year and it has become one of my favorite “non-tall” purchases. You know what I can’t wait for – BARING MY SHOULDERS. They are crying out for some Vitamin D after being under my heavy winter coat for months. I adore tops that show some shoulder but aren’t low cut which means I’m always on the prowl for a style like this. I’m also wearing my grey tall blazer from Loft, my black J.Crew Reid jeans and my black pointy-toe Tory Burch flats (and what I am NOT wearing is makeup…oops!) I couldn’t resist adding my red tagua seed bracelet from Noonday Collection to break up the neutrals. I’m such a rule breaker!
March 17 – Emerald City
Happy St. Paddy’s Day! I’ve had this Banana Republic (non-tall) silk green tunic for at least 8 years and it always keeps me from getting pinched on March 17. Side note – I’m pretty sure the tunic is actually supposed to be a dress. If I wore it as a dress, I’m afraid I may get carted off to jail for indecent exposure. I spruced it up with a necklace and bracelet from Noonday Collection, earrings that my dearest mother gave me from Purpose Jewelry
, my Daniel Wellington watch
and my rather elderly (but still fun) Isabella Fiore floral purse.
|Banana Republic silk tunic dress
|Are you following @tallfashionadventures on Instagram yet? Even if you don’t have an account, you can still look at my photos. But if you do have an account, be sure to follow along! And there’s still plenty of time to join the WearWhatWhereMarch Style Challenge. Have you ever participated in a style challenge? Did you find that it helped you reinvent your clothes?