Why did you do the challenge in the first place?
I went into this challenge with the intention of just doing it, not waiting for the perfect time or perfect photo’s. It was a chance to really try out a couple of items that have been stowed in my wardrobe and are nice but never actually get worn.
What did you learn about your personal style?
Practical, easy to wear clothes are good for this stage of life since my day’s are filled with mopping up spilled drinks and pushing swings at the park, but even then it’s nice to add the extra details to feel more complete.
Were there any pieces you included that felt like mistakes?
Everything I chose worked well, in saying that though the black and green patterned collared shirt doesn’t feel right as an everyday shirt. It was good to make myself wear it a for a few days to confirm my thoughts, so for now it’s going to be put aside with a few other nice items that are more appropriate for work clothes.
Did your clothes work for the weather?
Yes – we’ve had the most perfect mild winter here at the moment. A couple of the first days were a bit cooler so perfect to layer the tops and I was able to save my lighter tops to wear on their own towards the end when it was hotter.
How did the laundry work out?
My normal routine is to do a load of washing most days. During this challenge I just made sure I did it everyday, often putting on the load in the evening so it was ready to hang out first thing, or if I thought I might an item the next day I hung it on my clothes airer and it was often dry by morning so I could wear it again the next day.
Which piece was your favourite?
The grey and white stripe Maison & Scotch pullover easily tops the list. It’s just a simple cotton shirt that can be worn on it’s own or layered, plain in colour that it goes with anything yet has gorgeous detail in the soft stripes and sparkles.
What would you do different next time?
Next time (yes I’m already planning for another one next season!) I would like to add more variety in the style of clothes I include, such as a dress, button up shirt, skirt, etc. to create a bit more fun and interest in the types of outfits I can put together.