Closet remix: Jumpsuit and crop top

Over the past few weeks, I have become really interested in remixing and restyling my closet pieces. I think it has something to do with having run out of my shopping budget for the year; which usually pushes me to be more creative.

My creativity came in handy this Saturday, as I prepared to attend a wedding. The week prior, I almost lost my mind trying to figure out what to wear. I ordered two dresses which didn’t quite work out for me. I ended up returning them. By Saturday evening, I had run out of other options and was basically left with my closet and I had to get creative quickly. I thought of re-wearing my outfit from the recent Mother’s Day Shoot, but I knew I was just being lazy. I decided to push myself a little harder.

I opted to wear a jumpsuit I recently purchased from Forever 21. By itself, the jumpsuit (which is backless) is probably more suited for a resort/beach getaway with the hubby. To make it more wedding-appropriate, I layered the jumpsuit with a crop top. I loved the combination of the light pink of the crop top and the bronze of the jumpsuit – both of which are analogous to each other (that is, lay next to each other on the color wheel). Here is how the outfit turned out:

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Closet Remix – Chambray Dress

Last Summer, I had a great time remixing and playing with pieces in my closet. I loved the idea so much that I did a full 30 day challenge – using just 30 items to create 30 outfits. While the challenge was pretty stressful, I loved the creativity it sparked in me. Since then,  I have made every effort to maximize my closet by “remixing” items to create new outfits. I did that recently with this chambray dress from Forever 21. I needed to find ways to “maximize” this particular dress, so I decided to pair it with a pink peplum skirt as a shirt.

In both outfits (as a dress and as a shirt), I decided to pair the blue chambray dress with red and orange hues as they are complementary to the blue of the chambray. Complementary colors are colors that exist on opposite ends of the color wheel and tend to complement each other.

Remember this from a previous post?


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Closet Remix: 30 for 30

Hi All! Last week was super crazy in my household. We celebrated two milestone birthdays – my son turned 2 (at this stage, every birthday is a milestone), and I turned 30. I mentally prepared all year for this birthday and to tell you the truth, I am super stoked to be 30. I am looking forward to the amazing journey ahead.

Back to the post for today. Last week, I mentioned that I will be doing a “30 for 30″ challenge throughout the month of July. The aim of this challenge is to use 30 closet pieces to create 30 different outfits for 30 days.

#Why the challenge

A few weeks ago, I had to reevaluate my purpose for creating this blog. My intention was to declutter my existing closet and build one that would fit my personal style and lifestyle needs. However, in the course of being side tracked by newest fashion trends, I quickly blew my shopping budget for the year. I decided to take on this challenge to help me creatively style clothes I already own and maximize the wearing potential of my closet.

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