Monday, 8 March 2010

Spring Capsule Wardrobe Challenge Day Eight


I have vowed to go on until I have exhausted the possibilities of my capsule and I think there are at least another three outfits to come.
I spent the weekend checking out everyone's fabulous collections and I am in the process of writing a round-up feature for this weekend.
I will also be naming the two prize winners.
I will choose the one challenger who has inspired me the most.
And a second random selection from all who took part.
Finally, thank you so much to everyone who took part - it was so much bigger than last time with almost 40 people participating.
And before I sign off today to attend an event for International Women's Day I would like to announce an even more important event taking place today - my son Joe will be 15.
I haven't posted a photo of Joe to share as he is a little shy.
Joe was born as he continues to live his life - in the fast lane.
One Wednesday evening after reading a bedtime story to my then three-year-old I went into labour during Coronation Street (7.30pm) and by the 9 O'Clock News Joe was enjoying his first feed.
Joe is a talented footballer and once had trials for Liverpool FC.
He is also very clever (taking three GCSE's a year early this year) and a complete chocoholic.
This weekend I helped my youngest son Ben (who wants to be a chef) create a huge chocolate cake as a birthday surprise.
Happy Birthday Joe!


I wore:
Boots - Tesco
Dress - FCUK
Necklace - Top Shop
Slip showing underneath

18 comments:

  1. You are doing great guns! Plus Happy Birthday to Joe x

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  2. Happy birthday Joe!

    I love this outfit... and you still have three more to go... you are awesome. xoxo

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  3. Great dress! I can't believe this is stilll from your capsule wardrobe - you are so creative!

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  4. I've just discovered your blog and have been finding this challenge in particular so inspiring - am going to have to force myself to do some creative wardrobe remixing, methinks!

    Can I just ask, though - where did you manage find a dark brown slip? I could really do with one, but finding a plainish slip that's not black, white or nude seems bizarrely tricky!

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  5. Such a fabulously arty silhouette! And I love dusty purple with browns and tans.

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  6. Jane, I know I'm a bit late but I wanted to post a link to my 5 day challenge roundup. Bella alerted us at http://www.youlookfab.com about the challenge. Here's a roundup of my outfits: http://s273.photobucket.com/albums/jj209/vmmpics/ylfmar2010/Mar01-Mar05/

    A more detailed breakdown of the items used is available here: http://youlookfab.com/welookfab/topic/vani-spring-2010-wardrobe-capsule-challenge-outfit-roundup

    Thank you so much for such a fun challenge!

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  7. Love that you're continuing the challenge! yay for birthdays and chocolate cake!

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  8. You look great! Keep remixing like a champion! Must be nice to have an aspiring chef in the family, that cake looks tempting.
    Do I need to send you photos from my challenge or do you just take them from my blog?

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  9. Well done to everyone on the challenge and a Happy Birthday to your son too!

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  10. I adore those boots. Fabulous look. And happy bday to your lil' man!

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  11. Another great outfit! And a very (slightly belated) happy birthday to your boy!

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  12. Happy Birthday, Jo! Hope you had a great day. Love the cake, Ben. My birthday will be soon, can I one like that as well please? Ciao, Jane. A.

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  13. I applaud your remixing abilities!
    11 outfits out of 15 pieces is fantastic.

    Next time I'll plan to go longer, I definitely believe that I can.

    And happy birthday Joe!

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  14. Happy Birthday, Joe!!

    Oh, and I love that you're keeping with the challenge. This one looks great!

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  15. You are truly unstoppable with your capsule wardrobe combinations. Jane, can I borrow you to create a capsule for me next time I'm packing for a vacation? ;)

    Happy Birthday to your son! That looks like an absolutely delicious cake for a chocolate nut. I hope that you're enjoying your family celebration.

    (In answer to your question, he had to pick a classic novel to read for an assignment and correctly thought that he'd win points with me by selecting a Jane Austen novel. I was very amused!)

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  16. This is a great look, love the dress. I'm trying to wean myself off of black, black, black and this inspires me.

    Darla

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  17. Love the way the cardigan is in the first picture best. I love to see the way you put these looks together.

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