7 x 7 remix challenge

Before we get to the style, I just wanted to let y’all know that I have been posting extra outtakes from each post this week on my Facebook page, and there will be super-sized outtakes post this Friday. Hilarity ensues! 😀

And I’m continuing the remixing theme, as I decided to participate in this month’s 7×7 remix challenge. The rules are pretty simple:  7 pieces of clothing (shoes and accessories not included) remixed 7 different ways for 7 different days. And it rhymes! ♥ All the details are here on Ma Nouvelle Mode.

Here are the 7 pieces that I narrowed down to remix:

Librarian for LIfe + Style | 7x7 remix challenge

Contrary to my usual m.o., I didn’t have all 7 pieces (or 7 outfits) in mind when I began this challenge. Shocker, I know! It wasn’t until Look #3 that it all clicked together. But the end result is quite reflective of my day-to-day style:  bold, saturated colors (red ankle pants + blue cardigan); go-to basics (denim jacket + khaki shorts + denim skirt); and pattern-mixing (striped tank top + abstract print top).

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  1. Denim skirt:  Fall fashion swap
  2. Red ankle pants:  Macy’s, gift-carded this winter
  3. Khaki shorts:  Dockers via Kohl’s, old
  4. Denim jacket:  Kohl’s, old
  5. Black and white striped tank top:  Old Navy, last summer
  6. Abstract print top:  Macy’s, gift-carded this winter
  7. Blue cardigan:  August Silk via Macy’s, this winter

And here are the 7 ways I remixed these 7 pieces:

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Remix Look #1:

I wore this outfit for another off-campus meeting with colleagues, one of those “I’m not working at my regular job, but I’m still working” kind of business casual situations. This outfit includes the first three pieces I started out with:  the denim jacket, the red ankle pants, and the striped tank. Look familiar? It’s also part of what I packed for ALA! 😉 I remixed it this time with black flats and a black skinny belt, buttoning up my jacket this time for a more professional look.

Librarian for LIfe + Style | 7x7 remix challenge

Details:  Black flats:  Payless, last summer  /  Polka-dotted tote:  Gift from my mom, last month  /  Black skinny belt:  JCPenney, gift-carded this spring

Remix Look #2:

This is a more casual look, worn for an afternoon of shopping. It’s the foundation of Look #1, but remixed with a polka-dotted scarf (pattern-mixing alert!) and casual sandals.

Librarian for LIfe + Style | 7x7 remix challenge

Details:  Black sandals:  Payless, gift from my mom last summer  /  Polka-dotted scarf:  Kohl’s, gift-carded last spring  /  Black tote bag:  Nine West, birthday present last summer  /  Black hoop earrings:  Christmas gift from in-laws, 2011

Remix Look #3:

This I wore for a girls’ day out — pizza, shopping, movie, and drinks. Comfort was key, and I added in a bit of fun with large hoop earrings and a side ponytail.

Librarian for LIfe + Style | 7x7 remix challenge

Details:  Gold-and-cream sandals:  Target, last summer  /  Hoop earrings:  InPink, c/o giveaway last summer  /  Tote bag:  Payless, this spring

Remix Look #4:

My husband is still not a big fan of the backwards cardigan, which I’ve also sported here. I like the look, even if I have to endure Sam’s eye rolling. A statement necklace helps make the look intentional.

Librarian for LIfe + Style | 7x7 remix challenge

I kind of love that both these hand poses seem to be saying, “Who, me? Why, yes, I AM wearing this cardigan backwards.” The front pose, above, is the sweet version, while the backwards view, below, is a bit on the saucy side. 😉

Librarian for LIfe + Style | 7x7 remix challenge

Details:  Black strappy wedges:  Banana Republic, old  /  Jet statement necklace:  Florence Adams, c/o giveaway this spring  /  Black stud earrings:  Birthday gift set from in-laws, last summer

Remix Look #5:

This is another casual look for a morning of grocery shopping. And subtle pattern-mixing alert with the gingham headband (also seen here and here).

Librarian for LIfe + Style | 7x7 remix challenge

Details:  Black wedges:  Target, last spring  /  Gingham wire headband:  ModCloth, came free with another purchase, old

Remix Look #6:

I wore this for a local book club meeting, so I dressed up the denim skirt a bit with the cardigan and belted the abstract print top. More green + blue together! ♥

Librarian for LIfe + Style | 7x7 remix challenge

Details:  Pewter strappy wedges:  Payless, old  /  Mint patent leather skinny belt:  Target, this winter  /  Gold-and-pearl small hoop earrings:  Amish-made, visitor’s center in Minnesota, old

Remix Look #7:

This just might be my favorite of all 7 looks. Casual + comfy + pattern-mixing = ♥. This striped tank top really was the MVP of this style challenge; it’s perfect for layering because of its longer length. The gold hoops, gold-bar sandals, bead bracelet, and ponytail add to the casual vibe.

Librarian for LIfe + Style | 7x7 remix challenge

Details:  Gold-and-cream sandals:  Target, last summer  /  Beaded bracelet:  Made by a former student, old  /  Gold hoop earrings:  Birthday gift set from in-laws, last summer

Hope you enjoyed all the remixing! Would you join in a challenge like this? Which look is your favorite? Please leave a comment and let me know.

Link ups:  7 x 7 remix challenge  /  Dress for the Day  /  Keeping It Casual  /  I Feel Pretty  /  Wardrobe Wednesday  / What I Wore Wednesdays  /  Fashion Friday

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