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Once a month or so, I’ve been participating in the Paper Doll Project. The Paper Doll Project is a fashion challenge where each style blogger chooses one item from their wardrobe that they’re having problems creating a look for. They are paired with another style blogger who creates a look for them using that item. The original blogger then needs to search their wardrobe, local stores and thrift shops to come up with a look that matches the recommendation as closely as possible.
I started with a really cute peach colored Willi Smith top that I haven’t been able to come up with an outfit for. I was paired with Dani from Tulips to Kiss You With. She recommended a pair of dark brown cigarette pants, khaki colored blazer and sandals.
I had a pair of dark brown cigarette style pants (Worn Jeans) already so I was good for those. I absolutely didn’t own anything resembling a blazer in any color. For some reason, I always forget about layering clothes. I headed my favorite upscale thrift store in the city to see what I could find. No blazers to be found in my size or color choices but I did find this really cute khaki colored denim jacket by Kikit Jeans that worked perfectly. I added in this funky homemade bracelet I found at a local boutique.
Dani recommended sandals but September in Vermont really isn’t sandal weather. I didn’t have anything in my closet that would match for sandals and none of the stores had sandals out this close to winter so I went with these really cool combat boots I have fallen in love with from Go Jane.
This is the total look. What do you think? Nail polish is Sunset Sail by China Glaze.
Ellen is a busy mom of a 22-year-old son and 27-year-old daughter. She owns 5 blogs and is addicted to social media. She believes you can feel beautiful at any age and any size. She shares healthy, realistic beauty and fashion information geared toward women over the age of 40. If you’d like to work together, email firstname.lastname@example.org to chat.