Wednesday, October 4, 2017

Common Threads Challenge: The Pieces


Exciting news, folks! The Common Threads Challenge, our BRAND NEW wardrobe remix concept, kicked off on October 1! If you are just now deciding you wan to join in, it's not too late--join us by linking up, sharing your outfits on Instagram using our hashtag #commonthreadschallenge, and/or joining our Facebook support group! We have about 20 people participating in the challenge so far and would LOVE to have you join us!

Today, we're each introducing the five pieces we chose for the challenge. We must include at least one of these items in each outfit for the month of October! My goals in choosing my pieces were:

  • To get a mix of old and new pieces--it's easy to be creative with new pieces where I'm still in the "honeymoon period" but I also wanted to breathe new life into some pieces I've had a little longer!
  • To have variance in my color palette to maximize the types of looks I can create
  • To choose different styles and silhouettes of pieces instead of all tops, all bottoms, etc.

Without further ado, here are the five pieces I chose for my challenge!


cardigan | LOFT | purchased fall 2014

I have owned this cardigan for a while now and have found it to be an absolute workhorse in my closet! I wear cardigans so often that it only made sense to have one in my challenge.


ponte pants | Clothes Mentor | purchased fall 2017

I picked these up at Clothes Mentor a couple weeks ago and they are just a DREAM. They're ponte pants so they look like real pants when they're on, but they're super stretchy and soft.


gingham shirt | J. Crew Factory | purchased spring 2017

This is a great top because it can be used in a casual look with jeans and boots, it can also be dressed up with a skirt or nicer pants for work! Plus the navy is a neutral so it's super versatile. 


booties | Forever XXI | purchased winter 2014

I've had these booties for years, and every year, they are a staple in my fall/winter closet! Gotta love the neutral cognac that goes with just about everything! 


maroon vest | Old Navy | purchased fall 2017

This is the newest piece in my challenge, so I think part of why I wanted to include it is because I'm just so enamored with it! I love the gold hardware, the slim hardware, and the maroon color that is so quintessential for fall! 

But enough about me--link up YOUR five pieces below in our first Common Threads Challenge linkup!


During the month of October, I have teamed up with five other bloggers to take on the Common Threads Challenge! We have each chosen five pieces from our closet for the month and each outfit we wear must contain at least one of those five pieces.

We're all sharing what five pieces we chose today--link up and show us what five pieces you're using for the challenge!

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