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April Style Challenge - Week 3

Wrapping up week 3 of the April Style Confessions Challenge that is being hosted by Sequins & Style and That's So Crystal. So far I have honored my commitment of not purchasing anything new. I have not had the desire to shop and have been having fun creating outfits by shopping my own closet. I continue to be surprised at the different ways I can style an outfit using the daily theme from the challenge. 


Monogram Monday
It went from 70 degrees on Sunday to about 35 degrees and snow on Monday.  I wanted to be warm and comfortable so I wore my initial sweater with leggings.  It's April, so I am banning winter boots until at least November but it gave me another chance to wear my Hunter wellies.



Sweater:  Old Navy
Leggings:Hue - Nordstrom


Bring on the Brights
This is a combo that I would normally not have put together without thinking about brights.  I bought the blue sweater to go with a dress and never wore it with anything else.  I would definitely wear this outfit again.


Sweater: Gap/Similar
Top:Similar
Necklace: Stella & Dot

Beg, Borrow or Second Handed
I love the look of maxi skirts and dresses.  They are as comfortable as yoga pants and you can dress them up or down.  This is actually a dress that I wore a tee over.  Instead of flats, I wore my converse to keep it casual.


Tee: Similar
Jacket:  Old Navy

Blinded by the White Top
This was my favorite outfit this week.  Simple and fun.  Done.



Top: Nordstrom
Necklace: Stella & Dot
Shoes: Shoes: Converse - Nordstrom

Garden Party
I was initially thinking of wearing a sundress but it was not warm enough so I started looking through my tops.  I don't have much floral and have not worn this one in a few years.  I really like it with the white jeans and would wear this again.  




Top: Similar
Jeans: Gap
Flip flops: JCrew

I am really having fun using this challenge as a closet remix. This has helped me be more creative and I have not had any "I have nothing to wear" moments.  Only one more week to go!


Linking up with:
I Feel Pretty Link Party // The Pleated Poppy - What I Wore Wednesday // Random Wednesday // Trend Spin Linkup // Style Sessions Linkup //Spotlight Weekly Linkup //Fashion Friday //Fridays Fab Favorites //Funday Monday

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  1. That gray and floral shirt is so pretty on you! Just found you in the link up!
    XO Ellen of Ask Away
    www.askawayblog.com

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  2. I don't know how I missed the Bring on the Brights outfit on IG! I absolutely adore it Jill!! Congrats on the no buy! That's one of the fun things about all the challenges is that you can really just shop your closet. I, however, have not had as much luck with the no buy. But, then again, I live in the arctic pretty much so my Spring stuff has been pretty limited. LOL. Love ya girl!!

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    1. Thank you so much Crystal! I am so happy that you and Lindsay did this challenge! It has really helped me get out of my I have nothing to wear rut! xoxo!

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  3. Once again I love all your outfits! I think my favorite is the bright pink shirt with the blue sweater. You always give me great ideas. Have a great week!

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  4. OMG Jill, that Monochrome Sweater is gorgeous. Old Navy has been golden the last couple of years. Love the first and last outfit the most. So many pretty pieces above, though. You did a great job with your Crystals Week. Let me know if in the future you find out about similar challenges.

    Also, I'd love for us to follow each-other and support one-another via GFC and Bloglovin. Where are your buttons? Mine are on the right side of the blog.

    Thanks and Enjoy your Thursday! Ada.

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    1. Hi Ada! Thank you so much! My buttons are on the left side of the blog. Have a great weekend!

      Jill

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  5. LOVE your maxi skirt outfit and the cobalt and pink combo. So cute, I never would've thought of that but love it!

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    1. Thank you Alison! That is such a huge compliment coming from you!

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  6. Love them all but your favorite is my favorite too. So fun!

    xx, Amy Ann
    The Real Arnolds

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  7. Good for you! Your closet has some great options it looks like! Thanks so much for sharing your talent!! :)
    “hugs” Crystelle
    Crystelle Boutique

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    1. Crystelle, thank you for the kind words! I am finding I have more options in my closet than I realized!

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  8. I'm loving this challenge too! Your looks are always so cute. You really have great style!

    lilibellemarie.blogspot.com

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    1. Thank you Elizabeth! Your IG outfits are always an inspiration for me!

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  9. Wow, you´ve created very interesting combinations this week. I can´t choose one because I love them all. Although I always do some clothes remixing, I just can´t help buying something new every one or two weeks. I really have to go on a shopping ban after seeing how you do it. :)

    http://dressingupforme.blogspot.com/

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    1. Thank you so much! A shopping ban isn't easy but I always figure if I see something I like and it's still there later, it's meant to be!

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  10. I love all the outfits you've created and you're wearing my favorite Stella & Dot necklace!! :-)
    Have a wonderful weekend!
    Cyndi

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    1. Thank you Cyndi! I love Stella & Dot jewelry too! Have a great weekend!

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  11. That blue and pink combo is AWESOME! I love it with your hair! Thanks for stopping by my blog earlier and leaving a comment! I love link ups where I get to meet and follow new bloggers! Have a great weekend!

    Sara
    Life & Leopard

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    1. Sara, thank you! My blog is new and I love meeting other bloggers through the linkups! Have a great weekend too!

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  12. Oh my word I love that initial sweater! So cute. Visiting from Fashion Friday. :)

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    1. Thank you Jo-Lynne! I was hoping wearing bright colors would bring spring weather!

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  14. So many great outfits here! I honestly love all of them and like seeing how you interpreted each theme. Very creative and clearly I need to try something like this to get myself to stop shopping! Thanks for stopping by my blog so I could find yours! I really enjoy your outfits and style. :)
    Gina
    On the Daily Express

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    1. Thank you so much Gina! I am seriously loving this challenge more than I thought I would! There are some posted on IG for May you should check out!

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  15. I love the monogram look! Too perfect!
    xo,
    Jacqueline
    stylininstlouis.com

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  16. Hi Jill,
    I'm glad you stopped by! It's sad that I would have to challenge myself to do a month w/o shopping...I've def become a shop a holic. Good for you though! I like the outfits you put together, especially the one with the orange maxi skirt. Good luck!

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    1. Hi Merrie! Thank you so much! Maxi skirts are my favorite too!

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  17. Love your style! So beautiful! Can't wait to follow along!
    Kaylee
    www.atkikis.com

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    1. Thank you so much Kaylee! I'm glad you stopped by!

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  18. Love the way you styled you cons! I just got myself a pair and need ideas of how to do that! So glad I found your blog...or rather you found me! Ha! Have a great weekend!

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