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April Style Challenge Week 2

I made it through week 2 of the April Style Confessions Challenge that is being hosted by Sequins & Style and That's So Crystal.  My personal challenge is to do this without buying anything new.  My clothing budget is minimal so my goal is to style all of the outfits with items already in my closet.  


Dupe of a Deal
I'll let you in on a secret.  Years ago I was making a purchase at Banana Republic and applied for their credit card. The card is actually a Visa and you earn $1 reward for every $1 spent.  Sometimes there are double and triple point promotions.  We charge our groceries, gas, etc. and pay the bill every month.  Almost every month I earn a $10 - $30 reward that can be used at Old Navy, Gap, Banana Republic, Athleta and Piperlime.  The outfit below cost me less than $15 by using rewards and promotion codes (yes, including the Hunter boots!).


Shirt:  Old Navy
Tank: Old Navy
Pants: Similar
Bracelets: Stella & Dot Tiffany
Boots:Piperlime
Spots & Dots
I love this outfit with the grey and brown color combo.  I have not worn this jacket in years.  The sleeves are knit like a sweater so it's comfortable and I don't feel too dressed up.


 Jacket: Similar
Shirt: JCrew/Similar
Jeans: AG Stevie
Neclkace: Stella & Dot
Shoes:Similar

Bit of Prep in Her Step
When I think of preppy, I think of Lacosste polo shirts, oxfords, plaid jackets and penny loafers.  I don't really have anything preppy in my closet so I wore this polo shirt and my daughter's floral Keds.  This was a hard one and I'm still not sure if this classifies as preppy.



Shirt: Similar
Tank: Old Navy
Jeans: Gap
Bracelet: Etsy
Shoes: Keds/Similar

Do You Have the Time?
This is an Instagram challenge so my daily pic does not necessarily have to be of me in an outfit.  I was initially going to snap a picture of my wrist with my watch and bracelets but when I was doing laundry, I discovered my daughters London Big Ben tee and decided to wear it instead.


Shirt: Delia's
Tank: Old Navy
Jeans: Similar
Shoes: Sam & Libby

Good Morning Sunshine
Another sweater and top I have not worn in ages.  This is my favorite outfit this week. It's bright and cheery and kept my spirits up when the temperatures went from 75 degrees and sunny to 40 degrees and rainy.


Shirt: Similar
Sweater: Similar
Jeans: Gap
Necklace: Similar
Shoes: Converse


Week 2 accomplished and with 3 items I had forgotten about and had not worn in ages! What great pieces do you have in your closet that you have forgotten about?



Linking up with:
Get Your Pretty On - I Feel Pretty //The Pleated Poppy - What I Wore Wednesday // Because Shanna Said So - Random Wednesday // Trend Spin Linkup //Style Sessions Linkup //Transatlantic Blonde //Spotlight Weekly Linkup //Fashion Friday //Friday's Fab Favorites //Funday Monday Linkup

22 comments

  1. super adorable outfits. Love Banana Republic. Now you've made me want their card :)

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    1. Thank you so much Jennifer! I was surprised when I got their visa instead of their store card!

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  2. Jill, you are acing this challenge. I love all outfits but especially the first and the last. I am a sucker for stripes. You have some awesome bright tops in your closet.

    Stop by when you can to check on my 30 for 30 challenge. Thank you, Ada. =)

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    1. Thank you Ada! It is fun to do and it forces me to try new options. I'll make sure I stop by your blog later today.

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  3. Loved all your outfits, especially the preppy one (brings me back to high school :) and the yellow outfit. You looked great!

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    1. Thank you so much Lana! The yellow is my favorite too!

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  4. Just adore all of these! I can't believe that you only paid $15 for your hunters! I'm so unbelievably jelly!! I'm so happy to see you doing the challenge! As always, you are one of my fave IG'ers! I am also linking your blog on my website under blogs to love!! See you on IG, my dear!! xoxo

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    1. Thank you, Crystal, that is a huge compliment coming from you! I love your style and your blog and am so excited that you are linking me!

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  5. Lovin' those camo pants :)
    Visiting from Friday Fab Favorites!

    xo, tasha
    twenty-something blog

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  6. I love that jacket! It looks comfy and chic.

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    1. Thank you so much Arielle! I had forgotten about it but will be wearing it more now.

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  7. Thanks for visiting my blog, Jill! I have been considering getting a BR/Gap/ON card myself. You might have convinced me! I just followed you on bloglovin'. :)

    xx, Amy Ann
    The Real Arnolds

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    1. Thank you so much Amy! I had no idea when I got the card that the rewards would add up so fast!

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  8. I love this pink and white striped top!

    xx Kelly
    Sparkles and Shoes

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    1. Thanks Kelly! I'm really liking popover tops!

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  9. I love your Hunter boots with your camo pants! so fun!!

    xo,
    Angela

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  10. Nothing beats finding pieces you forgot about!

    I love all of the recap outfits, but especially the one with the pink striped top and fun pants.

    xo Jackie
    Something About That

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    1. Thank you Jackie! My camo pants are one of my favorites!

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  11. Such fun looks. I love the camo and rain boots with the pink, but the yellow and grey is my favorite.

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    1. Thank yo so much Melissa! That was my favorite too!

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