Common Threads Challenge

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Hello, friends! I’m excited to share something new and fun with you today. I have teamed up with five other bloggers to create a brand-new wardrobe remix concept called the Common Threads Challenge. During the month of October, we will be taking on this new challenge together and we would LOVE for you to join us! Here’s the details:

Hosts:

Rules:

  • Choose five specific pieces from your closet –for example, one pair of shoes, one blazer, one skirt, one dress, and one blouse. Try not to choose multiple items in the same category (e.g. two pairs of shoes, two shirts, etc.)
  • For the duration of the challenge, at least one of those pieces must be used in every single outfit. The rest of your closet is fair game!
  • Instead of limiting your options to a small segment of your closet like you would for a normal remix, the goal is to really stretch your creativity in how those five pieces. Document your daily outfits to keep track of the different ways you wear each of your pieces!

How to Participate:

This challenge is open to EVERYONE, not just bloggers! Our vision is to create a community where we can support each other in our goal to make the most out of the closet we already have! Here are some ways you can participate:

  • For the bloggers out there, we will have a weekly linkup that goes live on each of our blogs every Wednesday during the challenge.  You can post a weekly recap on your blogs each week, and link up those recaps!
  • We have opened a private Facebook group for challenge participants to provide support and encouragement to each other! We want to see your daily outfits, ideas for remixing your pieces, or any questions or trouble you’re having! Join the group here.
  • Share your looks with us on Instagram using the hashtag #commonthreadschallenge!

The challenge will formally begin on Sunday, October 1. Our first linkup will be held on Wednesday, October 4 where we will be sharing the pieces we chose for the challenge. We will continue with weekly outfit recaps each Wednesday and wrap up with our final linkup on Wednesday, November 1!

I am super excited to be a part of this group and at the same time a little nervous about choosing my five pieces. I’m sure I’ll over think it but in the end I’m in and I’ll have my pieces by the deadline! On another note, I have been thinking about my style and working toward a one wardrobe idea that is versatile over the categories of my life. I’m a little “over it” with having a work wardrobe and casual one. I’ve realized I’m not really required to dress business casual most so I’m working on an office/life casual look. I’ve started with shoes. These are types of shoes that I think will carry me on my journey. Okay, I’ll have more than just four pairs but I hope you get the idea.

These are the types of looks I’m going for to carry me through the fall and winter. No, I can’t wear jeans to work everyday but I can wear leggings, tunics, long sweaters, slip-ons, etc. This means I’m going for it. Casual workstyle here I come. I’m not asking permission but if I have to ask forgiveness I will.

Friends, please join in with us for this challenge. Request to join the Facebook group and start picking your pieces. October will so much more fun together as the temps cool and the pumpkins appear!

As I’ve been thinking about shoes and what to wear on my feet in the coming months, this verse kept going through my head and it’s making it to my heart. It’s always important to think about the path we are traveling on. Our days may seem long but our time on earth is short therefore the path is important.

Give careful thought to the paths for your feet and be steadfast in all your ways. ~ Proverbs 4:26

Have a great week!

~Carrie xoxo

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