Day 9️⃣: ✨MINIMALista ❤️ Your Look 👓 Challenge 👗

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Let's recap: the MINIMALista Love Your Look Challenge (MLYLC) is a simple exercise to prepare you for adopting a MINIMALista lifestyle. By tracking and recording your clothing selections for two weeks, the MLYLC will reveal which of your garments you love and which are sucking up closet space.

Even though I've already embraced a capsule wardrobe philosophy, I am using the MLYLC to identify which winter garments to transition into my spring capsule collection and which style of garments I should invest in to fill in gaps.

What I wore:

1.     Base: DKNY black opaque tights

2.     Core: Diane Von Furstenberg black and white wrap dress

3.     Accessories:  Christian Louboutin ROUGE LOUBOUTIN Sheer Voile Lip Color #001S

4.     Footwear: Christian Louboutin Simple 85 pumps

Why:

Base: I am sick of talking about and wearing opaque tights. But if my legs must endure more winter weather, this pair by DKNY is a durable and quality solution.

A MINIMALista has a GET DRESSED QUICK outfit

that guarantees she looks good on an otherwise bad day 

Core: I wasn’t my normal songbird self this morning and I just wanted to get dressed quick. This classic DVF wrap dress is a get dressed quick dress. It is also a perfect example of the value of tailoring (I had it hemmed to my knee) and knowing which silhouettes flatter your figure and which designers you can count for consistent cuts. For me, Diane Von Furstenburg is one of these designers. Her silk blouses and wrap dresses have the same cut, in updated prints, every season. If you are building or perfecting your office wardrobe, I recommend investing in a DVF wrap dress, at the very least in black. The silhouette is universally flattering and the wrap dress is a classic, wear it forever staple. When shopping for yours recognize that there are three versions: 100% silk; 100% rayon and a viscose/spandex blend. Same cut but a marked difference in garment longevity (and price). 

A MINIMALista knows which SILHOUETTES flatter her figure

Accessories:  From my lips to my soles, a glimpse of Christian Louboutin red always makes an impact. This Christian Louboutin ROUGE LOUBOUTIN Sheer Voile Lip Color #001S is housed in a fierce amulet with a neck ribbon for easy wear and application. At roughly $100 it is the PERFECT gift for your best friend who has everything (thank you, Pilar).

Footwear: On my feet my trusty and well-worn Christian Louboutin Simple 85 pump is the perfect exclamation to an outfit with a better attitude than its owner.   

A MINIMALista knows LOUBOUTIN never lets you down

xoxo, Jenn

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Day 8️⃣: ✨MINIMALista ❤️ Your Look 👓 Challenge 👗

Let's recap: the MINIMALista Love Your Look Challenge (MLYLC) is a simple exercise to prepare you for adopting a MINIMALista lifestyle. By tracking and recording your clothing selections for two weeks, the MLYLC will reveal which of your garments you love and which are sucking up closet space.

Even though I've already embraced a capsule wardrobe philosophy, I am using the MLYLC to identify which winter garments to transition into my spring capsule collection and which style of garments I should invest in to fill in gaps.

What I wore:

1.     CoreDiane Von Furstenberg Harlow Silk V-Neck Blouse

2.     Core: St. John magenta open cardigan

3.     Core: J. Crew Toothpick Jeans

4.     Top layer: BB Dakota Aztec Jacket

5.     Accessories: Kendra Scott Signature Elle Earrings in Chalcedony; Panacea Long Beaded Crystal Circle Pendant Necklace, Mint

6.     FootwearLeoffler Randall Ingrid Wedges

Why:

Core: Maybe because magenta was one of my wedding colors or because it mimics my MappCraft logo or because its energizing and makes me feel creative but probably because all of those decisions are related – the color of this DVF blouse is EVERYTHING. And for real, ya’ll -  I am feeling the faux bois because it matches nothing and everything at once.  But to be safe, I layered a solid magenta St. John open cardigan between the faux bois blouse and geometric jacket to give your eyes a print reprieve and also because I purchased it for $54 bearing its original $795 price tag. SCORE.

MINIMAListas embrace a seasonal POWER COLOR

Core: These J. Crew Toothpick jeans are tight as what, hemmed too short and the waist band hits my belly in precisely the worst spot but they are incredibly versatile and I wear them a lot so I guess none of that matters.

Top layer: In general BB Dakota has a bohemian aesthetic which isn't quite my vibe but with a funky attitude and asymmetrical drape, this geometric print blanket jacket makes a strong statement that makes me look more fashion risky than I actually am.

A MINIMALista knows that one STATEMENT PIECE can make a lot of noise

Accessories:  With a mix of prints and a pallet of black, white and magenta with accessories in mint, this outfit has a lot going on. The combination of Panacea crystal pendant and Kendra Scott classic Elle earrings in chalcedony work because the green stones soothe the impact of deep pink and remind me of the Caribbean, which wouldn’t be a bad place to be in right now.

A highly curated closet allows MINIMAListas to

MIX PRINTS and PALLETS with ease

Footwear: Although they would have been fantastic in Florida, I wouldn’t normally wear these Loeffler Randall Ingrid Wedges in Falls Church at the end of February if it weren’t for the awful ankle situation their sandal sisters caused my feet last week. If you look closely you can spot the damage. Off season none withstanding, I dig the Spring Break '99 era thick sole and black and white print. 

xoxo, Jenn

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P.S: If you enjoy like what I write COMMENT or simply CLICK THE HEART below.

Download and print the MLYLC worksheet and start tracking with us!



Share your #MINIMALista #MLYLC pics on Twitter @mappcraft

Follow me on Periscope @jennmapp to see my LIVE selection show every morning