So, I took Una up on her challenge last week and did the 5-silouhette challenge. I found it a very valuable exercise and one I will probably continue -- because focusing on silhouette, with color as a secondary consideration, was really helpful to me. It made me put a lot of energy into my closet and while it was not easy, it brought me back to the fun of dressing.

In creating silhouettes, I thought about the shape of the top, the shape of the leg, and footwear.

Day 1: Long fuzzy sweater over Paige flare denim with Franco Sarto booties.

Day 2: Madewell wool shift over CM wool sweater with ribbed tights and Frye harness booties. Although I love this dress, this was my least favorite look of the week. I may need to find news ways to wear this dress, or perhaps I have grown beyond it.

Day 3: Old AE plaid shirt, chevron quilted cropped sweatshirt, Gap BF jeans, Everybody booties.

Day 4: Three Dots colorblock tee shirt, LL Bean plaid pants, Cole Haan booties.

Day 5: Anthropologie citron sweater, JCrew skinny black jeans, Aqualitalia tall boots.

I am surprised at how much I am enjoying the longer, wider leg profile. It was very interesting to me.

I'm going to try another week of this, although probably not this week because of travel and the holiday. We'll see.

Any and all comments are welcome!

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