Happy New Year, friends! It is SO crazy to write and type the year 2020 on papers. It feels like the year 2000 wasn’t that long ago, but to acknowledge that it was really TWENTY years ago is mind blowing!
This month I am celebrating one year of Meggy D in the Middle. I went through a ROUGH time in January 2019 and decided to delete my blog of seven years with one click of the mouse. While some days I regret that decision, others I’m happy for the fresh start with this little slice of the internet. Meggy D has been a place to share the things I truly love and not focus on likes and views and reshares. While I love sharing my content with you all, it’s really a place for me to write about the things I love and share those things with whoever wants to read it!
While making a list of blog posts I wanted to publish this month I grew curious of what I had posted in January and February 2019. What were some of my first blog posts on this new site? Lifted Her Look was the most recurrent blog topic and the most popular when I looked at stats. I LOVED following in my friend Nadine’s footsteps and trying the Lifted Her Look Challenge. My friends on the ‘gram loved it as well and joined in on the fun. We even hosted a Lifted Her Look Meet-Up in downtown Baltimore.
While reminiscing and reading the old posts I realized how much I missed the challenge! The winter months seem to drag on and on and truly I can use some creativity in my life. Instead of jumping back on the Lifted Her Look bandwagon, I’m going to test myself by putting together new outfits from what is already in my closet. I feel like having done almost six months of the challenge, I’ve learned how to put different looks together and how to really stretch pieces and give them life beyond one outfit. I don’t have a ton of clothes or shop that often, but I love the pieces I have and enjoy figuring out new ways to wear them!
I’m going to focus this month and next on picking pieces from my closet, acknowledging how I *USUALLY* wear them and pick a completely different combination of pieces. There’s a black and purple sweater in my closet that I have ONLY ever worn with my black jeans. It was actually my first ever Lifted Her Look outfit. Maybe I could wear a jacket over it or wear it over a dress. The possibilities are endless!
The one thing I will miss from not doing Lifted Her Look is the sense of community with the babes who linked up week to week. I’m hoping they’re still looking at their closet as a positive challenge instead of a source of negativity or stress and anyone who wants to join me is more than welcome!
I LOVE this space themed, peacock green sweatshirt from Old Navy. I purchased it at the end of last season on suuuuuuuper clearance figuring if I wore it a handful of times that’d be fine. Truly I just love the metallic elements and the unexpected colors that don’t match anything already in my closet.
My Old Outfit:
As expected, I’ve just worn it with black ripped denim and combat boots. Super original I know, but the sweatshirt is super warm inside and cozy and I wanted to be comfortable the first time I wore this outfit.
My New Outfit:
I am still trying to add more color into my wardrobe and outfits (a task I’ve been working at for two years) so instead of going for the typical black pants I paired the sweatshirt with jeans and a pink puffer vest. I had seen the pink and green color combo in a living room design photo shared on Instagram and LOVED it. Somehow I remembered that when looking at my closet and therefore this outfit was inspired by a pillow/sofa combo on IG. I’m ok with it, because this turned out to be such a cute outfit! I wore it to pick out a Christmas tree with Chris so obviously paired the outfit with Bean Boots, a cozy scarf and pom pom hat.
While I’m not a fashion blogger or fashionista by any means, I do love the fun colors and pieces in my closet and take pride in what I wear. I’m looking forward to saving money and getting more use out of the pieces that are currently in my closet in Winter/Spring 2020!