Simply Styled April Photo Challenge

If you follow my blog or Instagram, you’re probably familiar with the daily Instagram challenges I participate in, but this month is different. This month is better. I decided to take it up a notch and host my own photo challenge! Simply Styled April does not solely focus on fashion pictures – the prompts are open to interpretation, and I’ve loved seeing the participants’ creativity!

You can join in any time; just follow along the calendar and prompts and use the hashtag #simplystyledapril with your photo. Hop on the hashtag to see what others are up to and to get inspiration and even make some new friends.

There are fabulous prizes involved, too. If you follow all of the hosts (tagged in this photo), you’re eligible to win prizes – (see this post for more information on the prizes). There will be a random grand prize, a Simply Styled award to the most stylish participant, and a special birthday prize on April 28th, so be sure to join in on that date.

Check out my photos for the first week’s themes – hopefully you’ll feel inspired to join in.

March Fashion Challenge (part 3)

The end of March is nearing, and I have an exciting announcement for April’s challenge in a few days, so stay tuned! Here are the themes from part three of my March looks, and in case you missed parts one and two, you can check them out here and here:

  • Cool, cropped, and collected: you’re not going to catch me ever wearing a cropped top, so my interpretation of this theme was to go off of ‘cool’ with a nice, breezy lace top.
  • Spring in my step: the spring wasn’t in my step today, it was in my hair! I’ve been playing around with some new products for wavy, low-effort hairstyles (the best kind, am I right?).
  • Feisty in florals
  • Fine lines
  • Sunnies for sure: My favorite sunglasses at the moment come from H&M.
  • Sunday’s best: If you celebrate it, Happy Easter, and if not, happy Sunday everyone!


March Fashion Challenge (part 2)

Do you ever struggle to pick out an outfit? Do you ever look through your closet, get exasperated, and resolve that you have ‘nothing to wear’? I did, until I started dressing with purpose through daily theme challenges on Instagram! It’s so fun to read and interpret the themes and connect with others online to get inspiration from. You can see March’s part one of the challenge here, and here are the themes from part 2:

  • All tucked in
  • Sneaking around: my students were telling me that it’s hilarious to call shoes “sneakers…” am I old?
  • Spring forward: decided to bust out my white jeans earlier than normal; they’re not just for summer, right?
  • She’s my cherry pie: I desperately wanted this red skirt to work in non-winter seasons and had no idea if I could see past Christmas. So happy I tried it!
  • Shoe the world
  • Fringe benefits
  • Emerald City