It was hard. Well, I say hard, there are, I realise, much harder things to do than getting dressed in the morning but it did take some planning due to the fact that I'm so used to throwing on jeans every day.
So, on the weekend before the challenge, I placed everything that was work appropriate and not denim, on my clothes rail and tried it all on. It didn't take long as I don't have a huge amount of clothes. That isn't your cue to say "aaah" because in actual fact I quite like it that way. Having too many clothes can complicate a wardrobe and it's a fact that we only wear 20% of our clothes 80% of the time - which always sounds like a confusing stat to me too, so before you get your calculator out, it basically means that we're not wearing everything we own, often enough. This stat is often compounded by purchasing new clothes that steal the limelight leaving the clothes hanging nearest Narnia doomed never to see the light of day again (not in this world anyway!).
Having tried on the selection, I realised that not everything on the rail would work for my sans jeans week. One blue dress felt too short and as I've obviously not grown taller since last year, I can only blame it on my legs not being as toned as they could be. Note to self, must start running again. Also on the rail was a very nice pair of black trousers but they are better for cooler weather as they look great teamed with Converse and layered tops so, these were a no go too. Therefore, I HAD to buy at least two more items to see me through the week. You could argue that I should have worn existing items more than once, which is a really good idea of course and one that I usually advocate, but for the sake of creating an interesting blog for you, I decided against that and went shopping. It was a tough call but all part of the service ladies!
Now, I may have peaked too early here with these culottes because they are, without a doubt, my most favourite purchase but I wore them on Monday and so they have to be the first picture.
So, there you have it! I did it. And I really enjoyed it. And, so far, this week, when I could have worn jeans every day if I wanted to, I haven't! I've already had two no jeans days.....think I'm slowly ch-ch-ch-ch-changing a habit of a lifetime!
Thanks again to my work buddies and my little man for taking the pictures and before I sign off, here are a couple more outtakes for you to giggle at!