For my third and final guest post about the Spring Challenge, I bring you another favorite. Most of the challengers know her because she is one of our overseas challengers who is forever encouraging all of us on the Facebook page. I “met” Iris Rasenberg during our first challenge and I was captivated by her sense of style. Here’s her take on the Spring Challenge:
I’m a Dutchie living in Finland, after having lived in Switzerland and Italy. I came across Alison’s blog last summer, when I started reading fashion blogs. I have always had an interest in fashion, ever since I was a little girl. I am a stay at home mom, so I could get away with wearing frumpy sweaters and work out clothes all day. However, that has never made me feel good. I like to look put together, even if it is just for running errands, or picking up my kids from school.
My first challenge was the Fall Challenge, because by then I was intrigued enough to find out for myself what it was all about. I quickly learned that it is about much much more than just clothes and cute accessories. The group is expanding and this last challenge we were around 1400 Facebook using pretties. We all have a different story to tell, and our own reasons for joining. Never once have I read a comment that is less than encouraging, uplifting, or even just plain funny. We have quite a few inside jokes and phrases by now. It’s like having a great big fashion family, and I am so happy that I am a part of this unique sisterhood! For anyone new to the challenges I would advise to trust Alison’s vision, but never buy anything you cannot find any love for. Once the challenge starts, you might change your mind after seeing how cute everyone looks in the pieces you thought you did not like. The Spring Challenge may be over, but a lot of us are still posting or commenting almost daily. It is just so hard to stay away, haha! I will definitely come back for the Summer Challenge!
The floral skirt is my favourite piece of this challenge! I am still waiting for spring to kick off in Finland so I can finally wear it. It proved to be very versatile, too, once I started playing dress up with it.
One of my adaptations of an outfit, because the weather was not cooperating.
Another adaptation, and one of my favourite outfits. Once it warms up enough I will wear this without tights and opt for sandals or wedges instead of the booties.
Looking at the outfit formula – camo trousers and chambray shirt – I did not get very enthusiastic. However, I was proven wrong. I felt really good in this combination.
I styled this outfit just for the picture and for future reference. When it gets warm enough here, I will surely wear this with great pleasure!
Isn’t she just adorable?? And do you see what I mean about her sense of style? I love this: It’s like having a great big fashion family… I so agree! She did a remarkable job adapting the spring outfits to her no-so-spring Finnish weather! Thank you for sharing with us Iris!