Shop Your Closet Winter Remix: Week 3

Shop Your Closet Winter Remix: Week 3

I think this is something like my 8th or 9th remix and it’s been really interesting, because my emotions have been pretty consistent in the past, but they’re totally different this time.

In the days of yore, these hard-core remixes would fire me up about putting new combinations together. Right now, all I want is to reach into the rest of my closet and make any outfit I darn well please. And also to be sitting on a beach writing this. And maybe some french toast. But I’d settle for just the first.

I’ve been trying to figure out why I’m so moody, and I’m not totally sure, but I think part of the frustration comes from shopping the rest of my closet to put together looks around my 8 pieces while trying to use every “addition” at least twice. I want so much for those of you who are new to GTR to get pumped up about the fact that you don’t have to have a lot of pieces to create a bunch of unique looks.

I also have been dreaming and setting goals for GTR and I’ve got some plans for y’all that I’m just plain fired up about! As soon as I’ve got a direction I want to head, the old one seems boring and stale.

Even with all these thoughts flying around, y’all have kept me excited about the remix! I’ve had so much fun watching you on IG! I especially love the group of girls doing the remix together. (Search the #shopyourcloset hashtag and you’ll find them.) Accountability and encouragement can make all the difference in reaching your goals!

Because of that, I’m working behind the scenes on some specific ways to build more accountability and encouragement into GTR, and I’d love to hear from you- what are your style goals for 2015, and how can I help?

Comment below or shoot me an e-mail, and then if you’re remixing, let’s see your looks!

Here’s a quick peek at mine. As bored as I’m feeling, I really do like the looks I came up with this week, so if you’re also having death stare contests with your closet, too, be encouraged- pushing yourself will teach you something! I’m definitely proof of that.

Shop Your Closet Remix Week 3


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Now, let’s see your looks and hear what you’re discovering about your closet! I want to learn from you, too! (If you’re just joining us, the remix and giveaway details are below, too!)

PS Don’t forget to ask your questions, share your outfits, and tell us what you’re learning on the GTR Facebook page or by using the hashtag #shopyourclosetremix on social media.

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Giveaway Details

There will be 5 chances to win!

At the end of the remix, one winner will be picked at random from each week’s link up (February 9, 16, 23, and March 2).

To qualify, share your looks for the week and link back to Greater Than Rubies from your post/Pinterest board/IG photo.

These weekly prizes are such fun things!

For your final chance to win, submit an e-mail to me by March 9 telling me about your experience this month. You’ll be entered to win a membership to Hello, Gorgeous! Fun, right? Ah! I’m so excited about this. All winners will be announced on Wednesday, March 11th.

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  • Rebekah February 23, 2015 at 12:01 PM

    Last week was a challenge for me. We’ve had a full week of sleet/snow/ice/freezing temperatures and have pretty much been entirely home-bound. I was so tempted to just stay in my sweats a couple of days, but I made myself get into my closet and put an outfit together and it really did make me feel better. What is it about putting on real clothes that makes such a difference?

    • Caitlin Author February 24, 2015 at 7:48 AM

      Good for you, Rebekah! It really, really does make such a difference! Hope it’s warming up for y’all!

      • Rebekah February 25, 2015 at 5:10 PM

        It isn’t, actually! We’re now well into week 2 of schools being closed due to icy roads. I just keep telling myself, “Spring is coming, spring is coming.” I’m ready to wear some different clothes! :)

        • Caitlin Author March 2, 2015 at 7:05 AM

          Me, too! I’m trying to enjoy today for what it is, but I am really ready for some warmer weather (and different clothes), too! :) Hope you’re staying warm!

  • Amy G February 24, 2015 at 5:55 AM

    I like your light colored winter looks! They have a nice soft, feminine feel to them. I especially like the idea of the cozy marled sweater with the white jeans and boots. Light but cozy!
    How interesting that these challenge rules feel so different! I wouldn’t have guessed that this set up would be tougher.

    • Caitlin Author February 24, 2015 at 7:49 AM

      Thanks, Amy! I know- I think I like the stricter rules to follow. It’s like not shopping- that was easier for me than buying just one item each month last year. I apparently really like absolutes. :)

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