#OOTD365: January 1 – January 7, 2018

By Erika, Fashion Expert

I survived my first week of the #OOTD365 challenge.  A couple of bad weather days meant that I was more casual throughout the week than I would have normally been.  Hopefully, I’ll be putting in a full week at the office the week coming up and will have some more variety in my looks.

Here’s what I have learned so far:

  1. I didn’t think I would feel like snapping photos before work but I feel like doing it even LESS after work.  So I get up and get going 10 minutes earlier to build in time to shoot.  Not so bad on days I don’t workout.  Horrendous when I’m already up before 5am for a workout.
  2. Even when I just threw something on I found myself thinking about it more than usual.
  3. Everyone got very invested very quickly.  When I set out to do this, I wasn’t sure that anyone would care.  How wrong I was.  Friday, I worked from home in my PJs all day and didn’t actually get dressed until the evening for a family dinner. Then, I forgot to take my photo before dinner.  I had a few texts, DMs, and FB messages asking me where my #OOTD was.  I didn’t post it until 11pm-ish, but I DID get it posted.  I’ll do better guys!

And, in case you missed any of the looks (follow YCS on Instagram to see them real-time) here are the looks from January 1 through January 7. Instagram and Facebook are the only places where you can get designer and brand details for each of the outfits.

Jan 1Jan 2Jan 3

IMG_6302

Jan 5Jan 6Jan 7

generatedtext

XOXO, Erika

#OOTD365

By Erika, Fashion Expert

Happy New Year! Who is excited for all that 2018 has to bring them?! I know I am! This year is going to be huge and I’m so excited for everything that is in store for everyone in the YCS Family!

As I started planning for 2018, I decided I wanted to do something a little different.  If you follow YCS on Instagram, then you already know that I am launching the #OOTD365 challenge! I am going to make an effort to document my “Outfit of the Day” (#ootd) every single day in 2018.  I know, it’s a big task to take on.  Mostly because when I come home from work the first thing I do is change out of my clothes and throw on leggings or sweats or a bathrobe, ha ha! However, one of the things I promised to do in 2018 was be more transparent; and, one way to do that is by sharing what I look like everyday, not just on my very best days.

26173554_10101813034825560_8714587560023204706_oDay 1: January 1, 2018 #OOTD365

So many people have an idea about what it is to be a style blogger, own a personal shopping and styling business, and be a self-proclaimed fashionista. Especially because Facebook, Instagram and Twitter show only the best of the best moments.  So, in 2018, I’m giving everyone a peek behind the curtain.  For every perfectly curated look, there are 5 shirts and 3 skirts on the floor, 2 days of terrible outfit choices and LOTS of days where leggings, jeans or joggers are all that I have in me.

You guys are going to get to see it ALL!

The Rules

There are a few rules that I will follow during my #OOTD365 journey.

  1. REPEATS ARE ALLOWED – Listen, I’m not a Kardashian and I cannot afford to wear a different outfit every single day of the year.  It would be nice but it isn’t realistic.  ESPECIALLY given that my extra coins are going towards our upcoming wedding. Plus, some things I really, really like and will want to wear again.  And, this is real life, how many of us can really go three hundred and sixty five days without repeating a single look?
  2. MULTIPLE LOOKS, MULTIPLE PICS – On days where I have more than one outfit I will try my best to post all of the looks that day.  The only exception is workout gear.  I can’t promise I’ll always remember to snap an #OOTM (outfit of the morning) when I’m hitting the gym at 5am.
  3. WEEKLY RECAPS – Each Monday I’ll post a recap on the blog of my looks for the previous week.  This will help keep me accountable AND consistent with my blogging.  The only week I plan to take off is the week of my honeymoon.  I promise to warn you guys before it happens.

In addition to posting my outfits I’ll share tips and tricks (per usual), give you some insight into why I chose what I chose, and, as always, I will share details about the brands I am wearing and where you can purchase the items.

And, honestly, #OOTD365 is just the beginning.  All year long you’ll get to peek behind the curtain.  YCS will continue to take you behind the curtain on the wedding planning process with the YCS Bride Guide AND later this week I’ll be launching an online class that will not only take you behind the curtain but will also help you unleash your inner fashionista.  Seriously, 2018 is about to be EVERYTHING!

I can’t wait for you all join me on this #OOTD365 journey and, if you’re up for the challenge, share your photos, tag YCS, and use the hashtag so I can see what you’re rocking on a daily basis.

Remember to follow YCS on Instagram (@yourchicisshowing), Twitter (@urchicisshowing), and Facebook (www.facebook.com/yourchicisshowing) to keep up #OOTD365.  And be sure to bookmark and follow the YCS Blog to keep up on our latest posts.

Cheers to an INCREDIBLE 2018!

generatedtext

XOXO, Erika