Monday, December 31, 2012

30 x 30 | The items

I wrote in my last post about how I'm participating in the 30 x 30 challenge that Sam is hosting.  The basic gist is picking 30 items and only wearing outfits composed from the bunch for 30 days.  I'm using it as a way to get back on track with my clothing budget and not shopping the whole month (we'll see how it goes).  I'll still be mixing in all my various accessories during the month.

So here are the 30 items I chose along with a description and links where available :) 

1. Quilted black leather jacket - Forever 21 (recent) | not available online, still in stores 2. Olive anorak - Old Navy (recent) | available online in black, emerald and orange 3. 3/4 sleeve ponte-knit dress - Old Navy (recent) | available online in black and royal blue 4. Ralph Lauren vneck cable knit sweater (winter '11) - TJ Maxx | check your local store 5. Cap sleeve dress with pockets - Old Navy (fall '12) | sold out 6. Sleeveless lace dress - My Michelle (thrifted) 7. DKNY sweater cardigan - Costco (fall '12) 8. Printed knit top - Talbot's (thrifted) 9. Button front stretch cardigan - Old Navy (recent) | available online 10. Button front stretch cardigan - Old Navy (fall '12) | available online in Brown Animal, Dalmation still available in select stores 11. Fitted french cuff dress shirt - Brooks Brothers | available online and in stores 12. Sleeveless vneck with pockets - Old Navy (fall '12) | sold out

13. Striped 3/4 sleeve knit - Forever 21 (fall '11) | similar here 14. Rockstar skinny cords - Old Navy | sold out online 15. 3/4 sleeve blazer in navy (thrifted) 16. Basic v neck - Target | similar here 17. Pleated pencil skirt with pockets - JcPenney | similar here 18. Chino pants in cobalt - H&M | available in stores, similar here 19. Polka dot chambray shirt - Old Navy | available here, similar here 20. Gingham button up - Old Navy (spring '12) | sold out, similar here 21. Riding boots - Payless (fall '11) | similar here 22. Jeggings - Target (spring '10) | similar here

23. Chino pants in khaki (spring '12) - H&M | available in stores 24. Striped knit top - Forever 21 (fall '11) | similar here 25. Pencil skirt - thrifted | similar here 26. Boat shoes - Dexter | sold out 27. Chelsea flat - Payless | available online and in stores 28. Pop color cords - Old Navy | available here 29. Houndstooth dress | H&M, sold out 30. Chelsea flat - Payless | available here
I'm so excited about this challenge and would love to follow some other blogs that are participating so please leave me a comment if you are!

cardigan | old navy (recent)
chevron top | old navy (spring '12)
khaki chinos | hm (spring '12 but still current)
riding boots | payless (fall '11)
necklace | blue bird bride (enter PATTERNS10 for 10% off your order)
 A closer look at the stack I had on.

pave bracelet | peekaboo deals
love bangle | windsor store
blue bracelet | charming charlie
jade and gold bracelet | charming charlie
cardigan | old navy (recent)
white tank | charlotte russe (spring '12)
chino pants | h&m (spring '12)
belt | charming charlie (spring '12)


Have a happy and safe New Year's!



  1. What a cool idea! I love the 30 items you picked and it will be interesting to see all the combos you come up with. That stack of arm candy is awesome.


  2. I love your arm party with those bracelets! Stopping by from YOLOmondays :)
    Happy Monday!

    1. Thank you for visiting Morgan :) Hope you have a great New Year!

  3. Love this challenge, and I just bought that old navy cardigan!

    Thanks for linking up!


    1. Thanks for hosting Carly! I discovered your link up pretty recently and have really enjoyed seeing what other people are up to.

  4. That challenge sounds fun, i wouldn't be able to do it though. 3 days out of 5 we are supposed to wear our uniforms. Which consists of khakis & a Honda shirt, BLEH! I love all of your picks though. I also love your nails! I hope you have a great 2012 and an amazing 2013! If you get a chance please stop by to say hi? Happy New years eve!


    1. I just checked out your blog and really enjoyed it! That's awful about your work uniform although I can relate :) Thanks for checking out my posts and happy new year!

  5. I can't wait to see the outfits you put together, Nicole!! You picked some pretty fabulous items :)

    -Jenna Brianne

  6. I'm excited to see what you come up with! I've added a link to your blog onto my page, along with the other 30x30 ladies :)

    1. So excited to see what you come up with too! I just followed you on GCF so I'll be able to keep up and comment :) Thanks for linking to my blog - I'm planning on featuring/linking to everyone doing the challenge weekly during the month! Happy New Year!

  7. I love your style!! Can't wait to follow along and see the outfits you put together for the 30 for 30!

    Jess - J's Style

  8. YAAAAY!!!! I'm so excited! Girl, I love your style. Dying to see these next thirty outfits :)

    Samantha @ Sam ipsa loquitur

  9. I actually considered doing this challenge but decided against it. Mainly because I don't put a whole lot of effort into my look during the week and didn't want to have to think too hard about what to wear to work. ;) Looks like you've gotten off to a good start. Good luck!

    xo, Angela (new GFC follower)

  10. I'm excited to see your remixes - I just browsed your archives and I love your style! I'm also doing the 30 for 30. :)