Saturday, January 5, 2013

30 x 30 | Day Four

dress (worn as top) | old navy, navy blazer | thrifted, skirt | jcpenney, tights | kohl's, riding boots | payless
I wanted to do something a little more adventurous after yesterday's jeans, knit and scarf, so I pulled on the fuchsia dress before deciding wear it as a blouse.

necklace | charlotte russe, belt | target
Hope everyone's having a great weekend!


Friday, January 4, 2013

30 x 30 | Day Three

One of the things I want to get better about doing in 2013 style-wise is recreating looks and making them my own.  So often I find myself seeing an outfit in a magazine or on Pinterest, thinking it's really cute and moving on.

2013: the year I treated styling items in my closet as seriously as I treat eating fro yo. It's happening.

I promise you I would have worn shoes today, but I didn't actually leave my house at all.  So obviously I just kicked my UGG slippers off before my self timer went off.

striped knit | forever 21, jeans | target, scarf | lane bryant, belt | walmart

anorak | old navy

I did throw on this anorak when I got cold - definitely one of my favorite purchases this season for only $11 :)

Linking up with Ashley from The Sweet Season.

Happy weekend!

Thursday, January 3, 2013

30 x 30 | Day Two

I got my inspiration for today's outfit from Phoebe at Musings of a Cardigan Fiend.
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She tried on a cardigan over a chambray top before deciding against purchasing, but I love the way the yellow popped against the gray and chambray.

I consider this the perfect outfit: dressy enough to look put together as I scour Half Price Books for some new DVDs, but still casual enough to lay in bed while eating vanilla pudding cake and watching Pitch Perfect...not that that's what I'm planning on doing - it totally is.

headband and necklace | charming charlie's

Picked the headband because of the polka dots to tie in with the chambray and the navy color to match the detailing on the cardigan.  The necklace is shiny, but didn't feel to over the top.

I've gotten so many wonderful comments from many of you about the 30 for 30 remix challenge so thank you so, so much and please be sure to check out the other ladies participating.  They're all taking some risks and getting creative.

Jenna from Wearable.Fun.Fashion
Jess from J's Style
and Kim from Kimbercrafts

Today I'm linking up with Mary from Trusty Chucks and Carly from Texas Lovebirds for the Copycat linkup.

Have an aca awesome Thursday!

Wednesday, January 2, 2013

30 x 30 | Day One

Decided late last night that the red polka dot pants were a TBD purchased. I'm swapping them out for gray cords, but aside from that I'm sticking to the plan. The items list is already updated so it's like it never happened. Without further ado...

I'm so excited day one is here!  So I have to admit...I struggled. I know, I know it's the first day but I started thinking, "Should I start off creative and save the easy outfits for mid month? Or do I start with the easy outfits and then get creative later?"  It's still undecided so let me know how you feel about having a 30 for 30 strategy.  Please tell me I'm not the only person that has a game plan with color coded sticky notes.

Eventually, this was what was decided on.

I pulled the tank over the oxford and wore it as a vest.

These are items 11, 12, 14 and 21, if you're keeping track from the items list.  Out of genuine curiosity, I'm keeping a tally sheet of how many times items get worn this month, just to see what pieces were the most versatile.

As you can see, I added some color - black, white and gray seems so wintery to me but too dreary at the same time.

There are some really fabulous women participating in this challenge and I'm hoping to highlight my favorite remixes that they've put together weekly during January! Stay tuned.

Linking up with Shanna from becauseshannasaidso and Lindsey from The Pleated Poppy.
Happy Wednesday!


Tuesday, January 1, 2013

my favorite looks from 2012

Happy New Year!  Since January has 31 days, I'm starting the 30 for 30 challenge tomorrow.  Here's a look back at some of my favorite outfits from 2012.

from online window shopping to pinterest wish list to my closet: the bow back tank
fifty shades of purple
first layering this fall :) both shirts will be featured this month in the 30x30

this was the first outfit of the day I posted on instagram
print mixing

christmas '12

bubble and the necklace I won from Charming Charlie!
What were your favorite outfits in 2012?

Happy New Year lovelies!


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!