Sunday, December 30, 2012

What I Wore: Monday, November 12, 2012

Rainy, blah Monday. I also had 2 classes to teach, desk shifts to swap out, etc. Blah times a million...

Also, just a quick update on 30x30 for January. I've chosen my items, taken pictures of all of them, and started organizing how I want my outfits. However, it takes about 45 years to put pictures on this blog (thanks to an around the world method I have to use in order not to have to buy more space on Picasa), so I may not have the selection post ready until later this week. Shoot, at the rate I'm going (as far as being behind), I may not even have the whole thing up until March or so. Le sigh.

The full body shot

The jewelry shot

The "artsy" shot
What I liked:
  • Quick and easy and warm on a rainy day

What I didn't like:
  • The dress is a little worn looking. The perils of Goodwill, I suppose

Dress- Goodwill (can't remember brand), tank top- Walmart, leggings- Target, boots- Christmas gift from Grandma

Thursday, December 27, 2012

30x30 failure...and an opportunity for a new beginning!

I didn't even make it off the ground with this one. I think it's a combination of deciding to do it at the last minute and poor planning. However, there's another opportunity to do it in January through this blog, and since I'll have more than a day to plan it, I'm in for January. Woo hoo!

Thursday, December 20, 2012

What I Wore: Friday, November 9, 2012

Yay for Friday and extreme matchy matchy syndrome. Seriously, would it have killed me to have worn a white t-shirt underneath this? Or a contrasting color? Sigh...

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Engrossed in the buttoning process

Give yourself a pat on the hindquarters

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Fuzzy haired post yoga and Lego necklace

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Orbis stone for today
What I liked:
  • The cardigan and colors
What I didn't like:
  • The matching was a little too much. I need to learn to take some fashion risks!
Cardigan- Goodwill (can't remember brand), shirt- Walmart, pants- Old Navy, boots- Academy Sports

Wednesday, December 19, 2012

What I Wore: Thursday, November 8, 2012

This outfit has good intentions. I like the way purple looks on me, and this was an easy combo. However, the sleeves on this shirt are a weird length, so I felt like a T-Rex all day. T-Rexes are cool until you feel like one. Rawr.

Despite my best efforts, this one doesn't want to rotate

Face shot

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Uncomfortable grin

Shoes and pants, pants and shoes

What I liked:
  • The color of this shirt

What I didn't like:
  • The proportions of this outfit
Shirt- Old Navy, tank top- Vanity Fair Outlet, pants- Walmart, shoes- Academy Sports

Wednesday, December 12, 2012

What I Wore: Wednesday, November 7, 2012

I don't really remember anything about today, so here are some pictures to enjoy. My goal over the next couple of weeks is to get caught up so I can start 2013 completely on track. I want to only be running a couple of days behind...not over a month. I'll get there! And I'll learn to use my camera too!

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Blurry front shot with a person
who didn't get cropped out...
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Blurry side shot with
that same pesky foot... ;-)
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Super excited jewelry shot

What I liked:
  • The idea of this outfit
  • The pockets on my cardigan (it's the little things really...)
What I didn't like:
  • I wish the brown in the shirt would've matched the cardigan a little better but it was good enough overall!

Cardigan- Burke's Outlet, shirt- Jones New York via Goodwill, pants- Target, boots- Marti and Liz

Monday, December 10, 2012

What I Wore: Tuesday, November 6, 2012

I was running so late this morning, and in my lateness, I managed to get peanut butter all over the bottom of the pants I was originally planning to wear (they were black with blue and white pinstripes). These were a last minute substitution that I'm not happy with. Plus, when I got to work, I got peanut butter on these too. What are the odds? Maybe my peanut butter is trying to help me weed my wardrobe...

The expression says it all...

Jewelry close up

Shoe shot!
What I liked:
  • My shoes and jewelry
What I didn't like:
  • Everything else. Blah.
Cardigan- Old Navy, tank top- Academy Sports, pants- New York and Company via Goodwill, shoes- Academy Sports

Sunday, December 9, 2012

What I Wore: Monday, November 5, 2012

Can't remember much about today. Guess that's what happens when you don't do the post until a month after the actual day...

Blurry side shot
These poor shoes seem to be on their last leg...
What I liked:
  • The whole outfit was easy and comfortable, yet looked professional (although you can't tell with the blurry picture...and that was the best one of the lot...sigh...)
What I didn't like:
  • Can't think of anything besides my sad looking shoes...
Sweater- Ann Taylor from a friend, tank top- Old Navy, pants- Goodwill, shoes- Me Too

What I Wore: Friday, November 2, 2012

I can't express my excitement about this week being over! I have two more classes to teach on the 12th, but they'll be easy compared to this crazy week! 

Weird facial expression
Another full body shot

Today's jewelry
What I liked:
  • The shirt and sweater together. I've never worn them together before!

What I didn't like:
  • The brown of the shoes didn't quite go with the other browns
Cardigan- Kmart, shirt- Target, jeans- Walmart, shoes- Minnetonka moccasins

Wednesday, December 5, 2012

What I Wore: Thursday, November 1, 2012

Today was my last crazy class teaching day this week, and I confess, I had this outfit planned for today well before the week started. I had been wanting to wear a blazer/jacket to work because I thought it would make me look more professional. When I found this one on the clearance rack at Rue 21 back in September, I held onto it, waiting to bust it out for today. Unfortunately (well, no, fortunately for me but unfortunately for it), I had lost a little weight since I bought it, so it wasn't as fitted as when I had first tried it on. I guess I'll take the weight loss over the fitted-ness though. ;-)

Phone shot

Blurry body shot

Blurry side shot

Ze jewels
What I liked:

  • The idea of the outfit
  • The scarf. Must. buy. more. scarves.

What I didn't like:
  • The blazer/jacket needed to be more fitted
Blazer- Rue 21, shirt- Walmart, scarf- Walmart, pants- Burke's Outlet, boots- gift from future mother-in-law

Monday, December 3, 2012

30x30 Remix Challenge Update

Despite my best intentions, I haven't yet gotten my items together and taken pictures, etc. I've made a list of my potential 30 contenders, and I've had the understanding that everything I've worn in December so far is automatically included. So, um, I'm doing this backwards kind of. Hope to have another update soon!

Friday, November 30, 2012

30x30 Remix Challenge!

Soooo, I'm going to attempt to do 30x30 Remix Challenge in December. For anyone who reads fashion blogs, you may be aware of this phenomenon already. For those who require a little explanation, it's basically this:

  1. Pick out 30 items of clothing (just main pieces...accessories don't count)
  2. Wear only those items for 30 days 
  3. Put them together in creative ways and post the pictures
And voila! I think this will be a great way for me to utilize little worn pieces (I tend to repeat things over and over again. Just click on a label on a posting to see what I mean). This will also help me avoid shopping for myself during the Christmas season, when I should really be focusing on others. Also, it will help me clean out my closet more for 2013/the impending marital move (getting married in March! Holla! Can't believe someone would marry someone that says holla!). 

I read about the 30x30 Remix Challenge on Dani's blog, so check it out to see who else is participating. Can't wait to pick out my items tonight!

Monday, November 26, 2012

What I Wore: Wednesday, October 31, 2012

Happy (extremely belated) Halloween! I've worked at my current job for nearly 5 years and have never dressed up for Halloween, but day 3 of teaching meant that I still had to look reasonably professional. I decided to dress up as a straight-haired librarian. Who says creativity disappears when you get older? ;-P

Wish I had zoomed in so you could see my "I voted" sticker! 

Blurry-ish side shot

R2D2 and I wish you a Happy Halloween!

My librarian glasses

The boots look kind of purple at this angle

What I liked:
  • The blue and brown combo
  • This was easy. No ironing required but still looked pretty put together
What I didn't like:
  • The shoes aren't super comfortable. Then again, I taught 4 classes, walked to my voting location, stood in line for 20 minutes, and went to Walmart. The shoes may be really comfortable on a normal day...

Dress- Old Navy, tank top- Old Navy, tights- Walmart, boots- Hot Kiss (gift from future mother-in-law)

Sunday, November 25, 2012

What I Wore: Tuesday, October 30, 2012

Only a couple of shots today because I was tired and felt frumpy...

Shot 1

Shot 2...clever, no?

What I liked:
  • The shape of this outfit
  • The comfort of this outfit
What I didn't like:
  • Didn't love the purple/gray/white combo

Dress- From Goodwill, don't remember brand, shirt- Target, leggings- Walmart, boots- Academy Sports

What I Wore: Monday, October 29, 2012

I'm teaching 18 classes today-Thursday, so there's not a lot of time during the day for shots. Back to the dirty mirror I go...

Fascinated by my camera

Side shot + shirt detail

Another front shot

Hey guyyyyysss

A bit of jewelry

What I liked:
  • The whole outfit!

What I didn't like:
  • Nothing really. I felt put together but fun and comfortable for a day of teaching

Cardigan- Goodwill (can't remember brand), shirt- Academy Sports, tank top- Walmart, pants- Target, shoes- Marti and Liz

Saturday, November 24, 2012

What I Wore: Friday, October 26, 2012

I really should take pictures before yoga class. My ponytail is not looking so hot...

Playing with lighting in front of the window

Looks like I'm telling the camera to wait

Side shot

New moccasins!

We had a Halloween party!
 Will was a zombie, and I was Marge Simpson...under zombie attack, of course! 

Sweater- From Goody's, don't remember brand, tank top- Old Navy, jeans- Levis via Walmart, shoes- Minnetonka moccasins

Friday, November 23, 2012

What I Wore: Thursday, October 25, 2012

Hey, guess what? I woke up late again this morning. Shock of the century. I recreated an outfit that I wore on September 26 and swapped out the shoes. Sometimes it's nice to have an outfit that you can just throw on!

Mirror shot!

Closer shot with dress detail
Side shot

Without the cardigan

Jewelry shot

A really odd shoe shot...

What I liked:
  • The whole outfit!
What I didn't like:
  • Nothing (and I realize this is horrible grammar. Sigh)
Cardigan- Sam's Club, dress- Kmart via Goodwill, leggings- Target, shoes- Academy Sports

What I Wore: Wednesday, October 24, 2012

This is one of those outfits that I threw on after oversleeping this morning. Oversleeping is kind of the story of my life. At some point, maybe I should change the time my alarm clock goes off and just accept it instead of dancing with the snooze button every single morning. Maybe.

This entry is kind of picture heavy today, which is odd considering I'm wearing a gray shirt and black pants and am not even particularly thrilled with it.

Looks like I'm punching the air

I liked this picture

Not an angle that I get a lot, so I kept it

Side shot again. I warned you I was picture happy today!

I always like these shots on other blogs

I feel like I should be in Napoleon Dynamite in this picture...

These are becoming my favorite black flats!

Shirt: Gap Outlet, tank top- Walmart, pants- Old Navy, shoes- Academy Sports