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

Monday, November 19, 2012

What I Wore: Tuesday, October 23, 2012

This is one of those outfits that I didn't think was too bad until I walked outside and realized that my pants were striped...with pink stripes. Oops. I think they look plain from far away, so I guess that's all that matters...

Front shot

Side shot

The stripes in question

Foot shots help me see what shoes I'm wearing but aren't super flattering

Earring shot

Super dramatic shot with necklace showing

What I liked:
  • The color palette (minus the pants stripes)
What I didn't like:
  • Looked a little sloppier than I thought
Cardigan: ANA via Goodwill, tank top- Walmart, pants- Gap via Goodwill, shoes- Target

Friday, November 16, 2012

What I Wore: Monday, October 22, 2012

I was off from work today because of fall break so no outfit shots today!

What I liked:
  • No work today!!

What I didn't like:
  • was a free day off from work!

Thursday, November 15, 2012

What I Wore: Friday, October 19, 2012

Today was a busy day. I worked a half day at work, then Will (my fiance), my brother, and I went to a costume store to look for Halloween-ish things, to pick up my packet for the Color Run 5K that I'm doing on Sunday, then to a mall, and it's my mom's birthday! I almost didn't get outfit shots today! They're blurry but there anyway.

What I liked:

  • Basically everything! It was comfortable enough to get me through a long day!

What I didn't like:

  • The sweater is a little worn looking, but it might be able to be rescued with a shaving

Sweater: Goodwill (can't remember brand), tank top- Old Navy, jeans- Old Navy, shoes- Minnetonka moccasins 

Tuesday, November 13, 2012

A few changes and goals

I'm not sure if anyone actually reads this (yet...ha), but I've decided to make a few changes to the blog. First off, I'm going to try to get caught up with posting and keep myself caught up. I take pictures of my outfits every day, but the last thing I posted was from mid-October, and before the latest post, I hadn't done one in over a week. Most of the fashion blogs I really love are the ones that are updated regularly, so I would like to do the same in case this does start to get a good following.

Another change I made was adding some pages to the blog. There are four new pages: loved it, liked it, eh outfit, and bad outfit. These pages reflect my thoughts and feelings about each outfit I wore. I did this primarily for myself; I wanted to be able to go back and look at outfits I liked and loved and figure out why they work. But, the eh and bad outfit pages could be useful to others to keep them from making the same mistakes that I did!

I'm also working on cleaning up my entries. Some of them have funky spacing issues, weird white backgrounds in certain spots, etc, so I want to clean them up and have consistency in my postings. Eventually I want to learn to better operate my camera also. My pictures are fuzzy and weird looking sometimes, and I think it's just a matter of playing with settings.

So, those are my changes and goals. Any other fashion bloggers have tips for me?

What I Wore: Thursday, October 18, 2012

Woke up late, didn't get pictures at lunch, etc, etc. Blah. 

What I liked:

  • Nothing really
What I didn't like:
  • Everything. I've worn this shirt with skinny jeans before, and it's been okay, but it just doesn't pair well with anything else...or maybe these pants are just awful.
Shirt- Goodwill (don't remember brand), pants- Goodwill (don't remember brand), shoes- Academy Sports

Monday, November 5, 2012

What I Wore: Wednesday, October 17, 2012

Who's over these bedroom shots? I know I am! You can't even see my trendy cap-toe shoes in the mirror. Plus, it's still a mess. Le sigh. 

What I liked:
  • This one felt relatively put together even though I overslept and slapped it together last minute!

What I didn't like:
  • Pants are slightly long and my belt made a weird lump under my shirt

Shirt- Target via Goodwill,  tank top- Walmart, pants- Burke's Outlet, shoes- Arizona brand via Burke's Outlet

Thursday, November 1, 2012

What I Wore: Tuesday, October 16, 2012

I really like this sweater, but it's covered with little stick on rhinestones that get everywhere. I don't know if the glue wasn't strong enough or what, but I find them on the floor at home and work for weeks after I wear it. Maybe that should be an indicator that I need to vacuum more often...

What I liked: 
  • The color of the cardigan and the little rhinestones
What I didn't like:
  • I didn't love the t-shirt or these particular khakis, but it wasn't horrible overall

Cardigan- White House Black Market via Goodwill, shirt- Walmart, khakis- Dockers via Burke's Outlet, shoes- Target