Wednesday, November 27, 2013

Today I am

Yep I'm going to do like everyone in Blogland and post what I'm thankful for, I decided to go a bit nontraditional for this list.

1. Let's get it out of the way to not ruin the rest of the list, I'm thankful for my family, house and health.
2. Dark chocolate. I seriously could not live without you.
3. Puppies. I mean all puppies are cute and cuddly and they have puppy breath
4. Summer -- it's my favorite time of year. I love being outside and I might just be counting down the days until Winter is over with. Ok I am counting down.
5. Reality TV drama. I don't want drama in my own life but watching an hour of any Bravo show will give you your fill without all the repercussions.
6. White wine. It makes me happy when skies are grey.
7. Scandal on ABC on Thursday nights. I don't know how I lived before this show, mind blowing goodness every week.
8. Diamonds. They are a girls best friend, can't argue with that.
9. Blogs. They keep me entertained at work.
10. For those people who celebrate Thanksgiving before they bust out the Christmas decor. I just can't handle all the jolliness so early on. #sorry #notreally

What are you thankful for this year? You should be thankful for this awesome giveaway that me and the rest of the 30x30 girls are doing. I hope you win! Oh and Happy Thanksgiving!

Tuesday, November 26, 2013

30x30: Days 19-24 + $50 GIVEAWAY!

Heads up this post is long but sooo worth it! The 30x30 challenge is almost done. This has been rough, I desperately miss some of the other tops in my wardrobe. I only own a handful of pants so I'm not missing out there aside from maybe some yoga pants that I'd like to spend a day in :) Let's get right into my photos because there is an awesome giveaway happening! You won't want to miss out. But first the outfits ...

Day 19: Grey t-shirt with my plum bootcut pants (I was working from home otherwise I would've been a little more dressy for a Tuesday)
Day 20: Purple empire top with white tank and mustard skinny jeans
Day 21: Black & white 3/4 sleeve shirt with grey tweed-like pants and yellow infinity scarf
Day 22: Grey tank layered under a green cardi and dark bootcut jeans
Day 23: Navy top, grey cardigan and mustard skinny jeans
Day 24: Grey & white striped shirt with plum bootcut pants

My own personal challenge was styling my mustard skinny jeans. I've had them for a year and don't feel like I have anything to wear with them. So this week I kicked it up a notch and wore them two different ways along with the look for day 15. So 3 outfits isn't bad. Maybe I can even squeeze in one more before the month is done.

Check out the giveaway and see how the rest of the ladies are doing!

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Wednesday, November 20, 2013

30x30: Days 13-18

This month is flying by. As I've been busy with cleaning out our rental (side note: some people are just disgusting) I've been doing my best to keep up with the Fall 30x30 Challenge. 
Are you playing along or just following each week? It's been fun! So let's get right into the outfits.

Day 13: Heart sweater and beige trousers for work
Day 14: Grey and white striped shirt with grey sweater cardigan and grey trousers (I was feeling all the grey shades today)
Day 15: Brown tunic and mustard skinnies
Day 16: Red striped shirt and cargo pants
Day 17: Teal 1/4 sleeve top with dark bootcut jeans
Day 18: Pink & grey striped shirt, grey scarf and light wash skinny jeans

I love how comfy my day 15 outfit is and I found a new way to tie my scarf on day 18. Overall it was a good week. We are into the second half now so things are starting to get interesting because I'm running out of my "typical" outfits and really need to start mixing things up. 

Revisit my 30 picks
Revisit Days 1-6
Revisit Days 7-12

Be sure to check out the other ladies that are participating this month. They are rockin' it!


Thursday, November 14, 2013

30x30: Days 7-12

Welcome to week 2 of the 30x30 challenge! This week was good, although I'm worried about running out of good combinations. Let's get right into the outfits

Day 7: Teal 1/4 sleeve shirt with grey work pants
Day 8: Plaid long sleeve top, grey tank and light wash skinny jeans 
Day 9: I didn't spent much time in this outfit but I still wore it so it counts! Grey t-shirt, green cardigan and dark bootcut jeans
Day 10: Pink & grey striped shirt with green cargo pants (promise I'm not pregnant but oof that shirt isn't doing my midsection any justice)
Day 11: Purple empire shirt with white tank top, grey tweed-like pants and floral scarf
Day 12: Navy top and plum pants (ok I sort of cheated, the navy top has to have a cami underneath so I added a beige one)

I've never worn a scarf with my day 11 outfit before and I quite like it together. I'm excited for the other outfits I have planned like remixing my mustard skinnies. Be sure to check out what the other ladies are coming up with!

Revisit Days 1-6
Revisit my 30 picks

Friday, November 8, 2013

30x30: Days 1-6

Wow! I made it through my first week of the 30x30 challenge. Are you playing along? You really should. Let's get down to business ... the outfits. I'm not a style blogger. Fashion isn't a high priority in my life even though I love it ... I just don't always love it on me. So here is my really awesome cell phone picture collage all photo credit goes to my 6 year old. By day 4 she was saying "I really have to take your picture again?" ... yes my dear you do and we are only 4 days in so suck it up we have til the end of the month to go.

Day 1: Black and white 3/4 sleeve shirt with dark bootcut jeans
Day 2: White tank, grey striped shirt, cargo pants and floral scarf
Day 3: Umm oops. We went hiking all day. I didn't want to ruin my good clothes by hiking so I cheated and wore absolutely nothing from my 30 picks. I'll consider this my 3 cheats, I wore tattered jeans, crappy t-shirt and Colts hoodie and let's be honest we don't need a photo of that :)
Day 4: Red striped shirt, grey tweed-like pants
Day 5: Grey tank, black cardigan, grey trousers and yellow infinity scarf
Day 6: Brown tunic top and plum pants

I'm feeling good about the challenge so far. My day 6 outift is actually something I've never worn together before so I'm already making some new wardrobe choices. I am however realizing how terrible my hair is. I could use a new do. 

Be sure to check out the other ladies who are participating this month, they had some amazing picks last week so I'm excited to see how everything is coming together!

Friday, November 1, 2013

30x30 Fall Challenge

Instead of setting goals for the month of November I've decided to participate in a challenge I've followed for quite awhile. The 30x30 Challenge!

Here's the deal, you pick 30 items and remix them every day for 30 days. As I've mentioned before we are hitting the budget hard so this is the perfect challenge for me. No buying anything new, just using what I have in as many ways possible. Since I've never done this before I'm just picking 30 items from tops and bottoms. Shoes and other accessories like jewelry don't count in my 30 items. Here are my 30 pieces, ok well 27 pieces. Since I've never done this before I could only come up with 27 that I knew I would wear so I'm leaving 3 open as a "just in case".
1 - yellow infinity scarf \\ 2 - floral scarf \\ 3 - grey scarf
4 - light skinny jeans \\ 5 - dark bootcut jeans \\ 6 - mustard skinnies \\
7 - cargo pants \\ 8 - grey trousers\\ 9 - grey tweed-like trousers
10 - pink & grey long sleeve shirt \\ 11 - white tank top \\ 12 - beige work pants \\
14 - plum bootcut pants
14 - teal 1/4 sleeve top \\ 15 - purple empire shirt \\ 16 - brown tunic sweater top
17 - heart sweater \\ 18 - red striped long sleeves \\ 19 - grey cardigan/sweater
20 - black with 3/4 sleeves & white tank \\  21 - green cardigan \\ 22 - grey t-shirt \\
23 - dark grey tank top
24 - navy top \\ 25 - black cardigan \\ 26 - grey & white stripes \\ 27 - plaid button down
So what do you think? Will you join us? I can't wait to see what all the other ladies have lined up for this month!