Monthly Archives: February 2011

30-30 Day 28 – The End

The challenge is finally over.  My friend V-Ron (she also is kind enough to take all my pictures) said that doing just 28 days is cheating since it is called thirty for THIRTY.  But I assured her I was done.  There were a few days where I wore more than one outfit and from a practical standpoint, I have no more clean clothes!  In fact, I’m wearing a non approved black shirt under the sweater.  I purposefully hid it, so that I could cheat, but I’m telling you anyway so….

It was a good month!  I can’t believe I made it all the way through.   It was an amazing amount of variety, though it was a pain to do laundry so much more frequently.  I put together some outfits I wouldn’t have normally worn and learned what I could really use more of – basic bottoms!

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30-30 Day 27

I had to work today, an Oscar party at my office.  I normally don’t watch the Oscars, and could mostly care less about who wins what.  This is ironic given that I work in Hollywood in the oh-so-glamorous movie industry.  The only thing I really like is seeing the dresses and how people put things together.  I don’t have much occasion to wear floor length ball gowns but it is interesting how style choices made by stars and their stylists trickle down to us lowly masses.

I have to say I really loved the red dresses that appeared.  I’m predicting that red dresses will star showing up in every-day wear.  See all the dresses on MSN’s Entertainment page.

I decided to wear my red dress one last time this month.  But since I was running around managing the catering crew I needed to wear flats.  It looks a lot less dressy with the boots, but it’s functional so I guess that’s all you can hope for on a day when you’re running around.

I love this dress and I’m so glad I got it.  I think it will be a work-horse year-round, even though I’ll probably wear it out before I get tired of it – which usually happens with dresses from H&M.

 

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30-30 Day 26

I forgot to take a daytime picture so you get this lame indoor one with flash.  Oops!

It has been cold and rainy here and I didn’t feel like wearing heels on a day when the weather was so unpredictable.

I’ve never worn this dress with a blazer since I was worried that the ruffles around the neckline would get in the way but actually I think it worked well.

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30-30 Day 25

Pulling off my first fully duplicate look in 25 days.  I’m pretty proud of the fact that I haven’t worn the same thing twice (almost but not completely) in a month.

I love this sweater, it’s that loose weave “penniless glamour” look.  You can’t see it here very well, but it’s woven with army, black, tan and metallic gold threads.  I fell in love with it when I saw it but… sadly I’m not sure how long I’ll keep it.  It doesn’t keep its stretch which means the sleeves just hang and don’t stay pushed up because it’s cheap (Oh, Forever 21).

Well I still love the color, so I’m not sure it’s been a complete waste of $20 or whatever it was that it cost.

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Guest Style Post

Have an outfit you’d like to show off?  Here’s this weeks picks!

My sister on her first day of work in China!  Pulling off that scarf effortlessly, without looking like a flight attendant!

My friend, Sherin, (wearing head to toe Banana Republic) I love her gray and dusty teal combination.

 

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30-30 Day 24

Almost over!!  Are you as excited for this exercise to be done as I am?!  Despite my boredom I tried to put together an outfit I’d really feel good in today.  Success!  I feel great and I love the color combination of plummy purple and light pink.  With just a few sequins thrown in for good measure!

I realized last week that I really only picked out two bottoms that I can wear to work day in and day out.  Two bottoms for 30 days is a little rough.  The other pair of jeans requires heels (can’t do that all day when I am on my feet) and the other skirts are great but too fancy or too eye-catching to work as neutrals.  Well I made it – despite my picking mistakes.

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30-30 Day 23

Only 5 days left!!!  Clearly I lacked inspiration today.  I was going to jazz it up by adding a hot pink scarf but ran out the door and totally forgot it.  Oh well, sometimes you have to just do simple.

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30-30 Day 22

I tried my hand at both adding color to this outfit and wearing the scarf around my neck.  My sister got this from China for me and I love the graphic print and bright colors.  However, wearing the smaller scarf still confounds me.  All day I felt like a flight attendant.  Maybe it was the skirt and the black/white color combination that made me feel waitressy.  It might have worked better with jeans on the bottom – in fact now that I see my style inspiration they’re both wearing jeans.

See inspiration here and here

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30-30 Day 21

Threw this on, it was warm and I was really tired of wearing the blazer.  This is all black, I’ve gotten in a black rut as the 30-30 ends.  It also doesn’t help that the weather was cold and rainy, and there seemed to be a lack of color everywhere!   Added the belt (Betsey Johnson via N Rack, ’09) for a dash of something interesting.  The shoes also keep it a little more peppy since they’re very colorful.

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30-30 Day 20

Gone for the weekend, so packing light.   Didn’t realize how cold the weather was going to be, so spent most of the weekend in the black blazer and scarf.  I think this white shirt may be the 30-30 winner for most used item!

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