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Victorian Motorcross

30-30 couldn’t be over fast enough for me to get back out and do some shopping!  I realized that I really need more basics on the bottom.

I found these great motocross inspired jeggings.  They fit great but will need to have the waist taken in because they gap pretty badly.  Since the rest of the fit was great I went ahead and got them.  The nice Chinese lady down the street at the dry cleaners does a great tailoring job and she wowed me with my last pair of jeans that I took to her.

The sweater was a gift from my Mom.  She was sad that she’d almost missed the sweater season but since the weather has been crazy cold here lately I assured her I would still get use out of it.

It went so perfectly with the shirt I found on sale from Free People.  If you have one of these stores near you don’t be put off by the insanely hippie vibe.  I wouldn’t describe my style as boho at all, but every time I go in I find something that is unique and cute and once it’s on it strikes a nice balance of artsy and cool.

The shirt and sweater matched so well, both having the same plummy purple (the purple doesn’t really show up too well in the photos because it was such a gray day) and I loved how the sweater rose a bit in the back to show off the shirts little “train.”

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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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30-30 Day 11

When I looked in my closet this morning I was for the first time feeling a little doubtful about being locked into these 30 pieces.  But when the going gets tough, the tough get creative.  I never would have mixed this top with this skirt, but necessity is a great thing.  Turns out, I love this mix!

I bought this skirt last fall at Forever 21 after being inspired by the great brocade looks from the Fall 2010 Balmain show (see pic at bottom of post) – see some more pictures of it here.   I love that it’s a little bit rock and roll and a little Louis XIV.  Brocade has nice memories for me, since my first “sexy grown-up” dress was a blue and tan brocade mini sheath (I wish I had a picture of it!).  I felt like a million dollars in that dress.

The belt is from Nordstrom Rack, ’09

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