I wanted to do a quick look back across the 30 outfits I created. Because I feel like an exercise like this needs a little contemplation at the end. I did enjoy the 30 for 30. I really loved several of the outfits I came up with, others were only mediocre. It was a little bit of a pain at times, and I was a terrible person and pretty much left my entire 30 items strewn across our extra bedroom/library/office for those 30 days. Thanks Kendi for organizing everything, check out my fellow re-mixers here. I tried to get an organized paragraph or two together but I ended up with sort of a train of thought bullet list.
- It was great to have less laundry to worry about.
- If I do another 30 for 30 I’ll probably limit myself to office clothes, or weekend/night clothes. Trying to include both was just annoying.
- I discovered I’m not the type of blogger who enjoys publishing every… single… day. I’ll have to figure out a schedule for myself and try to stick to it.
- I realized that while I’m getting better at working my camera, it’s OK to let the ‘full auto’ mode take some photos too.
- But I’m glad that I pulled through in the end, it’s always nice to complete a project or goal no mater how small. I feel like I ‘did something’!
- I should take more ‘detail’ shots.
Favorite Outfits: #11 26 & 30
Least Used Piece: The pink linen skirt I threw in as item #30. I need to either dye it, hem it, or do both to make it something I enjoy having in my wardrobe.
New Love: Pink flats, they were picked up at Old Navy on a whim but they are super cute, stylish and comfortable.
This is it ladies and gents (the only gent reading is probably my curly-hair boy who stops by every now and then) the LAST outfit in the 30×30. Soon I will have access to my WHOLE closet. It will be like indulging in ice cream after a week of dieting, or stepping into that cool air conditioned foyer at Target after walking from way in the back of the hot parking lot. It will feel ‘decadent’.
After wearing a skirt as a top I wanted to try the ‘skirt as a dress’ style. I actually came up with the two variations on the same evening (when trying to figure out what to wear to work). But I didn’t get a chance to wear this one for a couple days. This is my amazing pleated floral skirt worn as a cute little dress. I had to pull the front up a little further than the back to cover the ‘ladies’ but I kind of like the slanted hem it created. We went to our friend Todd’s weekly movie night entitled ‘OMG Todd you haven’t seen _____?’ Where all summer he watches all the movies he hasn’t seen. I think the movie of the night was Bill & Ted’s Excellent Adventure. Because OMG Todd you’ve never seen Bill & Ted’s Excellent Adventure? It was a pretty funny movie. And a good time.
Later we went out for Karaoke after. My friends and I really don’t Karaoke THAT often, but this summer has been pretty heavy on the off-key singing though. But our friend was in town from New York, where she is attending graduate school for Musical Theater. And when your friend who is majoring in Musical Theater comes to town YOU GO SING KARAOKE WITH HER! We pretty much had a blast. All of these things make this outfit the FINAL EPIC 30×30 post.
This is a dance. Because 1.) it was a Friday afternoon. 2.) It was a FAT Friday (Frankfort Avenue Trolley-hop) Frankfort Ave is the major street we live near. There are trolleys that run for free very late, the stores say open a couple extra hours and some places have live music. We can hear it from our backyard. The consignment store on the corner has a cross-dressing performer who signs a little off key but is generally hilarious.
No trees were harmed in the making of this blog post.
Skirt: Thifted, Shoes: Old Navy, Vest: NY&C, Earrings: Just Creations, Cameo Broach: Hand-me down
Because this Skirt/dress is one of my favorite thrift finds I am submitting it here.
I love vests and blazers and they way they can take a relatively simple outfit and make it feel ‘classy’. I also really love the fitted ones because I think they really accentuate my tiny waist. My sister sometimes mock me for wearing two or three different colored tops and then throwing a vest or blazer on top to add ANOTHER color. But I think she just needs to expand her color palette. ;)
I love skinny leg pants with heels, they make you look so tall & slender.
Shirt & pants: The Gap, Vest: NY & C, Shoes: Tsubo via Amazon.com, Earrings & Bracelets: Just Creations, Necklace: Owned since childhood
I thought I’d already worn this outfit in my 30×30… but nope so here it is! I don’t really remember anything else about the day that I wore this because it’s been sitting on my hard drive for a little while. This was one of those days I probably should have set my camera on ‘auto’ but because I am stubborn and trying to learn to use my camera the hard way. But I got a couple decent shots.
Skirt: Handmade, Shoes: Old Navy, Belt: Thrifted, Shirt: Thrifted (Originally American Eagle), Necklace: Just Creations