January 6, 2013

30 x 30 Intro & Days 1 & 2

I was suppooooosed to start a 30 x 30 with a bunch of bloggers on January 1, but of course I'm late to the game. I had some time to stare at my closet and think today so I got started with choosing my items. I'll be honest and say I was inspired by my outfit from a few days ago so I ended up using all the pieces from that outfit as part of the challenge - Except I am using a different pair of flats for my actual challenge so just go with me - they are really interchangeable so just use your imagination :)

There are a couple challenges that I am facing with this 30 x 30: 1) I wanted to include a bunch of my newest items so I could maximize their use and see how they work with my wardrobe, so this means I'm going into it with less ideas because I've never worn some of them before, 2) I have to wear a suit a few times a week so I am going to try to see how 1 brown suit and 1 black dress/blazer combo can be used as work separates, and 3) I have already had 2 fashion faux pas at the court house (read about the most recent one here) but I didn't want this challenge to just be a bunch of black and grey pieces, so I really want to focus on how to interject some fun into my court outfits without showing up wearing all purple again, lol. 

ANYWAY - on to outfit #1 and the inspiration for this challenge:

Blazer: J. Crew Hacking Jacket (similar)
ShirtJ. Crew Boy Shirt in Neon Gingham (currently on sale!)
Shoes: Payless (similar)
Necklace: Danielle Stevens (love this one)

And here are my 30 pieces that I'll be wearing this month:
6 blazers, 1 leather jacket, 3 sweaters, 3 pants, 4 skirts, 1 dress, 7 tops, 5 shoes = 30 items!
(I switched out the lilac blouse 3 rows down in the first spot because I returned it for a red blouse)

And here is outfit #2 - worn to the mall at Merrick Park
Blouse: Old Navy
Necklace: Forever 21 (similar color)
Watch: Michael Kors
Bag: B. Makowsky
Shoes: Miss Me

Here are the bloggers participating this month! 

Jess @ J's Style
Kim @ Kimbercrafts
Samantha @ Sam Ipsa Loquitur
Amber @ Section 391

If you have no idea what's going on, click here to read about the very first 30x30 EVARRRR!

Linking up with:
Sam ipsa Loquitur


  1. This is gonna be awesome. I can just tell. Special request: the stripe sweater with the camel blazer at some point this month. :) so happy you're doing this!

    Samantha @ Sam ipsa loquitur

  2. I love all your pieces!! I SO wish I could get away with dressing up while I'm at college without people asking me why and giving me funny looks lol. I included a few blazers in mine as well- can't wait to see how you style yours!! Loving your outfits so far :)

    -Jenna Brianne

  3. So glad you're joining us! Love the pieces you've picked!

  4. Gosh I admire the bravery - I don't know if I could do the 30x30!! I'm thinking I'll try it at least once in 2013 though - it's always good to push outside the comfort zone!

    Can't wait to see how you do it with so many suits needed in your wardrobe - I definitely need to get a bit more professional as this year goes on and my company grows, so hopefully I can get some inspiration here!

  5. I ADORE those pants. I adore anything magenta/fuchsia in nature. But you're rockin those pants like it's your job.

    I love how you pair different colors together! Super cute. :) Hello from your newest follower!

  6. Super cute outfit! xo.


  7. I love the mix of some traditional professional pieces with some more trendy pieces in your 30 items. Looking forward to seeing your remixes! Also, I am loving those purple pants - that cut is very flattering on you!

  8. I love those purple pants! They look especially great paired with that shirt - love the two shades of purple in one outfit!

    Jess - J's Style

  9. I LOVE this challenge! I am so excited to see your progress.