Dec 1, 2010

30 for 30

Old Navy Womens Pointelle-Trim Cardigans, $23
Factory's Women - Shirts & tops - Factory stripe tuxedo tunic - J.Crew, $40
Fine-gauge crewneck sweater, $60
Old Navy Womens Argyle Cardigans, $26
Nike College Bling (Virginia Tech) Women's Hoodie, $65
Rick Owens Lilies Wool-jersey turtleneck top, $203
Adeline Cashmere Mix Oversized Cardigan by Twenty8Twelve, 270 GBP
Jones New York Signature - Plaid Peplum Shirt w/ Ruffle (Black/Sugar)..., $79
Roxy - Go Anywhere Sweater (New Heather) - Apparel, $45
Nike Classic Fleece Pullover Women's Hoodie, $40
Cornell Sweatshirt Crew Vintage College Heather Grey
Jcrew Factory two-pocket chambray shirt in stonewall wash, $60
BKE Crew Neck T-Shirt, $12
Unisex Poly-Cotton Short Sleeve Crew Neck, $18
Chinti and Parker Striped organic cotton T-shirt, $63
The Row T-Shirt Black, 209 EUR
Vince Cotton-twill parka, $277
Joseph washed leather one button jazz jacket, 380 GBP
The Everyday Blazer, $285
glory charm Plaid Shirt, $46
Zipper Moto Sweater Jacket, $0.01
Curvy Denim Trousers, $69
Alexa Low-Rise Flare Twill Pant, $40
Fossil Addison Tunic Dress, $30
Gap Petite Vintage Flare Jeans (Dark Wash), $60
Tee Indigo T-Shirt, 50 GBP

i first read about the 30 for 30 challenge on readymade's blog. the challenge is this: wear only 30 pieces of clothing for 30 days. don't buy anything new, just remix what you already have. this really resonated with me because i've been thinking that i have way too much stuff and i would really like to downsize. what i like about this challenge is that it's an exercise in seeing how little you truly need and what you truly love out of the stuff you own. i suspect that i will miss certain things that didn't make the cut on this round, and that's a pretty good indication that those items are worth keeping.

the challenge originates with kendi everday, whose blog is super-adorable and super-funny. i found out about it too late to get in on the official bandwagon, but i'm not strictly playing by the rules, so that's okay. kendi includes shoes in her 30, but not accessories or outerwear. i started out including shoes in my 30, and then i remembered the teacher dress code for thursdays and fridays. thursdays teachers are supposed to wear college apparel (for me, this means hoodies) and fridays teachers wear school spirit stuff (more hoodies). i decided to cheat on the shoes rather than on the work-required items. i probably could have included both in the 30, but i wanted to increase my odds of actually finishing a challenge without cheating. above you see polyvore approximations of my 30. it turns out i'm pretty boring with my basics and neutrals. eh. i can live with that.

being the planner and dork that i am, i combed through my extensive collection of pictures i have ripped out of magazines to help me plan outfits. my idea was that i would share my outfit inspiration here, and then also use polyvore to put together how i wore it. let's be honest; that's probably not going to happen, but maybe occasionally i'll get some scanning in.

submitted for your approval is outfit #1:

i haven't worn those pearls since the wedding i was in this past june. incidentally, the wedding is also when i bought the pearls.

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