Monday, April 7, 2014

Catch Up








Lately I've been stupid busy, and will continue to be until the end of next week. It's recital season, so I had a performance today, giving a recital on Thursday, and giving my "real" recital next Friday. Boo. I have a lot of problems with anxiety, so giving recitals is not my favorite. DISLIKE. Then why have you been getting degrees in music performance for 10 years? Why indeed. Anyway, here are several days worth outfits that I took pictures of but didn't get around to posting. There's one with the striped pants and blue top I'll have to retake later because the pictures were so bad. So bad. I think I need to be more imaginative. The cowl top and gray blazer are already on here twice, red shoes too. Push me out of my comfort zone, 30x30!

Wednesday, April 2, 2014

Day 2



Ross cardigan/Paper Kite blouse via ThredUp/H&M pants/F21(?) necklace/Report shoes

Do you ever have one of those days where you wear less makeup than usual and everyone asks if you're sick? I was super busy all day, and didn't have time to shower or put on much makeup. So anyway, I wound up walking around looking like a scruffy nerf herder with weird-fitting pants and what appear to be slippers. What's with these pants? They seem okay in person.

Tuesday, April 1, 2014

30x30!







H&M blazer/Gap dress (thrifted)/Old Navy shoes/boutique necklace

I've always wanted to do a 30x30 challenge, and although it doesn't look like anybody is doing that right now I think I will. Last month's spending was pretty outrageous, and I'm hoping this will encourage me to get more use out of the items I have and not buy any more frickin' clothes. Here's the lineup, with cameos of our orange couch:

 3 jeans, 3 slacks, 3 neutral skirts (#9 is navy), 3 patterned skirts

 1 cardigan (oh no!), 3 neutral blazers, 1 chambray
1 patterned dress, 1 solid dress

2 tees, 9 blouses mostly solids (#26 is plum)

Mostly I chose neutral completer pieces and bottoms, and tried to mix up different silhouettes and colors with blouses. It'll be fun to see how different I can make each outfit. I threw some challenges in there to push my boundaries:
#4 is new, not quite sure how to style it
#10-12 will be fun since I tend to avoid my patterned skirts (why do I do that?)
#13: only 1 cardigan, seriously? 
#17 I rarely wear. I was hoping to put my mustard cardi in here, but the laundry elves still haven't gotten to it so...
#18 is a little short for work
#23 is brown, and I really haven't been wearing brown the last couple years
#26 requires a strapless bra (which I don't own but need for my recital in two weeks anyway)

So yeah, lots of challenges. I'm kind of excited about mixing different neutrals (white blazer, brown top, navy skirt anyone?); that's kind of nerdy I guess. I always enjoy seeing the shenanigans people get up to in these 30x30s as they get more desperate. Should be fun!