My First Self Portrait Sunday, Feb 6 2011 

For this challenge I purchased a new camera, and yesterday, I learned a new trick with it. I can now officially shoot photos on a delay, so I can take some of my pictures by myself. While I love this feature, my dog seems to really hate it. It upsets her and makes her jump all over the place. Here are the couple of shots I could get without my pup blocking me.

Top: Francesca’s Collections, Jeans: Express, Boots: Brown Eyed Girl (Volatile), Dog: Silly Mutt.

Day 5


My Celebrity Makeover Friday, Feb 4 2011 

Today will be my first two outfit day, as I have to work and have my fabulous friend the Nerd‘s birthday party this evening. We will be celebrating in style at one of my favorite downtown watering holes. The place serves Mexican food and Sushi, I mean COME ON!

The first outfit is the one that I am most afraid of repeating. I love it, it is comfortable, and I don’t have to put any effort into it; it is really too easy. Top: Brown Eyed Girl, Jeans: Express, Shoes: Target, Necklace: Francescas.

Day 4


I like this photo because my hands are blurry. Fun times.

After a trip to my amazing hairstylist, Angela at TMac, I was a whole new woman. This, by the way, was an out-of-the-blue hair overhaul. I went in to get my eyebrows done and next thing I know I am getting the red-carpet treatment!

The transformation

I have to say, I LOVE this outfit. And the hair. I just felt fierce. Dress: Loft, Sweater: Brown Eyed Girl, Shoes: Shoe Carnival, Belt: Red Dress Boutique, Tights: Target.

Day 4 part 2

Whimsical Doesn’t Have to be Crazy Thursday, Feb 3 2011 

I like purple. A lot. So, yes, I get carried away sometimes. This may have happened today. You tell me.

Regardless, at least the Nerd let me stay inside for our impromptu photo session today. We both looked (and felt) much more relaxed. So far, the challenge has been easy, but we have a long way to go!

Top: Anthropologie, Sweater: Francesca’s Collections, Skirt: Anthropologie, Shoes (and tights): Target.

Day 3

Procrastination at Its Best Thursday, Feb 3 2011 

I am just now getting to uploading days one and two.

Blogging while going to school and working two jobs often proves difficult. Hence, days one and two are both posted on day three.

Since my 30×30 partner in crime, Evan (aka the Nerd), was not at work on Tuesday, I had to ask one of my coworkers to take my picture. It was embarrassing, so I did not work up the courage to be so incredibly vain until I was walking out the door. Not my best moment. Dress: Express, Boots: Shoe Carnival, Belt: XXI.

Day 1

Much more successful was day two. This outfit made me feel like I belonged in an office, and despite the frigid weather outside that the Nerd convinced me to expose myself to for the sake of a good photo, it looks much better than day one (right again, Nerd). Top: Francesca’s Collections, Skirt: Old Navy, Shoes: Dollhouse (Marshall’s).

Day 2

Although I would like to believe that I will keep up with posting pictures better than this in the future, I know myself, so there will probably be several posts containing multiple outfits. I hope the anticipation kills you.

And for our Next Act… 30×30! Monday, Jan 31 2011 

So, I know I haven’t blogged in a while, but my friend and coworker Evan presented me with a challenge I could not refuse, wearing only 30 items of clothing for 30 days (!!). Being the clothes-hoarder than I am, I thought this would be a good opportunity for me to learn to shop in my own closet and be more creative with what I already have.

Evan and I will track our progress by taking pictures of our outfits each day. The unofficial goal is to not repeat any outfits, which (especially at work) I am terrible at. Luckily, accessory use is unlimited, so I can wear as many obnoxious belts, tights, tiaras (haha, just kidding) and pieces of jewelery I want. I am usually a minimalist when it comes to accessories, so Evan will definitely dominate this aspect of the challenge (although I did purchase some purple tights!). Unfortunately for me, shoes do count, which will be difficult.

Anyhow, here is all the clothing I can wear for 30 days starting February 1 (excuse the poor photography, my camera is broken so I had to use my Blackberry as a substitute).


4 (!) dresses and 5 sweaters

7 tops, 3 pairs of pants, 3 skirts and 8 pairs of shoes.

Wish me luck!

Also, check out the chick who came up with the challenge. Her fashion blog is pretty cool!