Tuesday, August 16, 2011

Fashion Nerd Edition - 30x30 Wardrobe Remix, Week 1

Recently, one of my oldest and dearest friends (that is to say, we've known each other for years, not that she's old...) took on the 30x30 wardrobe remix challenge.  If you haven't heard of this yet, check out the blog where it all started at kendieveryday.blogspot.com in which Kendi, fellow blogger and fashionista, took 30 different pieces of clothing and created 30 different outfits.  It's a great idea to switch up your wardrobe with clothes you already have in new and interesting combinations.  If you're interested in seeing my friend Melissa's edition, check out her awesome blog at ohbabyitsababy.blogspot.com also!

I've been trying for the past couple of years to create a more functional wardrobe.  Instead of having tons of items I might only wear every once in awhile, I'm trying to invest in better individual items that can work with each other.  In other words, a grown up wardrobe!  I remember a story about my Grandma and her friends only having about 3 or 4 dresses when they first started working many years ago.  They used what they had such as alternate belts, scarves, and pins to change the looks each day.  If these amazing ladies could do it with just a few items, I can definitely do it with 30!

Week 1

Outfit #1 - Brunch with the hubs
Dress: Target
Flip flops: Old Navy
Scarf: Kohl's
(Kendi doesn't count accessories as part of the 30, so I'll do the same, but will still list brands.)

I love this minty green nail polish!  It's a fresh summer color, and works almost as its own accessory.

Outfit #2 - Casual for work
Sweater: Target
Tank: Anthropologie
Shorts: Unionbay (Macy's)
Sandals: So old I don't remember...

Outfit #3 - Casual with a touch of the 50's
Sweater: Target
Top: Anthropologie
Jeans: American Eagle Outfitters
Sandals: Unionbay
(Photos don't really do this top justice.  It looks like multi-colored confetti and is super cute!)

Outfit #4 - Casual for work
Top: Anthropologie
Cropped jeans: Kohl's
Sandals: Life Stride
Earrings: Kohl's

Outfit #5 - Casual for work
Top: Target
Shorts: Unionbay (Macy's)
Scarf: Old Navy
Sandals: Unionbay

Outfit #6 - Weekend casual
Top: Anthropologie
Shorts: Old Navy
Sandals: Unionbay
Necklace: Forever 21
Legs: Transparent (Yes, I know my legs look even more ghostly in the morning sunlight...)

I'm really excited that braids are so popular right now. They're a great way to give yourself a different look!

Outfit #7 - Cooking blueberry pancakes!
Dress: Macy's
Flip flops: Old Navy
Earrings: Target

Ninja and Lucy, my kitchen assistants


  1. you are seriously so cute! i'm so excited to follow your 30x30. i keep forgetting to post my day 30 and wrap up... so lazy.

    my favorite part is legs: transparent (girl, i feel ya)... oh, and we have the same color nails!

  2. Pretty! Pretty! Pretty! I'm looking forward to the updates. :)