Is this really the third week of this challenge? It seems like it is flying by! I’m amazed that there are actually some pieces that I haven’t worn yet.
I am actually really proud of my outfit today. I definitely stepped out of my comfort zone on this one – and as a result, I got a lot compliments. I paired my gray wrap dress with a short-sleeved jacket and some boots. I will definitely be adding this combination to my repertoire.
Remember how I mentioned in my first blog about this challenge that I would have to wear a suit one day? This was that day. I never ever wear suits, so this ensemble did not count in my 30 items. I actually packed clothes for myself that were from the 30 items to change into, but the deposition ran long and I ended up just going straight home and changing into comfy clothes and working from home for the remaining hour or so of the workday. Fortunately, I had the foresight to take some pictures of my suit and hair.
|Making my best lawyer face.|
Today I paired my khaki pants with the Donna Karan blouse and a pink blazer. I’ve worn the blouse with the khakis before, and worn the blouse with the blazer before, but never all three combined. It definitely worked for the AIMP (Association of Independent Music Producers) luncheon that a co-worker and I attended. I never quite know how to dress for those things because I want to look professional, yet not too “professional.” Jeans are almost the “uniform” in the music industry, but there are always a bunch of “real” lawyers that attend, and I want to try to network and be taken seriously. So I usually try to go more business casual – especially at the functions that take place in Beverly Hills (which is where this one was).
Ahhh, back to jeans again! Today I wore my Felicia Day jeans paired with a pink t-shirt, purple cardigan and flats. Honestly, I never thought to pair a pink t-shirt with a purple cardigan – it always felt a bit too Easter-y, but I think it turned out ok. I also took pictures of my hair. I love all the braids that are popular on Pinterest, and this hairdo is a good one (for me) to cover for waking up too late to wash my hair. It’s just a simple half-French braid on one side, a regular braid on the other and then they meet up in the back for a half ponytail. I timed myself while doing it: 4 ½ minutes from the time I pulled out my brush.
Saturdays must be my weak point. Ok, I’ll admit, I definitely cheated on Saturday and did not wear an outfit from my list of 30. But, I have a valid reason. Aaron has a friend who is a professional photographer (and amazing!). She happened to be in town and the timing worked out perfectly for us to do a family photo shoot. So I went shopping on Friday (some of the other girls participating in this challenge have sworn off for all of May, but I never made any such commitment – mostly because I hardly ever shop for myself!) and bought an amazing long white dress that I wore for the shoot. When we got home, I changed into shorts and a nursing tank and didn’t take any pictures at all. I did however get a self-portrait of me and Guinevere while I was wearing my denim jacket (on my list of 30) over my white dress (not on the list).
Today’s picture was taken at Disneyland! This is definitely more dressed up than I usually get for Disneyland, but it was kind of fun feeling “cute” amongst all the mouse ears and t-shirts. I wore my navy blue Bermuda shorts and paisley blue blouse. Remember how I’ve been saying I need to get a belt? Well, I found one hiding deep within the recesses of my dresser! It’s a bright turquoise blue, and I thought it would go really well with this shirt.
There you have it, my week’s worth of pictures. Hope you liked them. Oh, and someone last week mentioned maybe wanting a hair tutorial. I may be fashion-challenged, but I like to think of myself as being reasonably good with hair, so if there is enough demand, I’ll do an entire post on hair. Just let me know if you are interested. I will definitely keep taking pics of my hair whenever I have some hair fun throughout this challenge.
Also, the other ladies and I are teaming up to offer a giveaway to all our awesome readers. I'm mostly participating because I want to give you guys something back for putting up with all of my wannabe fashion blogging for the past month . . . just kidding . . . sort of. :)
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