Tuesday, June 4, 2013

30x30 Final Week!

First I want to welcome any new followers from the 30x30 giveaway.  Welcome!  Hopefully you stick around once I stop posting pictures of my clothes.  J

This is the final 30x30 post.  Whew, I made it!  I’m actually quite impressed that I managed to keep up with it for an entire month. 

Here’s what I learned doing this challenge:
  • I am most definitely not a fashion blogger.  Taking a picture of myself every day was arduous.  I enjoyed participating in this challenge, but you will definitely not be seeing an OOTD (outfit of the day) pic of me every day. 
  • The one bonus to having to take a picture of yourself every day is that it forced me to put a little more effort into my appearance.  Due to my mostly casual work environment, it’s easy to throw on jeans, and minimal makeup and head out the door.  Though, I will admit to having to think a little harder about what to wear in the morning, now that my entire wardrobe is open to me again.
  • I think the biggest lesson learned is how much fun doing a group challenge can be.  I have absolutely loved getting to know all the other bloggers doing this challenge with me.  I fully intend to keep up with their blogs and tweets.  It’s even got me thinking that I want to try to find another group challenge or link up or something that will help me meet even more people out there in blog land.  June is a bit insane, what with 4 first birthday parties (including Miss G’s!) and weddings and thing, so I won’t be doing a month long challenge or anything, but maybe July will hold another challenge for me (please let me know if you hear of any that might be of interest to me).
Without further ado, here are my outfits: 


For the final day, I felt like going all out.  I put on my striped dress with a black sweater and tied it together with my turquoise belt.  Inspired by Aubrey, I did my hair in a ginormous bun.  I am kind of loving buns being trendy - as a former 'rina (that's ballerina for you non-dancer folks), I can put my hair in a bun in no time!

Definitely a bunhead!

I think this may be one of my favorite outfits of the entire challenge.  All day, I felt like I should be doing some sort of modern interpretive dance a la Audrey Hepburn in “Funny Face.”

I really do want to thank Kelly for organizing this whole challenge.  It was such a great experience!

Congrats to the Giveaway winner: Betsy Beavan Wallace!

Be sure to check out all the other ladies’ outfits:


  1. Day 30 is my favorite outfit, too! I need to get on the bun wearin' wagon! :)

  2. I love your day too! I also love a good bun. But I think I'm chopping all my hair off tomorrow. We'll see.

  3. Love day 30! That dress is fabulous!

  4. LOVE day 26, 29 and 30!! So cute!! I definitely enjoyed your outfits!! Irecently cut my hair short and miss my buns :( hahaha

  5. I really love that final dress! So glad you've re-discovered the bun.