The 30 for 30 Challange

I ran into this challenge sometime last winter. The basic premise is to take 30 pieced of clothing (tops, dresses, skirts, pants and shoes) and for 30 days make a different outfit. I had wanted to do this last spring, but Wisconsin had some funky weather in April, and I didn’t get into it.

So this is what I’m going to do for the next few weeks. I promise I won’t bore everyone with a post every week of those outfits. So what I’ll do is put up a separate page here and update my outfits as the days go on.

This is the jacket I wore on Day 1.

So, first up, I’ll give you a short run down of my separates for this challenge.

  1. Jeans. Because that’s all the pants I own (OK. I do own two pairs of dress pants, but they are the most uncomfortable pants I’ve ever worn in my life).
  2. Mostly black shoes, a pair of pink boots and these. They are pink and orange and crazy. And I love them.
  3. A little less than half the tops that I have are cardigans/sweaters or jackets. I have a jacket obsession.

Day 1: Wednesday, February 22, 2012

Day 1 jacket detail.

  • I wore a pair of dark jeans, a fuchsia sweater, a dark 3/4 sleeved jacket and Vera Wang pink and orange flats. I had to take the jacket off early in the day because it was far too warm in class rooms.

Day 2: Thursday, February 23, 2012

Day 2: A light blue beaded cardigan paired with skinny jeans and my plain black flats. No realy imgination went into this because I do wear this sometime. I just haven't worn the cardi in a while.

  • Thursday I wore a pair of dark blue skinny jeans (which are pretty uncomfortable), a blue beaded cardigan and my usual plain black flats. This isn’t a really original outfit for me, but I hadn’t worn this particular cardi in a while, so I decided to add it to the 30 for 30 Challenge stock pile. It’s a very spring-like top, so I think it’s appropriate.

Day 3: Friday, February 24, 2012

Day 3: Friday's I have little walking to do, so I don't have to worry about my feet hurting me in heels. Today I wore a pair of lighter jeans, with a white button down and black wingtip-esque heels.

  • It’s an actual full length photo! You can get the idea of the whole outfit! I like Fridays because I can wear whatever shoes I want to (within practicality regarding the weather). Today I wore a pair of light/medium (they’re as light as I will go on jeans) Levis, with a white button down shirt and my black wingtip-esque heels that I’ve had since I was 16.

Here's a close-up of the shirt I wore today. Nothing fancy.

This shirt might not look it, but it is exponentially comfortable. It’s super soft. Usually with button downs or other fancy shirt I switch to a Tee when I get home, but this one I can stick to all day.

So, that’s been the start of my challenge. I’ll try to update the page at least once a week with a little description of my outfit.

27 days left!


It’s been a busy week. Monday I started a new semester, with 18 credits and an internship at the school newspaper, so it’s going to be a busy four months. Because this week has been so busy I really didn’t have time to think of a good post for this week. Instead, I’m going to give you a little inspiration board that I put together of all the things that have inspired me this week. Some of these looks I’ve been coveting for a while, actually, and I will continue to covet them. Direct links in the photos.

1. I really like the chalked hair look. I’ve seen it over on Pinterest and really have wanted to try it, but I could never get it to work. I figured that it could be that I just have really dark hair and it’s a look that only those with light hair can do. The Beauty Department has some nice tips for both light and dark hair, so I think this weekend I’ll be trying this out.


This illustration makes me happy. It’s so expressive and detailed. It almost reminds me of a writer in 1950s New York or Paris. I think what makes me also happy about this illustration is that it’s supposed to be a real person, but it looks as though he’s a character in a book, and that makes me want to write.


Valentine’s Day is nigh! I was never excited about Valentine’s before, usually because there’s always the stigma that you have to have a significant other during the holiday. But what is more fun than having a significant other during this holiday? Having friends to do crazy things with! The staff at the school newspaper are trading valentines, and since I have found any at Target that I like (other than Star Wars), I’m going to make my own. I thought that these book marks from The Cheese Thief were cute, and there’s a lot of origami over there, too.

4. Calivintage is a recent find of mine. Seeing as I love vintage and vintage-esque clothing I really like this site. I’m loving the stripes on that dress, mixed with the plaid shirt. This looks like an outfit I would want to wear during the fall. Fall…so much better than snow.

5. And finally, bright lipstick and blue lace. J’adore. Awhile back I bought possibly the brightest pink Covergirl lipstick. I’ve only worn it a couple of times, but there is no denying my love for it. I think the reason I don’t wear it more often is because I don’t know what to wear it with. This is how you do bright pink lipstick.