Showing posts with label 30x30. Show all posts
Showing posts with label 30x30. Show all posts

Tuesday, July 29, 2014

30x30 Week 15

I completed my last week of the challenge strong. 

Top: New York & Co. / Bottoms: Old Navy/ Shoes: Wal Mart

Top: Ana / Bottoms: Banana Republic/ Shoes: Fergalicious 

Top: Old Navy / Bottoms: American Eagle / Shoes: Academy

Top: Ana / Bottoms: American Eagle / Shoes: Wal Mart

Wednesday, July 16, 2014

30x30 Week 14

I don't think I should even call the challenge Thirty with 30 anymore. I have used more than 30 items, most from my current wardrobe and my recent purchases as a gift to myself for reaching one of my weightloss goals. I also haven't even made 30 outfits, I believe I am short by quite a few.

Either way, I have had fun creating outfits with clothes I already have and seeing my body change and fit into smaller sizes! This weekend, I got a picture of one outfit. I know, I stink at this blog thing.

Top: New York & Company / Shorts: American Eagle / Shoes: Austin Trading Co.

This outfit was one of my favorites. I am finally coming into my own style and I'm loving it.

That's it for now! See ya next week!

Wednesday, July 9, 2014

30x30 Week 13

Hey Guys! So I missed week 12 of the challenge but more than made up for it in week 13. I wore 4 different outfits however I did make new purchases. 

When I first started this challenge, I wanted to avoid shopping to give myself time to get closer to my goal weight and save money. I haven't reached my goal weight but I'm not sure I want to have a goal weight anymore. I'm becoming more comfortable with my body and I don't think the number on a scale can give me the happiness or contentment I want for myself.

So my goals have changed, I want to wear size small in shirts and size 8 in pants. I have met one of these goals so I rewarded myself with some new clothing.

I am now a small in shirts and blouses! I was so excited when I started noticing my mediums were a bit too loose so I went to the mall for the heck of it and tried on some smalls and they fit!! So three of these outfits this week is including a shirt I got on sale for about $9 that is a size small:)

The first outfit is everything I already owned but the shirt just wasn't included in the challenge. I wore this outfit to run an errand for school.

Shirt: Academy / Shorts: Old Navy / Shoes: Sperry's

After a trip to the mall, my hubby took me on a date to the movies and I wanted to wear one of my new shirts.

Shirt: New York & Company / Pants: American Eagle / Shoes: Sperry's

Since I only wore the shirt for 2 hours, I didn't to pair it with slacks the next morning for church.

Shirt: New York & Company / Pants: Banana Republic / Shoes: Dexter

& to enjoy the rest of the afternoon I switched out the slacks and heels for some comfy shorts (new purchase) and sandals.

Shirt & Shorts: New York & Company / Shoes: Walmart

I enjoyed all my outfits this past week but my favorite was from date night and lounging Sunday afternoon. I can definitely see more outfits using this shirt so I think it was well worth the $9.

Which outfit is your favorite? Do you plan to take on this challenge?

Thursday, June 26, 2014

30x30 Week 11

So I think we are on week 11 which means we only have 4 weeks left of the challenge. It has been hard keeping up with it in the midst of working full time and taking summer classes online. I haven't even had time to make much improvements in our house. Hopefully, I can get to share our coat closet with you all soon. I am just waiting on making the final touches which I am not sure when I will be able to get to it. 

Back to the challenge...
Top: Old Navy / Bottoms: American Eagle / Shoes: Toms

Dress: LC by Lauren Conrad / Shoes: Fergalicious by Fergie

Friday, June 20, 2014


I have gotten so behind on this challenge that I don't even know what week we are on. I have been taking pictures when I do put outfits on so here is a collection of outfits I put together from my closet from the past few weeks.

Shirt: Guess / Bottoms: Old Navy / Shoes: Wal Mart

Shirt: New York & Company / Bottoms: Burlington Coat Factory / Shoes: Old Navy

Shirt: Old Navy / Bottoms: Old Navy

Dress: Soprano

I hope your enjoying this challenge as much as I am. It is helping me see which styles I like and which I don't. Hopefully I get better at this blogging thing! 

Wednesday, May 28, 2014

30x30 Week 7

I got back on track to participate in my own challenge inspired by the small things blog. Although, I have a confession. I bought a new pair of white shorts. I didn't have to buy them. My Old Navy white pair are still in good condition. I just really really wanted a pair of lace shorts. Other than that, I have been doing pretty good!

Top: Old Navy / Necklace: BD Boutique / Bottoms: Kimmy's / Shoes: Academy

Top: Old Navy / Bottoms: Old Navy / Shoes: Academy

Sunday, May 18, 2014

30x30 Week 4

So I have gotten behind on my own challenge. I participated in week four, I just never got around to writing a post since I was busy with finals week. Here is week four recap:

Left - Top: American Eagle / Bottom: Old Navy / Shoes: Charlotte Russe
Right - Dress: Soprano / Shoes: Academy

I didn't fully participate for week five or six since I was enjoying some some new clothing that were birthday gifts. Let's see how week seven goes!!

Monday, April 28, 2014

30x30 Week 3

I had a little hard time sticking to my set apart articles of clothing for this week. It was my birthday and I got a few new items as gifts so I had to squeeze one in for the challenge. However, I always made sure to wear something from my challenge with a mix of my other clothes and my new clothes but again I suck with pictures.

On Sunday for church, I wore my Aeropostale cami with my American Eagle capris. I added a gray and white cardigan from Old Navy that I have had for years and a pair of sandals I got from Wal Mart a few years back as well. After church, I changed into shorts and wore some other sandals (which is the same outfit I wore the first week and didn't get a picture wearing it).

Top: Aeropostale / Bottoms: Old Navy

Today, April 28th, my sister took me out to dinner as a birthday gift and I wanted to wear my new skirt I got from Aeropostale. 

Top: Old Navy / Skirt: Aeropostale / Shoes: Academy

I have fallen in love with these skirts this season. I want a ton and would love to buy many more but I have to stick to my challenge.

How are you doing on avoiding shopping? 

Monday, April 21, 2014

30x30 Week 2

There isn't much commentary for today's post. I didn't have too much of a challenge this past week. I only ran across one problem. 

The dress I picked out to wear for Easter was see through (although I wore the dress before and didn't realize, no bueno). I need to pick up a slip skirt to go underneath so I can actually wear it for the challenge. I know the rules are I can't buy anything but I won't be actually buying it. I still have a Macy's gift card from Valentine's Day that I have yet to use.


Top: Old Navy / Bottom: American Eagle / Shoes: Academy 

Dress: LC by Lauren Conrad / Shoes: Academy

The belt is actually from a shirt a bought a few months back from JC Penney but I thought it paired perfectly with my sandals to make this outfit look dressy yet casual all in one. BTW, this isn't the see through dress. I will have to rework my Easter dress for another occasion.

How have you been doing in the challenge if you joined? 

Wednesday, April 16, 2014

30x30 Week 1

I survived the first round of the challenge!! Honestly, I had my outfits planned all week but that is when I didn't have any plans for the weekend. 

Wednesday, I get a call from my mom asking if Anthony and I would like to join her at the Toyota Center on Sunday because her church was throwing this big event so we agree to go. On Thursday, we get an invite to go to the beach on Saturday and we agree to that as well. Boring weekend suddenly full.

The problem is my outfits were perfectly picked out for a Saturday at home and a cute outfit for our church service. Therefore, I had to rethink my entire plan. This may not seem like a big deal but it took such a long time for me to come up with the outfits I already had! 

But hey! That is why I took this challenge. 

So challenge accepted!!

The plan on Saturday was kind of up in the air between the actual beach or going to Pleasure Pier in Galveston. If we did the latter than my outfit would still work but we all pretty much really wanted to go to the beach more than anything.

The beach it was and this is were the struggle got real. I had my swimsuit to wear but none of the clothes I chose really worked as a coverup (at least not to me). A little voice in my head told me I needed to make a teeny tiny exception this one time and go out to buy a coverup or buy new swimming bottoms. Sooo...

I shut that voice down! I will make something work and I did. I just didn't get a picture of me wearing it. 

Boo me!!

UPDATE: This is the outfit I wore.
Top: Aeropostale / Bottom: Old Navy / Shoes: Academy

After the beach, we decided to go to dinner which would be the perfect chance to choose another outfit and actually take a picture.
Top: Old Navy / Necklace: BD Boutique, LLC / Bottom: American Eagle / Shoes: Charlotte  Russe

Let's talk about this outfit for a bit. I had to go with this color shirt because it distracted a bit from my tomato face (go me for not applying sunscreen). However, I wanted the outfit to look a little dressy for dinner without being tooo dressy which is why I added the necklace and sandals. I think the look came together very well.

Sunday was easier to dress for, I knew I wanted to wear my LC shirt because I'm obsessed with it but I needed a way to dress it down so it looks more casual which is why I paired it with my capris and these sandals.
Top: LC by Lauren Conrad / Bottom: American Eagle / Shoes: Charlotte Russe

Did you take the challenge? How was your first week? Did you get tempted to buy something like I did?

Tuesday, April 8, 2014

30 with Thirty

Have you ever had a moment where you stare in your closet and there are a million and one items in it, yet you have nothing to wear? This happens to me every time I look for an outfit to wear.

So, there I am at work scrolling down my Instagram feed and I see Kate, from The Small Things Blog, posted a picture with the caption "Trying desperately to gather items for another round of 30 in 30.."

What the heck is a 30 in 30? And what does that have to do with clothing?

Well, I went to Kate's blog in search for further clarification. In her post about the 30x30 challenge, she explains what it is as follows:

"Basically, they take 30 items from their closet 
and make 30 outfits from them. It's a way to 
challenge yourself to be creative and rethink 
your wardrobe while trying to avoid shopping."

Even though, Kate challenged her readers two years ago I want to take the challenge now. My hope in taking this challenge is having two things accomplished. The first to avoid shopping. I am halfway through my weight loss and want to wait to spend money on a new wardrobe when I reach my goal weight. The second is to take inventory of what I actually wear. With this, I can see what items I wear the most and which barely get touched. It will help me determine when it is time to donate an item that isn't getting much use.

So here is the lineup for my first 30 with Thirty:

1. Old Navy / 2. Old Navy / 3. Old Navy / 4. Banana Republic / 5. Old Navy / 6. American Eagle / 7. Levi's / 8. American Eagle

1. Soprano / 2. LC by Lauren Conrad / 3. Charlotte Russe

BD Boutique, LLC.

1. Sperry / 2. Toms / 3. Fergalicious / 4. Academy / 5. Academy / 6. Charlotte Russe / 7. Academy

1. Aeropostale / 2. American Eagle / 3. American Eagle / 4. Old Navy / 5. Old Navy / 6. LC by Lauren Conrad / 7. Spense / 8. Old Navy / 9. Old Navy / 10. American Eagle / 11. American Eagle

I plan to tackle this challenge in about 15 weeks, about two outfits a week. I will try to give weekly updates with pictures of the outfits I create with these 30 items. Wish me luck!!

Have you taken the 30 with Thirty challenge? If you haven't, do you plan to take on this challenge with me? I dare you to!
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