Monthly Archives: January 2014

30×30: 30/30 La Fin

Here we have the last 30×30 outfit!





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That’s it – I’m done!  Feels really good.  As I’ve said before, 30×30 definitely has some pros and cons, which I will go over in detail tomorrow for my whole challenge wrap up.  Therefore…I don’t have much else to say.  Later!

chambray  I  similar blazer  I  similar skirt  I  similar heels  I  similar necklace


30×30: 29/30 Smize

Did you hear that?




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That was Tyra telling me I’m still in the running to become America’s Next Top Model.  I mean look at that smizing up there.  This contest is over.

Speaking of things being over: one more outfit until I’m done with 30×30!  I don’t think I’ve ever been so excited for something to be over in my entire life.  Except maybe high school.  Or that one time I babysat when I was younger (sidenote: I hate babysitting).

similar sweatshirt  I  similar polka dot blouse  I  similar shorts (on sale!) I  similar boots  I  similar necklace  I  similar coat  I  gloves

PS: Check out this outfit on the Wednesday Style Connection!

30×30: 28/30 Barney

I’m not talking about the Flinstones, the dude from How I Met Your Mother, or the New York store…




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I felt very Barney the Dinosaur today. I suppose not in a terrible way (though I don’t really know how it could be good); I just get a certain feeling when I pair purple and green together….Barney. Never mind the fact that I fought the urge all day to sing songs about cleaning and sharing. My co-workers thought that was weird.

top: similar 1 (on sale!) or similar 2 (on sale!) I similar cardigan I jeans I similar shoes I similar scarf I similar earrings: 1, 2, 3

PS:  Please excuse my photo quality from the past few weeks.  Something’s up with my camera, so I feel like I over-edit to compensate.  Plus I need a photography refresher…everything I learned last summer has slowly left my brain.  Any recommendations?  Oh, and look who decided to just wander on into the frame?


30×30: 27/30 French Toast

Simplifying 30×30 today;  not all outfits have to be complicated.

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striped sweater black jeans boots jewel necklace 2


striped sweater black jeans boots jewel necklace 4


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With black jeans and boots, a black and white striped sweater, red lips, and a simple necklace, I felt very French today.  And when I think of French, I think of toast.  Because I like French Toast.  And now…I want some French Toast.  Dammit.

If you’ve happened to notice that my hair has been looking the same lately (see here and here), then I have to admit that on Sunday (when it was a scorcher of 40 degrees), I took advantage of the “warm” weather and photographed all the outfits I had missed last week as well as front loaded some that I have worn/will be wearing this week.  Gotta be smart in this blogging game.  Winter 2  /  Brittney 2

jeans  I  similar boots  (another pair with a heel)  I  similar sweater  I  similar necklace  I  lips: Revlon Lip Butter in “Cherry Tart”

30×30: 26/30 Rainbow Bright

Lots of colors going on today, and I love it.



quirky britches black dress blue tights orange scarf 3


quirky britches black dress blue tights orange scarf 4


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I knew that I wanted to wear the black dress with brown boots and brown belt, but once I put that on, I needed some color.  Bright blue tights?  Sure.  Green earrings?  Yah.  Orange scarf?  Don’t mind if I do.  Am I wearing a bunch of random colors?  Obviously.  Do I like it?  Of course.  Can I ask anymore questions?  Probably.

Anyway, for those who are over my weirdness, this outfit provided a nice date night with Brett, complete with Pad Thai and frozen yogurt.  Then we went home and watched Flowers in the Attic.  Incest and arsenic – how romantic.

similar dress  I  similar cardigan  I  tights  I  boots  I  similar scarf (on sale!)  I  similar earrings  I  similar belt

30×30: 25/30 Adult Formula

And outfit like this makes me feel very adult…



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quirky britches striped sweater gingham oxford 1


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But not in a bad way; in a “I feel very put together” sort of way.  Even with skinny jeans, a sweater, oxford, and statement/chunky necklace always feels very polished to me, even with a messy top knot and glasses.  I’m pretty confident I could roll out of bed with greasy hair, throw on the aforementioned “formula,” and still look like I’m ready to head somewhere very important.  Or at least to Starbucks.

similar sweater  I  similar gingham  I  similar necklace  I  jeans (on sale!)  I  ankle boots: exact (in limited sizes) or similar

{{My First Ever}} 30×30 Roundup: Week Four

I can’t believe my next post will be the last week of 30×30!  Time has flown by but also crawled at the pace of a sloth.  It’s a love/hate thing.


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Outfits: 19  I  20  I  21  I  22  I  23  I  24

I’m not going to lie to you: I am SO ready for this to be over.  There are a lot of pros, but there are definitely some cons as well (to be gone over in my complete wrap up post).  I’m ready to embrace all my new clothes and my closet as a whole!  Oh well, I’m bound and determined to finish this damn thing, so let’s do this!

Don’t forget to keep up with the other fabulous ladies participating in 30×30 this month!

AJ Wears Clothes

Simply Sabrina

The Real Dawn Fable

6 more days, and we’re done!!

30×30: 24/30 A Polka Dot Leopard

On one of the super cold days last week, all I wanted to do was wear a sweatshirt to work.  This was my compromise.

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I hadn’t worn the polka dot jeans in awhile.  Truth be told, I couldn’t find them!  Once I did, I had to give the black jeans a rest (mainly to wash them), and like I said above, I just threw on my raglan shirt and my heaviest cardigan.  I needed to add some interest to the outfit, so on went the leopard flats.  Nothing too special about the outfit, but it was comfortable, and it clothed my body.  So there’s that.

similar shoes  I  similar jeans  I  similar cardigan  I  similar sweatshirt  I  similar necklace

30×30: 23/30 Flannel & Jewels

I wore this little ensemble today to go try on bridesmaid dresses because one of my best friends is getting married in September…in Vegas!

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I think my favorite bridesmaid dress is this one, but I haven’t ordered anything yet.  I’ll keep you posted (maybe…if you want).  In other news, I scoured the clearance jewelry rack at Target the other day, and came away with this little gem (literally).  I love that it’s simple but still packs a bright punch.  I knew right away that I wanted to wear it with red flannel.  So I did.  End of story.

flannel shirt: exact (in other colors & on sale!) or similar  I  similar sweater (on sale!)  I  jeans  I  similar boots  I  similar necklace

30×30: 22/30 Hippie Dippie

Remember when I talked about my past love for flared jeans/bellbottoms?  Teenager Me would have looooved this outfit.




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I really enjoyed wearing this outfit: it was super comfortable, but I felt really put together.  I love the hippie vibe it has with the flared jeans, loose blouse, and pendant necklace.  If someone asked me to describe my style at its true core, this is the outfit.  I love me some fabulous heels, chambray oxfords, and statement necklaces, but my “desert island” outfit would be something similar to this (though flared jeans could be interchangeable with skinny jeans).

jeans (on sale!)  I  similar blouse  I  similar cardigan (on sale!)  I  ankle boots: exact (in limited sizes) or similar  I  similar necklace  I  similar scarf