days 25-29 {wardrobe remix}

I can’t believe I’m posting day 29 already!  Not keeping up with the posting (sorry) has meant that I haven’t really had any idea of what day I was on.  All I knew was that I was still wearing my 30 items and taking pictures every day.  Who knew I was so close to being done?!  I actually would be totally done if I hadn’t skipped a day (Friday) due to a total lack of clean laundry.  I had to resort to the other (for now unused) part of my closet for one day.  In any case here are the last couple of outfits.

Day 25 – when I asked Ben if the pictures looked ok he told me I looked cold. It’s ok, I *was* cold. It was freezing out. I think the high was 19 degrees. Fun times. I barely lasted long enough without a coat to take this photo before I ran back inside. I have never worn this sweater with a striped shirt before because I thought it would be too much. It turns out I like it much MORE with a striped shirt. Who would have guessed?

Day 26 – after being insanely cold it switched back to being downright balmy. I really have no idea what to expect these days. Ok, by balmy I mean it was somewhere in the 40s but compared to 19 it was quite an improvement. Still not warm enough to leave the house without a jacket but at least I didn’t require 4 layers to fend off frostbite. I was in a bit of a rut on this day. I was running low on laundry and ideas so this one is a bit of a repeat. But I tucked the dress up shorter to make it into a shirt (is that funny or inventive?) so that I could wear it again.

Day 27 – I was determined to wear this dress again in a different way so I put a shirt on under (kind of my go-to wear a short sleeved dress in cold weather trick) but I’m not sure it works. I feel like it looks a little funny. Ben thinks it was ok. I’m undecided.

Day 28 – it always seems to get warmer when it rains and yesterday was no exception. Rainy (so we couldn’t play outside) but a pleasantly warm 53 degrees even in the evening while I was driving home from my knitting group. I really can’t figure out this weather. When are we going to have some snow?! At least I got to wear my rain boots again

Day 29 – this is much more what I had in mind when I picked out this jacket. As opposed to the crazy art teacher look I was sporting last time I wore it. Phew. I feel like the jacket redeemed itself. And it’s actually still warm enough out today (in the low 50s) that I don’t even need a winter coat on over.

One more day to go…

days 25-29 {wardrobe remix}

days 23 & 24 {wardrobe remix}

day 23 – Hmn… not much to say about this one other than I’m kind of running out of ideas. That’s not to say I’m not enjoying playing the game anymore, I am… it’s just that I can only think of so many outfits that I haven’t worn yet and I keep wanting to re-wear some of my favorites. If this were my regular daily get dressed routine I would *definitely* have at least one repeat outfit in a month but I’m trying my best to avoid it. Instead I’ve ended up with a lot of very similar but slightly different ones. Like this one which is not super exciting but hey, I wore my boots UNDER my jeans – so that’s new, right?

day 24 – I don’t really know what to say for myself on this outfit. I look a little like your loopy high school art teacher whose style might be described as “fun” or “eclectic”… definitely a little … odd? I actually (in my defense) didn’t really wear this outfit today. I just wore the dress and the tights because I was mainly in the house all day. I just decided to throw the jacket on when we went out to take pictures because a) it was FREEZING OUT and b) I hadn’t taken any pictures using the jacket yet and I picked it for the challenge. I put on the yellow thing… well… I don’t quite know why. I think I look a bit of a mess but oh well, too late now 🙂 I definitely will NOT be wearing this again anytime soon.

days 23 & 24 {wardrobe remix}

days 21 & 22 {wardrobe remix}

Well, the 3 days of our top secret mission are over.  The house arrest is over (or sort of over) and hopefully we’ll be able to go out and breathe some fresh air tomorrow.  I did manage to score two trips out of the house yesterday – one to Rite Aid in the morning to pick up some new sippy cups (the kids were fighting over them and they needed new ones anyway) and another to Rite Aid (yeah, I know, my life is so exciting) to get some super special “night night” underwear for the kids (aka Pull Ups).  It’s funny how when you’ve spent 48 hours indoors following your kids’ every move a trip to the drug store that only lasts 15 minutes can be so exciting and rejuvenating.

In any case I *did* get dressed both of the last two days, which was an improvement over day one of our experiment 🙂

Day 22 remix outfit – I put this on after having been indoors for 36 hours or more straight. I hadn’t checked the weather report and it turns out that it was around 30 degrees. Oops. My feet were freezing on the way to the drugstore but at least I was outdoors. And I also managed to sneak this yellow shirt into the mix again. I think it was feeling left out.

Day 23 remix outfit – remember how I said I wasn’t going to wear the jeggings again because I didn’t have anything long enough to go over them? I lied. I wore them today with a shirt and a long-ish sweater. There were three reasons that they made a reappearance.  #1 I felt bad using an item of my 30 only one time in the whole month #2 They are so comfy that they feel almost as relaxing as my pajamas and most importantly #3 I wore them today because I didn’t leave the house except to take this picture and so I didn’t have to worry about embarrassing myself by having my jeggings bum uncovered.

I can’t believe there’s only a little over a week left in my 30 days. When I started it seemed like such a long time but having one thing to remember to do every day has actually sort of made the time fly by. Either that or it’s the whole holiday madness/thanksgiving/visitors/traveling thing. In any case I’m going to be kind of sad when it’s over.

days 21 & 22 {wardrobe remix}

day 20 {wardrobe remix}

This is my “official” outfit for day 20 but to say that it’s what I wore today would be an exaggeration.  Due to the day’s activities what I wore most of my waking hours involved pajama pants and a zippy sweatshirt. Yeah. Hot stuff. Ben and I may or may not be working on a top secret project with the kids that involves lots and lots and LOTS of time inside the house for the next three days and a whole pile of big kid underwear. More on that later 🙂

In any case, since Ben and I were in the house all day today and pretty much looking awesome in our PJs we decided that maybe after the kids went to bed we should do some grown up things – like shower. So we both got all fancied up, this is the dress and shoes I included in my 30 items in case we went on a date sometime during the month of the challenge, and got some yummy italian take out food. I baked some delicious ginger cookies and we watched Top Chef All Stars. That’s date night, house arrest style

day 20 {wardrobe remix}

days 10 through 19 {wardrobe remix}

Wow… 9 days at once, this is going to be a long post.

Day 10 – Ben was off at school all during the daylight hours so I decided to take a self timer portrait indoors and Amelia decided she wanted to be in it as well. It was definitely a comfy/cozy day – just my regular jeans, a tank top and cardigan with my super cozy toms.

Day 11 – This is me. Wearing jeggings. Yes. I said it (or rather typed it). I own jeggings. I laughed at them at first but they are SO comfy and they fit well under boots. I goofed a little picking items for the 30 day challenge and didn’t really pick anything other than this dress that was long enough to cover my rear end (I will wear jeggings but not with an uncovered rear – I’m not quite there yet) so I am not sure if I’ll be able to wear them again until the challenge is over.

Day 12 – Thanksgiving day! We spent the weekend with family in a fabulous rental house on the coast where it was actually a bit colder than it had been in our neighborhood. I was pretty cold taking this picture and I’m hoping that’s why I have the weird look on my face. In any case, this is one of my absolute favorite dresses. Another item with not so many different ways to wear it but I just loved it too much not to include it.

Day 13 – Another favorite, go-to, cozy outfit (seems like I have a lot of those, huh?) Once again, comfy jeans, a cozy sweater and shoes. All set for a post-Thanksgiving lounge (and more overeating)

Day 14 – Note to self – Slouching is not cute, and neither are fake smiles. Yikes. Not my finest photograph. I do think this outfit was fine, maybe not my favorite but still ok. I don’t know if I like the light colored skirt with a dark sweater and having the sweater buttoned also looks weird, but I never would have known if I hadn’t photographed it so I guess I learned my lesson.

Day 15 – This was a surprisingly successful outfit (at least I thought it was). I wasn’t sure about tucking in a shirt with a defined waist but I did it anyway (look at me breaking my own rules!) and I think it turned out fine. I do really like this skirt with a belt which is something I’d never tried and I also think I should own more blouses for tucking. I never used to be a tucker-inner but I think I’m starting to like it.

Day 16 – Ben was off at school again so Allison took this shot. She said I was doing the same pose I do in all the pictures (well, yeah, I don’t know how to do anything else) so she suggested jumping. Here is my “I look CRAZY” jumping face 🙂

Day 17 – Another day of no Ben in the daytime (are you sensing a trend? He’s working on final projects. Plus it gets dark before 5 here, madness I tell you) so we took one indoors at night. Lovely blank wall, right? Every time I see someone on a blog with a belt over a shirt or sweater I think it looks cute, and yet every time I try it myself I feel silly. I always imagine people walking by and thinking “that silly girl, doesn’t she know that belt isn’t holding anything up?” But I am going to keep doing it in the hopes that I will eventually get used to it. I used to feel awkward in skinny jeans and now I love them to bits.

Day 18 – I included the green top I wore yesterday in my 30 picks just so I could wear it with my black shirt. It’s become a favorite. Two shirts is warmer than one and I am a fan of being warm, plus for some reason I always just feel good when I wear them together. With my skinny jeans and toms of course. Shocked? I know, I’m so unpredictable.

Day 19 – Which brings us to today! Whew! All caught up. Today’s outfit is a shameless rip-off of this outfit on Kendi Everyday. Right down to the mustard yellow scarflet. I think I actually gasped out loud when I saw hers “ooh my I MUST own that scarf!” I love everything mustard yellow and being cold here I clearly need as many scarves as possible. One of the rules of the 30 for 30 is that you’re not supposed to shop for any new clothing during that whole month… so I made the scarf instead. Are there any rules about that? Someone actually left a comment on Kendi’s blog about finding a similar pattern on ravelry (which I happen to LOVE) so I scooted right on over and set to work making my own. I do think my outfit is a little less pulled together than hers. I really wish I’d had a brown or other neutral top (other than my yellow, which would have looked weird) to wear as a top layer – but I didn’t. So black it was. I also wish I had had that little bit of blouse sleeve poking out but my blouse was short sleeved. Next time it will be better. Oh yes, this outfit will have a next time!

days 10 through 19 {wardrobe remix}

technical difficulties

Sorry – I know it looks like I’ve given up on my 30 for 30 (and posting in general) but I haven’t.  My computer decided to break and my flash memory card reader to transfer images from my camera to my computer is no longer working at all.  I am hoping to get it fixed this afternoon and to post a whole chunk of days (I don’t even know which one I’m up to by now, but I’m still wearing my 30 items and photographing them!).  New post soon!

technical difficulties

days 8 & 9 {wardrobe remix}

Yesterday was freezing cold again.  I have been running outside without my jacket to take the pictures but realistically I look exactly the same every day when I go outside – a big ball of puffy wool coat with maybe a scarf peeking out and a pair of gloves.  The only time my actual clothes are showing is when I’m inside, which since I have toddlers and don’t go to work, means that pretty much the only people to ever see my “outfits” are my two year olds and Ben.  Oh well.  Some days I go to the grocery store or Target.  Woohoo.  I’m sure the shoppers there really appreciate my efforts 🙂

In any case here was yesterday’s photo

and here is today’s

I’m very proud of myself for not wearing my boots today. I think instead of “30 for 30” my challenge should have been called “try not to wear your boots everyday”. The cold weather makes me want to stay as warm as possible and really there isn’t anything more comfortable than my boots. I am addicted. So I’m patting myself on the back for wearing flats today. Even if it does mean that my legs are kind of cold.

days 8 & 9 {wardrobe remix}