Sunday, November 7, 2010

30 for 30...before I turn 30!

That's right everyone - I am turning 30 next month!  What better way to ring in the new decade than with Kendi's 30 for 30 challenge?  (When I'm 39 perhaps I'll do a 40 for 40 :) )
I decided that since this is the last I will see of my 20's, why not get a bit creative with this challenge?  Along with my "I know how to style you" pieces,  I am going to be adding in some trends that I have been hesitant to try.  I figure, why not?  You're only 29 once. :)
So to my everyday picks I will be trying the following trends:
Harem Pants
Shorts (with tights)
Wedge lace up boots 

Here are the 30 pieces that made the cut - let the remixing games begin!

Button downs L to R:  J Crew, J Crew, Rachel Roy
Blazers L to R:  Rachel Roy, Target, GAP
Blouses L to R:  Tucker for Target, F21
Shirts L to R: J Crew, Calvin Klein, Target

Sweaters: Both Target
Cardigans L to R: J Crew, GAP, Rachel Roy
Pants L to R: Modcloth (harem) Calvin Klein (skinny) Express (bootleg)

Boyfriend jeans: GAP

Shorts: Limited, Skirt: LOFT

Dresses L to R: Tucker for Target, Rachel Roy
Tunic: Rachel Roy

Shoes L to R: Shoedazzle, Marc Bower, Not Rated
Boots L to R: Wanted, Rachel Roy (ordered months ago and FINALLY shipped!  will be here soon!)

What I've learned - Black pants are my staple, I have developed a preference for prints over solids and picking only 30 pieces is hard!!


  1. woo hoo! good luck! i'm doing 28 for 28...i guess i don't have as many clothes as i thought i did!

  2. I am seeing this Tucker for Targhet polka dot shirt show up several times in the participants picks. It should be a lot of fun to see how you all remix the same shirt in your own unique styles. - Katy

  3. Nice! I am keen to see you rock the harem pants, along with your other 30 for 30 before 30 selections.

  4. I love that sheer Rachel Roy top. Can't wait to see you how remix!

  5. Good luck on your 30 for 30 challenge. I am sitting out this round and rooting for all your brave ladies!

    Ramblings of a Small Town Girl

  6. hello fellow 30 for 30 remixer! good luck, i look forward to following your mixes! :)

  7. kudos to you for rocking harem pants! i've been afraid to try them myself. happy 30th birthday in advance.


  8. Happy upcoming birthday. I am so ridiculously older than you it is depressing me. :)
    Love your picks. Especially the shoes and the dresses. Can't wait to see the combos.

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  10. Hi! I'm turning 30 next month too on the 23rd and am thinking about doing this challenge too to celebrate. I wanted to do it w everyone but I'm traveling in Asia right now so couldn't. Can't wait to see your looks. Let me know how it goes and if it's doable!

  11. I can't wait to see what you do with these great pieces! I'm starting to wish I was joining in the fun!!

  12. love your picks and especially your boots. I have ordered shoes from DSW before and they totally messed up my order and shipped it way too late! I like DSW but NOT Not sure where you ordered your boots from but just thought I'd share.
    Can't wait to see you trying new trends. It's so much fun. I love your spirit!

  13. Can't wait to see your first outfit!

  14. OMG, those Rachel Roy boots are SO gorgeous!