Saturday, January 26, 2013

30 x 30; days 6-9

 Day 6: I kept this navy blue sweater in my 30 x 30 collection. It paired well with this blue/grey/green blouse from Kohl's and my grey LOFT capris. I wasn't confident about the shoes I chose for this outfit but I like the overall final product. Also, I attempted the stacking trend with this outfit. Side note: I love my FOSSIL watch! Mom purchased this for me for Christmas and the band can be changed out. I bought the grey band but it came with a nice tan. I haven't been able to find the same one on their website but this is the closest similarity. Mine was not that expensive though. I also learned they have a "watch bar" where you can select your own watch face and build it with various bands.

Friday, January 18, 2013

Days 1-5, 30x30

The first week is done, and I already had to cheat on this challenge :/ The comment I made in my previous post in which I said temperatures, even this time of year, in Florida, rarely drop below 70s was a tad presumptuous. Today temperatures started out in the 40s and never reached past 75! It was unexpected but amazing. Also, today was a jeans day at the middle school where I am completing my internship, which was also something I did not expect and originally had not planned to be at the school today, but I ended up going in for a few hours and decided to dress in warmer clothing than I had originally picked in the 30 items. I will probably substitute the sweater I wore for today into the 30 and take out the navy sweater I had included. I think I can get as much use out of it as I had intended for the navy sweater plus it will keep me warmer on any future cold days. The jeans count as a neutral item since I never wear jeans for work or internship unless it's permitted on a Friday and that's only when I'm doing my internship.

Monday, January 14, 2013

30 x 30

I have seen the 30 x 30 challenge on many other blogs and now I'm ready to give it a shot. Here is where I originally got the idea 

So basically you take 30 items in your closet and in 30 days you only create outfits using those clothing items. The goal is to use what you've got and (attempt to) not shop during the challenge. For me, that's difficult as I usually shop in my free time which I tend to have a lot of after the work day is over or when I'm in between school and work. Since the holidays are over and I just received a lot of clothing gifts, I decided now is the perfect time to do this. Here are my 30! See further details for where I bought the items.

Sunday, January 13, 2013

First post!

I've decided to start a blog! Partly for a school assignment, partly because I have always wanted to. The school assignment aspect of this is forcing me to so I'm going to give it all I've got.

It's a new year! We are nearly 2 full weeks into the year 2013. Any resolutions? I have made two for myself. 1) I will exercise at least 4 times per week. 2) I will keep a journal. I decided on the first resolution after watching Dr. Oz while I was sick one day and hearing we should exercise 30 minutes every day to stay healthy. I do not exercise anywhere near 30 minutes per day so I figured I would start and start small. I think that is the key to keeping resolutions! As I learned from a behavior modification project, it's difficult to make enormous changes to your routine, so don't try to over-do it by jumping in head first. Get your feet wet, test the temperature of the water, and make adjustments as necessary. The second resolution is going well and I do not plan to journal everyday but I would like to look back on 2013 and remember it in better detail than I feel I remembered 2012.