March 4, 2012

..30 for 30 Challenge

The deets: J.Crew chambray shirt; J.Crew Factory Skirt; Ivanka Trump pumps; Revlon "Orange Flip" lipstick; Essie "Navigate Her" polish.

Check out my "this is going to be SO easy" face.

So I have finally decided that March is going to be the month I attempt the 30x30 remix challenge.  For those of you who aren't Kendi readers that means picking 30 items from your closet, and making 30 outfits with them (including shoes peeps).  Recently she's all about taking as much time as you need to do this and not piling on any other rules, but I think those rules are for the weak, so I am going with the OG (original gangsta') of 30x30 remix challenges and piling on all the rule fixin's.  This just means getting it done in 30 days (one month) and no shopping is allowed for the duration of said month.  I have loads of weddings/showers/parties...aka expenses coming up and I need to get a handle on my shopping addiction (I probably should have been checked in when I spent 50 dollars on nail polish people...none of you called me out on that..but I forgive you).  Wish me luck! Wait, hold on..I think I can actually hear my boyfriend rejoicing with glee somewhere out there as I type these words...weird. Anyway..I wont do full posts for every single outfit but I will be sure to post a recap at the end of my journey detailing the proof.  I've got my 30 items all ready to go and this totally seems like it's going to be a breeze (hopefully I am not eating those words in a few weeks).


***Important side-note: I have also chosen to give up chocolate this month as part of my new years resolutions so if I seem a bit...psycho-whack-attack-esque that is probably why.  If I really stop making sense on here, someone send a rescue team for Mike as something terrible might have happened to him in a chocolate/shopping withdrawal induced rage. Let's hope my will power has been hitting the gym and drinking protein shakes because I just saw a 30% off email from J.Crew factory and I am not happy about it.

68 comments :

  1. Oh wow, that sounds like a challenge! Giving up chocolate and shopping? I would for sure end up killing my boyfriend! Haha!

    Well, I'm glad you feel confident about it, it'll be great if you can do it, I wish I could but I just KNOW I couldn't :(

    This outfit is a great start, it looks absolutely gorgeous on you, I love the denim shirt and the coral together :)

    Good luck with the challenge hunny!

    Amelia @ UGLY DUCKLING x

    Come say hey at Ducklingtoswan.com!

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  2. you are so so so pretty!!! & wow good for you!! :) giving up stuff!!

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  3. you're so pretty! Great outfit!

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  4. 1. You're funny. (Nail polish is my new monetary downfall.) 2. You're pretty. 3. Good luck!

    Haha I did 2 30x30 challenges last year (tough girl rules, go!) for Winter and Summer, and they exhausted me hahaha. I have been meaning to go for it again, though, so I'm excited to see what you put together! :)

    <3 The Daily Dani

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  5. You can do it! Already looking fab! Mentioned you in my blog today! I love ya to pieces!! Have a great week! ;)

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  6. I feel like a chambray top is essential in a 30for30. They are just so dang versatile! You are off to a great start. You look fabulous.

    See Me Rwar

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  7. Good Luck!!! So far so good, I'm loving day 1 and I'll be sure to keep checking your blog for the days to come

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  8. I started a 30 for 30 but never stuck with it. maybe i should try again! Great outfit!
    -wHiT

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  9. You can do it Erin! Remember that fashion, style, events or this blog is not about spending money it's about being happy and confident in anything you put on. Who cares your not shopping, spending money or wearing the same clothes! Your beautiful and we'll stick by u in this crazy ass journey! lol

    http://nyorkeratheart.blogspot.com

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  10. yay! i am so happy for you! i just started my 30X30 journey, and can't wait to follow you on yours too! If you want, link up to mine here http://myhereandnowlife.blogspot.com/2012/02/30-for-30-remix-challenge.html so we can be each others cheerleaders over the next 30 days! 30 days of no shopping, i must be out of my mind :)
    xx

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  11. i love love love this outfit, and cannot wait to see the other outfits you put together :)

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  12. Yayy! So excited to see what you come up with, you're off to great start!

    Judy
    SecondGlimpses.blogspot.com

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  13. I'd be much more worried about the chocolate than the 30-for-30. I did it last year and thought it was a blast. Good luck!

    P.S. I could certainly go for a 30% off coupon to J. Crew outlet.

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  14. The coral looks really pretty on you, Habes!

    Lyndsay
    http://craftanista.blogspot.com/

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  15. Love this! love the denim with the coral and the coral with the leopard I love everything!

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  16. Oh good luck Erin! I'm not brave enough to try the 30 for 30 - but look forward to seeing your outfits. Loving the chambray, orange/red and leopard combo - and you look so pretty :)

    Annie
    The Other Side of Gray

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  17. That's great you are doing the challenge! Great first look - love the chambray shirt :)

    XO
    www.pearlsandpaws.blogspot.com

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  18. Great challenge. I should probably try this myself! Good for you for giving up chocolate -- if you survive it I might give it a shot myself :) xo

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  19. What a fab idea! This post really made me chuckle.


    Jade


    http://91peachykeen.blogspot.com

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  20. I SO admire you for doing the challenge! I really should do it to since I'm kinda broke and I have another 4 weddings to go to this year, ack! Your chambray shirt is going to be so versatile in the challenge. Can't wait to see all the outfits you come up with!

    -Sharon
    The Tiny Heart

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  21. You look fabulous! I can't wait to see how you do with the challenge! I'll have to try it someday :)

    xo
    thoughtsbyapetitebrunette.com

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  22. first of all, this outfit is very cool. very easy-going yet chic. secondly, you go girl :)
    http://roccitystyle.blogspot.com/

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  23. You're getting off to a great start! Good luck on giving up chocolate! You're a stronger woman than me!
    rolala loves

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  24. Good luck with the challenge! I thnk it's a great idea! I really love your skirt. It's a gorgeous color on you.

    Xo,
    Angela
    Headtotoechic.blogspot.com

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  25. I absolutely love your polished style! Thank you for checking out www.nauticalstripes.com !
    I love chambray and I love the color of your skirt and lipstick! I had pants in that color and I love them.

    I look forward to all your upcoming posts!

    Mindy at Nautical Stripes

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  26. It's a really nice combi, love red & leo together!
    thanks for your visit dear :)

    Virginie

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  27. such a cool blog, checking out all your previous posts and photos now. So happy i found this blog!!! its so awesome

    www.wecanpretend.net

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  28. I love the color of this skirt, and it fits you really well. I have tried one of these challenges -- only because I am afraid of the epic failure.

    http://www.glamkittenslitterbox.com/
    Twitter: @GlamKitten88

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  29. Thanks for visiting and commenting on my blog. I'm loving yours and your style already.
    Will follow.
    kemi at www.beautystyleandgrowth.blogspot.com

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  30. Love this outfit!!! And your lipstick is amazing!! Check out my blog today and enter my awesome giveaway!! THanks, love!

    xx
    Caitlin
    http://hauteeyes.com

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  31. I've always wanted to do the 30x30, but so far it's never fit into my life! I don't know if I have that kind of self-control. I do, however, love your outfit. That skirt is beautiful and I can't wait to see how you remix it!

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  32. I love this idea AND I love this look!!! This one of my faves that you've worn :)

    xxo, vanessa

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  33. This challenge sounds so cool, loving the denim shirt.

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  34. I love this outfit! I actually have it on my what to wear this week, but may get bumped to next week due to the winter is weather we are having and the springish weather this week.

    I love the 30 for 30 remix challenge, you are inspiring me to do it myself! I tried once and it failed, BUT it was winter time. I feel like spring could work. :)good luck! I know you will do great!

    http://seventwentysomethings.blogspot.com/

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  35. I love pairing denim shirts with neon skirts! you look stunning.

    www.pinsneedlesfashion.blogspot.com

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  36. lol this whole post is cute, funny + inspired... what an amazing idea with the 30x30... although i think i will see how it goes for you first before i try it myself lol. i love love love the chambray top, esp paired with that great color skirt. good luck giving up chocolate - i hear the first week is the worst and then it's all easy-breezy... i hope so, at least :)
    xx shari ana

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  37. your lips with that skirt is perfection!

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  38. wow, a wonderful outfit!
    and i love the fact you are doing this 30x30 remix, I'm a big fan of kendi's blog! I can't wait to see all your outfits! Perhaps I'll do it to this summer.

    xxx Anita

    and p.s. I'm also having a shopping free month, I bought so much recently that I really want to force me to wear a bit the things I have before already shopping for new things... So I really can understand how you feel. I hope we'll both be able to stick to this resolution!

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  39. I haven't seen as many of these around anymore. I just gave up a Spring Break Vacation because I really want some candles. I am really weakwilled. I hope you fare much better!

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  40. I've been there done that!At the beggining it was really amazing but the last 3 days I just wanted to finish asap! lol :)
    xo

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  41. love this outfit :)


    http://livingfashionloving.blogspot.com/

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  42. Love the denim top with the skirt, so cute!

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  43. you are so beautiful here))

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  44. Great start! I have always wanted to do this! And props on giving up shopping for the month. I have done this before and feel very acomplished at the end of the month.
    http://mereandthemr.blogspot.com/

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  45. I love this outfit ! :) thanks for your comment
    Xxo

    http://freedame-fashion.blogspot.com

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  46. LOVE the red skirt with the red lip. Also like how you paired it up with a chambray top.

    http://fashionistanygirl.blogspot.com/

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  47. I love this idea and think its a great way to cut back on shopping, something I need to and will do myself!

    http://sincerelyjamie.onsugar.com/

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  48. I love this outfit!The chambray shirt is my favorite! Thanks for the inspiration.

    sherri

    www.sherriamour.blogspot.com

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  49. Great kick off to the 30 day remix! I actually have items just like these in my closet too..I must now wear them together ;) I did the challenge last year before I started my blog, it was fun and a good learning experience. I need to do it again and blog it! Cant wait to see what you come up with. Go girl!

    http://creativelystylish.wordpress.com/

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  50. red and chambray are fabulous together.
    Good luck on the chocolate diet!!!

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  51. Seeing lots of orange and blue, yellow and blue, white and blue!! Love it all and that orange lipstick really pops :)

    xx
    leslie

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  52. Yay, I love the 30 for 30, how fun that you're doing it!! And this outfit is fabulous, love the red skirt with the chambray shirt, extra pretty! xo

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  53. You look so gorgeous! Can't wait to see what you do with these 30 items :)

    Your new follower,

    Ashley

    http://southerncaliforniabelle.blogspot.com/

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  54. I love the red lips and the chambray shirt. Following you ;)
    http://thelilacdream.blogspot.com

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  55. I love your lip color!

    Amy

    fashionandbeautyfinds.blogspot.com

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  56. I love this outfit...the nails are awesome too!

    http://www.pattyandlo.com/

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  57. Gorgeous as always! I love that skirt. And I really want to try the 30X30 challenge, good luck with that , and chocolate withdrawal.. goodness that is a lot in one month. lol. :)

    <3 Kelly

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  58. This outfit is so great! can't wait to see what you pick! I might also need to try this 30 X30 challenge. My friend is doing it for the whole year... no new threads and a new outfit everyday! Crazy! that red lip looks great on you!

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  59. Oh! I love you in this outfit! The colors on you are beautiful. Especially the coral lips!


    http://girlbhindthereddoor.blogspot.com/

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  60. great outfit!!

    why don't we follow each other??

    lachambrefiore.blogspot.com

    kisskiss from italy
    Fiore

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  61. What a precious idea!! I seriously need to consider doing this for my own shopping addiction! ...and this outfit is perfect, love every bit of it!
    XO
    Jessica
    fancifulloves.blogspot.com

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  62. yes, the infamous jean shirt. and i love how you pinned it with the red skirt and leopard print shoes ;)
    xo TJ

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  63. Nobody told me about the challenge. I completed one and tried another but got lost in the shuffle and only made it to 20. Great outfit! Love the lipstick color. Dawn Suitcase Vignettes xo drop in sometime. Thanks again for letting me use the sock bun vid.

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  64. this is such a cute look, and i want those pumps!
    Chic on the Cheap

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  65. I love love love this look!!! I think its actually my fav!

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  66. Gorgeous! I love your outfit! I've been looking for a denim shirt like this for ages!
    http://cry-just-a-little.blogspot.com

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