Month: June 2014

30 x 30: Thirty

Old Navy chambray dress
Dress & shoes, Old Navy; cardigan, J. Crew Factory; bag, MbMJ (via eBay)

Going out with a bang, you guys! I really like how this outfit turned out, though, god knows, it’s not going to set the fashion world on fire. Black + light blue is one of my current fave colour combos, and it makes a nice background for all kinds of other colours. Like, say, purple and teal. Speaking of which, I love this scarf:

J. Crew Factory pink & teal earrings
Scarf, Winners; earrings, J. Crew Factory

I don’t wear it often – because, whoa, print overload – but it looks great with a pared-down outfit. I’m kinda all about the pared-down outfit these days, which … blows my mind. I mean, have you guys seen what I used to wear?! Your blogger is finally growing up, folks.

Old Navy chambray dress
posing on my driveway … as you do … no big deal

I can still pose along with those young whippersnappers, though. Smizing!Blue Steel!

30 x 30: Twenty Nine

bird print blouse; Marc by Marc Jacobs Totally Turnlock Aidan
Top, eBay; cardigan, J. Crew Factory; pants, RACHEL Rachel Roy; shoes, Old Navy; necklace, The Bay; bag, MbMJ (via eBay)

Listen, I don’t have much to say about these clothes anymore. I feel like this particular dead horse (herd of dead horses?) deserves a breather. So, instead, how about 3 random facts about me? Because, come on, we can never have enough me on this blog, amirite?

1. I took intro Spanish in my undergrad for a Humanities credit, and also because I wanted to read Jorge Luis Borges’ work in the original. Sadly, I never became sufficiently fluent for that, and I have since forgotten most of what little I knew. One thing that has stayed with me is a love for Latin music – everything from bachata to old-school tango songs. My fave singers are Marc Anthony (shuddup, his Spanish-language stuff is amazeballs) and Alejandro Sanz; I also like the Buena Vista Social Club, because, apparently, I am your mother.

The Bay cobalt blue necklace

2. I am obsessed with baby names. I’m not a baby person at all, but I can talk baby names for days. Bonus fun fact: I hated naming my own kids. While my husband agreed to let me have the ultimate veto power, he also imposed some strict constraints on the selection process. Totally sucked the fun right out of it, although our kids will probably thank him in about 10-15 years. But, hey, if you’re preggo and need to bounce some ideas around, I’m at your service.

bird print blouse; Marc by Marc Jacobs Totally Turnlock Aidan
One more day!

3. I went to an all-girls private school for junior high. I hated every fucking minute of it.

If you’re feeling chatty, share one of your random facts in the comments. You know I love to hear from ya!

30 x 30: Twenty Eight

AG cropped Stevie cords; J. Crew striped floral top
Pants, AG (via Kijiji); top, J. Crew; cardigan, J. Crew Factory; belt, Tommy Hilfiger; shoes, Old Navy; bag, Marc Jacobs (via consignment)

I’m breaking what is probably a cardinal rule (never pair ankle strap shoes with cropped pants) but … whatever. I’m so close to being done with this challenge, I can almost feel my sanity return. With the end in sight, I can say without hesitation that these AG cropped cords were my favourite 30 x 30 piece. I know, I know. The self-avowed dress lover picks a pair of pants as her favourite piece?! Truth.

First of all, all of the dresses I picked for the challenge – while nice enough – were chosen for practicality and versatility. In other words, they’re not exactly dresses that make my heart sing or whatever. (Although I am really fond of my potato sack. And the striped dress. Oh heck, the black dress too. I like them all, alright?) Second, these AG cords are just the bee’s knees. Comfortable, yes, but also the perfect piece around which to build outfits. Outfits that … make my heart sing, I guess. God, how’s that for corny? I just got all corny over pants.

30 x 30 challenge, what have you done to me?!