Saturday, March 30, 2013

Remix Finale & Lessons Learned

Yahoo!!! I made it! Ok, if you haven't figured it out (not sure I should even confess this..) I cheated.  I actually only made 28 outfits in 30 days.  One reason is because March 16th was the Parade and I didn't wear anything but MGOS gear all day to promote my dance school.  The second day was one where my weak soul needed a break!  Either way this truly did make me more grateful for the clothes I have!  

Lessons Learned: 
1.  Do not choose to limit your closet choices during a transition month.   I really felt that 2 sweaters was NOT ENOUGH and most days were incredibly chilly.  I couldn't even wear one of my skirts I had chosen. 

2. Going a month without shopping isn't as hard as I thought.  What did make it a little easier was the fact that a lot of my clothes aren't wearable yet and so I am able to slim down my spring budget to just a few trendy pieces.   Don't worry, I already have my eye out for a few things that I must have!

3.  Taking pictures of your outfits daily is an intense commitment.  I also felt that some of my looks weren't really that creative or "blog worthy".   However, with an outfit sometimes less is more..?! 

4.  Next time I will definitely chose better pizazz pieces.  I gravitated towards my closet staples that I had chosen for the remix instead of trying to be creative with them plus the pizzazz pieces.   A lot of that had to do with the weather conditions I was up against.  Last March it was consistently in the 50-60s so going jacket-less was an option as where this year it just was not.  

5.  Wow I need my roots done.  You can really tell with my hair wrapped up in le bun!

Weekend Workout & Workout Wear

This weekend's workout is to go OUTSIDE and try a 5K run (3.2 mi)!

There are a lot of great smartphone apps out there to track your progress.  I use the Nike Plus Running app, it's free in the app store for iPhone and tracks your pace and distance.  It will also play music if you choose to have some.   After your run you will receive a blip of encouraging words from a familiar sports professional (probably Tim Tebow, which to me isn't particularly encouraging.  But maybe to you it is..) and it will show you the map of your run.  It is a really useful training tool if you are new to running.


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Friday, March 29, 2013

Day 29 Remix; Almost Done!

There is nothing better than a simple white Tee and jeans.  I am so happy that today is Friday - a girlfriend of mine is in town and a bunch of us ladies are going out for dinner and drinks.  I cannot wait to have some girl time!!

Hope you all are enjoying the long weekend! 

Blazer - Target
TShirt - Target
Jeans - Gap
Shoes - SoleSociety

How to: Dress for Easter

Easter marks the beginning of spring.   Spring is so fresh with new life, or it will be once all the snow melts! Spring is also fresh with new dress trends and colors!  I am always inspired to attempt to switch my closet over to all frocks this time of year.  They are so easy, and really not that bad of a deal if you consider they're a head to toe look (when considering the price tag, I mean).    I can't stop pairing these adorable eyelet and lace adorned dresses with cute, playful accessories.   Whether it's Church your off to, brunch or dinner with your family you will be dressed to the 9's.  
I hope it's warm enough in your area this weekend for you to sport a girly, adorable little sundress!  I've styled a few here.  You'll notice that I like to select clothing from the same few stores.  That's because I love putting together affordable looks for you ladies!  

Have a great holiday weekend!! 
easter wear 1

easter wear 2

easter wear 3

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Thursday, March 28, 2013

Day 28 Remix: Specs, Stripes and Curls

So, these were the only shots of this outfit I got today.  It was one of those days at work where I could barely leave my desk long enough to use the restroom or refill my water bottle.   
After work I have been stopping to quickly snap some photos but today I completely forgot!  I was on autopilot I suppose... 
Either way when I arrived home I realized what a mound of dishes I had been avoiding ahem since Monday and I had company coming over.   Dishes are probably my least favorite chore.  

Somehow I also ran out of blow-dry and straighten time this morning.  Not really sure how I pulled that off, but I got to work on time!  That's important, right?!

Blazer - Target splurge save
Shirt - H&M similar love this
Jeans - Target similar
Specs - Ray Ban 
Flats (not pictured) - Target 

IFB Project #88 - My Spring Uniform.

IFB Project #88

My spring uniform will most definitely consist of easy wearable and remixable items.  Such as the clean and crisp button down and skirt.   Simple statements and pops of color win me over these days.  Add a neutral flat, a tote to carry all my everyday essentials and styled with simple accessories that won't bug me throughout the day.

What will your spring uniform be?

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Wednesday, March 27, 2013

Day 27 Remix: Buttoned Up and Jeweled

Happy Hump Day! 
I'm not sure if I enjoy Wednesdays or if I just like saying the word hump...  

Another spring like day! Rochester's on a role... I cannot believe it, I cannot believe spring may finally be here. I actually saw the number 50 in the 10 day forecast.  I'm ecstatic!
I am sorry for those of you who do not have spring time yet, it will come soon!!

Has anyone seen the Carrie Diaries yet? It's about the high school Carrie Bradshaw, before the "sex and the city".  Her outfits are to die for.  Kind of wish I was that stylish of a high schooler.   Also wish I was an hour out of NYC and had the opportunity to work at a style magazine as an intern...

Random tidbit about me; I love silly shows like that!  Especially after work or on a rainy Saturday to lay around and catch up on hulu.  

Shirt - American Eagle similar
Necklace - Target same necklace different color
Jeans - Old Navy
Shoes - Target
Lips - Bright Red by E.L.F. via Target

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