Wednesday, May 30, 2012

Buttons and Bracelets

I've reached the point in my 30 for 30 challenge where I'm starting to think "wow, these clothes again, huh?" Actually, I had a burst of creativity again today but those pictures aren't edited yet. It was last week I was feeling kind of blah. I think part of this feeling was due to the fact that I am easing into summer mode and wearing anything but a swimsuit or workout clothes sounds absolutely miserable. I know the point of What I Wore Wednesday is to NOT wear workout clothes, but I am the opposite of most people I guess. I dress up about seven days a week for nine months of the year, and when summer comes around I want to look like the biggest scrub in the world.

So if I'm being honest, my 30 for 30 is more like 22 for 22. I still have not used anywhere close to 30 items, but I also gave myself a few days off from dressing up last week. And I loved it.

But I also got dressed plenty of days too.

Here is one of my most bland outfits that I tried to spice up with some accessories. This was the day I was driving to San Diego. I was in the car for six hours, but I wanted to hop right out when I arrived and head to dinner with my friend, so this was a mix of comfortable enough for the car but classy enough for dinner. Solid shirt embellished with big buttons. A stack of bracelets with a gold watch. And British Red lipstick.

And my fedora always goes with me to the beach. It's a rule.

Green tank: Banana Republic // Navy shorts: Ann Taylor Outlet // Fedora: F21 // Watch: DKNY

And a couple other 30F30 outfits from last week...

Tank over maxi dress. Out to a Speak Easy in San Diego.

Gold bracelet: Banana Outlet // Yellow bracelet: Nordstrom Rack

Striped tank with navy shorts and orange sandals.

Linking up with The Pleated Poppy.


Daryl said...

We have the same Fedora. Mine always comes with me to the beach, too. That or my giant sun hat ;) New follower hopping over from the Pleated Poppy!

Greets from Germany!
Roots, Wings & Other Things.

stacey said...

love! here's my question though about the maxi - i would think my maxi dresses would look too... lumpy, if i put a shirt on top. yours doesn't look like it though! does it just need to be a pretty fitted top to make it work??

Style Mentor™ said...

Love that fedora! I found you on Pleated Poppy, nice to meet you desert friend! :-)

Lisa @ MMT said...

I totally understand not wanting to get dress, enjoy those workout clothes and swimsuits girl! You deserve it!

Kassie said...

Love, love, love the striped tank!

Stopping by from the pleated poppy!

Jessi said...

You rock that hat!! I just love it everytime I see you in it. And I don't blame you at all for just wanting to scrub it up. I like to dress up, but if I'm not going anywhere, I feel weird. So I will just dress casual, like your first outfit.

And I'm going to steal the idea of wearing a tank over a dress. Brilliant!

herejessa said...

I need to learn how to wear a hat--and more accessories in general. Thanks for the inspiration!

Object of Maya*ffection said...

LOVE the tank!! I wear shirts over my maxi dress all the time!!

Mallorie Owens said...

Cute outfits! I hear you, it's been so hot here lately I don't want to wear anything other than sundresses...pants are just too hot!

TwoThirtyFiveDesigns said...

LOVE, LOVE, LOVE!!! It is all fabulous!!

I would absolutely LOVE to have you link this up on my Casual Friday link up party starting tomorrow, it would be perfect!!


Garage Sales R Us said...

Love the shorts! I am visiting from the Pleated Poppy link up and I am a new follower! I hope you will stop by and do the same.


Franziska said...

I love that fedora on you! I'm not a hat person, so I'm always jealous of those who are!