Tuesday, November 9, 2010

2 of 30... go with the flow!

I am usually one for more structured clothing... but lately I have a craving for more flowing tops that have a natural feel to them. This top is one of my new pieces for that I bought right before the challenge... I bought this top, the peach tank from yesterday and the blue floral top (all tops can be seen here) - and spent a whopping $57 on them for the Challenge. So if you were guessing which items looked new... those are the ones! I didn't add much at all!

I love this top because it has the feel of being a over-sized like if you were to borrow your husband's (or boyfriend's) shirt - but it fits well through the shoulders and has the pin-tucked details for some femininity. Also it's really soft... what is better than super soft fabric??? Mmmm.....


I told you I would talk a little about how/why I chose certain items... this fur vest for example is one that I debated. In general in the winter I get stuck in a sweater and jeans rut. There is nothing wrong with that, but I don't tend to experiment with clothing or layers in the winter, I just want to be comfy and warm. Then usually by February or March I want to completely trash it all and I feel like a pile of lumps.


For the 30/30 Challenge I decided to actually "challenge" myself with the items in my closet that I LOVE (like this vest) - but that push me to be more creative and daring with my outfits. Usually in a standard 30 day period this vest would only get pulled out once or twice, but now I will be forced to (hopefully) wear it more! And if you are trying new styles or trying to challenge yourself in any way with your clothing: practice makes perfect! If you don't feel comfortable in skinny jeans the first time - dare to try them again!

A year ago, this is a look I never would have tried... but today - I love it!

For clothing details... go here! The gorgeous leaf necklace is courtesy of Linkel Designs!

18 comments:

The Thibault Fam said...

love the vest!! I just bought a faux fur vest last week!!

LifestyleBohemia said...

That vest looks amazing! I need to find a similar one for myself!
xx

MerciBlahBlah said...

Love it - your legs look a mile long.

Merci!
Shan

Erin said...

That vest is great! It's on my fall/winter lust list. I may just need to pull the trigger when all this is over.

azeaser said...

Love this outfit - what about accessories? Are you limited to a certain number of belts/bracelets etc.? I would love to know where your skinny from yesterday is from and this cute brown one you are wearing today

karen★ said...

i love that you are doing the challenge again even though it got difficult toward the end last time! you look great - & i'm glad you got such a great flowy top for the end of your illness. hopefully comfort will keep you healthy!

Jackie said...

You rock a fur vest well my dear. Kudos.

Natalie said...

That vest is amazing! So Rachel Zoe!

Lauren said...

I really like this look.. I'm not sure I could pull off the vest but you look great! Good luck on your 30/30 challenge!

Toni said...

Love the vest and the outfit! Very cute! I am so glad that you and others are doing this challenge. I always need inspiration on how to mix up what I have to get new looks. Thanks!

Jewelscapes Handmade Jewelry said...

I love that white top! The one thing I've been planning on buying for sure ( once I'm done with the 30 for 30) is a white button up top with long sleeves. I can't believe I don't own one! Your whole outfit is amazing and looks very chic on you.
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Ollie things Beautiful said...

I WANT that fur vest!!!! Super cute. Guess I'll have to wait till my 30 days are up! ;) xx

Kelly said...

I love how this vest totally amps up your basic pieces!

Lydia Marie said...

That is an awesome vest, I can't wait to see how else you mix it this month!

Stylepint said...

Great outfit and vest. It look so chic and put together! =)

Mama Fuss said...

Love this outfit. Also, where did you get the blouse - seriously that is EXACTLY what I'm looking for (hmmm... 30 day shopping ban... maybe I can get my husband to buy it for me for Christmas?)

Daphne said...

great vest.

Holly Hoffman Spears said...

soooo cute! i LOVE the vest!


 

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