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Days One to Three

I’m back on the 30 for 30 challenge bandwagon! I’m really looking forward to remixing thirty items thirty different ways. I hope you join me (or follow along).

Day one: I started with a dress. It’s a bit low-cut for work so I added a tank underneath. This isn’t part of the 30 pieces but since undergarments don’t count, I’m not counting this. It’s a fine line. I picked up this dress at Wish, a cute seattle clothing and accessory store. It was on sale because they were moving from Greenwood to Ravenna.

day 1

Dress with belt: Wish
Purse: Ross Dress for Less
Sunglasses: Target
Necklace: Gifted
Bracelets: Damselfly
Shoes: Timberland

Day 2: I tried leggings today. As much as I love leggings (so-o comfortable), I don’t have a lot of long tops to wear with them. So I don’t wear them a lot. I’m not a big rule-follower, but if you wear leggings, cover your bum! I see people wearing leggings with short tops. Why? I don’t care about their “immodesty,” but it looks like they’re not wearing pants. Like they meant to add a skirt and left the house without one.

This breezy tunic works nicely with leggings. In fact, it’s the only way I’ve worn this top so far. I have a few ideas up my sleeve for variations, so keep an eye out for how I re-style it.

day 2

Tunic: eBay
Leggings: Newport News
Belt: Thrifted
Earrings: I made ’em
Shoes: Payless

Day 3: Today is also Bloggers do it Better day over at Pretty Shiny Sparkly. I thought I’d feed two birds with one hand by incorporating the neon and neutrals for BDIB into my 30 for 30 mix. I’ve never mixed these two items, so I’m happy to have taken the BDIB challenge too. You’ll see this skirt a few more times this month. Let me know which is your favorite.

day 3

Top: JC Penneys
Skirt: Swapped
Bag: Shiraleah
Necklace: Street vendor in Santa Fe
Bracelets: Damselfly
Shoes: Nine West


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Neon and Neutral

Pretty Shiny Sparkly recently started a Bloggers do it Better movement to showcase real women with real style. I missed the first few opportunities to show how I would style color blocking, all white, and prep school (respectively, not all at once; that would be a real challenge!).

But I made it this time around and I’m showing how I chose to style neon and neutral. Pairing brights with neutrals is hot on the runway, and I like the look: Neutrals are a great way to handle the intensity of brights and the combination is modern and fresh. Neon and black is very intense and more retro (not that there’s anything wrong with that).

fushia and nude

Have you tried neon recently, or does it give you flashbacks to the 80s?


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