Category Archives: 30 for 30

Sequins: …And I’m back!

It’s like magic! I’m in a new town, and entirely not unpacked, but I’m finally at a point where I’m not making a 3 hour round trip voyage every day, and the wedding season is officially over, and I am allowed to breath! Yay!

Also, it’s a good thing Stripes didn’t speak for me in that last post because while both of us were too busy to post last week, one of us warned the world and feels not a single ounce of guilt 😉

Being that I’m still very much still living in boxes, and since where I’m living is not where I’ll be living permanently (it is but a rock in the river to land on before jumping again), outfit posts have been hard to come by. Not impossible, though, so without further ado, I’d like to take a moment and talk about the magic of moving.

I’ve moved a lot in my limited 24 years–about 10 times that I can clearly recall. Each time is the same. I lose things that I don’t remember losing. This time is was the amazing typewriter necklace that my darling friend Violet gave me. I kept hoping it’d turn up during the move, but alas. I’m still hopeful that I might find it in a purse, since I have a weird habit of taking of necklaces during the day and depositing them in whatever handbag I have handy.

The upside, though, is that I find gems that I clearly remembered losing and have been pining for!

Anyone else notice that this skirt hasn’t appeared on the blog since it’s introduction? That’s because it hasn’t appeared in my life since shortly after it’s introduction into my life. Apparently it fell behind my dresser, but I’ve found it and washed it and was super stoked to wear it! And that’s a good thing, since my current wardrobe consists of barely over thirty articles of clothing. It’s the new 30 for 30, apparently. Hopefully we’ll be permanently settled soon!

Shirt: Target, Skirt & Belt, Thrifted, Sandals: Saltwaters, Earrings: Mi Shoes

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Stripes: It’s Day 30! Thank God

It’s finally here!!! DAY 30! Wooooo! I am beyond excited to get back into the rest of my clothes and get back on a 3 a week posting schedule. II thought it would be really fun to do a retrospective look at all my outfits for the last 30 days to celebrate the end of this project.

And now you have my last outfit of the challenge:

Sweater: H&M

Dress: A&E

Leggings: Loft Outlet

Boots: Rocket Dog

Can i just say that I am glad to put this challenge behind me and wear some new clothes?!

Sequins 30 for 30: And I’m Finished!

Okay because I really want to be done with this, I tacked on the sketched versions of the two outfits I forgot to take pictures of. Come May, I can start showing off my non-30 for 30 clothes!

So this has been fun–it’s been a bit harder than anticipated (mostly at the end, when I couldn’t quite remember what I had already worn), but mostly just a ton of fun. Full of fun and learning. Some things I’ve learned include: I love my red polka dot dress. Love. Love. Love. I can rock a mint green midi skirt much better than originally anticipated. How to tie a blogger knot on my belt. How boring most of my shoe collection is. How much I’ve enjoyed having watercolor illustrations of all my clothing.

A month of (mostly) no shopping has also been hard. Less fun. But it, too, has taught me quite a bit. Namely, it’s taught me that I want a denim jacket. Oh, wait, it’s the fashion blogger world who taught me that. Still, it was learned during the Great 30 for 30 Era.

I’ve also learned about these amazing black flats that I have every intention of buying May 1st, because the black flats I’ve included in my 30 for 30 are officially on their last breath. I think the Challenge was their Swan Song, because they’re goners. And, after getting five years of almost daily wear out of a $15 pair of flats, I’ll call that a pretty good run!

Mostly, though, I’ve learned that 30 articles of clothing is actually a healthy (albeit lean) amount of clothing to own. It’s maybe a fifth of my whole wardrobe, so I’m being a complete hypocrite, but honestly? I remixed and restyled most of my outfits without ever feeling like I was really struggling. Especially if you take into consideration the fact that I was not repeating combinations at all, which is something that most people would do in their everyday lives.

I definitely miss my clothes, though, so don’t expect me to slim down my closet anytime soon!

Sequins & Stripes: A Sunday Adventure Day 29

Early* this morning Sequins, Stripes and our good friend Plaid all piled into the car and headed over to the Skagit Valley Yearly Tulip Festival to look at some flowers, have some lady bonding time, and take a bajillion pictures. Also, side note, Sequins definitely drove us home. Because she’s awesome like that. Check out some of our pictures! The titles, if you hover over them, will tell you which one of us took it. Enjoy!

This is what happens when I don't remember I zoomed my camera in to take the previous shot!

Sequins Outfit:

Shirt: Sojourner/ Vest Scarf & Shoes: Thrifted/ Shoes: H&M/ TIghts: Gift

Stripes’ Outfit:

Shirt: Target/ Jeans: Gap/ Shoes: Toms/ Sweatshirt: Aerie/ Coat: The North Face (seriously awesome raincoat….if you’re in the market for one, this one is great!)

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*So only two of us (*cough cough* Stripes and Plaid) thought 8 am was early…Our lovely Sequins is much more adjusted to such grown up hours and was bright eyed and fully awake by that point in the morning. The other two of us needed some more wake up time and coffee.

Sequins 30 for 30 Hello Weekend

Hello weekend. It’s so good to see you. Like, so so good.
Hello new haircuts, and hello beer tasting fundraising event. Hello crazy brick walls and bows in my hair.

Hello coffee dates with my favorite guy ever, and hello finishing up two books, both incredibly different from each other but incredibly good in their own right. Hello to the books I’m excited to start working on.

Hello working plumbing (yay!) and hello cheating on my 30 for 30 picks (wait till you see my shoes. In my defense, this month was really the swan song for my black plaid shoes. The fabric connecting to the sole has several inch-long rips, and the shoes are goners. Today’s were my insta-replacements. Pulled from my own wardrobe.)

Hello new nailpolish, applied today (and it’s already chipped because I’m an impatient person). It’s called “Chinchilly” by Essie, and the name makes me giggle every time.

Hello Monsieur, playing the guitar in the background while I write this post.

Sweater: H&M/ Shirt: Nordstroms/ Tank: Target/ Skirt: 36 Point 5/ Necklace & Shoes: Thrifted

Oh and lastly? Hello to theft, as I steal Lisa Leonard’s Hello format because I’m too lazy to write a real post today. Hello to a mild case of blogger-burnout from daily posting this month, and hello to a fun day ahead of me!

Stripes: New Music Time Day 28

My travels this week gave me tons of car singing time and lots of Seattle radio station reception which means I have some new favorite songs to share with everyone!

Outfit:

Sweater: H&M

Jeans: Gap

Shoes: Lucky Brand

What’s everyone else listening to?

Sequins 30 for 30 The Morning Off

Okay so it isn’t until I’ve written this entire post that I realized… I never posted anything yesterday! Woops! You’d think someone would remind me at some point… It’s because yesterday was a crazy busy 12-hour work day. Which is very different from the 12-hour school days I remember, where random hour breaks could be scattered. No, it was a hectic, exhausting, running-around-filled day where I had exactly one hour off between 8:00 AM and 9:00 PM.

I remember coming home in a total spacy blur and mumbling to Monsieur as I walked past him and towards the fridge. He was trailing behind, making some kind of ball-park-range-appropriate responses to whatever exhausted spew was coming out of my mouth. I grabbed a bottle of wine, turned to grab a glass and he was standing right there.

With an empty clean glass.

God that man is a good find.

But anyway….I survived! Better believe I’m celebrating Friday–the Friday where I’ve successfully SURVIVED the twelve hour day of Thursday.

Friday is a half day, full of sleeping in and coercing Monsieur into cooking breakfast* for me. There was video game playing (I’ve now made it to the third Spyro, and I’m as addicted as ever), as well as art projects. Lots of art projects. As in, I’m making no promises, but I already have over 60 articles of clothing (not counting my 30 for 30 picks) sketched out.

Oh, and there might have been a hair cut yesterday…. Like I said, I had exactly one hour. Turns out hair cuts only take up like 45 minutes! This was the kind where lots of hairs were cut. And they were cut quite a bit. Are you ready for this?

Holy crapballs, yo’! It feels so good I can’t hardly stand it! I am going to pop back in (hopefully today) to have them take a bit more off the sides and back, but yeah. Having this hairstyle back feels amazing, and will be perfect for summer! And yes, it’s definitely a mohawk. My compromise with working in an office is styling it down during work, but oh yeah. There’s almost nothing on the sides or in the back. I love love love it!

Also, though, it’s definitely time to get back into the habit of wearing eyeliner, since I’ve found that’s one of the best ways to keep feeling feminine when you chop all your locks off. It probably wouldn’t hurt to add make up in general back into my regiment (you guys must have noticed how very rarely I wear it. I’m definitely not wearing any in these photos!).

Anyway this post isn’t too long. Most of my long, lazy morning off has been coordinating with our landlord to get our cold water pipe fixed. Since it’s leaking enough to flood the bathroom in under ten minutes.

Yeah… Not fun times! Fortunately we have gym memberships, so we can shower there. Oh yeah, my life is so glamorous sometimes.

Sweater: Target/ Camisole: Sojourner/ Pants: Thrifted H&M/ Scarf: Thrifted/ Shoes: Modcloth

*Cooking breakfast turned into “buying me bananas and then driving to our favorite donut shop for breakfast. He did make lunch, though, and lunch was full of breakfast foods, so I’ll count it as a win!