Friday, February 25, 2011

30 for 30: Day Seventeen

I don't mean to boast, but I have hit a real 30 for 30 groove this week. Look at me with the creative layering!

I really thought about what to wear today, because I had a meeting scheduled with my Congressman.  Alas, we had to cancel due to weather and the illness of one of the meeting attendees.  But, unless he reads this blog (Hey, Bill O!) I may repeat this one at our rescheduled time, which will be after to the 30 is over!

Items worn: 8, 21, 29

Thursday, February 24, 2011

30 for 30: Days Fifteen and Sixteen

Halfway done!  

And now it is starting to get interesting...I think tweed counts as a pattern, right?  And look:  I mixed it with two other patterns! There is a lot going on here, I think.  Perhaps too much, but it was fun.

I wore this on a Board meeting day, and I always dress a little fancier on those days.

Items worn: 3, 12, 20, 27

Today's outfit was a total last minute combination.  I usually plan the next day's outfit as I fall asleep at night.  I had a brilliant inspiration, which included this shirt (which is quite oversized) and leggings but when I put it on my husband asked when I would be putting on my pants.  That was a pretty solid hint the look was not work appropriate.

In the end, I really liked this look. The wider belt kept the overly large skirt in place all day, and I was able to wear these shoes for the first time in the 30 for 30.  (It helps that it is getting warmer!)

And also?  I am really freaking out over how much I look like my mom in this picture.

Items worn: 2, 14, 18, 29

Tuesday, February 22, 2011

30 for 30: Day Fourteen

Day Fourteen was brought to you by Starburst jelly beans, a frozen personal pizza and four cups of coffee.  I am lucky I could hold my hand steady enough to take a semi-non-blurry picture by the end of the day.

I was thrown off by the 3 day weekend, and didn't have a clue what to wear.  Luckily I only had a few options between the 30 and the laundry basket!  I was also lucky that my boss was around to do a tv news interview, because even though I have been saying I should for 7 years, I still don't keep makeup and a spare blazer in my office.

Items worn: 1, 16, 22, 27

Friday, February 18, 2011

30 for 30: Day Thirteen

So simple but so perfect.  I really loved this outfit for some reason.  I felt uberprofessional on a crazy day when every bit helped.  I considered adding a blazer but was so warm all day that I am glad I skipped it.

Items worn: 3, 19, 27

Thursday, February 17, 2011

30 for 30: Day Twelve

Today I went to work without a coat.  And I was perfectly comfortable (as in not turning blue) taking this picture this morning.  This gives me great hope for Spring.  Which comes around May here.

In other news, one of my colleagues introduced me to someone as the "most fashionable dresser" in our office.  I was flattered, but keep in mind that 2/3 of the staff wear scrubs or lab coats.

Items worn:  4, 13, 22, 30

Wednesday, February 16, 2011

30 for 30: Day Eleven

I can't believe it took me so long to wear this skirt!  Well, I would be more in disbelief if it actually fit.  It desperately needs to be altered, and not with just a binder clip in the back like I did this morning.  This clearly one of those cases of oddball sizing, since I am a solid size 10 in J. Crew and this skirt feels about 2 sizes too big.  I would have returned it, but a.) I am lazy and b.) I wore it.  This will be my first ever tailored item, if I ever bring it in?  Do you get things altered regularly?  Do you do it yourself?

In other news, I broke my engagement ring.  I lost a small diamond and the prong on the side of ring is broken clean off.  So until I get THAT fixed, I am going to enjoy wearing other rings! 

Items worn: 2, 15, 24, 30

Tuesday, February 15, 2011

30 for 30: Day Ten

Favorite accessories: my baby boy and a nametag from the seminar I attended today.  I got to experience what it would be like to have a 15 minute commute today, and boy am I jealous of all of you who have less than a half hour drive each day.  (And yesterday I worked from home, so that was a zero minute commute...HEAVEN.)

A lesson in Adirondack corporate culture: a non-profit Board chair, or CEO, or Development Director is more likely to be dressed like I am here than in a suit.  In fact, there was not a suit to be had in the room. And I was not the most casual person in the room.  I try to remember that when dressing for such occasions!

Items worn: 6, 16, 26, 28

Monday, February 14, 2011

30 for 30: Day Nine

Drip, drip, drip.  Melt.  It is thawing here today, but freezing again tonight.  Still, I felt springy in berry colors and no hat, scarf, gloves, down coat, long underwear, wool socks, fleece outerlayers, etc.

Items worn: 1, 17, 28

Friday, February 11, 2011

30 for 30: Day Eight, This is What a Feminist Looks Like

The folks over at Fashionable Academics want to know what a feminist looks like.  Sometimes, like this:

I have considered myself a feminist since...well, for as long as I can remember.  In my family there was never any question that women are equal to men, that women deserve the same opportunities, rights and responsibilities as men, that women should be allowed to have choices: in school, in work, in making their lives, in friends, in lovers, and, maybe most importantly because it can make all the other choice possible, in having or not having children when and if they are ready.

Access to birth control, sex education, and abortion are paramount.

Did you know there are folks in the House of Representatives that want to take away the decades old funding that allows low-income women to access family planning services like birth control, breast cancer screenings, regular exams, and pap tests?  These folks (mostly Republicans who seem to have forgotten Nixon started this program, called Title X, or that George H. W. Bush was nicknamed Rubbers in his early days as a politician) clearly do not grasp that not only would this hurt countless women and teens across the country.  Oh, and it will increase the need for abortion.  Isn't lowering the need for abortion the "middle ground?" Phew.  So....


You can too.  Visit to find out how.

Items worn: 7, 10, 22, 29 and my feminist heart upon my sleeve.

Thursday, February 10, 2011

30 for 30: Day Seven

When I was 17 I bought a pair of "Reckless Wide Legged Pants" from the J. Peterman catalogue.  Oh, how I loved those pants.  I thought they were the most glamourous, flattering pants in the world, and I truly believed I was able to channel a little of the Hepburn (K not A), when I was wearing them.  Yeah.  I was 17, what did I know from Katherine Hepburn's essence? But I loved those pants and wore them for the next 3 years, into College, to Europe.  The glamour of it all...the youth hostel, the creepy guys in bars, the pick pocketing.

Anyway.  At the time, wide legged pants were not the thing among high school students, but I really found them refreshing.  Just like these pants.  Not "Reckless" but "Winsome."

I am tired of skinny legs. Not totally over them, but in need of a little break.

And OH!  High rise!  Even more refreshing than a wide leg is not having to retuck all day.  (Your shirt or your muffin top.)

Items worn:  4, 16, 20, 27

Wednesday, February 9, 2011

30 for 30: Day Six

This months's Every Body, Every Wear challenge was the classic blazer.  But I had the classic cold, so I missed it yesterday.  Still, better late than never!

This is the one outfit I planned on before starting 30 for 30, with just this challenge in mind.  I would have liked to jettison the turtleneck, but I dislike frostbite!

Items worn: 9, 14, 22, 27

Tuesday, February 8, 2011

30 for 30: Day Five

I haven't been sick in a long, long time, so I guess I was due to be really knocked out.  It started with my boy coughing on Sunday morning, and a funny feeling had settled in my throat by bed time.  Sometime on my commute the train hit me...glad I chose comfy clothes, because I was asleep on the couch in this very outfit by late Monday afternoon.

Items worn: 5, 15, 23, 30

Friday, February 4, 2011

30 for 30: Day Four

One woman's pink is another's red.  So I am either colorblind, or you might not want to trust the woman at the fabric store I visited today to help you pick your colors.  Either way, my "red" sweater got me 10% off.  

As I finish day four of 30 for 30, I am feeling pretty good about my picks.  I do wish I had seen the sweater my husband handed down to me last night when I was picking, but I guess I will survive without a shaker knit wool cardigan with a zipper and SUEDE ELBOW patches until the 30 is up...And I am pretty sure I am taking weekends off, since I wold have had to include nylon pants and 25 kinds of fleece in my 30 and that would have left me looking pretty odd at the office.

Items worn: 3, 16, 21, 25 and 30

Thursday, February 3, 2011

30 for 30: Day Three

After freezing the other day, I just wanted to be to that end, why wear tights when you have leggings?  I really liked this outfit, and would not have thought the colors of the jacket and skirt would work, but I think they do!

The boots were a must, because like 1/2 the United States we got hammered with a snow storm yesterday...about 20 inches.  Luckily (for my husband) it was light and fluffy!

Items worn: 1, 7, 11, 22 and 28.

Wednesday, February 2, 2011

30 for 30: Day Two

When I dressed, I wasn't thinking about being in a underheated conference room for 4 hours...My feet were about the same color as the dress at the end of the day!

Items word:  8, 23 and 30.

Here's a list of all the 30 for 30 remixers!

Tuesday, February 1, 2011

30 for 30: Day One

Day One of the 30 for 30 Challenge!

Such an exciting day!  Why?  30 for 30 started, I got outside of a picture, and my husband came home.  (Obviously those are not in order of importance!)

I wore items: 6, 13, 19 and 28.

Can't wait to see what you all are doing!