30 for 30– The Finish Line

Yesterday was the last day of 30 for 30 and I learned a lot!

I came up with loads of ways to wear different pieces, though the challenge WAS hard!!

Here’s what I wore:

Why yes. Yes I do look incredibly awkward dancing in my kitchen!

Items

25. Grey Sweater Dress (DVF)

Did you know she’s reissuing old patterns? So jealous. I want one of the old wrap dresses so badly!

12. Black Flats (Banana Republic)

 

 

Awkward and Awesome Thursday:

 

Awkward

– That dance up there.

– Getting an email begging me to come pick up my parcels from Cornwall House–oops!

– Not noticing that I wasn’t wearing shoes in the above pictures until now

 

Awesome

– Turning in my two papers early this week. That’s right, EARLY!!

– Finally finishing Lemony Snicket’s Series of Unfortunate Events series that I started when I was twelve.
So good.

– Finding Elizabeth Kostova’s newest book Swan Thieves on Amazon for cheap. I loved The Historian
I can’t wait to dive into this one.

– Going to Glastonbury and Stonehenge this weekend (okay so it hasn’t happened yet, but I’m packing right now!)

 

 

 

Awkward and Awesome Thursday

Items
Khaki Pants (J. Crew)
Green Sweater (Nordstrom)

See that outfit right there, that’s part of my awkward list. I woke up this morning with NOTHING from 30 for 30 clean.

That’s how little laundry I’ve done lately. Yup, I’m a slacker.

Don’t worry, I did wash first thing…

but then I was too lazy to change into a 30 for 30 outfit.

Oh well.

Awkward.

-The aforementioned laundry incident

– Realizing that I’d left unwashed dishes in the kitchen and inspection was today

– The reverse concealer action that’s going on in the above photos

Awesome.

-Going to dinner tonight with a friend’s parents who are in town

– Having a summer internship interview

– The way my hair has been behaving lately

 

Ta,

A

 

30 for 30: Day 23

Look! I’m getting better about posting my outfits!

Okay, so I’m not sure how long that will last but for now it’s an accomplishment.

 

Confession.
I’ve been dreaming of wearing this outfit since 30 for 30 started 22 days ago.
Not sure why I was saving it, but I’m glad I finally got to wear this crazy pattern combo together!

Here’s what I wore today–

Items

3. Boots (H&M)
2. Floral Skirt (J.Crew)
8. Checked Shirt (J.Crew)

 

30 for 30: Day 22

This week has been abnormally laid back– especially since papers are coming up next week!

I’ll have some very exciting news to share later this week, but for now…

Go check out my new article over at Dormify.com!

Using Movies to Inspire Your Space: Legally Blonde

(many thanks to the beautiful Katherine for allowing me to use her dorm pictures)

 

Here’s what I wore today–

Items

27: Navy Cardigan (J.Crew)
28.  Navy and Orange Polka-Dot Dress (H&M)
13. Brown Boots (Frye)

 

30 for 30 Day 18

Nothing interesting about my outfit today but it matched the weather!
It’s been grey and gloomy for the past few days here in Exeter and I could use
a little sunshine!

(Excuse the trash bags at my feet!)

For once my hair behaved when I let it airdry!

Items:

20. Grey Tshirt (J.Crew)
9. Morgan Jeans (Delias)
3. Black Boots (H&M)
26. Black Cardigan (J.Crew)

30 for 30: 11, 13, 16

Sorry I’ve been such a terrible 30 for 30 blogger– I just haven’t been motivated to take many
outfit photos lately. I hope that the INDIE Blogger Conference I just did with
Tieka and Elizabeth will motivate me to take more outfit photos–they has such great tips!
If they ever do a conference again, you should sign up!

Day 11:

Items:

21. Green Geometric Print Dress (Banana Republic)
24. Black Boots (T.K.Maxx–England’s answer to T.J. Maxx)
Tights- Hue
Belt- J.Crew

 

Day 13:

Items:

25. Grey Sweater Dress (Diane Von Furstenburg–via Gilt Groupe)
12. Black Flats (Banana Republic)
Tights- Hue

 

Day 16.

(I’m getting better at taking these photos, right?)

Items

23. Black Turtleneck (J.Crew)
15. Morgan Jeans (Delias)
24. Black Boots (T.K. Maxx)

 

 

 

Cheating on 30 for 30: London Weekend

I spent this past weekend in London (where I saw this play) and
has a blast! We stayed at the Harlingford in Bloomsbury which has allowed us to
really get to know the area–almost like a home away from home!

Friday.

On Friday we explored Kensington Gardens and found the Peter Pan statue.

Peter Pan Statue

All great lovers of J.M. Barrie’s story, we had a great time frolicking around the statue and taking
a lot of pictures. We frightened more than a few locals but the pictures we got were priceless!

After getting our fill of the park, we headed into Kensington Palace to see a new art exhibit
Enchanted Palace.

A creepy exhibit depicting the childhoods of many of the palace’s princesses, the art reminded
all of us that being a princess was neither fun nor easy! The above picture is from the Victoria
portion of the exhibit.

(This is me in one of the more creepy rooms of the exhibition.)

Friday night we saw Greenland at the National Theatre and while it was a thought-provoking
play about global warming, it wasn’t exactly spectacular.

Saturday.

An uneventful day for the most part, Saturday was spent trolling around London. I managed to
find a “must-have” coat and decided to break my 30 for 30 shopping fast since it was the last one
in the shop and it was handmade! I’ll post my review of Maribou later this week.

Sunday.

Sunday may have been the highlight of the trip–at least for me. A Tudor history junkie I was so
excited to spend a little time in Henry VIII’s notorious castle–Hampton Court Palace.

Hampton Court Palace

The palace was everything that I expected and more. Courtyards with gorgeous fountains, gardens that
rivaled the ones at Versailles and the most beautiful tapestries I’ve ever seen–and that was just the beginning!
The palace had board games from the time period, velvet shawls to put on, and a maze to get lost in. In short,
it was Tudor Heaven. While he may have been one of the most hated monarchs, he sure did know how to fix up
a house!

( The dining room)

(The gardens)

(Another view of the palace)

While we were there, I got the chance to model my new coat.

See how well I would’ve fit into the Tudor court!

That’s all for now folks!

A