Tuesday, February 1, 2011

Day 1 (30+29+20)

30 Grey watercolor NR dress + 29 Fitted Blue Blazer + 20 high heeled docs =

Day 1 (30+29+20)

I was unbelievably excited to get started today. I’ve been thinking about it for weeks and staring at the rack of clothes for a week. Plus the clothes I pulled just happen to be some of my favorites.

Day 1 (30+29+20)

I went with this dress today because it’s pretty thin and we have some super cold weather coming this week, as do most of the rest of the United States. Plus it’s new. And I thought it would be fun to start the 30x30 in something brand spanking new.

Day 1 (30+29+20)

I don’t seem to have any dress guards. So I may have stuck panty liners in the underarms of the blazer to keep it from getting stinky since I need it to stay fresh for me. I’m not saying I DID, I’m just saying I MIGHT HAVE (I totally did.)

Day 1 (30+29+20)

This blazer used to be Nathan’s but he loaned it to me a while back because he wanted to see me in it and I’m pretty sure it’s mine now. You can’t see it in any picture I ever take of it, but it actually has little blue and burgundy/pink/red (depending on the light) stripes. Which made it perfect for my 30x30 mix.

Day 1 (30+29+20)

Day one down and feeling confident!
Blazer, thrifted by Nathan
Dress, Nordstrom Rack
Tights, We Love Colors
Boots, Doc Martens

56 comments:

Linda said...

Great blazer. Kudos to Nathan once again. He has great taste.
Good idea taking advantage of the weather to wear somethings you might not be able to wear in a few days.
You are off to the races and lookin good!

The Auspicious Life

Ana - Toil and Trouble said...

oh wow, that blazer fits you so perfectly, I would never have guessed you didnt buy it for yourself originally. Pantyliners? You are too funny.

Sal said...

Those two pieces were MADE for each other. And love the pantyliners trick. Brilliant.

Elissa said...

That dress? I want. You look wonderful - what a great start to the 30x30! And Nathan is a genius.

The weather here is scary nasty outside - I'm glad you took advantage of yesterday's warmer temps.

Chalkdust and Boots said...

CA-YUTE!

Between Laundry Days said...

Dude, that blazer was MADE FOR YOU. It looks incredible, and it's perfect with that dress! And the pantiliner trick is absolute genius.

Sara said...

I am not usually a fan of the blazer, but it just works here. I also love the boots. I need a pair like this, stat! As a new reader to your blog, I'm very excited to see what you have in store for the 30 for 30!

laura said...

pantiliners! hahahaha!!!

That dress is gorgeous! Awesome first post for 30x30!

missvinylahoy said...

ohmygosh the DRESS!! I saw it in your flickr stream and I love it! It fits your PERFECTLY! and I love the colorful tights with the Docs. So awesome! :)

Vanessa said...

That dress is beautiful! It looks like a watercolor, and I love how you've anchored it with the grey blazer! Stunning start!
Hope you don't get too much snow!

Alannah said...

Wow, I am in awe of this combo. I'm not huge on blazers in general but it goes so perfectly with the dress (and like many others have said, I wouldn't have guessed it wasn't made for you because it fits so perfectly)!

Huge fan of this 30x30 thingie!

Stephanie said...

I love this look! I have gray blazer envy because I have yet to find an awesome one for myself. I'm also going to utilize your panty-liner trick. Genius!

Missy said...

Pantyliners? Genius! Great look!

Kimberly said...

What a way to kick off the start of the 30x30. This is a great outfit.

P.S. Love that you admitted to the PL trick!

Lauren said...

This is an AWESOME look Erin! I love the dressed up/dressed down vibe of the whole outfit and that dress is just so, so pretty! Way to start off with a bang!

Small Time Style

DaniellaBella said...

Pantyliners... oh mercy! I love love that dress! It's a beautiful Monet painting! And it fits you like a dream!

Bombshell Beauty said...

Love this outfit - you're off to a really great start on this whole 30 for 30 thing. We're going to have high expectations for the next 29 days. :) And I, too, may have possibly used pantyliners in my pits once or twice...maybe. Recently.

Joda Babes said...

I'm not saying that I'm going to copy your panty-liner idea (since I'm sure you didn't actually do it in the first place), but I totally am! Love the first outfit.

HollyDolly said...

Sooo cute! I love that dress, and I agree- you would never know that blazer wasn't purchased just for you. Looks great!

Holly
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Miss B said...

Happy Day 1!!
Such a great outfit to kick it off! I love the colors in your dress and it fits you so well.

Melissa said...

Pantiliners - GENIUS! I'm totally stealing that.

You look FABULOUS in that dress! I love it with the blazer, that's such a great idea and you look awesome.

The Suburb Experiment said...

That blazer looks made for you! And I like what you did with the photos showing each piece.

You make me laugh.

tallgirlblogging said...

Clearly you are off to a rockin' start with this outfit. AND you are now my new hero for using pantyliners as dress guards. Now that's resourceful!

Erin said...

That dress is just so utterly darling! It's one of those dresses that looks 100x better on, isn't it? Those are so hard to find, because I NEVER THINK TO PICK THEM UP AND TRY THEM ON! I might just be in love with it.

Destrehan's Daughter said...

The dress and blazer are great together.

Heather - Inner cupcake said...

That blazer is awesome! I wore one of my lighterweight dresses today, but I'm afraid that I might need a couple extra layers by the time I need to go home. Yowza, it is getting cold out here! Might have been a two pair of tights day.

LIZ said...

Great first outfit Erin! I love that dress - it's so flattering.

Sidenote, I've had your blog up since about 10am this morning and I am just now getting around to commenting! Busy day, what?

KatySue Pillsbury said...

I love it! (and am totally stealing your improvised dress shield idea!)

Pixie in Pumps said...

this outfit is incredible! I absolutely adore that blazer with that dress! And so funny that her lent it to you and it now it's a 30x30 item... I'm pretty sure it's yours too! haha

Futurelint said...

I love the watercolor-y pattern on the dress! Boy's blazers are the best, and it's so cute that you stole it from Nathan!

Victoria said...

Love your dress. The water color pattern is so beautiful.
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Rad in BK said...

The print on this dress is gorgeous. Great pairing and cool underarm trick!

wardrobeexperience said...

crazy challenge - but i really like it's idea. i suppose i feel a little bit the same by doing 'WearLessBlack'. there aren't too much pieces in my closet that are not black. so ihave to mix the same items again and again. blah blah...

i really love the first look of the your challenge. Nathan's blazer looks so perfect on you. it should be yours!

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rlutz said...

I love how you added that blazer to that floaty dress!

archives said...

love the florals paired with your/nathans blazer! the only clothes of marks that i get are sweaters of his that i *accidentally* shrink ;)

Jewelscapes Handmade Jewelry said...

I love the print on that dress, and all of the great prints you included in your 30 picks. Have fun!
I have a link up on Wednesdays for everyone who wears jewelry with their outfits.
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Cara said...

I love!!! this outfit! I read most blogs on my little netbook, so I get the fun of watching an outfit evolve as I scroll down the page. With this one, it went "Business! Girly! Whimsicle! Edge-y!", and when you can have all that in one cohesive outfit, you must be doing something right!

Debbie Baker Burns said...

Love the dress with the boots; the blazer looks great with the outfit; you've got a great start going. I can't explain why this is so much fun, but it is!

Marie-Eve said...

That dress is stunning ! I just love to see how everyone is doing with this challenge yet !

Tiffany said...

I love how the femininity of the dress and pastel tights are contrasted with the boots and blazer. Sweet, tough and professional. Youre starting strong!

No Guilt Fashion said...

Love that dress. I think pairing it with the blazer and boots was a great idea.

laniza said...

Did you know that you almost match your header today? :) :) Can't wait to see how you'll remix that beautiful dress.

WendyB said...

Hysterical over the panty liners!

Collette Osuna said...

What a great way to start off the 30x30...and with a new dress to boot?? luck you!! Great outfit..loved the "handed over" jacket...you are totally going to rock this...sounds like you are so excited too!! That will make it tons more fun...looking forward to the next 29 girl!!

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style underdog said...

Hi Erin. I ordered my new glasses today and I had you in mind when I did it. In one week I will be rocking my new raybans. I hope I do you justice :)

mode. said...

good luck! great first outfit.
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sartoriography said...

This is one of my favorite 30 for 30-1 outfits. I love how fantastic you look in bad-ass boots (both in general and in this post)!! And that blazer...nice call, Nathan!

Amy Z. said...

I love that dress! Great first outfit, your style is so fun and unique. Can't wait to see what other outfits you come up with!

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estrella said...

If you confess, I'll be brave and do it as well: I've done the panty liners thing too!

It was on a shirt that easily became a total mess in the first 30 minutes of wearing it. And I had to get some use of it, you know.

Lovely dress, and great blazer, by the way!

Melanie said...

So chic! I love how you paired that flirty, girly dress with those moto boots.

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Nancy aka Chubby Piggy said...

Dammit dammit dammit! Your blazer fits soooo well and I can't believe you got it thrifted! I wanted to go out and buy it. I've been wanting a good grey blazer for a good while!

bluecoastdreams said...

Luuuuuuuuuuuv this outfit!

Ariana said...

I love this! The floral dress is adorable and looks great topped with the blazer!

Elia said...
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Elia said...

I have that same dress and love it! I almost didn't buy it because I had bought the same dress in a different print a couple weeks before, but meh, A good dress is a good dress!

Elia | Style Waistland

Anjali said...

Great dress! Great blazer. Pretty much love everything about this outfit. And that fossil bag from your other OOTD is haunting me! It is just too cute.