Tuesday, March 1, 2011

7 for 1 (The End is the Beginning)

I have sort of run out of time for the 30x30. My new job starts tomorrow and the pieces I selected are not suitable. I choose these pieces when I was living a different life. Now that my life is changing, the way I dress will be too. I hope that you will continue the journey with me. I think the next evolution is going to be a good one.

I can't stand the thought of quitting unfinished, and the truth is? I could probably knock 10 more outfits out of this, no problem. So I spent some time yesterday planning, putting together and photographing 7 final outfits for you to wrap up my Winter 2011 30x30. I hope you like them. (You can see larger versions of the pictures by clicking though to my Flickr.)

24 (29 + 18 + 8 +24)
24 (29 + 18 + 8 +24)

25 (13 +22)
25 (13 +22)

26 (25 + 22)
26 (25 + 22)

27 (19 + 8 + 24)
27 (19 + 8 + 24)

28 (29 +14 + 20)
28 (29 +14 + 20)

29 ( 26 + 14 + 20)
29 ( 26 + 14 + 20)

30 (26 + 17 + 9 + 20)
30 (26 + 17 + 9 + 20)

The 30x30 was a wonderful learning experience for me. I learned that I have a LOT more clothes and so many more combinations than I ever dreamed. I flexed remix muscles I didn't even know I had. But I am ready to move on now, and put my new skills to use with the rest of my clothes.

You can see all 30 outfits here.

45 comments:

archives said...

yup, i learned so much, too! YAY for finishing...but even bigger YAAAAAAY for your new job tomorrow!!!!! :D good luck :) xoxo

Jessica said...

what a great idea, regardless of whether or not you ever wear these outfits!! i ADORE #28 and #30 though!!

can't wait to see how your new job shows off your style!

Jessica
Surely Sonsy

Rebecca said...

I really like #30. Good luck with the new job!

Collette Osuna said...

SOOOOO proud of you hunnie..love the tall boots....and you are going to absolutely ROCK your new wardrobe at your new job:)

Christy said...

I have to give anyone who does the 30x30 props as I am not sure if I could pull it off. Can't wait to see your new work outfits and remember to wear comfy shoes, retail is a lot of physical work!

Kelly said...

I'm excited to see how your new job influences your style! Looking forward to your first new work outfit post!

FutureLint said...

Look at you, Miss Overachiever, finishing the 30x30 anyway! They are all great, but that first one is my fave! It's PERFECT! I'm so excited for you and your new job!

Sarah said...

LOVED your interview outfits and can't wait to see what your fashion-future holds.

dotty said...

congrats on your new job! and i like that you finished up your thirty anyway!

The Suburb Experiment said...

Is this THE job? The one you were excited for the interview? That moved fast (maybe just for me). Congratulations!

I think it's so cute you completed the outfits anyway. I just quit but now I'm wishing I would've thought of this. . . I had the outfits just not the patience. :)

I love your style. I've put a few of these in my "inspiration" folder!

Jenn

grace said...

I have to admit my jealousy--I am dead sick of my 30for30 wardrobe! But I can't wait to see what you're going to be wearing to your new gig!

Allie (Wardrobe Oxygen) said...

Loved your outfits, but looking forward to how your style changes with the new job. GOOD LUCK!! :)

Melissa said...

Yay Erin!!! What a great idea to post the last seven outfits all together. I especially love the first and last photos. Skirts + belts = LOVE. You look awesome in every single one of these!!!

I'm SO excited for you to start your new job and I can't wait to hear all about it!

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Alannah said...

I love that you still did a week's worth of outfits. I really really love those lacy skirts--they're way more versatile than I would've thought!

SOO SOOOOO excited to see what you will be wearing for the new job! I'm kind of giddy for you. <3

Alison said...

I'm really looking forward to your new wardrobe choices with your new job. Thanks for showing us 7 more outfits today, what a treat! Congrats on the new job!

rlutz said...

I am so impressed you took photos of all the rest of your thirty!!
Good luck with the new job...sounds exciting!

Meg said...

That dress from #26 looks so romantic! And I love #28 so much!

Congratulations on the job! Is it the dreamy one you were writing here before? xx

Elissa said...

I'm so impressed with how well you pulled off the 30x30. You've really given me courage to think about participating in the next go-round (though I'm hoping it's months form now!) My fave of this post is the floral dress with your gold belt and blazer. Hot. Though I love the first look too. Okay, I love everything. So sue me.

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Pam @ over50feeling40 said...

You finished this race very strong...great work!! Congratualtions on the new job...we have one of their locations in San Antonio! I need to go check it out!

Laura said...

you're going to keep showing us your amazing outfits in your new life, right?

Anja said...

28 and 30 are such amazing outfits! I can fully understand your change with the new job and am so excited to see your new you! Hope you will have the time to still blog and show your outfits, share something from work and all!

irishdancer2459 said...

I love all the outfits, especially 28 and 30!
Congratulations on your new job! How great to have a job you're not only going to be wonderful at, but will also love doing! Have a great first day!

Liz said...

Very excited to follow you along on your new journey! As for the outfits, I really really REALLY love #24.

Cara said...

I got to work this morning, and thought: "It's Erin's first day of work" and before I even logged into my email, I checked your blog. Of course, I was a day early!!

I love that you still finished the challenge! I'm so jealous of you bare arms and legs!

Ayesha Monique said...

I absolutely love that second dress.

Huda said...

I love your funky, individualistic sense of style. So, I'm looking forward to what you will be wearing in this next phase of your career.

Pixie in Pumps said...

gah! that nude color dress is GORGEOUS! it looks amazing on you!

Tiffany said...

Oh my! I love all of these looks, but the nude number with the boots (26) is per-fec-tion. It's so simple, so rural looking, it's a look that heralds in warmer weather and brings afternoon field frolicks to mind.

Good luck with the new job. I'm sure you'll be amazing, and I can't wait to hear (read) how it goes.

Fashion Therapist said...

Good luck with your new job - I like the series of outfits you posted. Especially the infamous Target skirt (which I wore today)!

I've learned so much with this project and definitely will be sticking to some things I've learned.

TrophyBoutique said...

Yay for being done with the 30 for 30! I can't wait to see your work outfits? How will you have to be dressing differently? I sort of thought you could wear whatever you wanted if you worked somewhere awesome like BE?

Angeline said...

woohoo! My faves are 27-30.

SHOEGAL said...

Great idea in order to wrap things up quickly! I like 24, 25 & 28 best out of these.

Good luck with your new job and I look forward to seeing the new direction it takes your style.
x

Ana - Better in Sepia said...

All these outfits are gorgeous, you look amazing! And you're clearly BEAMING with joy about your new job, I'm so happy for you!!

Katie said...

I hope you are having a fantastic first day today!! :)

I will absolutely be joining you on your new journey... can't wait to see what you've got planned!

Your last outfits are fantastic. #26 is my favorite... the combination of that dress with those boots is just swoon worthy. So romantic yet funky. I love that.

Brittney said...

kind of belated, but i'm so excited for you & your new job. excited to see the new-but-still-you you. loved this post. you were born to remix, my dear.
-brittney
http://adayinlifetoo.blogspot.com

myedit said...

Bam! The first look is all sexy and curvy and wonderful...
So... all the best with the new job! I will press you for details when you are in my arms next week...haha... creepy sounding much?

Elizabeth said...

Congrats on the new job!

The first outfit is absolutely to die for, you did an awesome job putting that together!

Lizabeth

wardrobeexperience said...

congrats on the new job! the last time i visited NY i was at a buffalo exchange store some where in manhattan. exciting place for a fashion lover to work at!

i really like your last 30 x 30 looks, esp. 24 & 28.

but you look so stunning in this first interview outfit. ... the red skirt is sooooo cool!
can't wait to see your style redevelop with your new job.
; )

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Between Laundry Days said...

Yeah, so #26 just made my whole world a little brighter.

Erin said...

Completion for the win! I'm proud you found a way to finish 30 x 30 AND work it at your new job.

I can't wait to see what cool outfits you bust out for the folks at Buffalo Exchange! You will knock their socks OFF.

WendyB said...

OMG, I can't believe you worked so hard to finish this!

Jodie said...

The top one is so edgy adorable. I'm not a fan of lace look items, but you're rocking that skirt out (much prefer that colour) especially by pairing it with the camo shoes.

katy said...

I'm totally loving outfit #24!!

Katy

April said...

for serious, you are rocking your outfits lately - you look positively slammin' in everything!


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kelseywilliams said...

Yay for finishing! You are such a trooper for not quitting.

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