What Are You Doin’ New Year’s Eve?

It’s almost 2011! Woohoo!

Tomorrow is my mom’s birthday. So today, my little sister and I are taking her out to celebrate. There will be shopping (wish me luck in these heels!) and lunch involved. It’s going to be great. I wanted a little sparkle, for the day, so I went with this shirt. It’s going to be almost 70 during the day and tonight it’s going to drop down to about 30. Hello St. Louis weather. So I’m trying to strategically plan my day of outfits. I may not come home before going out tonight. Got any suggestions? Ha ha!

OK, so here’s my Happy New Year/Happy Birthday Mom outfit. Do you think it needs a belt? I couldn’t find a good one in my closet to go. Hmmmm…..

American Eagle Best Jeggings

Steve Madden Heels

DKNY Watch

Anthropologie Shirt

Shirt: Anthropologie
Watch: DKNY
Best Jeggings: American Eagle
Shoes: Steve Madden

What To Wear: 30/30 Challenge

OK, here is the plan for the 30/30 challenge (details here). I got really organized this time and actually wrote out 30 outfits. This is unlike me. I’d rather fly by the seat of my pants, but last time I felt I was losing momentum and needed a little help, so this time I decided to just make a little cheat sheet. I think I’m only going to use it if I’m desperate.

I really don’t like wearing the same outfit more than once (not sure why) so I think after making this list it’ll force me to be even more creative because I’ve already “worn” a lot of these outfits in my mind and want to move on. Ha ha! Hopefully the creative juices will flow freely. Or I’ll just resort to the list.

Oh, and I’m waiting on 2 items to come in the mail that will be added to these 28 items.

Here we go!


30/30 Shirts

(Target, H&M, BP from Nordstrom, Local Boutique, Lush, H&M)

Button Ups

30/30 Challenge Button Ups

(Target, American Eagle)


30/30 Challenge Sweaters

(H&M, Old Navy, Old Navy, Forever 21)


30 for 30 Challenge Sweats

(Local Boutique, Forever 21)


30/30 Challenge Pants

(Gap, American Eagle, Wax Jeans, Calvin Klein)

Skirt & Shorts

30/30 Challenge Skirt & Shorts

(American Eagle, Jack by BB Dakota)


30/30 Challenge Dresses

(Forever 21, Local Botique, H&M)


30/30 Challenge Shoes

(Aldo, Local Boutique, Steve MaddenUGG , UGG)

the “it” list


Welcome weekend! I hope everyone had a great week and that you are gearing up for a fab weekend! Take some time to peruse the links below… there are so many inspiring posts here!

  • maggie rose pulls together an amazing living room make-over for an e-decorating client. I am loving the navy, white and neutral palette.
  • molly newborn’s etsy shop is always full of great jewelry… this week my favorite is this chunky coral beaded necklace with turquoise accents.
  • jillgg’s good life rounded up the best of boots for fall. If you are in the market for boots this fall… check out these great options!
  • spry on the wall can always be counted on for great runway round-ups. check out her picks from Victoria Beckham’s spring ’11 runway show at this weeks Fashion Week.
  • speaking of fashion week, closet confections was able to take part in Fashion Night Out in NYC as Fashion Week was kicking off. See her adventures and her fab outfit as well!
  • local cities had Fashion Night Out as well (I know my city did!)… pocket of presh headed out for Atlanta’s, even if the night wasn’t all she had imagined, her outfit made up for it!
  • merci blah blah and the rest of the internet (me included) is nuts for Tucker for Target. This diamond dress is my number one fav and Shan wears it very well!
  • rose a la mode is in the market for a pair of “jeggings” (jean leggings)… she has a clear and concise overview of several styles and announces her top pick!
  • the hillside home is prepping a new spot in her home for a play/creative room… swoon! She has great inspiration, I can’t wait to follow the process of completion!
  • elle sees pulls together an ensemble inspired by her favorite blogger. This is a great fall get up!
  • sweetie pie pumpkin noodle is getting ready to celebrate her birthday, she has a wish list to die for… and don’t forget to pop over and wish her a Happy one!
  • one sweet find just updated the shop with new goodies… my favorite is this vintage greek souvenir plate. It makes me think of warm greek beaches and honey doused baklava. mmmm….
  • one hundred inspirations takes this Gilmore gal’s outfit from chic to cheap… the entire ensemble is under $75!

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