30 Things I Learned from the 30×30 Remix Challenge

 30x30 remix challenge

1.       Pops of color can take an outfit from blah to wow

2.       This challenge made getting dressed faster when you don’t have a whole closet to work with

3.       The right pattern top can do all the accessorizing for you!

4.       Really challenge yourself and make that item you bought on sale really work in your wardrobe

5.       You don’t have to be matchy matchy with color. Keeping it in the family is enough!

6.       Leggings are wearable…just keep that booty covered!

7.       It’s easy to run out of poses

8.       Coral really is an awesome color!  Can’t wait for spring!

9.       Don’t give up on an ill fitting item – a belt, scarf, or even a safety pin can make a world of difference

10.   A simple sweater in a bold color is a simple way to change things up

11.   Tights or even black pantyhose can make a big difference in your look

12.   Just a touch of ruffle and lace can give you a very feminine yet totally work appropriate outfit

13.   Sneakers aren’t just for running errands!

14.    Super easy remix – wear the basics, switch up the accessories!

15.   The right belt can really define your waist

16.   Pencil skirts are essential for diva professionals!

17.   I sure have a lot of purple in my wardrobe…

18.   But I hear that creative people wear purple so it’s all good!

19.   Taking pictures outside isn’t as terrifying as I thought!

20.   Sometimes all you need is a fierce pair of shoes

21.   Just switching to a darker pair of pants made my sweater pop even more

22.  Finally found a fashion fix for this ill fitting shirt (the belt look familiar?)

23.  White button down shirts are the perfect backdrop for bold colored accessories

24.   I need to stop being lazy and incorporate more skirts into my daily wear

25.   The right scarf can make an awesome belt!

26.   Don’t be afraid of your curves!  Show them off!

27.   Cami’s really are a girl’s best friend!

28.   Exchange that skirt for a pair of pants and you have an easy remix!

29.   Really shop that closet!  You’ll never know what long lost item you may find!

30.   It’s really easy to run out of poses!

Have you done the challenge?  What have you learned?

Outfit 30 of 30: I’m Done!!!

Holy cow!  I didn’t even think I would make it half way through, let alone make it to the end!  I’ll talk  more about my feelings about the challenge in my recap post Monday but for now I can say that although I had a ton of fun with this remix challenge, I am also happy that’s it’s over!

I wanted my last outfit to be super creative, wanting to go out with this challenge with a bang – but I think the remix fatigue finally sunk in so this last outfit isn’t spectacular.  It is a remix though because I’ve never paired this shirt with this pants, so at least I’m keeping with the theme!

Brown Top

Patterned top: New York and Company

Grey Trousers:  JCPenny

Shoes: Rack Room

Outfit 29 of 30: Scarves Are My Friend

Since I started this challenge, I never wore scarves.  I wanted to but had no idea how to incorporate them into my outfits, especially the way my fellow fashionistas have in their outfit posts!  But now, I’m getting the hang of it, getting me dig out this navy blue scarf I’ve had forever.  I actually “borrowed” this from my mom, who has a ton of scarves that she used to wear back in the day (guess I didn’t inherit those scarf-wearing genes!)  I just tied around my neck, like a tie almost and I thought it was pretty cute, especially since it’s short.  In the future I want to get pattern ones this length, so it can make my plain shirts even more snazzy!

White button down shirt

White button down: JCPenny

Black trousers: JCPenny

Black Shoes:  Payless

Outfit 28 of 30: What Works For the Skirt Can Work for the Trousers

With this one, I took a cue from this past remix by just switching out the skirt for my trousers.  I got the same slimming effect from before and it also gave one of my fav cardigans a more professional look.  The only difference is, I could’ve used a belt, preferably the skinny one.  I think that would’ve gave the outfit the finishing touch it needed. I looked all over that morning for it only to find two days later – when I didn’t need it! 

Go figure.

Charlotte Russe Cardigan

 

Black Cami – New York and Company

Trousers  – New York and Company

Cardigan – Charlotte Russe

Shoes:  Payless

Necklace: Kohls

Outfit 27 of 30: This Remix is Husband Approved

After taking photos in this outfit before leaving work, my husband stopped me, asking me why I was so dressed up today.  I looked at him really weird. To me, this wasn’t dressy at all!  Different, yes because I never wore this combination to work before. So after he laughs at the look at gave me (my face can say it all sometimes!) he told me he liked it.  Then a few days later he mentioned again how much he liked this outfit. 

It’s official.  This outfit is husband approved!

Not bad for coming down the homestretch!

charlotte russe cardigan

Rainbow Belt

Black Belt

Cardigan:  Charlotte Russe

Lace Cami:  Charlotte Russe

Pants:  JCPenny

Belt: Rainbow

Shoes:  Rack Room