Monday, August 2, 2010

The big 3-0 aka Outfit # 30!

30 for 30 Banner

All remixed
Tee: Target
Skirt: Gap
Belt: came with a blazer
Wedges: Nine West
Hoops: gift
Scarf: J Crew

Oh baby, baby! It's outfit number 30, y'all! This is the official end to the challenge, and I kind of can't believe it's over.

Last night I dreamed about putting outfits together. I dreamed that I was standing in a giant walk in closet with all my clothes in it and I was picking things out with reckless abandon. And I was wearing my favorite red patterned wedges. Life was grand.

Y'all, I'm not even joking. That was actually what I dreamed about last night. That's how much I've been thinking about the end of my 30 for 30. In my defense, I was thinking about it because I started my volunteer work today and I needed something professional that wasn't my "interview" outfit.

I'm going to go ahead and tell myself that this outfit did the trick simply because there's a fancy scarf, a pencil skirt, and a pair of wedges involved. So what if I'm essentially wearing a pocket tee? I dressed it up.

But anyway, 30 for 30. Wow. I pulled it off, and while there were a few days that I hated everything I'd picked out, it turned out to be easier than I had expected.

Also, look what I got!

I got this award from the lovely Shey of Modesty is Pretty

And now I get to share seven things about myself:

1. I read in the shower. True story. I'm just that talented.

2. You have never met a person as terrible at small talk as I am. I loathe small talk and am crazy shy when I first meet people.

3. My parents didn't let me speak English in our house when I was growing up. We also weren't allowed to speak Spanish outside the house. The end result is that my sister and I are both bilingual.

4. I've written stories since I was five. I have all these notebooks with stories - some finished, some not - and I am too embarrassed to share them outside of the classroom. I'm ridiculous, I know.

5. B. and I are moving to Costa Rica in January. We're going to be working with the Association for Development through Education, which was started by a friend of ours from grad school, and we'll be there three years.

6. I'm a little worried about my style adjusting to life in the rain forest.

7. I am a little bit obsessed with the proper placement of accent marks in Spanish. I love accent marks, and I think they're beautiful.

As far as tagging, I'm going to go ahead and tag all the bloggers that comment over here. It really is such an amazing feeling to get the comments from all of you. It just makes my day, y'all!


  1. Oh, yay! You did it! I wish I was bilingual. Sigh. It would so help with all of my Spanish speaking ESL students.


  2. CONGRATULATIONS!!!! Enjoy shopping your full closet.

  3. Yay you got to 30!!! Well done you. I will get there at some point when I have some time to photo outfits! Love the yellow scarf! Daisy Dayz Home

  4. First of all congratulations on finishing that challenge! Mis respetos pata ti! Second you never cease to amaze me with your funny stories, like Reading while taking a shower?! My son does the same! So I believe you! ANd third, I'm so excited for you to be going to Costa Rica! I hope you atill blog because I would love to see how it is over there! =D That is way too exciting to be able to move to another country! Felicidades! ANd sorry about mixing both languages in one comment, my sister hates it when I mix both Spanish and English, she says: O Hablas Espanol o hablas Ingles pero no los 2 juntos! jeje =)

  5. Thank you, thank you!

    @ Chandra - It's never too late to learn! ;)

    @ Shey - Mi mamá me dice lo mismo. I still mix my languages - I feel like I can say more that way. ;) I hope to keep blogging while I'm out there - I should have the time, but it will be a huge shift in the kinds of clothes I wear, for sure. I've never lived in the rain forest before....

  6. Congrats on moving to Costa Rica that should be so fun to live a vacation paradise for three years! Love the final 30, I may have to copy that one tomorrow..:)

  7. It's so exciting that you are going to be teaching in Costa Rica. I went for a brief vacation a few years ago and it's beautiful. You will figure out the weather in no time. It's not that different from southern LA except I think there might be more rain! Congrats.

  8. I love how you wore the scarf in this and I really like the yellow and red pops!

    The Costa Rica move sounds so exciting!

  9. Congrats on moving to Costa Rica that should be so fun to live a vacation paradise for three years! Love the final 30, I may have to copy that one tomorrow..:)


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