Thursday, October 28, 2010

30 for 30: pieces

Some have asked to see a pic of the pieces I'm working with.

4 sets of shoes, 2 jeans, cardis, shirts, skirts and pants.  Let the fun begin!

We're going on a leopard hunt

Thought this was an appropriate title... since my leopard cardi is making so many appearances this weekend!
Cardi: Banana Republic
Jeans: Rugby
Shirt: Wish from Depeche Mode
Purse: Fossil

We stopped off at the Peregrine Winery in Otago, NZ.  It's just the right distance between Wanaka and Queenstown when you are ready to stretch you legs and do a little wine tasting.  Apparently they are known for their Sauvignon Blancs, but I opted for the heavenly gewurztraminer and Pinot Noir that will peak in 3 years.
Leopard cardis are also good for...
Bungy Jumping!
Eating Fergburgers!

Tuesday, October 26, 2010

Life is a joy ride

- Day 6 -
Does this feel like it's going on forever for anyone else?  I love my 30 items, but I feel like the month should be over already.  I guess that's why they call it a challenge.
Anyway, back to day six, or Day one of the wonderful Wanaka holiday!

I like how those three tell a little story.  Off we went to Morgan's grandparents for morning tea and Thomas was wonderfully documenting the trip with his IPhone - biking and taking pictures is serious coordination!  

Me (eating sushi):
Cardi: Banana Republic
Shirt: Undercurrent Board Store
Necklace: Anthropologie
Jeans: J.Crew

Cardi: Witchery
Shirt: Country Road
Jeans:  very cute!
We spent the whole day outdoors, biking, walking along the lake and then just relaxing on the lawn back at the batch.  We love Wanaka!

Monday, October 25, 2010

Fabulous day 5

Today I was super lucky to:
1. Not have to work.
2. Hang out with my awesome friends Pam, Lucas (2 yrs.) and newly born Jacob for the day.
3. Road Trip to Wanaka with our other awesome friends Morgan and Hayley.

Lets just say fashion day 5 had to cover all bases of running around at gymbugs, playing in the sandbox, cooking tea, holding babies, riding in the car and still looking awesome 12 hours later!  I think we may have a winner here folks.

Cardi: Depeche Mode - Staple
Shirt: Boutique in Indiana
Jeans: J.Crew
Sandals: hand-me-down from my sister

Shot in the living room of the Easton family holiday house :)  I love the red chairs!

Friday, October 22, 2010

Fashion Day 4

Leopard cardi: Banana Republic
Belt: Gabriel Brothers
Shirt: JCrew
Shoes: From my sister

As you can see days 2 and 3 are missing.  I was the only one home so I have to get Thomas to grab pics for me when he gets home.  (I haven't forgotten). 
I put this outfit together never having worn a cardigan like this before, tucked in and belted.  I felt pretty good in this selection, throwing in the glasses for a nerdier look.  Alice, the office assistant at work called it sweet.  It's good fun, people are starting to get involved in the challenge, trying to help me piece things together and cheering me on.  
This weekend we head to Wanaka for a bit of a holiday and yes the 30 pieces go with me.  Bonus about only being able to choose from a limited selection...everything fits in the suitcase!

Wednesday, October 20, 2010

Day 1

Day #1 of the 30 day fashion challenge:
Shirt: Forever 21
Pants: JCrew
Shoes: Banana Republic
Cardi: Vintage shop, NZ

So, here I am still very excited about embarking on this wardrobe adventure, color and creativity oozing out of me.  Picking 30 items to mix and match for 30 days is quite a daunting task.  I spent all night Monday night trying to see what else would go with the items I chose in the pictures, a few colors and lots of neutrals!
Since this is a first for me feedback is welcome, what works and what doesn't.  It should be fun.

Lovely Thomas did me the favor of taking the pics on his IPhone, he gets to be a part of this too!

Monday, October 18, 2010

30 for 30

Today is the day that I start a new challenge.
The day that I buckle down to accomplish a daunting task.
Today I will try something new.

My sisters, mom and I have all decided to try a variation on a wardrobe challenge called 30 for 30.  The rules are you choose 30 items from your closet - shoes and jewels included and use them to create 30 different outfits for 30 days.  I addition to that is the biggest challenge of all... no shopping for 30 days.  Thomas is going to be so excited :)

This challenge of no shopping may be really easy for some people, but for my sisters and I shopping is in our blood.  We have been shopping with Grandma since back to school season started twenty some odd years ago.  Mom doesn't have the shopping bug (lucky) and will just be coming up with 30 different outfits for 30 days.  I'm excited we all trying it together!

Outfit #1 is currently living on hubby's iphone so stay tuned for pics to come.

(credited to for the idea <3 ).

Thursday, October 7, 2010

Ali and Kase tie the knot

On August 21, 2010 my dear sister Ali and Dr. Kasey Osborn tied the knot in Aurora, NY at the Aurora Inn.  This wedding was extra special, not just because two people we love were getting married, but because Kasey was the one that introduced Thomas and I.  He and Al have been together longer than we have so we were so happy to celebrate with them!
It was a beautiful day.  The girls wore blue taffeta dresses from Jcrew and the boys were dressed in charcoal with yellow accents.  (Carolyn shows off the bouquets - thanks Lub!)
Carolyn, Lauren (Kasey's sister) and I had the joy of being Ali's bridesmaids - we had so much fun together.  Kasey was joined by his dad and brothers.
Justin our photographer said to makes faces... so we did :)
A perfect day for a perfect couple.  Happy wedding Al and Kase, we love you!