Monday, July 5, 2010

One

One

Works Cited
skirt: old navy
button-down: f21
belt: anthro
gladiators: steve madden

One

It's day one of the 30 for 30 challenge, and I'm already finding out new things about my clothes--for instance, that the sleeves on this shirt roll up and have a button-tab. It sounds mundane to you, but my favorite autumn/winter staple just transformed to a light and breezy summer piece and I am stoked.

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In other news, I'm doing something I normally shy away from: wearing a lot of things that tend to make one look bigger in pictures--gladiator sandals, a long and flowy top, white on the bottom--in rebellion against the ubiquitous idea that the clothes that make you look thinner are necessarily better. I like the summery colors here, and the proportions (a little different than my usual) and I'm temporarily throwing in the towel on trying to look like a willow. And on that note, I think it's about time for some frozen yogurt.

34 comments:

upatreecupatea said...

Love this outfit! What a wonderful start to you 30/30 challenge :)

Kendi Lea said...

First off -- your hair looks amazing.

Second -- you look perfect in your summer layers.

Third -- Don't be surprised if I steal this outfit from you in the next 6 weeks. :)

Nicki said...

I think you look fantastic! I love this look =).
And frozen yoghurt = <3.

Chloe Trayner said...

You look very summery and i love your addition of the belt.

eek said...

What a great, easy, breezy summery look! Can't wait to see all your 30-for-30 creations!

Barry said...

I love finding new ways to wear clothing; glad to see you uncovered some versatility!

Sarah said...

This is very cute. Just perfect for summer. I love this 30 for 30 idea. I may have to participate myself one of these days. I can't wait to see more.

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Shop T.O. Live said...

I don't think this outfits makes you look bigger or thinner, you just look great - it's a nice casual summer look. I'm excited to see your 30 for 30 because you're so good at mixing separates.

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Tanvi said...

Looks perfect outfit to fight the summer heat! :) Cool and breezy!

Audrey J. said...

In my opinion you look pretty good! I love this idea.

Chaucee said...

Love the look!

gee said...

wonderful first outfit!! looks beautiful!! xoxo

La Historiadora de Moda said...

I think you look wonderfully summery and casual! I have those same sandals in both silver and black!

Elaine said...

I still think you look like a willow no matter what you wear!

Lívia Carine said...

I love it! I did not understand if you found that these clothes you put on weight. because of colors. If yes, has nothing to do! I've saved the picture on the computer to copy! I loved the look! Your hair.. jealous!

Julie said...

ooooh, I love the light colors together. And shirts with roll-ups and tabs ROCK.

Lauren said...

I lurv this outfit! It is so perfectly summer! And I really like these proportions on you! Way to start off the challenge with a bang!!

Small Time Style

Kathryn said...

First off- I found you through Kendi's challenge, and your blog is so lovely. Secondly - love this! Also, I wholeheartedly agree with rebelling against the idea that one must dress in a certain optical-illusion thinness-creating way (although I think you look quite willowy here!). Rules are meant to be broken!

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Oona said...

I love the idea of the 30/30 challenge and so impressed you're doing it. I can't wait to see all the creative outcomes!

spoozyliciouzz said...

Very well done, love the simplicity here. Great colour combo...and what a cute smile :)

Ady said...

This is great! I hope to find out more about my clothing like you did about your shirt. :)
Maybe this challenge will also help me to make better use of my clothes!

Lexie, Little Boat said...

great first look! i am so proud of you for doing this challenge -- i definitely chickened out!

Viv said...

You look gorgeous and summery! And yay for roll tab shirts and finding new ways to wear your clothing! =)
viv
http://parkandvivianne.blogspot.com

Fia said...

I love this look on you. It's funny how when you throw out the rules for appearing slimmer, you stumble upon some great outfits that don't fit in the tiny constraints.

Genie said...

Call me crazy, but I totally think this outfit makes you look thinner! To hell with those rules; they seem to be completely wrong.

caffeinerd said...

Yay for photos on the quad! :) I don't know, I like the proportions here. I think the belt makes all right in the world haha. A very lovely summer look!

Chloe, Butterfly Cupcakes said...

I like this nice simple/casual look.

Cara said...

Your long and flowy top makes me want one... but alas, I don't have one... that is, unless I raid the fiancé's closet when he's not looking...

Charlie said...

simple yest stylish. I love finding new things in my clothes as well! Like the other day I realized one of my favourite skirts has hidden pockets, hurray!

LyddieGal said...

I couldn't say for certain unless you had a photo of you in the same outfit with a black skirt, top tucked and heels on --- but you do not need to look any thinner.

Good luck with the 30 for 30, it sounds like quite a test of endurance!

Chic on the Cheap

Melissa said...

"...in rebellion against the ubiquitous idea that the clothes that make you look thinner are necessarily better."

WELL SAID! I love how you articulated that. I've gotten a little weary of well-meaning family members telling me that I shouldn't wear white pants or horizontal stripes. I like them, it looks cute regardless of whether it projects a "thinner" silhouette, and that's that.

Don't you just love when you completely repurpose a piece of clothing?! How great that you now have a "new" summer shirt to wear!

You look adorable, by the way!

Ana - Toil and Trouble said...

I am so behind on reading blogs, ahh! I LOVE this outfit, you look so classy and crisp!!!

AppGal said...

This is a lovely summer outfit. I love your point about clothes that make you look bigger/thinner. One is not necessarily better than the other. In the end, it's what makes you feel comfortable and confident that is the best. I'm loving your remix challenge outfits so far!

Lianne said...

love this outfit! i think i'll wear something like this today :D

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