Outfit #30 – The Last One

30 x 30 Remix Challenge

Outfit 30

DSC_0059So this is it! I have finally made it to the last outfit in my 30 x 30 remix challenge! This look centers around this polka dot T from Stylemint. Apparently I only wore this once during the remix challenge (it got lost in the laundry) and I had to make a point of wearing it one more time during the challenge. I tried to flip the lapel of the blazer to give it a different look, but the lapel wouldn’t stay in place…oh well.

DSC_0072Blazer and earrings, Forever21.

 This look is simple and comfortable. It is also very similar to the outfit I wore to kick off the 30 x 30 remix. My first outfit was all about black and white as well.

DSC_0054Not only is today my last day of the remix challenge, it is also the last of my school semester. I so glad because I need a break from school. See ya!

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Outfit #29 – Black is Easy to Match

30 x 30 Remix Challenge

Outfit #29

DSC_0027I am on a mission to wear every piece of clothing in the 30 x 30 remix at least twice. This black button down has been neglected and inspired this whole look. It’s easy to match black, so this was a no brainer.

DSC_0050Blazer, LC Lauren Conrad. Top& headband, Forever21. Skirt, Jason Wu for Target. Bag, Shoedazzle.

I paired unusual accessories (not on purpose) for this look, most likely because I was in a rush. I had to carry this snake print bag to shlep school stuff. I love this necklace from Jewelmint because it is two toned. I call wearing a headband, changing it up because I’m boring with my hair.

DSC_0024I guess I’m just excited that I only have one more to go in the remix! Check back soon for #30.

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Outfit #28 – Layering a Black Cardigan

30 x 30 Remix Challenge

Outfit #28

DSC_0006Before I composed the last three outfits of my style challenge, I literally made an inventory of each piece of clothing in the remix and how many times I wore it. I discovered some interesting things such as; the items of clothing I wore the most and the ones I wore the least. Can you believe that this simple, black cardigan was one of the items I wore the least during the remix? So I made a point to wear it now.

DSC_0014Dress, Dorothy Perkins. Pink henley, Stylemint. Cardigan, H&M. Bag, JustFab.

Instead of just throwing the cardigan over my striped dress, I thought a little layering would be more interesting. So, I wore a pink henley and treated the stripe dress more like a skirt, then the black cardigan didn’t seem so boring.

DSC_0003I am actually quite happy to be down to the last two looks for the 30 x 30 remix challenge. I have patiently worked my way through it but it was a true CHALLENGE and I learned a lot about my style, and my closet.

DSC_0011If it weren’t for the remix challenge, I probably would never have thought to layer this shirt over a dress. I also feel like remixing your closet is a good tactic for packing. Knowing the pieces that are most versatile in my closet will make packing a lot easier. After this 30 x 30 remix, I don’t think that I will be doing another until summer. A summer remix challenge will be interesting because I will have to be very practical, the weather is very hot and humid in DC, another challenge for composing different looks.

DSC_0001Check back tomorrow for outfit #29!

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Style Me Friday – Neon and the LBD

Slide1Maybe I am the only one, but neon reminds me of the 1980’s, an era I have fond memories of. Saved by the bell, Purple Rain, Rick James, curly hair, electronic pop music, there are just too many great things about the eighties to list. But when I saw this week’s #stylemefriday, it didn’t invoke any thoughts of the eighties. I guess because the neon elements of Kourtney K’s look are only the accessories, it looks more modern then retro.  In fact everything else worn is black, down to the little clutch she is carrying. I have plenty of black in my closet and figured this is exactly how I would want to wear these old Sole Society shoes.

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After pulling out all of my little black dresses (I only have four), I realized another inspiring thing about Kourtney K’s look. It’s demure. The length of the dress (which is really cute by the way) is right above the knee and the hem has a few layers of feminine ruffles. This was not your black “freak ’em” dress. So I went with a more conservative LBD, but the form-fitting cotton and a neon belt gives a ‘Mad Men’ shape.

DSC_0015Dress, James Perse. Belt, Elle for Kohls.

Because these shoes are so bad-ass, I had to wear a jacket to match. This faux leather jacket from Forever21 lacks practicality but makes up for it in style. Plus my dog, Rocsi, wanted to make an appearance.

DSC_0003These are literally the only neon accessories I have, so this ended up being the perfect challenge. If you like this look check me out on FacebookTwitterInstagramTumblr & Pinterest. Click the #StyleMeFriday button below to check out the other fabulous people who join the link up.

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Outfit #27 – My Gray Leopard Challenge

30 x 30 Remix Challenge:

Outfit #27

DSC_0071This week has FLOWN by! I have been swamped with school work, which has kept me away from blogging. Unfortunately all the work is not done (just the most intensely stressful part is over). But completing the hardest part has lifted a large load off my back.

DSC_0084Blazer, LC Lauren Conrad. White T, Stylemint. Skirt, Forever21. Earrings, Shoedazzle. Bracelet, Jewelmint. Bag, NY&Company.

This will be the third time that this blazer has appeared during the 30 x 30 remix challenge. The soft blue shade is a nice change from the bold cobalt blue I’ve been wearing for this challenge. It’s quite a feminine color despite is being a ‘boyfriend’ blazer.

I had a hard time styling this gray, leopard print skirt. I feel like I could have changed it up a bit more.

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I wore the skirt with the same pair of ankle boots in 3 outfits! When I didn’t wear the ankle boots, I wore blue heels. It also disappoints me that outfit #13 & #14 are so similar. I probably was just uninspired but I feel like In could have worn my white blazer for outfit #14. Lessoned learned.

What I do like is the anatomy of outfit #27. The blue blazer works great with the skirt, especially since I feel that this white top looks best when layered.

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 Outfit #27 forced me to pull out some old accessories that have been collecting dust. My square earrings from Shoedazzle are statement makers, but I have seen some really nice earrings from ASOS. This bag from NY&Company is nothing like the Coach Legacy tote I’ve been wanting. If dreams came true, I would have the whole Coach Legacy collection!

DSC_0072Check back soon!  #StyleMeFriday is tomorrow! The inspiration is neon accessories with the LBD.

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I’m a Liebster Award Winner!

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I am so happy to announce that I have been nominated for the Liebster Blog Award! Your probably thinking, “That’s great but what is a Liebster Award?”

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Well…the Liebster Award is bestowed to up and coming bloggers with less than 200 followers. There are no judges and each person nominated is a winner! It is an award that fellow bloggers nominate to each other to offer recognition and support. According to Google translate, Liebster means ‘dearest’ in German. This means that the Liebster blog award is acknowledging the dearest bloggers out there who may not have millions and trillions of followers, but still deserve recognition for all of their hard work.

I was nominated by the lovely K-jay from styluxbykjay.wordpress.com (check her out! She has some sassy style). I have to say thank you to K-Jay for her ongoing support and her inspiring style. We’re both busy students with style who love to blog and I admire her dedication to her family.

Here are the Liebster Award Rules:

  1. List 11 random or interesting facts about yourself.
  2. Answer 11 questions from the blogger who nominated you.
  3. Nominate 11 bloggers who have less than 200 followers.
  4. Ask 11 new questions to the bloggers you have nominated.
  5. Notify the bloggers you have nominated that they have been awarded the Liebster Award.
  6. Thank the blogger who nominated you (Again, THANK YOU K-Jay!).

Here are 11 facts about myself:

  1. I am a native Washingtonian.
  2. I’m a Gemini.
  3. I’m an only child. So that means I will never be an auntie. 😦
  4. My parents had a pact about my name before I was born. The pact was if they had a boy, my dad would name me (Morgan) and if they had a girl, my mom would name me (Megan). Somehow my dad still won.
  5. I studied abroad TWICE while in college. I spent a semester in London and Vietnam.Slide2Slide1
  6. One place that I have always wanted to visit is Africa. One day, I will get there.
  7. I make a MEAN grilled cheese. I love mixing up different combinations. My favorite is probably sourdough bread, mozzarella cheese, bacon, tomato and pesto. This pear & brie one looks yummy as well:brie_pear_grilled_cheese
  8. My most exciting celebrity sighting was meeting Lil’ Wayne in the elevator at Hotel Helix.
  9. My favorite artists are Henri Matisse, Vincent Van Gogh and William H. Johnson.Slide3
  10. I’m a museum nerd. For every new city that I have visited, I try to fit in a day to wander the museums, absorb the history and admire the art.
  11. I’m afraid of heights, but test my fear on roller coasters (and others high places).

Next, I answer the questions that K-jay from styluxbykjay.wordpress.com sent me:

  1. Favorite Candy? Almond Snickers
  2. Point, peep toe, or rounded pump? Pointy toe pumps please (maybe round toe too but peep toes usually crunch my wide feet).Slide4
  3. Celebrity whose style you find inspiring? Solange Knowles.Slide5
  4. LA or NYC? NYC – I’m an East coast girl at heart
  5. How do you come up with your blog posts? So far my blog post have been style challenges. They allow me to be creative with my wardrobe.
  6. Team iPhone or Android? Team iPhone.Slide6
  7. If you could be a guest blogger for any magazine, what magazine would it be? LUCKY! It is one of my favorite fashion magazines.Slide7Slide8
  8. Your stranded on an island, what 3 things would you miss the most? No people, things. Pillows, Lip balm, & Air conditioning.
  9. If you work, does it have anything to do with fashion? No, my job is in public relations
  10. Favorite subject in school? History, I love how history tells a story.
  11. Dunkin Donuts or Starbucks? Hmm….Starbucks, there are just WAY more of them in DC *shrug*

NOW I am nominating 11 wonderful bloggers:

  1. http://therealjlow.wordpress.com/
  2. http://laurenslook.com/
  3. http://gentlemenstandard.com/
  4. http://www.mamafashionfiles.com/
  5. http://www.sweeneestyle.com/
  6. http://trinibkbabe.blogspot.com/
  7. http://www.mycurvesandcurls.com/
  8. http://theaccidentalmilitarywife.blogspot.com/
  9. http://theshoestringfashionista.blogspot.com/
  10. http://www.foreverkirk.com/
  11. http://www.ladilike.com/

Here are the 11 questions I am asking to the bloggers that I nominated:

  1. What made you to start a blog?
  2. Name three blogs that you love to read.
  3. Which celebrity’s style do you admire the most?
  4. Which fashion trend do you dislike the most?
  5. Which fashion trends are you most interested in trying?
  6. Name two of your favorite places to shop.
  7. If you weren’t a fashion/style blogger, what other topics would you blog about?
  8. What is your favorite dish to make?
  9. Which movie do you enjoy for fashion inspiration?
  10. What is your best fashion advice for someone trying to redefine his or her style on a budget?
  11. What is your best advice to newbie bloggers?

I hope that I didn’t present the Liebster award to a blog who has already been honored with one. I am looking forward to learning more about your style and inspiration as well as find some fabulous new blogs to follow and tips for enhancing my style and blogging.

Let me get back to work and stop procrastinating. Enjoy the rest of your weekend!

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Style Me Friday – Monochromatic Orange

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Some inspiring women have worn monochromatic orange power suits. So why shouldn’t I? According to the Huffington Post, a new way for women to LEAN IN is to ditch boring, old, basic suits (check out the article, it’s quite inspiring). Considering that trailblazers like Hilary Clinton, Michelle Obama and Solange Knowles have all rocked an orange suit, I think they may be on to something.

DSC_0099This week’s #StyleMeFriday is all about monochromatic color. Instead of matching tonal monochromatic shades in one look, I decided to be a little more bold. Though, I must say that I’m a fan of tonal monochromatic color. It is very inventive and creative how people match similar colors that don’t exactly match but still look sophisticated. Check out some of the inspiration from Fashionista Next Door.

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Jacket and Pants, still available @ New York and Company. Clutch, Shoedazzle.

But with a power suit, you have to match. I don’t know exactly what compeled me to buy this orange suit but I love the way I look in orange and I definitely didn’t have anything like this in my closet AND it was on sale, so I though, why not? You’d probably be surprised to know that I also bought the matching skirt, basically because I couldn’t decide between pants or a skirt. The best thing about a suit is that all the pieces can be worn separately OR together, which means that you can create many different looks.

DSC_0106Heels, Sole Society.

These heels add the littlest pop of lime green. I was tempted to wear the heels from last week’s #StyleMeFriday, but I like to change it up.

DSC_0120These gorgeous vintage earrings were my grandmother’s. Cascading flowers seems oh so appropriate for spring. Since the earrings are in a subdued color, they add a simple feminine element. But a chunky, collar necklace would work well too. Maybe next time. Click the button below to check out all the wonderful ladies who participated in the #StyleMeFriday link-up.

style-me-friday-badgeHappy Friday and enjoy the weekend!

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