Monday, December 3, 2012

Fall 2012 30X30: lived & learned

Woo to the hoo, I have completed my 2nd 30X30 Remix Challenge (!!!!)
(just tuning in and don't know what a 30X30 is? Check out the deets here)

I must say, my recent Fall Remix was harder than my first one ever last Spring (round up here)... but just like last time, I enjoyed getting the most out of several key pieces in my wardrobe, & finding new ways to were old items. But this time, I especially focused on adding more color to my Fall outfits (did I succeed?)
5 more things my Fall 30X30 Remix taught me:
{1} Somethings are very remixable, while others zap all my creative juices 
(HIGH remix index (at 5): plaid shirt, LOW remix index (at 2): ribbed pink sweater)
{2} I really like looking at all of the outfits in the collage I made above - each outfit has a key piece in common with the picture before & after it... 
easy way for me to see how I prefer to wear items in my closet (i.e. skirts + belts, khakis + navy)
{3} Taking 30 outfit photos in 30 days is agresssssive (last time I spaced out my 30X30 over 5ish weeks, but this time I was determined to complete it during the 30 days in the month of November) - so I might have to lay low on the outfit photos for a couple of days
{4} Nashville weather in November can be highly unpredictable - thank goodness for putting in some short sleeve shirts, my (faux) leather jacket, & light weight pants, in addition to pulling out my tights & cold weather accessories when needed.
{5} A little creativity makes my closet go the extra mile - pencil skirts as a mini, dresses as skirts, & belts always are my go to way to add spice to a mundane outfit

Phew, there it is! I hope you liked tuning in to my challenge over the past 30 days. 
Have you completed a 30X30 remix before? What were some of your lessons learned?
Do you have a favorite outfit from this round of my 30X30?

P.S. In celebration of completing my Fall 30X30 I am hosting a fabulous purse giveaway. Have you entered?


P.P.S. I am linking up with the Monday Party that has become Molly's #YOLOMondays, join the fun {here}

98 comments:

  1. Congrats on finishing your 30x30! Love the outfit collage...there are some really cute ones up there :)

    Annie
    The Other Side of Gray

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  2. love all of the outfits!

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  3. Brooke @ what2wearDecember 3, 2012 at 7:46 AM

    Props to you, I started a 30x30 last year and never finished it haha!
    Brooke @ what2wear, monikabrooke.blogspot.com

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  4. You must have done a good job of remixing, because over the course of the month, I never looked at your outfit and thought "Man I am so tired of seeing that [insert item here]!" Now that I see the pictures together, I know you weren't lying and you really were doing the 30x30 challenge :)

    Sarah's Real Life

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  5. You did a great job! I never would have guessed that you were remixing only 30 items with all those looks! I bet it feels good to be over :) I remember how good I felt when I finished mine, even though it did teach me a lot!!

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  6. Fun recap! To me they are all unique, great job!

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  7. I loved it. I think you did a fantastic job!

    xo, Yi-chia
    Always Maylee

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  8. I had never heard of this idea! Congrats on completing it! I really should think about doing this...I have so many things in my closet that I've only worn once :( The outfits you put together are so great!

    xo Olivia
    go for the glam

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  9. You did an amazing job with all of your outfits, and major kudos on making it through November without shopping. Those sales were too much for me to turn down!

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  10. Haha, no kidding the weather in Nashville can be tricky! I think there was like a 50 degree span here during your 30X30, which has to make it a bit challenging. Congrats on finishing!

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  11. Congratulations!  Looks like quite a challenge.  You did such a fabulous job!
    http://shannonhearts.blogspot.com/ 

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  12. you did such a good job with your outfits! i love them! and i'm sure you're excited to wear your other clothes!! 

    forlaurenandlauren.blogspot.com

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  13. Jessica! I feel like our friendship is on a whole new level now (and I had to give you a shout-out on my blog :) I love looking at your 30for30 grid, and thought you seriously looked fab everyday. Taking pictures everyday IS crazy, I don't know how you managed that, and definitely feel ya on the weather over here! You shared some great insights that I can't wait to try out (definitely be using a plaid shirt once I try the 30x30 thing!). Hope you're having a great start to the week!

    perfectly priya

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  14. wow! great job! lots of inspiration here! visiting from the linkup!

    Lindsey
    http://thriftandshout.blogspot.com

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  15. Yay! Congratulations Jessica! ^^ I love the red skirt and purple pencil and those skinny jeans are SO flattering on you! anyway, you did a great job :D x

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  16. Congrats on making it through, you did an amazing job! I love seeing all the looks together in one graphic to see how you remixed everything! I'd love to try something like this someday :)

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  17. hi Jessica! i'm Renae and joined this hop today.  #40 is mine but you'll have to go to old posts to see me cuz i BROKE my camera accidentally.  it fell off my fireplace that was acting as a tripod. stupid, i know. tell me about it.  me very sad :(

    i am usually very upbeat and fun and i promise to be more and more as i get to know you. sorry for the downer intro.

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  18. I'm so jealous that you're done! Top left corner is by far my fave, love me some plaid. And red. And big old boots. So you nailed it :) 

    Samantha @ Sam ipsa loquitur

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  19. I loved following your 30x30 Jess! Fabulous outfits!
    xo

    www.glitterarygirl.blogspot.com

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  20. Beautiful blog! I love yor style. Now following you :)
    Ginny
    mynewfavoriteoutfit.blogspot.com

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  21. Love love love all the outfits you put together! I found your blog via Franish, and now following along! :)

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  22. Great outfits! Congrats on finishing. ;) I did a 30X30 back in the summer of last year. The only thing that didn't work for me was limiting the shoes. ;) If I ever did one again, I would have to exclude shoes from the 30 items. Other than that it was a fun challenge. 

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  23. I love love loved every outfit you pulled together. I'm tempted to try something similar with my closet!

    AlyssaThe Glossy Life

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  24. I really like seeing all of the outfits in one big collage! How did you make it and get all the pictures the same size?! I love the common thread with each outfit, and it does really help you see how you liked to pair things and maybe even some new outfit ideas!

    -AJ
    FitTravelerAJ.blogspot.com

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  25. I wish I was skilled enough to use PhotoShop, but I make all my collages in PowerPoint for now. I'm glad you like it! xx

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  26. You have inspired me to reword my closet!!  Adorable! Thanks! Susan

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  27. Rework, not reword! Oops!  It is early(: Susan

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  28. Found you through Audrey of Putting Me Together, and I LOVE the gray polka dot sweater with the purple mini. I recently learned how to belt cardigans and sweaters and the such, and I'm so excited lol Great job! Thank you! Seandré (shondray)

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  29. I think my favorite outfit is the one with the chambray under the pink sweater! Love the contrast of colors.

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  30. My favorite outfit is the polka dot sweater with the red skirt.

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  31. I am totally inspired by your 30 outfits. I especially love the outfit with the blazer, pink top, tan capris, and gold shoes! Off to look at my closet and see if I can recreate something similar!

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  32. Loving the one with the army green skirt and blue scarf!

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  33. Love the polka dot sweater outfits... inspiration for wearing mine!

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  34. I like day 10 in jeans and a dressy shirt because it's casual.

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  35. Love the gray sweater/purple skirt combo! Holla fellow Nashvillian. :)

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  36. I found your blog thanks to Audrey at Putting Me Together! I love that black skinnies with the cobalt shirt and utility vest!

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  37. The purple skirt with the polka dot sweater is precious! I absolutely LOVE anything polka dot!

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  38. I like Day 2 the best out of all of them. :)

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  39. Tan pants, pink shirt and black jacker

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  40. I love the pink top and skinny jeans!

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  41. i love the red skinnies,black top and pearls paired with flats and the handbag

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  42. I like outfit #9 with the vest, purple top, and jeans! So cute and casual!!
    ~Sara
    sarastrauss.blogspot.com

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  43. Love the pink shirt, tan pants, denim shirt

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  44. My favorite is the outfit with the blue shirt and vest. Looks so comfy and just my style!

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  45. I love your flowery skirt. That looks hard to remix, but I like how you did it. My favorite outfit is the flowery skirt with the red tights!

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  46. awesom...so glad i stumbled upon ur blog :)

    http://lookingoodfeelingfab.blogspot.in/2013/02/hello-summer-and-my-camera-print-t.html

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  47. I like the dark blue top with the purple skirt the best. Go bold or go home! ;)

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  48. Jennie - do you have a blog, I am working on getting together a Nashville blogger meet up and would love to have you!
    xx

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  49. Love all the outfits, and the navy blazer and khakis look the best!

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  50. Love the red skirt with grey top!

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  51. I like the blue top and purple skirt because I NEVER would have thought of pairing such similar colors, but it looks great!

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  52. I love the grey and white polka dot sweater belted with the purple skirt and black boots best! Seriously fabulous compilation of remixed outfits!! love it!

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  53. I love the 2nd to the last picture with the red pants and black shirt! So simple but soooo classy!

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  54. I LOVE the Bonfire Bash outfit...it stood out to me! I really likes a lot of your looks though...I think I'll be back often!!

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  55. i love your red pants mixes!

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  56. I love the dark red top with the khakis and scarf. Simple, comfy, classy. :)

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  57. love the red (orange?) tights with the cute floral skirt! Bold tights are the best!

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  58. sarah k @ thepajamachef.comFebruary 25, 2013 at 8:32 AM

    i love outfit 5 with the polka dot sweater :)

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  59. I love the second-to-last outfit- red pants are my latest love!

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  60. I love pic 17 with the khaki pants, blue button down & Pink top over it. Simple, Easy, & great Spring transitioning outfit!

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  61. Love #7 & #11

    eatpraywearlove.blogspot.com

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  62. I really like #15--simple and cute!

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  63. My favorite is the grey with white poke-dot sweater (belted) with the purple skirt and tall boots. Love it! I wouldn't have thought to pair the purple with that. So-o CUTE!!

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  64. I love the 5th one with the purple skirt and polka dot top!

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  65. I'm loving all of the looks! Especially look #1

    www.kacieskloset.blogspot.com
    www.daisyraeboutique.com

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  66. I love 16! With the floral dress and orange tights, I have a dress that's similar, all I need are some bright colored tights.

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  67. My favorite is the second to last outfit. Red pants always draw my eye and that necklace gives them sophistication!

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  68. Cute. I love the one in the top right corner. I love polka dots!

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  69. I love the floral skirt & red-orange tights look!

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  70. I love the second to the last one! So simple, yet so chic. :)

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  71. Loving all of the remixes with red bottoms. Great ideas for how to wear my red skinnies!

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  72. hi jess! came here from putting me together. i love the purple on purple outfit (2nd row, 2nd outfit)!

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  73. I love all your combinations with boots and skirts, especially the purple pencil skirt and boots.

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  74. My favorite outfit is the printed skirt with the orange tights. So cute.

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  75. Favorite outfit is gray polka dot sweater with purple skirt!

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  76. I love the polka dot sweater with the purple skirt and black boots!

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  77. I love #7, I'm a sucker for anything in that purple!

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  78. I really liked your outfit with the purple long sleeved shirt with the army green vest and black tights. Simple yet chic.

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  79. I'm loving the blazer + floral skirt + red tights - so crazy, but totally works!

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  80. I like the red pants / black shirt ! so cute

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  81. I love the navy blazer with the pink sweater and khakis. So cute.

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  82. favorite outfit is the berry skirt and purple blouse. LOVE!

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  83. i like #7 with the purple and royal blue mix

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  84. I love them all! But, number 3 and number 8 are my favorites! I adore that polka dot sweater. :-)

    xoxo

    Heather

    sweetsymphonyfashion@gmail.com
    http://sweetsymphonyfashion.wordpress.com

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  85. My fave is the red pants and black shirt!

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  86. Love the pink sweater. :-)

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  87. i love the second to last outfit. i'd never think to add a pop of blue with a black and red outfit!

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  88. I love the casual outfits using button downs and flats!

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  89. My favorite outfit is #9. The whole look shows confidence, comfort and and an air of adventure.

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  90. Outfit 19 (jumping in the bright tights) is my favorite for sure!

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  91. I love 10. Classy but comfy.

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  92. I love number 5. I absolutely adore polka dot sweaters and the skirt color pop is fabulous.

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  93. i love #4! girl!!
    just found your blog and entered your amaaazing giveaway!!!
    thanks girl :)

    -marsa
    The DayLee Journal

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  94. Wow! So fun. I love all your cute and creative outfits.

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