Saturday, February 26, 2011

Nineteen

Day 19 of the 30 for 30 Challenge!  I'm getting a lot of mileage out of my 30 for 30 picks, but there are a few that I haven't even touched yet.  Maybe I didn't do such a good job of making my picks if there are things I haven't worn yet.  Anyone else still have untouched items in their 30?
Top: Banana Republic
Skirt: Merona
Blazer: H&M
Shoes: Steve Madden
Belt: gifted

Have a great Saturday!  I'm heading to Indianapolis to celebrate the birthday of a very good friend. How are you spending your weekend?

Thursday, February 24, 2011

Eighteen

So today I am sporting a new accessory.  Alright, it's not new to me, but I have never worn my glasses on my blog before.  See, I have horrible vision.  Not "sorta blurry" or "I need glasses when I drive" bad, but if I didn't have them I would most certainly drive off a cliff (because there are so many here in Indiana) or walk into a wall.  I've been sporting contacts since I was in 7th grade, and I like it that way.  Wearing my glasses is reserved to days when I have itchy eyes or days like today when I slept in my contacts making them unbearable.  Growing up, I remember hearing "Men don't make passes at girls that wear glasses."  Well, since I've already landed a man, I guess I am free to break them out.
Top: Mossimo
Skirt: Merona
Shoes: Jessica Simpson
Belt: Limited, gifted from my sista
Glasses: Coach
Necklace: passed down from my mom


Wednesday, February 23, 2011

Thirteen through Seventeen

It's been almost a week since I've posted.  I felt like I was neglecting IKC big time, but I've had a lot of things come up over the past week that have kept me from posting my pictures.  Excuses, excuses I know...  Here is what I've been wearing this past week.

Thirteen
Top: Macy's
Blazer: H&M
Skirt: Old Navy
Shoes: Steve Madden

Fourteen
Top: Forever 21
Cardigan: Macy's
Jeans: Gap
Shoes: Jessica Simpson


Fifteen
Top: Charlotte Russe
Jeans: American Eagle
Belt: Gifted
Shoes: Jessica Simpson

Sixteen
Dress: The Limited
Blazer: H&M
Shoes: Steve Madden

Seventeen
Dress: LOFT
Sweater: Urband Outfitters
Shoes: Jessica Simpson

Thursday, February 17, 2011

Twelve

Today Mother Nature smiled on up Indiana residents and decided to warm up to over 60 degrees!  It has been really nice the past few days!  It comes with a downside though... WIND!  Anyone who has followed me for a while knows that wind is my mortal enemy.  I cannot pull off that beautiful wind-blown look, I just look cray cray!
Top: Banana Republic
Skirt: Simply Vera by Vera Wang
Shoes: Jessica Simpsons
Gloves: Ralph Lauren


And here's a little something extra for you...
Nice outtake, no?  To see more "Like" In Kinsey's Closet on facebook!

Wednesday, February 16, 2011

Eleven

I feel so far behind the pack right now because I'm only on Day 11.  I have been going out of town a lot and just simply not planning well enough to bring outfits and my camera with me.  I better step up my game before someone finishes the challenge while I'm still on Day 14...
Top: Old Navy
Skirt: Merona
Blazer: H&M
Shoes: Jessica Simpson
Bag: Coach
So... a little funny story for y'all (my sisters are big Texans and I pick up the "y'all" after talking to them on the phone or being around them for more than 30 seconds)... Sometimes, my buddy and I go places that we probably shouldn't to take the pictures for IKC.  Today was no exception.  I'm pretty sure we were trespassing while taking today's photos, and several times men on Gators circled us giving us dirty looks before driving away.  Luckily for me, my buddy is a member of the press so he could get us out of a jam if need be.  It's good to have friends in (semi?)high places...
How far do you go for a good photograph?

Tuesday, February 15, 2011

Ten

Happy (late) Valentine's Day readers!  So, this was the outfit I had planned to wear on Valentine's Day, but since I extended my trip to Indianapolis I did not have it to wear yesterday.  My good buddy's grandfather saw me and said "Well aren't you a vision!  But... you know, it's not Valentine's Day anymore, right?"  Better late than never...
 Top: Charlotte Russe
Skirt: LOFT
Belt: gifted from my brother
Shoes: Jessica Simpson
Bag: Coach
Bracelets: old?


I hope everyone had a wonderful Valentine's Day!

Saturday, February 12, 2011

Nine

Alright, I may have some sort of addiction problem.  An addiction to cute leopard print clothing items is still an addiction right?  
Oh, hello boys
Dress: Mossimo
Sweater: Urban Outfitters
Boots: American Eagle
Belt: gifted
Bag: Coach

Thanks to my beautiful friend Kristina who took my pictures today!

Friday, February 11, 2011

Eight

I took these photos in a very public place today, so I had my fair share of onlookers.  Every time I take pictures in public I become very self-aware of how dumb I look.  I feel like I want to shout "I know I'm not a model people!" This reminds me a lot of Cleveland's Next Top Model... "I love everything you're doing except your body and face."
Top: Banana Republic
Jeans: American Eagles
Belt: gifted from my brother
Coat: thrifted
Shoes: Jessica Simpson
Scarf: thrifted
"Get the hell out my guest room!"

Thursday, February 10, 2011

Seven

Okay, I need to get over myself.  I had my little whiney time yesterday about how over the challenge I am, but I need to suck it up and realize what the challenge is all about.  I need to push myself to become more creative and more grateful for what I have.  I have the rest of my life to wear whatever I want, so asking me to spare 30 days doesn't seem like such a tall order when it comes from Kendi!  Thanks for letting me vent a little, it was so nice to hear I'm not the only one feeling this way so soon into the challenge!
Top: Mossimo
Jeans: Gap
Scarf: gifted
Cummerbund: gifted from my pal Felicia
Pin: thrifted
Shoes: Jessica Simpson



I love this cummerbund, and let me tell you why.  Once, when I was having a particurlaly bad day, I went shopping for vintage with my friend Felicia.  I was feeling sort of bummed and didn't really want to see anyone, but she is the type of person who makes you feel really happy even if you're not.  We walked all over Seattle visiting her favorite shops.  In one of the shops, I saw this cummerbund and exclaimed how much I liked it.  I didn't buy it because I was on a self-imposed shopping ban.  Fast forward to my birthday... Felicia remembered how much I liked this and bought it for me.  I couldn't believe she would even remember this, so I was almost in tears.  It really made me happy, and wearing it today makes me equally happy (and sad because I miss my Seattle girls!).
Thanks Felicia!

Wednesday, February 9, 2011

Six


I feel like I am so far behind in the 30 for 3 because I took a few days off recently.  I was in Ohio visiting my brother, and then I was visiting my sister in Indianapolis and just didn't find the motivation to take my photos.  It might also have something to do with the fact that I am already over this challenge.  I really miss having my entire wardrobe at my disposal.  It's challenging to find outfits that are appropriate for interviews, dates, work, and just hanging out with friends with the 30 items I selected.  I guess that's why it's the 30 for 30 Remix CHALLENGE, but it doesn't change the fact that I am already ready for Day 31 to come.  
Top: Banana Republic
Skirt: LOFT
Tights: Target
Shoes: Jessica Simpson
Belt: gifted from my brother
Earrings: old oldie old so no clue


Anyone else feeling the same way?

Sunday, February 6, 2011

Four and Five

I've been in Ohio since yesterday visiting my brother and sister-in-law.  In order to spend as much time as possible with them and not in front of a computer, I'll keep this post short and sweet.  This is my outfit from yesterday...
Top: Charlotte Russe
Jeans: Gap
Shoes: Jessica Simpson
Bag: Coach

...and my outfit for today
 Top: Old Navy
Cardigan: H&M
Jeans: Gap
Shoes: Jessica Simpson

I hope everyone is having a good Super Bowl Sunday!