Day 30 The last day!

I’ve reached the end of the challenge.  Hooray!  Overall I enjoyed the challenge.  I might try to compose all outfits into one big picture, but not today.  If I did the challenge again I would probably pick at least one more shirt and eliminate one jacket.  I’m ready to explore my closet again.  Going forward with the blog I may post new outfits, but not daily outfits.  My ambition has not been to become a fashion blogger, but I do enjoy clothes and I wouldn’t mind keeping a record of new outfits and combinations.  I don’t feel a need to post every single day though.

The presentation today went well.  I felt like people were engaged and listening.  My fellow presenters were very easy to work with and a wealth of knowledge.  I didn’t sneeze or have any major coughing fits so I was happy with that.  I am still sick, but I’m coping.

Now we’re prepping for guests, and I better get back to it.

Bye for now!

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Day 29 Red, White, & Blue

I put this top combination together when I first picked my 30 pieces and I haven’t worn it yet.  I imagined it with jeans originally.  I thought I might wear it tomorrow as my last outfit, but I have presentation tomorrow so I’m not going to wear jeans.  And since it isn’t Friday I wasn’t going to wear jeans today.  Then I had an epiphany and I remembered the red cords.  I think it works.  Not entirely sure what I’m going to wear for the presentation tomorrow though.

I felt somewhat better this morning, but now the sickness has incorporated my nose into the fun.  The worst part though is the coughing fits.  I’m hoping to avoid those during the presentation tomorrow.  Good thing it is a team presentation and I don’t have a huge part.

I had a be careful what you wish for moment at work today.  All of the sudden all kinds of people want my help.  I’ve been waiting for them to come to me, and it is all happening at once.  Isn’t that how it always goes?  We couldn’t stagger the needs of the nonprofits throughout my year?  Apparently not.  It is okay with me, but I have to switch gears and get my time management back on track.  I kind of have to re-orient my thinking, which can be difficult with a head cold…I shall persevere!  🙂  Time to rest!

Bye for now!

Day 28 Black & Khaki

Well the big news for today was my mom got the house!  There were nine offers on the house and we won!  We’ll be closing on the house April 1st.  I get to move again….oh boy!  No I’m excited about it, and the house is really cute & fun.

Today I went back to the Sears look with black and khaki.  I added a scarf though to give it a little something extra.  The scarf is another Kmart piece actually.  I went to AJ for meetings today, but didn’t stick around.  I haven’t been feeling too well the last couple days, so I took it easy today.  A nasty bug has been spreading around my office and it has now hit me.  Boo!!  I never used to get sick.  Since starting in AJ I’ve been sick twice.  I’m not sure if it is the office environment and recycled air or something different in my immune system or what.  It is kinda pissing me off.  I dislike being sick.  Especially at extremely inconvenient times.  We have a bunch of family coming to town, and I don’t want to be sick for that.  I’m trying to take it easy, and I got some Nasonex today to help with the sinus drainage.  It is definitely a viral thing, so there isn’t a lot that can be done.

Anyway that’s my rant for the day.  I should go to bed.

Bye for now!

Day 27 Hobnob

Apparently it is only Tuesday.  I don’t know what day it felt like but definitely not Tuesday.  I had to go hobnob with some other nonprofit types so I had to dress up a little, especially since it was in Scottsdale.  Normally I’m not a big fan of networking, but it wasn’t so bad tonight.  Maybe it was the business cards? Maybe it was being reminded that I come across as pretty confident? I didn’t feel out of place.  Or extremely young as I sometimes do.  It was just a nice evening.  Proving to myself I can network! Yay! That’s about it.

Bye for now!

Day 25 & 26

I don’t have pictures from yesterday.  Try to imagine me in the gray jacket, red shirt, skinny jeans, and red shoes.  I have managed to create unique outfits everyday.  Today I went with the black striped cardigan, white tank, and red cords with the gray boots.  I was surprised I didn’t wear this before. It seemed like an obvious choice.

How about those boring, predictable Oscars?  We know I liked The King’s Speech, but it was such an obvious choice.  It would have been nice if they mixed it up a bit and picked The Social Network or The Fighter.  And the hosts weren’t comedians like Oscar hosts should be.  I’m the demographic they were targeting and I love James Franco & Anne Hathaway, but it didn’t work.  Sorry Academy try again!

Today was relatively busy and it is going to be a very busy week.  I have a networking type event tomorrow night, which should be interesting.  Trying to decide what to wear….

Still waiting to hear about the house.  That’s about it.

Bye for now!

Day 23 & 24

About a week left in the challenge!  I went back to the skinnys for casual Friday again.  It wasn’t really a busy Friday, but that seems pretty normal.  I didn’t do any food bank research since I was writing library grant narrative.  The boss and I sat in on a conference call yesterday as well.  I did still get somewhat distracted yesterday morning, but I tried to keep it to a minimum.  Yesterday evening we saw The Fighter which was really good.  Again I wouldn’t be disappointed if that won best picture.  Christian Bale should definitely win best supporting actor.  It is definitely a tight race this year for best picture.  It’s exciting too since I have seen 8 out of the 10 movies nominated for best picture.  That never happens!  We are thinking about seeing 127 Hours tomorrow morning too.

I haven’t done Day 2 of the couch to 5k yet either.  Maybe tomorrow?  Today we looked at 8 houses, and tomorrow we’ll be putting together the offer for one of them.  It is really nice.  Great location, nice kitchen, pretty pool.  It is the whole package.  We’ll see what happens, but we could potentially be moving in a month.  How exciting!  We hung out with the grandparents this evening.  We played two games of progressive rummy, and I won one of them.  Grandpa won the other game.  The other family members will be here soon, so we started talking about what we’re going to do when they get here.  We definitely need to make some plans!

Also I thought I’d throw some braids in my hair and put it up.  Something different!

Bye for now!

Day 21 & 22

Another combo blog today.  I did take pictures yesterday obviously.  A little red, black, and khaki for Wednesday, even added in some red and black jewelry.  I crashed the food bank’s annual volunteer meeting yesterday, and offered my services as a grant writer.  Turns out I know some people involved with the food bank and they’d be happy to use my services.  I’ll be doing some research for them tomorrow I suppose.

Today I thought if I can layer that cream shirt under the blue polka dots than I can layer it under the green as well.  And since the challenge is almost over, it is time to wear the skirts a few more times.  Today I wrote some grant narrative for the centennial event, played with some downtown maps, and wrote a tiny bit of narrative for the library grant.  The library grant has been super slow going.  I picked grants without due dates, because I was warned that they move slowly.  My goal tomorrow is to get a little more done in the morning since that’s when I seem to get easily distracted.

Maybe I’ll do Day 2 of the couch to 5k tomorrow after work, too.  It would probably be a good idea.  I think that’s all I know right now.

Bye for now!