Tuesday, November 30, 2010

day 23

tank: target
jacket: hurley
jeans: 7 (thrifted)
shoes (not pictured): old navy (flip-flops)
today was a lazy day. i had planned to do a lot of things, but i was very unproductive. i'm blaming it on this cold i have (it's getting better). i would have been in pjs all day if i didn't go to trader joe's this afternoon. i did spend a few hours in front of my sewing machine trying to finish a dress, but the zipper is giving me a hard time.

day 22

tank&shirt&tights: forever 21
cardigan: thrifted
skirt: made by me
boots: target
i think i might be catching a cold. i have a runny nose and can't stop sneezing. my nose is super dry from blowing on tissues all day long.

today i went to m&l fabrics to buy fabric for some upcoming projects. they're having a sale right now - 20% off everything in the store until dec 9th. i came away with tons of fabric including grey lace which i'm going to make this skirt:

lace skirt

a lot of remixers have this as part of their 30 so i see it quite often as i skim through the posts on my google reader. so when i saw the same fabric, i wanted to make the same skirt (longer length). i wanted to get fabric for a coat i want to make, but i have a lot of jackets/coats so i'm going to hold off on it. i do need more tops, but i haven't found any good patterns.

Sunday, November 28, 2010

day 21

tank&tights: forever 21
dress: thrifted
cardigan: banana republic
boot socks: target
shoes: nine west
jacket: banana republic factory store
scarf: gift from friend

i can't believe there's only about a week left in the challenge. thanks to linda for reminding me that we're almost done. i still have some skirts i haven't worn yet. this challenge has taught me that i rely quite a bit on jeans so i should have chosen more shirts. oh well. i'm probably going to wear skirts all week.

day 20

sweater: banana republic (thrifted)
jacket: hurley
jeans: james (thrifted)
scarf: gift from friend
shoes: target
i went to joann fabrics to pick out fabric for some new sewing projects, but i ended up not getting anything. i'm not in a rush so i can wait on getting fabric. i should probably make something out of the fabrics i already have.

my mom and i went to my grandma's apt to pick up her old sofa. we rearranged the living room again to fit the new sofa, which totally doesn't match the couches we already have. we also borrowed her dyson vacuum that my mom had bought her a while back. i seriously now want one. the amount of dirt that it picked up was amazing. if i showed you a picture of how much it picked up, you would be so grossed out like i was.

baked some cupcakes (chocolate souffle cupcakes with mint cream) with jessica - yummy (recipe)

Saturday, November 27, 2010

day 19

tank: forever 21
top: target (thrifted)
jeans&jacket: hurley
shoes: target
stephanie and i have been going to the black friday sales for a few years now. this year we only planned on going to target. i got up and stood in line at 4am with stephanie and thea. i bought a few dvds (i had a gift card). one of the dvds i bought was punky brewster season 1 for only $1.99!

this is totally what i watched when i was a kid. she and i had the same night light. all i wanted to do mix-match all my clothes and wear 2 different color shoes just like her.

after target, we went to citadel outlets where i was totally tempted with so many sales. with this challenge, i'm not supposed to shop for the 30 days. oh why did i choose this challenge during the biggest shopping discount days? there are too many sales and clothes just calling to me saying, "pick me", "choose me", "you need me". i tried on a few things and loved this one dress from the banana republic factory store, but i resisted and didn't purchase anything there.

after a long nap, i finally watched harry potter with a few friends. we went to lunch at chick-fil-a before the movie. today was a "come back" day where you come back any day in december, show your receipt from today and get the same items you ordered today for free. this is only at the long beach town center location.

jesse was SUPER excited about the deal!
while waiting for the movie to start....the many faces of thea

Thursday, November 25, 2010

day 18

tank&shoes: target
dress: forever 21
jeans: james (thrifted)
cardigan: hurley

gotta go to sleep to get enough rest for black friday.

favorite remixes....so far

i already did the first 3 days so these are from day 4-14.

Wednesday, November 24, 2010

day 17

tank&shirt: forever 21
cardigan: forever 21 (thrifted)
jeans: james (thrifted)
shoes: target (same as yesterdays)
i'm a creature of habit. i'm not very adventurous. whenever i order food at a familiar place, i always peruse the menu, but almost every time i order the same thing i always get. same thing with clothes. i'm very bad at what goes with what so if something i put together works, then i usually don't deviate from that. i was hoping this remix challenge would help me in my clothing choices, but it seems that lately, i've been stuck in a rut and going back to default mode. today's outfit is the same as day 8. yesterday's outfit is the same as day 3.
 hopefully i'll be able to remix my wardrobe a little better.

Tuesday, November 23, 2010

day 16

top: forever 21
cardigan: forever 21 (thrifted)
jeans: hurley
shoes (not pictured): target (same as day 15)
scarf: handmade by me
i started the day way too early today. i took michelle and her family to the lax airport this morning at 7am. i usually wake up around 10 so this was really early for me. i went to the auto shop to replace my car tires, spent way too much money even though they gave me a discount, but i needed them. then came home and took a morning nap for about 2 hours. i worked on some sewing while watching season 1 of beverly hills, 90210 that i borrowed from stephanie.

tonight was my last sewing class. i didn't finish the dress i started making in this class, but i just need to add the zipper (my least favorite part) and finish the armholes and hemline. unfortunately, i can't wear the dress until after the challenge.

Monday, November 22, 2010

day 15

another substitution: the shirt for the shoes

sweater: banana republic (thrifted)
skirt: old navy
belt: forever 21
tights&shoes: target
jacket: banana republic factory store

i didn't feel like wearing jeans today so i opted for the skirt. i didn't go anywhere fancy, just target and did laundry.

i received a little surprise in the mail today:

i didn't get this for my actual birthday almost a month ago so i emailed anthropologie....and they sent the discount. wow! so nice of them. i really just wanted the little pouch that came with the discount card.

day 12/13/14

this weekend was busy and tiring so i didn't get a chance to post until today.

day 12 (fri)

top: hurley
jeans: 7 (thrifted)
shoes: target
tank: forever 21
top: target (thrifted)
jacket: old navy
jeans: 7 (thrifted)
shoes: target
i worked at the hurley warehouse sale again, still crazy busy. i was back at the men's fleece/flannel section again, just because i'm already familiar with the merchandise and can help people better. so tiring though. i totally scored. i got a jacket that was retail valued at almost $300 which i got for free (sale price was $25, what a deal!).

day 13 (sat)

top: banana republic
jacket: hurley
jeans: james (thrifted)
shoes: target (not pictured)
we had cbf thanksgiving potluck dinner....so much food! i ate too much! i made tri-tip this year. the recipe i used came out great (1/2 less salt used).

day 14 (sun)

top: banana republic factory store
cardigan&belt: banana republic
skirt: made by me
tights: forever 21
boots: nine west
patchwork festival was today at long beach. there weren't as many booths as i thought there would be, but lots of interesting things for sale. i came away with a few ideas for new projects.

bought these earrings from dani
side note: sorry for the poor quality of photos. i realized after i took the pictures and uploaded them that the lens was smudged. i don't have a slr so they're not as crisp, but as tim gunn says, "make it work".

Friday, November 19, 2010

day 11

"it's beginning to look a lot like christmas...."

at least that's what i heard on the radio. what i see is a totally different thing.

today i volunteered at the hurley warehouse sale from 1130-730pm. last time i volunteered, i worked with my sister last year so there were moments throughout the day that i thought about her and missed her. last time i got to sit down and mark off the customer's items on the tally sheet before they pay the cashier. there were both busy and slow times so it was really nice. this time, i stood almost the whole time b/c the warehouse sale was crazy busy. i was in the men's fleece/hoodie section. i didn't want to work in the women's section b/c i thought i would have to work more there, but boy was i wrong. i got asked so many things.

"can you pick 2 or 3 items you think would look good on me?"
"which one is the most popular item here?"
"does this make me look fat?" (yes, these are men who asked this)
"do you think this is too small/big on me?"
"what do you think a 13 year old would want?"

after i ate dinner and got a little bit of a break, i was moved to the infant section. it was tiring and i get to do it all over again tomorrow. the incentive is nice and totally worth it, $150 in merchandise for each day i work. christmas presents for the family is taken care of and a little for me. technically i didn't pay for any of the clothes i picked out for myself so i didn't break any rules of the challenge. at least i don't think i did. :)

i did break one of the rules. i wore something that's not part of my 30 items - a hurley staff t-shirt that i have to wear for the warehouse sale. i'm going to wear this item for 2 more days during the challenge so i'm going to remove one item from my 30 - capri pants are gone from the list.

blue tank: target
striped tank: anthro
cardigan: forever 21
jeans: james (thrifted)
mocassins: target

shirt: hurley

my feet hurt.....

Thursday, November 18, 2010

day 10

t-shirt&tank: forever 21
scarf: gap
jacket: old navy
jeans: 7 (thrifted)
mocassins: target (not pictured)
today i sewed with stephanie again. i'm almost done with the dress i've been working on. i just need to attach the skirt portion and the zipper. zippers are my least favorite part. i'm sad that i won't be able to wear the finished dress until after this challenge.

after a little bit of pestering (on my part) through emails and phone calls, i finally met with my professor from last semester to get my letter of rec. for the credential program. applications will be mailed by next week (at the latest).

Wednesday, November 17, 2010

day 9

where were you when you heard the news? i was at home sewing a new bag while watching korean drama on hulu when i saw this.

now my dream of being a royal is gone. 

of course, i'm totally kidding about the whole "i want to be a princess" thing. nope, my childhood dream was to marry a famous baseball player.

top: banana republic outlet
cardigan: forever 21 (thrifted)
jeans 7 for all mankind (thrifted)
flip-flops: old navy

today i got a haircut. it's been a long time since i had one, but just wanted a trim. plus i ran out of shampoo/conditioner so the haircut was necessary.