February 3, 2011

I certainly haven't been shopping for any new shoes...

I'm listening to "Extraordinary Machine", and the lyrics are fitting, so that's where the post title is from:

I certainly haven't been shopping for any new shoes
And I certainly haven't been spreading myself around
I still only travel by foot and by foot, it's a slow climb,
But I'm good at being uncomfortable, so
I can't stop changing all the time


Days 1 & 2 of the 30 for 30 are in the books. Here's how it's going:
Shirt - Banana Republic, Jeans - Old Navy, Cardigan - Express, Boots - BCBG Max Azria, Watch - Michael Kors, Ring - House of Harlow, Necklace - Limited, Earrings - Gifted
Since there were a lot of comments about August being in my 30 for 30 - What I'm (Going To Be) Wearing... post, he'll be making an appearance in most of my 30x30 posts. You're welcome. (And maybe before it's over he'll be on my head like Carrie wants. We'll see, we'll see.)

I seem to you to seek a new disaster every day
You deem me due to clean my view and be at peace and lay
I mean to prove I mean to move in my own way, and say,
I've been getting along for long before you came into the play

(I'm just going to put the Extraordinary Machine lyrics all throughout the post because you know what, they're brilliant.)
Shirt - J. Crew, Jeans - Old Navy, Shoes - BCBG Max Azria, Hat - J. Crew, Necklace - Forever 21

Do I so worry you 
No need to hurry to my side, it's very kind 
But it's to no avail 
I don't want the pill 
I promise you everything will be just fine 

Day 2 and I'm already down to 2 pics. (And August is getting closer to my head...) That's probably not a good sign. Hmm, let's hope for the best. Editing these took an obscenely long time because I didn't know how to add text in iPhoto but do you SEE THAT TINY TEXT noting which outfit I'm on? Yeah. Boo-ya. Take that, iPhoto. The J. Crew shirt is one of the (many) pieces I picked that I've never worn. I have no clue what else to do with it except get crazy and wear the OTHER pair of jeans I picked. This might go down as a 30x30 fail. Maybe next time I won't do a mad dash yanking 30 pieces of clothes out of the closet hours before the challenge starts. But then how am I gonna have any fun? Gah.

If there was a better way to go then it would find me
I can't help it, the road just rolls out behind me
Be kind to me, or treat me mean
I'll make the most of it, I'm an extraordinary machine 



(That might have been my motto for about a year when this album came out. Still rings true.)

66 comments:

laura said...

i LOVE that banana republic shirt! The color looks marvelous on you! and your doggie is super adorable :)

Jen HaHA said...
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Jen HaHA said...

Can I call those boots Robin Hood boots? They're awesome! Love your hat! Hats are great!

My boys were reading the Guinness Book of World Records 2006 Edition (don't ask me why) and there was a picture of a Golden Retriever with "Augie" underneath it. Desi was confused and I told him that that must be the dog's name. Then I told them about your August and how you said you often call him Augie. My poor boys will be called Dizzy Desi and Augie Doggie for the rest of their lives.

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Amy Z. said...

I love that purple j.crew shirt! The color is so gorgeous. Maybe you could try layering it under some cardigans or over some dresses.

modanista junkie said...

Lovely yellow sweater, and hot hot hot boots!!!!

xoxo,
melrod

Savvy Gal said...

my favorite lilac color. : )

this free bird said...

Okay I love both looks and you are doing smashingly. The purple was a must and the little shoesies (yes I am turning into my mother) are perfect with it! As is the hat...the sparkly one, not August. Although I do see he is not having anything take his coveted spot.

This is going to be the best 30x30 yet.

Wrap that shirt around your head or wear it as a scarf. Werk it!

xo,
Carrie
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Ann said...

Lovin' the cardigan and the J.Crew shirt...

Lee Oliveira said...

I love the yellow and brow together Katie..
Your dog is so adorable too
Lee x

Collette Osuna said...

LOVE the yellow shirt...my fav color in the world!! The purple shoes?? brilliant....great outfits so far babes.....lookin good:)

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janettaylor said...

Oooh pale purple/lilac looks amazing! :)

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Diana Mieczan said...

Both outfits are really great and I adore that yellow top. Yellow looks stunning on you,sweetie
Have a lovely day
Kisses

Evie said...

Haha, I did a mad dash last time I did a 30 for 30. This time I am wearing things I want to wear until I get up to 30 items and then stick with them.

Dogs always make the best accessories in photos!

Jess said...

Great start to the challenge - loving both looks! And your dog is just adorable.

Emmy said...

Love that watch, I am in the market for a menswear inspired watch...I may have to go try some on this weekend :)

Chic 'n Cheap Living said...

That last shot is adorable and loving the hat!

Closet Fashionista said...

yay love these outfits!! And such a cute doggy! :D :D
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daisymay aka Chantele said...

I love your watch, it looks beautiful

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hurricanekerrie said...

The color of your shirt is fantastic! Your dog is also the cutest accessory ;D Thanks for stopping by my blog! :D

THE ALTERNATIVE WIFE said...

You look fabulous in yellow! Love the nails too :)

Chasing Davies said...

I LOVE the camel sweater cardi. I have a similar one and am totally missing it right now, as it's not in my 30x30! :(

Meggy from Chasing Davies

Isabel said...

i love your watch! i need gold one so i have an alternative when im wearing gold jewelry


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Eclectic Flair said...

August is soooo cute! I love that he makes an appearance in your posts!

Moosette said...

Fabulous start to the 30x30 challenge... cant wait to see what else you come up with! LOVE all of that fun gold jewelry!

Valerie said...

You look fabulous and that purple top is such a pretty color. Good for you with the first 2 days!

Josie said...

Love your first two looks, Katie -- that purple top is too cute! Can't wait to see all the others.
xo Josie
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Taj Acosta said...

I love it! and that watch wowza!

Anonymous said...

Love that watch!

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la petite coquine said...

You have no idea how much I love that rose gold watch-it's on my "grownup" wishlist, but since I've never worn a watch, I'm worried it might go unworn!

So far, 30x30 looks like a fantastic success!

Rachel said...

I love seeing the outfits people put together for the 30x30! I'm loving both of these looks!
I'm especially loving that Michael Kors watch! (I seriously love his watches!)

-smatz- said...

I love that song!!! Adorable pics :)

Stacey said...

That pop of yellow was perfect! Both looks are great and August is super adorable! On your head, i'd love to see that:-).

Fashion Vault Shop said...

You look great. Love your J. Crew top.

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Fashion Meets Food said...

Love the watch and outfits looking very chic and fab!

xo

everydayluxuries said...

Loving the mustard top! I never used to like the color, but I've been obsessed with it for about two years now.

shealennon said...

I was just listening to that song the other day--I love it! I love that yellow top, and your furry "accessory" is adorable :)

Julie (deb said no) said...

I *love* those brown boots, and that colour of yellow looks lovely on you! Happy 30 for 30'ing! :)

Emma at Daily Clothes Fix said...

That necklace is so beautiful. I love all the detail.

kirstyb said...

loving your nails x

stacy said...

your nails are awesome!! what colors did you use??

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alabee said...

cute yellow shirt, like a ray of sunshine!

Z--- said...

loove your jewelry!!xx

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Elle Sees said...

the yellow is right up my alley...i'm stealing that one.

lauren lanza osias said...

omg. the boots in the first looks are out-of-control hot!!!!! love it.

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Orphaned Apparel said...

Ah, thank you for getting that song stuck in my head! <3 Fiona.

Sarah said...

That mustard/yellow top is fantastic!!

Cute pup too!

Sarah at Classroom Chic

FATTY said...

cute the yellow....

Peacefully Hooked said...

Okay i am totally in love with your shoes in the title picture!! I want them.. now..

xoxo,
Sarah

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Wendy said...

Thanks for the comment! I looove your wedding ring(s)!

xNTA said...

It's been said several times already but I've GOT to say it again: I love the mustard (is that right?) Colour for your skin! Looks so wonderful!!!

Have a great one! x http://xnta.blogspot.com/

Miss Caitlin S. said...

doin well! I can't tell that you are using limited clothes yet! :) Love the hat and the mustard shirt!

Rachel said...

The lavendar is a great color on you. Great sight. I really like your style! Good luck with your 30 x 30 http://designrefinebemine.blogspot.com
Rachel

Buttons and Bows said...

I am struck down with shoe envy for your cute grey flats! Wish they had Old Navy here in England. Also, is that nail polish one of the "Shatter" ones that Katie Perry did? Looks really cool. Oh, and I'd never have thought that combining yellow and khaki like that would work... but it does! When my yellow skirt finally arrives from the US, that's something I'll keep in mind! :)

elledee said...

cute boots and I love the sparkly hat!

Jean said...

love that shade of yellow!!!

xo
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Jean said...

love that shade of yellow!!!

xo
jean

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bravegrrl said...

i love extraordinary machine! soooo much! great choice :)

and both looks are great.. i love the way you took photos of your jewelry on the side to show more detail :)

xoxo

Fashionably Learning To Be said...

I LOVE your Michael Kors watch!

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Kristin said...

Mustard just makes me happy. Gorgeous top!

craftydiva said...

love it! thanks for the comment

Yvette said...

i love your michael kors watch!

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Bella @Bellgetsreal said...

Okay first I love the whole 30 x30 idea, its brilliant and perfect for us who are trying to refrain from shopping. (uh after Sunday of course)

Love the purple on you....

Ps I hope you had a chance to enter my giveaway.

Amy Fashion Blog said...

Great outfits.

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Katy said...

Loving your outfits! Ready to see more days!!! :)

Jenny said...

Looking good!!!! Love that yellow top!!!

Angela said...

Love the Fiona lyrics! :) I love that August will be in most of your pics... my Telula manages to get in many of mine too :)

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