1.30.2011

30 for 30 Items: Winter Edition

Tuesday starts a new 30 for 30 Challenge! When I heard it announced, I knew I wanted in! I enjoyed myself and learned so much during the Fall challenge and I can only hope this time around will be as fun. I can't wait to see what others put together and see what I challenge myself to come up with! 

Here are my items. It was a lot more difficult the second time around coming up with my picks - I don't know why? Was it hard for you (if you are participating again)? I'm not going to lie, I'm somewhat nervous with these. I haven't mentally planned out options, so let's hope these 30 work out! I only had a couple repeats from the last challenge, but they are staple pieces - they have to participate. Let's get started!

P.S. How do you all do such cute pictures of your picks? With the white backgrounds and such? Super jealous! I feel like the carpet is distracting. (probably photoshop...)


Nine Tops
J Crew Breton Boat-neck (similar)
Gap White Long Sleeve Tee (similar)
Merona Chambray Button-up (similar)
Old Navy Polka Dot Blouse (similar)
J Crew Ruffle Cami (similar
J Crew Floral Tank (similar)


Two Jackets + Five Sweaters
LC Blazer (similar)
Belk Drape Cardigan (similar)
Belk Winter White Cardigan (similar
Belk Green Cardigan (similar)
Banana Republic V-neck Sweater (similar)
Mossimo V-neck Sweater (similar)


Four Pants + Two Dresses + Two Skirts
Banana Republic Denim Trousers (similar)
Target Black Skinny Pants (similar)
TJ Maxx Sinny Jeans (similar)
Urban Outfitters Dress (similar)
Mossimo Polka Dot Dress (similar)



Six Pairs of Shoes
Mossimo T-strap Wedges (similar)
Guess via TJ Maxx Cognac Booties (similar)

47 comments:

Michelle said...

i'm suuuper in love with the second row of tops and all of the shoes. hope all goes well with you 30 for 30 :)

Mimi said...

This is a great selection and I particularly love your shoes! Can't wait to see how you mix and match!

Aesthetic Lounge

~Chelsea said...

Great picks! I'm interested to see how you remix them!

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Kristen said...

Ooh, the red skinny cords are a brave choice! I can't wait to see your remix: round two.

Marie said...

I posted my 30 picks today, too :) Good luck with your remixing! Looks like you have some good options.

mk said...

i love everything!! i'm getting nervous about my picks ... mostly because i haven't picked them yet, but i'm doing that post tomorrow so i'd better get on it!!

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jenn~the stylish housewife said...

aaarrggghhh...i havent picked mine yet! this is my first time doing the 30x30 and i am nervous! i like your picks and am starting to rethink mine! dont worry...i dont have photoshop either =) can't wait to see your outfits!

Dawn said...

cute picks!! i need more color in my closet.. desperately

MONKEYFACE said...

I have SUCH a huge crush on your colorblock t-straps. :) And all your ruffly blouses. Ya know I just kind of winged it this time and last with picking my items and I'm hoping for the best!

Let the games begin...! :D

Simply Bubblelicious said...

Some great picks! Can't wait to see your remixes. Just finished my choices. I am excited about this round.

Have a great night,
Carla
http://wwwsimplybubblelicious.blogspot.com/

Beverly said...

wow.. all i see in everyones posts is the 30 for 30 pictures of their picks, i'm still doing laundry so i can use some of the tops for the challenge. i like yous picks btw!
oh and i'm nervous too :)

kileen said...

i'm loving all of the red hues in your picks! those UO red suede pumps are lovely and i'm certain those will definitely be getting lots of love! :)

cute and little

Cara-Mia said...

You're so brave! It was so hard for me last time because I lost steam, I don't think I could do it again haha. But I love your picks & can't wait to see what you come up with! :D

Natasha said...

I can't believe that you choose everything without much of a plan! It looks like you will be able to come up with many outfits thought.
I also had a bit harder time choosing things this time around..I loved how my last one turned out, but needed to make sure I choose mostly different items...but the ones from the first round seemed to be my most versatile items....especially for the cold weather!

kimmie said...

Oh my gosh, your picks are all so cute. can't wait to see how you remix them! I loved your outfits last time around so I'm pretty sure you'll come up with some amazing combos! :D

As for my pictures for my picks, I wanted to copy Kendi because I loved how she did hers, but OH MAN.. it was exhausting. First making sure every item is laid out just right, taking a photo of every item, then photoshopping them all to take out the background and to arrange them to look nice. TOOK FOREVER!

dani said...

Loving the pieces you chose for this 30x30! Loving all the pops of bright color! So looking forward to seeing your remixes!

Chaucee said...

You got some really nice picks! I wish I could do it this round, but while living abroad my wardrobe is already contained and I'm happy with just that :P haha

Sophie said...

love all your footwear so much more than mine!!! Have fun with the challenge :)
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Alessandra said...

What great picks. Love the colors. Can't wait to see you remix again.

Actually, I found it easier this time round and left out 1 item so I can insert something later on (read: when I'm desperate!!!).

Jill GG (good life for less) said...

I can't wait for you to get started! I'm not playing along this time... but I'll be cheering for the sidelines! I'm already excited for the spring version.

Melanie said...

Good luck! I can't wait to see what you come up with this time around!

Melanie@Unravelled Threads
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LIZ said...

I was bad about planning as well so I will be winging it for the first few days. Looks like we have a few similar picks. Why can't be the same size so we could swap?

megannielsen said...

Cute pics! I haven't been organised to snap photos of my 30 yet... looking forward to seeing what you come up with!!

CessOviedo said...

I'm so excited for 30 for 30 to start! Although I wish I were brave enough to participate, probably next time... Loved the selection, specially the tops one, lots of navy I like! Little amazed to see you picked hot pink pants, curious to see how you mix them! ... Good luck tomorrow!

Have a lovely week doll! xo
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archives said...

hey, at least you finished the last one! ( i didnt, but am determined to this time!).

you've got a great set of items here. you'll do great! :)

Work With What You've Got said...

I've noticed a LOT of re-peat players saying they didn't pre-plan outfits this time around so I think you are in good company. Also, I think you probably know what you're doing. I think it's going to be great! Can't wait to see. <3

Thoa said...

My favorite picks are:

- Guess cognac booties [I realized many of your shoes are heels! Crazy!]
- Red skinny cords [they are skinny! And red...! Not many people can pull that off!]
- J Crew ruffle cami [the design & color is beautiful!]

Can't wait to see what outfits you come up with!

Ashley J said...

Good Luck Linley, I am super nervous AND excited!

kelseywilliams said...

Great picks, Linley! I am so excited this time around, too. I had an easier time choosing my items. However, I always get to 29 items and have no idea what to pick for the last item.

Law Mama said...

Ooh, I'm excited for your remix! You really did some inspiring things last time, and I can't wait to see what you do this time.

Danielle said...

ugh, I know! my pictures are taken on my bed. so underwhelming.

Courtney said...

I love all your choices, and especially your heels! Can't wait to see how you remix them.

Stef said...

Cuuuute blog! Just came across it and I am thinking about the 30 for 30 challenge as well now! Also, I am sure it is done with photoshop but if you don't have it you can try photo.net (google it) it is a free editing software!

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Lydia Marie said...

I can't wait to see your remixing! I love all your picks.

Shopping and Spreadsheets

Lydia Marie said...

I can't wait to see your remixing! I love all your picks.

Shopping and Spreadsheets

Nicole said...

love your pics! I am trying the 30 for 30 also. Literally just started blogging and this was a big reason why. Love your blog!!

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Pixie in Pumps said...

what a fantastic group of items for the challenge! I look forward to seeing how you remix them! And i think they do photoshop those with the white back ground, but I can't say for sure!

Adri said...

You have the cutest clothes! I'm excited to see how you put these together.
~Adri
http://mama-miablog.blogspot.com

Kirsten said...

I am sooo excited for this 30 for
30! This is my first one and I am a little nervous!
I love all you picks tho!
Can't wait to see the outfits!!

Kirsten
www.travandkirk.blogspot.com

Sorren said...

I am definitely finding this challenge much harder to start than the last one, and I'm so nervous about this one! I think it's because I mixed all my favourites last time and I'm trying not too repeat too much.

Goodluck, I can't wait to see what you come up with!

Jess said...

I love all your pics, especially the polka-dot dress! Can't wait to see your remixes.

Cee said...

So glad you're doing this again. Even though I hadn't discovered your blog the first 30x30, I went through and looked at all your past outfits and really enjoyed all the remixes.

Kate said...

Ooh, I really like those Guess booties! Super cute! Good luck with your 30x30!

Leslie said...

such cute shoes! I want them all!

a. harms said...

Super cute picks. I will be following you all the way through to 30. Love, love, love those red pants.

MaryBeth said...

This is one of the best 30x30's I have seen! Super cute duds!
xoxoMB

Julie said...

Love your pics! Can't wait to see all of your other outfits.

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