All posts filed under: bootcamp

>The Final Countdown

> If I could assign a theme song to this post, it would definitely be this one. I had grandiose ideas about how I would wrap up this challenge. Maybe I’d bake a cake, or throw a party (not really) or at least celebrate with a little confetti. But desperate times call for desperate measures. Like when you’re desperate to finish your Summer Style Bootcamp {which is nearing three weeks of being overdue} and you realize that your husband — your official blog photographer — is going to a baseball game tonight. Between the raging migraine you had yesterday and no photog today, you’re going to be another two days behind. And you panic. So you precariously balance your little point-and-shoot camera on the ironing board in the bedroom, stand in the horribly-lit hallway, and smile for the 10-second timer — wearing three looks that you’ve put together throughout bootcamp that never made it on the blog. And you call it a day. Sorry if this feels like a cop-out for the finale of my …

>Casual Friday – Stripes & Statements

> Breton Stripe Tee (Beall’s Outlet) LOFT Necklace Express Cargos Style&Co. Peep-Toes Nine West Belt Gianni Bini Bag I don’t know what’s happening with my posture in these photos. I didn’t go to charm school or anything, but this is kind of dreadful. Maybe it’s the heat… I’m literally wilting.  Happy Friday! Hope you all have fun weekend plans ahead. I’ll be waking up before the sun tomorrow to hawk some of my wares at a community yard sale at my parents’ house. I need funding for all of the cute office supplies I’ve been hoarding stocking up on for the new business!

>Remix Rebound

> {Outtake: T-Rex pose?} Express White Camp Shirt Simply Vera Vera Wang Belt LOFT Denim Pencil Skirt Michael Kors Leopard Wedges Liz Claiborne Necklace Ring from La Vita Dolce (local boutique) This bootcamp challenge has been full of surprises. For one, the things I thought I’d wear over and over (like this white camp shirt) have only made an appearance once or twice, and the pieces that I didn’t think I’d get much mileage from keep making their way into my remixes. I thought this look was a good rebound from my so-so outfit yesterday. I felt like it had some serious sass with the classic tailored shirt, wide leather belt, and my favorite leopard wedges. Pssst… I have a secret! I have a major obsession with Michael Kors [that’s not the secret]. If I could dress head-to-toe in one designer, MK would be my man. I’ve had my eye on this watch for the last year, but at $250, it’s a little steep. Last week I was in Wal-Mart to buy a new iron …

>I Got the Blues

> {I like this one. It looks like I’m up to no good.} INC Denim Tunic Express Denim Editors Michael Kors Leopard Wedges Gianni Bini Bag Nine West Belt This look is a whole lotta’ denim, friends. Probably more denim than I’ve ever worn at one time, ever. And I’m really not sure how I feel about it.  I like the idea of long, flowy tunics paired with wide-leg trousers (a la’ Rachel Zoe) but I don’t know if I’m loving the denim-on-denim, Canadian tuxedo thing. I think I would like the denim-on-denim better if it was my favorite skinnies paired with my favorite chambray top. I think I’ll try a do-over when bootcamp ends. Which is in just 5 days! Don’t forget to enter the first Closet Clean-Out Giveaway!

>Senioritis

> LOFT dress Chambray button-up (Beall’s Outlet) Thrifted belt Style & Co. wedges Bracelets (Beall’s Outlet) I’m in the home stretch! And I’m really feeling the pressure to pull out some good head-to-toe looks and finish this thing with a bang… but I’m also kind of starting to lose my momentum and inspiration.  Like senioritis when you’re in high school.  Remember that feeling? You’re so close to graduating [from your Summer Style Bootcamp] and all you can think about are the great things the future holds [and all the new outfits you’re going to put together with the clothes that have waited patiently in your closet for the last 6 weeks]. So you kind of start to fall into the doldrums of the same old assignments [and a 27-item wardrobe] and lose your focus [and forget how to creatively remix]. I’m afraid there’s no cure for senioritis [both the high school and style bootcamp variety] except to tough it out until the end. Hey 30/30 remixers, how’d you get through the last week? P.S. Don’t …

>24 down, 7 to go…

> Target Tee (first appearance!) A.N.A. Ankle SkinniesLOFT NecklaceMadden Girl FlatsGianni Bini Bag Kendi gave me a super sweet shout-out in her Remix Round-up today, so if you’re new here, thanks for stopping by! And I hope you’ll come back and visit again :) In case you were worried about my mathematical skills, if you’ve been reading for a while you know that my Summer Bootcamp was originally only supposed to run through July — 27 pieces, 31 outfits. I got behind and it’s creeped into August, but I’ll finish on #31. It’s been one of those insanely humid days, and even though I prepped for it with mousse and a lacquering of Elnett {one of my new favorite products} mother nature totally won the battle and left me with a head full of fluff, which was not cute. Even pulled back into a pony, it’s still managing to somehow defy gravity today… which does not make for nice outfit shots. And we snapped them later than usual, after we got home from the movies …