Tuesday, August 31, 2010

Tuesday, August 31

Shirt: Ann Taylor Loft 2007
Skirt: B Moss (I think) (2005)
Shoes: Payless May 2005
Necklace: Target 2009
I had no clue what to wear since my 30 for 30 challenge was over. I decided to wear a summery skirt that I won't wear that much more this year.  This skirt is reversible. The green shirt is the same exact shade of green as the one from the challenge. Same store too. But the other is a sweater and this is much longer.

I don't like how this skirt hits below the knee. I don't like the shoes but I don't know what other shoes to wear with it that I have and I don't have other bone shoes. I want bone shoes though. I thought too bad I didn't have blue or green shes.   What would be a good shoe with this outfit?

I ran before work... 3.55 mi. I will have another post about that if I remember.
I got to work way later than normal (9:00) but we are allowed to arrive any time until 9. I just knew I'd be working late.

I worked until 7:30PM, got McD's, came home, ate it, and worked again until midnight with some breaks for blogging. It took a half hour to get my computer booted so I got a lot of blogging/cropping pictures in then.
 After dinner and before our show was over, Dave and I sat on the couch and hung out with Kitty.
Kitty likes all my papers
Kitty likes my keyboard
Kitty likes me

A Day's Worth of Twitter

06:47:24 AM - Not sleeping well sucks
07:24:22 AM - i'm leaving for my run entirely too late.
07:47:32 AM - In progress: #iMapMyRun Distance 2.00 mi, Duration 0:18:54, Pace 09:26 min/mile, Speed 6.4 mph.
08:02:17 AM - Completed #iMapMyRun (Run): Distance 3.61 mi, Duration 0:33:28, Pace 09:17 min/mile, Speed 6.5 mph.
08:06:05 AM - ran 3.55 mi on 8/31/2010 at 7:23 AM http://go.nike.com/05q4bbul
08:07:47 AM - imapmyrun went bonkers again. but the nike+ was spot on for the first 3 mi so i think it's good
08:08:48 AM - since i'm home so late poly thinks i'll be here all day. she's so happy. i feel bad for her.
09:05:17 AM - The other red Malibu maxx has 2 carseats in it.
09:09:08 AM - No such luck. Made me late tho RT @_Poly_Kitty: If I sit on her clothes and look cute maybe she won't go to work. http://yfrog.com/n8jropj
10:40:40 AM - http://bit.ly/a4TNhI blog post for my 30th day of my 30 for 30. I'm done. I just have a few posts to make about all the details of it.
07:17:05 PM - The sun is coming in the windows and it's ruining my view of my monitor.
09:20:49 PM - I should have just stayed at work longer. Already spent 20 minutes rebooting and trying to get the internet to work.
10:26:52 PM - I don' want to do any more work.

You can find me as @smilincolleen on Twitter.

How I wore it - The Cardigans

This emphasizes the fact that I love this cardigan even though it shrunk like crazy. It started out down to my waist like the white one is below.  I can' figure out which outfit I like best. 13 or 28.  Which way do you like how I wore the pink cardigan the best?
Can I wear that black and white dress in the fall or winter? How about the purple dress?
I like 17 or 23 the best. I love this cardigan. I went back to buy more and they had none. I went to 3 different Kohl's in search of a black one just like it. I failed.  I am enjoying that not only are the outfits different but that I only wore the same shirt twice and I didn't repeat bottoms.  What is your favorite?
This just emphasizes how I hate this black cardigan. I don't like either of these. I put this cardigan instead of my 3/4 sleeve one for variety. Oh just looking at that other one, I hate it too. I have another black cardigan but I love and hate that one. I love that from the front it looks good but I don't like how it is so long in the back. What is your favorite?

I thought I would wear the black cardigan more, the white cardigan less, and the pink cardigan about the same as what I did.

PS I wore my gowear fit with the white and pink cardigans but could not with the black. It was kind of noticeable with the white and pink but I wore it anyway because it's worth the accurate data.

How I wore it - The shoes

 Here is how I wore each pair of shoes throughout the challenge.
My Kohl's sandals that have about a 4" heel and were purchased this year.  I wore these shoes a lot on the weekends too. I wore these way more than I expected.
My favorite is day 21. What is your favorite?
My white sling back pumps. I don't like sling back but I couldn't find any other ones. These are from Famous Footwear this year. I wore these about how many times I guessed that I would.
My favorite is day 7. What is your favorite?
My red shoes started off really strong with 3 times in the first 15 days but then died down. There was one instance where I took them in my gym bag but then I wore option 2 for my outfit and didn't wear those shoes.
My favorite is day 26. What is your favorite?
My black pumps. These should probably go in the trash. They are worn down to what appears to be netting in a few spots. I need replacement black pumps though. I have pointy shoes with a strap and little bootlets (not sure if that's what they are called) that are good for pants but I need a pair for boots. I guess I also have a 2 inch heel but I don't like those as much.
My favorite is day 17. What is your favorite?
I knew I wouldn't wear my brown shoes very much since there weren't too many browns in the mix.  I realized I never wore pantyhose any time I wore these shoes.  Interesting.  These shoes are a mix between fitting perfectly and sometimes thinking they are tight. I shop in them. I walked around an entire mall in them on day 30.
My favorite is day 30. What is your favorite?
I had more outfits that I could have worn my purple shoes with but I guess they didn't make it into the mix. I thin I got scared off because on day 6, I felt like the shades of purple that I was wearing didn't quite go.
My favorite is day 28. What is your favorite?

Well that's how I wore my shoes.  Hopefully tomorrow you will see how everything else was paired up.

Does anyone have any ideas for what I should do for my next challenge?
Above is my mostly self-checked graph of how many times I wore each thing if you are too impatient to wait for my overall post that I need to have enough time to sit and write.

26 - 30 summary

Look how bad I suck. I wore the same shirt twice in the 5 day span. I even wore it tucked in both times. I think I've worn this shirt a million times since I got it in 2003 and maybe only wore it tucked in 3 times.

I really love Day 25 and Day 27 that the fact that I sort of love Day 30 means nothing.

Which outfit is your favorite?

I noticed I wore my black shoes way too much so I didn't wear them at all in the final stretch. Go me.

Look I made another collage but with numbers on what day I wore it.  What do you think of this one?

30 of 30 (August 30) - I'm done

This was the last day of my 30 for 30.
5, 10, 30
I wore my brown belt for the first time. It was from Target about a month ago.
Necklace: Walmart 2009

I wish the skirt didn't have the little buttons. Sometimes that made it awkward  for the belt. Also to get the belt to look good when standing, it would then slide above my skirt in the back when sitting. I couldn't find a happy medium.
I wish I would have had a clear elastic to hold the end of the belt with the other part of the belt.

I do not like any of these pictures. They all seem blurry.

At work a coworker saw me from behind and said how she absolutely loved my outfit. Then I turned around to thank her and she said she really loved it with the belt and necklace.  She mentioned how she's probably my number 1 fan. She went on to say how I can tell she's being honest because I could see it in her eyes.  She seemed like she had such adoration for me. I think she might be about 40 years old.  She is definitely my number 1 fan because I don't think I have any other fans.  Update: I forgot to mention that she said I should be a model part time.

Now that I am done I can make a 25-30 collage, a collage of all 30 days. Collages of each time I wore each article of clothes, update my graph of how many times I wore each thing, and document what I learned along the way.  That may be 1 or 2 posts later.

On my way to work, my car turned over to 30,000 miles. Dave thought I would forget to take a picture. Not only did I get a picture, but I got video of it too. I didn't view the video yet so I hope it's OK.

More happened throughout the day. That will be in another post; I was just too excited to update about my final outfit to wait any longer.

Monday, August 30, 2010

A Day's Worth of Twitter

06:59:33 AM - I did not sleep well. Poly was even cuddling with me at one point.
08:00:54 AM - My work laptop hates me
10:20:30 AM - @TENroaches I like this joke.
10:20:39 AM - RT @TENroaches: Helium walks into a bar and orders a beer. The bartender says, "Sorry, we don't serve noble gases here."Helium doesn't react
11:01:34 AM - Today is my last day for my 30 for 30 challenge. It feels so weird to wear something else tomorrow. I don't know what to wear. though.
01:22:00 PM - G just gives me compliments on my outfit. I turn around and she really likes it. Then she tells me I should go into modeling as a side job.
06:15:26 PM - @TENroaches I'm still chuckling from this joke.
07:35:24 PM - Jerk brakes all the way to a green light and stops right when its yellow. I even tried to hit my horn. And onto 19. It takes forever. Ugh
07:36:38 PM - I say tried to hit my horn because I failed and no noise happened. http://tweetphoto.com/42428505
08:16:02 PM - I almost bought something in sears but couldn't find where to pay so I put it back and left.
09:04:09 PM - I'm a failure at shopping. I got here too late.
09:46:13 PM - I got cheesecake. http://tweetphoto.com/42446596
09:58:25 PM - I ate 2/3 and it got gross. The rest is now dave's
10:03:38 PM - Needed to eat something salty after that cheesecake. Chip n dip. http://tweetphoto.com/42448994

You can find me as @smilincolleen on Twitter.

Sunday, August 29, 2010

A Day's Worth of Twitter

12:13:19 AM - Just got home. Was at a nice picnic. Interesting who all showed up. Like a CRA reunion.
09:43:42 AM - Putzed around before my run again.
09:54:01 AM - 1/16 done with my run. This is going to suck.
10:08:31 AM - 3/8 done. 12.37. 1.5 mi. But people are showing up. Makes me nervous.
10:16:53 AM - Last tweet was 3/16 not 3/8. I stopped to update. Now I'm 9/32.
10:30:31 AM - I suck at life. I quit 13/32 in. Not even half.
10:32:18 AM - Running in the sun was not cool. It felt worse than this http://tweetphoto.com/42161406
10:41:38 AM - ran 0.47 mi on 8/29/2010 at 9:43 AM http://go.nike.com/07dkbsll
10:43:48 AM - that was .5 on the nike+ then i ran 1 mile calibrating it. i hope next time it is closer than 6% accuracy.
10:49:34 AM - someone explain to @_Poly_Kitty that if I'm typing she can't type.
10:58:43 AM - you moved right after the picture RT @_Poly_Kitty: @SmilinColleen I made room for you so quit yappin at me. http://yfrog.com/n1h23j
12:55:37 PM - Robes have pockets so you can carry your phone and camera around. http://tweetphoto.com/42183977
02:11:14 PM - @_Poly_Kitty is snoring
03:04:47 PM - there are hornets going in and out of the ground 4 inches from the last "nest" or maybe the hornet guy sprayed the wrong spot. ;./''''''
05:05:54 PM - I wasn't the last one done eating.
09:55:24 PM - I have too many mosquito bites on my arm and back from last night. Annoying.
09:57:06 PM - Watching the steelers.
11:10:15 PM - Have you ever realized that there are just some friends you expect more from than others?

You can find me as @smilincolleen on Twitter.

Saturday, August 29 - Poly + Nap + Picnic

I was going to start my day out with a run. Of course, I am awful and didn't actually go run. I wasted 3 hours at my computer instead.  A lot of that wasted time was spent with Poly.  She even marked some of the blog posts in reader as read. I didn't appreciate that.  She learned how to get her ponytail holder out from under my keyboard. It was hard to get a picture of that because she moves so quickly. 

She dove to get her ponytail at one point and my hand got in the way of her claws.  I got 2 little scratches but they are more like a gouge.  

Dave decided it was time to cut her nails.  She did not appreciate it and squirmed so we didn't end up doing it. 

Later we actually did and Dave held her down on the bed. We only did her front paws. She hid under the bed after.   See below for photos of a lot of this. 

Around 11:30 it was time for lunch. I had leftover cut spaghetti.  This stuff is the best. I love eating it with a spoon. It's great with meat sauce. With the spoon, the meat doesn't end up on the plate.
 Kitty wanted to explore the cabinets.
 She then decided to just observe from up there.
 After her adventures in the kitchen, she hung out with me on my chair.

 Then it was back to the computer room.   She follows me every where.
I ended up looking at facebook and the evolution ended up at a profile picture of a former coworker's wife. Apparently husband and wife were both commenting while in the same room. Then they brought up a couple they know who got engaged via AIM. That has to be me! I mean who else could they know that the same thing happened.  I'm surprised the wife said that; I only met her twice.

I did laundry. I did the light load and the washer did not leak at all. I was shocked. I thought maybe the cleaning thing we did actually helped. I did a 2nd load. The washer leaked this time though. 
While the second load was in the dryer I got tired and decided to rest my eyes.  I set my timer for 31 minutes so I wouldn't sleep long. That went off and I wanted more sleep so I set it for 21 more.  That wasn't enough so I just went back to sleep. I figured I couldn't sleep that much longer.  I was wrong. I slept a few minutes shy of 2 hours.

I woke up checked the clock and knew I'd be late.  I still had to fold clothes and shower.  I'm surprised the clothes weren't more wrinkled.
I was super quick at getting ready.  I almost wore jeans but I remember how I got a hard time about wearing jeans to a picnic a year ago so I did not wear jeans and wore a skirt. It's an old skirt. It's from when I was in college.  It's a size 7. Now I buy even numbers instead of juniors sizes.  I'm surprised how short it is. It didn't feel that short when I looked in the mirror or when I was out wearing it.  I'm glad I didn't look at the pictures first or I might have changed my outfit. Also I am so pale. You can tell I have a tan line on my left arm if you know where to look.

(Excuse the picture. After 15 uploads that one actually uploaded the most. I don't know what the problem is with uploads lately)

Shirt: Express- February 2010
Skirt: Unionbay (I think it was from JCP) and sometime before 2005.
Shoes: Kohl's - Summer 2010
Necklace: Target

So I was late.  I was close to not being late but still late.  I got there at 4:07. I was told to get there between 3 and 4.   The picnic was at Sarah's. I didn't know who else would be there. I was surprised at some of the people.  It was a nice time.  I ended up staying until 11:50!

We sat and talked. Some played cornhole. We ate, We talked. We sat by a bonfire.

To bad Dave refuses to leave the house and won't go to anything. He would have never stayed almost 6 hours though.

I left at the same time as another couple. We were the last to leave. The next to the last couple left maybe an hour or 2 before that. I think there might have been 10 total people.  Two people came much later than me but everyone knew they'd be late.

I learned a few interesting things while I was there. I got to see a picture of Sarah in her wedding dress. It was beautiful. Usually I don't like strapless but this was awesome.