Tuesday, December 14, 2010

End of the line

Sweater: Faded Glory; Dress: French Connection; 
Hair bow: Treasure Box of Bows;
White blouse: Ann Taylor; Belt: LOFT;
Boots, tights: Target.
Shop similar: sweater, dress.

This is the final outfit in the 30 for 30 Remix Challenge. I was so elated to be done that I went for a really joyful outfit this weekend in a winter color palette. Don't I look like the Harbinger of Holly Jolly here? Messenger of Merriment? Caretaker of the Candy Canes? 

I could go on, but I'll save my dignity and my puns for my pending novel. 
(Hint: It may or may not involve a mash-up of the board games CandyLand and Clue) (Double hint: You'd totally read it).

But anyways, in all seriousness, I'm glad I did the 30 for 30 Remix Challenge. I came across a quote recently about creativity and how it can be born out of limitations. Personally, I feel like my imagination got to go into overdrive during this challenge, and I'm proud of what I've been able to put together. I'm not sure if I'd do a remix challenge like this again, because it now feels a little silly to deny myself from other things I already own, but it has made me a more conscious consumer, and I plan on keeping a remix philosophy in my future outfits. It's becoming quite obvious what items fit/don't fit, and which ones worked well because of their quality.

Now if you'll excuse me, I need to get reacquainted with the rest of my closet.


  1. What a great finale! I've loved seeing your creativity shine through this challenge. I mean, seriously-- who else could remix a white dress worn for part of a wedding so many times in the winter?

  2. It was Queen Frostine, in the Candy Cane Forest, with the Gumdrop!

    p.s. I love this outfit! Congrats on being done!!!

  3. You look so pretty in these pictures! This is my first time visiting your blog & you are so adorable.. goodness, I wish I could meet all my blogging friends in real life!

  4. love your bow tie! Great Outfit.
    xx, Alice :)

  5. Congrats on being done.
    I think this site is my favorite. I love the train tracks and bridge.

  6. Congrats on making it ! I LOVE that dress and how cute are you with that bow tie?!?

  7. YAY!! Congrats on being done with the challenge and I hope you and your closet had a wonderful reunion :)

    I personally am in love with the bow-tie detail in this outfit!! HOW cute!!! That is adorable :)

    Small Time Style

  8. well you are utterly precious

  9. That bow tie gets me every single time - I just love it! Such a fun detail. And I adore that dress. I love a white dress in general, but the material and print on that one is really striking.

    Congrats on finishing 30 for 30!

  10. You rock for finishing the challenge! And I totally love this outfit, very winter wonderland minus the snow =)

  11. congrats! i don't know how you guys did this. also, the outfit kind of remainds me of a penguin. but that's good ha ha

  12. You're positively adorable in this!! LOVE it!

  13. Hey Joanne, great post.. love the photos. .and YES I just assume you live in the country down by the tracks and it actually inspired me to find some tracks to take pics by.. so funny!! love the outfit as always!!
    xox J

  14. congrats! it seems appropriate that you wore your going away dress in this look since it was one of your favorite pieces during the challenge. It really is remarkable how many different ways you've been able to style it! you look lovely :D

  15. I happen to be in love with all things bow-tie related, so I love this outfit! xo

  16. the bow tie is so unexpected! cute cute.


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