30 Outfits 30 Days Challenge Fall Edition | Days 7 – 12 Recap

30 Outfits 30 Days Challenge Fall Edition | Days 7-12 on Cup of Tea

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Another six outfits done for the 30 Outfits in 30 Days Challenge!  If you’re not sure what’s up, you can read more here.  But, long story short: I chose 30 items from my closet, and challenged myself to make 30 unique outfits for the next 30 days!

I will apologize now for missing two Instagram/Twitter posts this last week! We were right in the middle of the Party Weekend! So something had to give. And this week I’ve been dealing with a tired, clingy baby (or is she still a baby now that she’s 1??)

Hard to take pictures! Cup of Tea blog

Here are my thoughts from this week’s outfits.

Most Worn Item | This week it was my skinny Rockstar jeans from Old Navy. I guess it shouldn’t be a surprise that the most worn item is a pair of pants…. you could also count that Rimmel Long Lasting Finish Lipstick in shade 127 that I raved about in my Fall Haul!

Favorite Outfit | Easy – Day 6!! It was a rainy day, so it made sense to wear my boots and a jacket for running errands.

Least Favorite Outfit | I hate to do this again for the second week in a row, but seriously, I liked them all! I would wear every outfit again. And each outfit had something that was new to it!

This Week’s Surprise | Day 4! I actually posted the outfit on Instagram and said it may have been too much polka dot. But seems like I’m not the only polka dot fan!

Hardest Thing About This Week | As with last week, it’s all about finding the time amidst the party planning. But that’s done now! So this week should be smoother.  Also, I was rereading the last challenge’s 7-12 Outfit Recap post, and I was in the same mental place – it’s going to be so hard to keep finding outfits!! That’s how I’m feeling right now. But, somehow, by the end of the summer challenge, I was still finding amazing outfits. Hoping I hit that soon.

*FYI – no affiliate links in this post. I’m just not that cool.

Outfits Days 7-12 with Cup of Tea

Day 1 | Top, Cardigan (similar), Jeans, Necklace (similar), Shoes (similar)

Day 2 | Striped Top, Chambray Top (similar), Knit Pants, Necklace (similar), Shoes (similar)

Day 3 | TopJeans, Shoes (similar), Scarf (similar)

Day 4 | Top, Cardigan (similar), Jeans, Necklace (similar), Watch (similar), Shoes (similar)

Day 5 | Top, Jeans, Necklace (similar), Shoes (similar)

Day 6 | TopKnit Pants, Jacket, Necklace, Boots, Diaper Bag (looks like it may soon be discontinued!)

It’s a good thing I take pictures of everything! This will help me remember what to wear NEXT Fall when I pull out my cooler weather clothes.

Stay tuned next Thursday for another 6 day recap!

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Fall Must Haves and a Giveaway | Falling into Basics

I love Fall, especially when it comes to the clothes.

I tend to gravitate towards neutrals and basics in colors like brown/khaki, navy and green. Then I sprinkle in some brighter color (usually in richer tones) in the accessories.

I have a few of my favorite Fall pieces integrated into my 30 Outfits in 30 Days challenge as well as some new-to-me items I mentioned in my Fall Haul video. If you’re on the lookout to update your Fall wardrobe, look for a few of these items in classic shapes, so you can use them each year!

Basic Trench

Striped Top

Riding Boot

Plaid Anything

Scarves in any style!

A red lipstick

Smoky brown eye shadows

Utility Jacket in Army Green

Comfy Knit Pants

Easiest way to update your wardrobe for Fall? Enter the giveaway!

Say what??! A giveaway?

Yep!

I’m teaming up with Della at Della Devoted and Tif at Bright on a Budget to do, not just one, but TWO giveaways!! And seriously, if I was allowed to enter, I totally would, because these items are the perfect accessories to give your Fall wardrobe and makeup collection a serious boost.

First up, we’re giving away an awesome polkadot infinity scarf in a pretty teal color (you know how much I love polkadots!) as well as a long gold tassel necklace with tortoise shell detail. Love it!

Falling Into Basics Giveaway

The second giveaway will be over on Instagram, so be sure to follow me for updates when that goes live later today! It will be a super versatile bracelet that’s lovely, chunky, and will be so easy to layer with other bracelets and watches. And also a Naked2 Basics pallet! This is stocked full of gourgeous browns for easy smokey eyes. Major jealous!Falling for Neutrals Giveaway

Interested in winning?  Click here to enter!

And then head on over to Instagram to follow me and be updated on when the #fallingforneutrals giveaway goes live with details on how to enter!

A HUGE thank you to y’all for reading and sticking with me. I blog because it’s just fun! And hearing from all of you and chatting is such a joy. So these are tokens of appreciation.

Good luck! We’ll be announcing winners on October 16!

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30 Outfits 30 Days Challenge | Day 1 – 6 Recap

30 Outfits in 30 Days Fall Edition - Day 1-6 at Cup of Tea

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First 6 days are done for the 30 Outfits in 30 Days Challenge!  If you’re not sure what’s up, you can read more here.  But, long story short: I chose 30 items from my closet, and challenged myself to make 30 unique outfits for the next 30 days!

Here are my thoughts from this week’s outfits.

*FYI – I’m just now seeing that I put the pictures in the collage in the wrong order! So let’s just roll with it 🙂

Most Worn Item | This turned out to be my ponte pants from J Crew Factory! These are the most comfy pants ever!

Favorite Outfit | I LOVE Day 4. It was a good combo, and I loved those shoes with the pants. I wore that outfit on a busy party day, and got many compliments (that instantly puts outfits in the “must rewear” cateogry). But, if I’m honest, pretty much every outfit this week was great.

Least Favorite Outfit | Can I say none? I liked them all!

This Week’s Surprise | Day 1’s outfit! I decided that on Day 1, I would just do something COMPLETELY new to me. The shirt was new, and I initially thought the shirt and pants wouldn’t go together. But I really liked it together.

Hardest Thing About This Week | Nothing to do with the clothes themselves, but this week was just super busy because we’re in full party mode for Elizabeth’s First birthday on Saturday. So it was just hard to get pictures taken each day.

Also, so glad I decided not to narrow down my shoes and purses to include them in the 30 items. It’s been fun to try to incorporate them. But, I’m regretting a smidge that I included my 3 jackets in the 30 items. Let’s face it, I spend most of my time inside… anyway, it’s called a “challenge” for a reason 🙂

So let’s recap each outfit! (oh hey, Katie’s bedroom! New picture location! Which, funny enough, means my tripod is set up in the room. So if you have NO idea what’s going on, you just walk by the room, see a tripod set up facing the bed… weird)

Recap of first 6 outfits in 30 Outfits 30 Days Challenge on Cup of Tea

Day 1 | Top, Pants (similar), Necklace (similar), Bag (similar), Shoes (similar)

Day 2 | Top, Pants (similar), Necklace, Shoes (similar), Bag (similar)

Day 3 | Dress (kind of similar), Blazer, Necklace, Shoes (similar), Bag (sort of similar)

Day 4 | Top (similar), Pants, Shoes (similar), Necklace, Bag (similar with bow detail)

Day 5 | Top, Pants, Shoes (similar), Bag (similar with bow detail)

Day 6 | Top (similar), Chambray Top (similar), Pants, Shoes (similar), Scarf (similar)

Favorite Outfit? Favorite item?? I thought it was a pretty good week! And really, with the exception of Day 6, there were no “safe” outfits. They were mostly all new-to-me outfits as well.

Stay tuned next Thursday for another 6 day recap!

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Hey Hey! It’s Friday!

Hello hello! Hope you all had a glorious week!

Onward!

1. Man… can these weeks please slow down? I seriously need to pull an all-nighter just to catch up.  And it seems like it’s been that way for weeks! Mercy.

2. Elizabeth’s 1 year birthday is next week! I haven’t done A THING to plan for it, except discuss plans with my mom. Haven’t even ordered a cake yet. But, yesterday, I tried to take her final 1 year monthly picture. I put her in her little birthday outfit she’ll wear for the party. And this was basically how it all went. No sitting and smiling.

Elizabeth 12 Month Blooper Photo in Cup of Tea

3. It was a crazy week with nothing done, but at least it was a good blog week! I got up my Fall Haul video and launched the 30 Outfits in 30 Days Challenge! I picked 30 items in my wardrobe and am committing to wearing only those items for the next 30 days. So excited! I’ll be posting daily OOTD pics on Instagram and Twitter starting today!

4. I also put up a vlog in anticipation of the challenge! It’s a behind the scenes look at me picking the items, purging out my closet, and wrangling Elizabeth. It was so fun to do!

5. Can we just talk about Fall again?? Even though I had a mountain of apples to eat here at home, I still bought 3 Honeycrisp apples. And they were delicious! Favorite apple of all time! Which, of course, means I have to go to Costco and see if they have their massive flats of Honeycrisps.

Honeycrisp and Tea on Cup of Tea Blog

Let me know what you’ve been up to in the comments below!  Have a great weekend!

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30 Outfits in 30 Days Challenge | Fall Edition

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Tada! Cue exciting trumpet fanfare!

I am so excited for this.

If you missed the July version, let me quickly walk you through how this works.

I picked 30 items from my wardrobe (tops, bottoms, dresses and accessories). The challenge is to make 30 unique outfits, every day, for the next 30 days.

Every day, on Instagram and Twitter, I’ll post a photo of my OOTD (I apologize now for being obnoxious on your feed). Then every Thursday, I’ll post the week’s 6 outfits. Since I’m doing 6 outfits at a time, it will take 5 weeks to wrap up the challenge!

Make sense? I hope so!

It was so hard to pick the 30 items. I have so many pieces that I absolutely love in my Fall/Winter wardrobe. So narrowing it down to just 30 was a challenge on its own.

I made the decision not include shoes and handbags in the 30 items count. First, I just enjoy all my shoes for Fall. I can’t help it. There are also a few I’m determined to use more!

Second, I decided to challenge myself to use more of my handbags. I have a really nice collection of handbags, but hate that I’m really just using diaper bags all the time. To be honest, I don’t really need to carry a diaper bag around every day.  So I’ve made a challenge in a challenge 🙂 Sneaky.

Alright! On to what I’ve picked for the 30 items! You’ll see a few familiar pieces from the last challenge as well as the items I showed in my Fall Haul!IMG_5143.JPG

Shirts (Short Sleeves) from L to R

Polkadot Top (Similar) | Sleeveless Tank (Similar) | Striped Lace Top | Grey Top with Peter Pan Collar | White Collared Knit Top (Old) | Me… to fill the last space of the collage… sorry.IMG_5141.JPG

Long Sleeved Tops & Cardigans from L to R

Polkadot Collared Shirt | Chambray Shirt (Similar) | Striped Shirt with Gold Collar | Yellow Top | Polkadot Cardigan (Similar) | Orange Cardigan (Similar)IMG_5139.JPG

Dresses & Bottoms from L to R

Navy Dress (Similar) | Black Dress with Leather Detail (Similar) | Giraffe Print Dress (Sort of similar) | Floral Skirt (Not Similar, but cute!) | Black Knit Pants | Blue Dress Pants (Similar) | Skinny Jeans (Not pictured)IMG_5140.JPG

 Outerwear & Scarves from L to R

Trench (Similar) | Navy Blazer | Utility Jacket | Pink Scarf (Similar) | Multicolored Scarf  (Similar) | Plaid Scarf (Similar)IMG_5138.JPGAccessories from L to R

Orange Necklace (Similar color) | Cluster Pearl Necklace | Boyfriend Watch (Similar) | Bracelet Watch (Similar in Gold) | Green Bead Necklace (Similar) | Pearl Bow Necklace (Similar)

So what do you think? I’ve already got some new outfit ideas floating around in my head.

Don’t forget to follow me on Instagram or Twitter to keep track of the daily outfits. And check back here on Thursdays for the weekly recap!

You might be interested in these other posts:
30 Outfits in 30 Days | Summer Edition
Wardrobe Refresh I & II
Fall Haul | Clothes + Makeup + Tea

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