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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Autumn Wish List

Autumn WishList

I’m just so giddy that we’re entering my favorite season!! If it wasn’t so hot here in NC right now (and if I didn’t want to look ridiculous), you’d already see me in scarves and boots. And a Pumpkin Spice Latte in my hand. (Can you believe they’re back already??)

I have my eye on a few things that will make Autumn be fabulous in the style department. When we move into the colder months, I tend to gravitate towards blacks, greys, and smokey purples. And this season it’s no exception.

Polka Dot Top | If it has polka dots or stripes, I’m hooked.  Cute little collar? Even better! (I avoided opening up the Fall Boden catalogue for weeks! I just want everything in there!)

Quilted Riding Boots | I would love a pair of two-toned riding boots, because there is so much versatility with them. I still regret not snagging these during the Nordstrom Anniversary Sale.  I love the quilted pattern! And Cole Hann is my favorite “quality vs. quantity” shoe brand. Their shoes are so comfortable and last for a long time!

Pretty Scarf | I have a million scarves already, but I should snag another one 🙂

Eye Shadow Pallet | I love pretty neutrals when it comes to eye shadows. When autumn arrives, my color choices swing from shimmery bronzes to purpley greys. This pallet would be perfect!

Clutch | While a clutch isn’t exactly the most functional bag in the world (can you fit diapers and wipes in one??), I like having pretty small clutches to stash my “mom gear” in to keep it all together in my diaper bag. That way I don’t accidentally smear Butt Paste all over my hands!

Quilted Vest | Every season, I see one.  I want one.  I just never purchase one. Maybe this will be the year?

Are you craving anything this Fall? Tell me all about it!

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Hey Hey! It’s Friday!

Friday! I swear, this was the FASTEST week ever.  At one point (I think Wednesday?) I actually struggled to remember what day of the week it was… weird.

Here’s what I was up to this week:

1. Elizabeth is just ZOOMING with her crawling.  It’s so cute to watch her.  We actually played the “Peek at Each Other Around the Coffee Table” game (this game has always made me laugh, even as an adult!) yesterday, and my life is now complete.  I posted her first crawl on Instagram, if you want to see a small child with a VERY pleased/proud look on her face.  But now that’s she’s mobile, she’s exploring new places:


2. Speaking of Instagram, I posted about my newest impulse buy from J. Crew Factory.  I am OBSESSED with this new shirt. And I’ve heard so much about the GiGi pant, that when I saw it was on sale, I snagged it.  Love it as well!


3. I got together with my girlfriends on Thursday for our usual Mommy Lunch/Playgroup. I haven’t seen these ladies for weeks, and I literally woke up yesterday excited for some adult conversation (kid-approved conversation… not THAT kind of adult conversation…).

4. I made the Spicy Basil Tofu AND the Drunken Noodles from this week’s Menu Monday.  Quote from my husband – “We’ve been married almost 7 years, and you’re JUST now venturing into the Thai genre??”  Bottom line – they were both delicious.  It was actually easier than I expected.  The meals took about 15 minutes to put together.  Can’t beat that!

5. Y’all – my recap of the first 6 outfits of my 30 Outfits in 30 Days challenge went up yesterday.  Truth time – this is such a fun, but challenging series for me.  Not only just coming up with 30 unique outfits, but it’s SO awkward to have your face plastered all over… but you’re seeing real life – hair pulled up, a little makeup (but not enough to cover those dark circles!), and just trying to make the current wardrobe exciting again!  The next 6 days will be up on Thursday next week!  Stay tuned!


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

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Spring Mint and Stripes

Ah, Spring.  I’m waiting anxiously for Spring to stay put.  Here in NC, it’s been a bit sporadic, weather-wise. But I think Spring is here to stay for the time being.

Since I’m currently in the middle of cleaning out my wardrobe, I’ve been cruising clothes to fill in some gaps.  Plus, try to make outfits with items I already have.
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