Week 4: 30x30 ETA: Day22,23,24,25,26,27

Well this is Day 1 of Week 4 and my plans are probably dashed. Today is Sunday and I would be at mass now and a trip later into Denver for a concert. We woke up to 4.5 inches of snow over ice and snow still coming down. DH ventured out to get the newspapers from the driveway and said that it is very slick. I am in lounge clothes sitting in front of the fireplace with my iPad and a hot cup of coffee.
I was planning to wear pieces from my capsule so far...burgundy leather skirt, black assemetrical EF merino sweater over black heatech tee, black riding boots and black fleece-lined tights. A scarf and black long puffer coat, gloves, maybe black felt beret for outdoors.

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Week 3: 30x30 Challenge Days 14,15,16,17,18,19

I just lost my whole post and am starting over. This time I will add a little at a time. I intend to add outfits this week to this thread.
Yesterday ( Day 14). For church I wore the EF bone skirt with SE bone booties and added to my 30x30 capsule a black/white cashmere assemetrical sweater. ( photos 1/2). Later I changed out the skirt for EF white jeans.
Today (Day 15) I did not add any items to the 30x30. A casual cold snowy day. I am wearing the Paige blue jeans with plaid shirt over an EF long-sleeved tee ( as Heat-tech version is in laundry) and am not counting it as it is an under layer, red LE vest and red socks for indoors. (Photos 3/4). If I go out I will wear winter sneakers and use the same black Kooba bag.
I welcome your comments and suggestions.

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30X30: Adding White Trousers ETA: white jeans equestrian style

I just had to pull out some white trousers after reading Angie's blog post.
However, I may replace these trousers with some white jeans in my 30X30 because I kept having to readjust them. The waist is not fitting well. I am wearing them with the Laundry white turtleneck and the vest already in my 30X30, SE petty booties in snake, pearl earrings and a silk white polka dotted scarf. The pant legs are too wide for my riding boots, but would that have been a better look? The trousers are AT but I do not have a find and will not make one as they are on their way out of the wardrobe. Instead, I am including a find for the white jeans I will replace them with in the capsule. I welcome your thoughts.

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30X30: Days 7,8,9 ETA: 10, 11

This post adds a couple of skirts for the weekend.
1/2: Day 6. What I wore to DGD Miriam's christening. These are layered EF bone pieces worn with a creme and grey scarf, pearls, and silver pointy flats. These pieces were warm enough for a chilly day and soft enough to cuddle a baby. I am not sure what to do about making them part of my 30X30 but think I will keep the skirt, pullover and jacket and work to mix them with other pieces. Later I changed to olive jeans and red-or and burgundy sweater already in the 30X30 but did not get a photo.
3/4: Sunday for church and brunch. Leather in very deep burgundy, EF merino asymmetrical sweater, I don't think the burgundy booties looked right with the skirt. My feet look huge.
5/6: same EF sweater and 10,000 Villages scarf with the olive jeans.
7/8: casual outfit today for cleaning. Burgundy jeans with the floral top used befor over the black turtleneck, burgundy and browns Munro flats. Later I added a thin leopard scarf for some pattern mixing.
I will add what finds I have later plus a complete list of items now in the 30X30.
I will also add more of my outfits to this thread.
I welcome your thoughts and suggestions.

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30X30 Days 4 & 5: lots of neutrals

Day 4 and 5 were very casual. Thursday, day 4, I wore the black jeans again, this time with a black turtleneck and taupe cape/jacket, taupe booties and bag, scarf and large silver earrings.
Day 5 was a laundry and cleaning day with some shopping errands and a long dog walk. I did not get a photo but added to the 30 two pieces...grey KUT jeans and charcoal EF merino sweater. I wore Merrell hiking sneakers outside and EF loafers for shopping, grey short puffer, scarf, knit cap and gloves. I will put some of this in Finds.
I am finding that I may need to somewhat duplicate some pieces due to laundry back up...white and other neutral turtlenecks, jeans, especially. I do not put most things in the dryer. My drying rack is in the garage and, in this weather, clothes are likely to freeze before they dry.
Tomorrow sticking to my 30X30 may be a problem as DGD is being christened. I plan to wear a skirt and tops layered that may not fit into the 30X30. We will see.
Right now my capsule:
1: Black jeans
2: olive jeans
3: AG blue jeans
4: KUT grey jeans
5: floral sweat shirt top
6: burgundy EF cardigan
7: white Laundry turtleneck
8: black/white vest
9: white rash guard
10: red vest

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WIW 2Jan. ETA And 3Jan.: 30X30 Challenge

Thank you, Sterling, for starting this challenge. I have decided to build the 30X30 capsule as I go and to include bottoms, tops, indoor toppers, and dresses. I am not planning to include footwear, coats underlayers and underwear, and accessories but will try to repeat accessories as much as possible.
Yesterday's outfit is in Sterling's post, shown by using finds. Today I managed a photo. My outfit was almost too warm as it was sunny and in the low 50'sF. The vest was warm enough outside over the wool turtleneck and a silk long-sleeved layer underneath. I am wearing black wool socks with white polkadots to bookend the scarf indoors.
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Festive plaid shirt and more

Here are a few recent outfits which tried to be festive this week before Christmas. I did not get photos of them all, and some have been posted before. Ian putting them together to have a record. I welcome your comments and ideas for styling.
1/2; blue and white silky plaid shirt with blue metallic jeans and black booties
3/4: silver top pieces with white jeans using styling idea from Aida.
5/6: red wool suit with black ribbon belt. First photo shows floral scarf, which I ended up not wearing.
7/8: red sequined sweater and scarf with plaid jeans. Worn to Zoo Lights shown in 8. 10/11: mixed plaids posted before and inspired by Angie's plaidX2 blog post. Finds shows other pieces worn recently. I enjoyed meeting a friend casually with the red vest and black jeans and white with black dots shirt, black and white flats. The black/ white sweater was worn with the black jeans, pearls and black booties.

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WIW: Plaid X 4

This is not very dressy but inspired by Angie's double plaid. The plaid pants are a little dark to see so I added the last photo, trying to show all the plaids.
The shirt is cotton but not flannel, the scarf has mixed 2 plaids with green. Too much?

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Holiday Capsule in Action

I posted most of my special-to-the-holidays items here: https://youlookfab.com/welookf.....ay-capsule
Here are some in action mixed with other wardrobe pieces;
1-4: "Silver bells". A rather casual day outfit of grey jeans and silver pieces. I got some compliments on the outfit. Worn out with a silvery grey puffer jacket for a topper.
5: Wassail bowl outfit based on Angie's orange pants ensemble and featured in another post.
6/7: red and green ( olive with pimento) and metallic gold ultra-casual with olive jeans and tee, red puffer best and bag, gold clutch and added gold sneakers for dog walking.
8/9: beaded skirt worn to a performance of The Messiah with black turtleneck, scarf with blues and teals, hopefully dressy kitten heeled ankle boots.
10/11: ultra-casual tee and jeans for tree trimming party, pewter booties, red bag, snowflake earrings.
I will try to add some finds from my iPad. Any suggestions are helpful. What works and what needs improvement?

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WIW: Orange top, Burgundy bottom: The Wassail Bowl festive outfit

I don't have orange pants, so reversed Angie's ensemble to try to create a casually festive outfit that I call wassail bowl, hot punch of burgundy wine (pants and other bits of deep wine color), blood oranges with juice (sweater and bag), a bit of whiskey (belt and boots) and studded with some cloves (brown of bag trim).
Does this work? Comments and suggestions are welcomed.

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