In case you haven't been paying attention (shame on you!!), I am taking on the 30 for 30 challenge starting today. Yesterday I announced my 30 items and today was the first day of the challenge. Obviously, day one was pretty easy. In fact, I think the whole first week will be pretty easy, but it will be towards midway that it'll start getting difficult. However, I am already an obsessive outfit list-writer (as soon as an outfit comes to mind I have to write it down, unfortunately they often come to me just before I'm about to go sleep, so I have to decide between rolling over and writing it down or sleeping and potentially forgetting my genius idea the next day) and I've already planned 27 outfits I can make with my pieces, and that was without including my dresses, so I should be okay.
It was weird taking my own photos again. I haven't taken my own photos for over a month now!! It's very weird being back home but I am getting used to it. And I'm getting used to not seeing Erick. I mean, it's hard, of course, but we speak as much as we can. We skyped last night and we send facebook messages throughout the day. The time difference makes things difficult though, but I always message him before bed and wake up with a message from him, and then when I reply, he wakes up to one too. We're kinda working out a system where we manage to send two or three messages a day so I always look forward to hearing from him and messaging him back. I have an iPhone too now (yay!!) which makes it easier to stay in touch all the time too. He gave me the most lovely card when I left and got me a photo frame with a photo of us in Chicago in it (weirdly enough, the exact same present I got him- the same photo and everything!!) so I have something lovely to read and something to look at to remind me how much he loves me.
Today was really fun. Mum and got up and went to John Lewis this morning because my external flash wouldn't work. Turned out I had been putting it on backwards. Epic. Fail. And I also got a new point and shoot as mine went swimming in a drink a few weeks ago and didn't recover too well. Then we went into Manchester. I didn't really buy anything super-interesting; a few tank tops and cardigans and some speakers for my iPhone and a case for it. But we went for lunch/dinner at the Red Hot Buffet which was amazing. They had over 300 different dishes!! They had Indian and Chinese and Sushi and Italian and Mexican and all different salads and loads of ice cream and desserts. Here's what I had for dessert...
It was really yummy. I had lots of salad and sushi and about 5 different types of curry. I will definitely be taking Erick there when he comes over!! He would love it!!
striped top- primark
orange skirt- urban outfitters
black shoes- H&M
leather jacket- H&M
ring- forever 21
lipstick- Revlon in Siren
I'm pretty excited for this week. Thursday is GradBall at Birmingham so I'm going down on Wednesday to celebrate with my friends. I'm wearing the Modcloth It's Fantastic! Dress and was going to get new shoes today, but I found out this morning that it goes perfect with my nude peep toe shoes and a bag of my Mum's. I'm also going to be wearing my Minnesota necklace that Erick got me..
Anyway, onto the outfit. I'm really glad I decided to include my leather jacket at the last minute, because as I said yesterday, the weather hasn't quite been what I expected since I got back!! This was an easy outfit to throw together. Everything goes with this skirt, so I'll probably be wearing it a lot when I get uninspired during the challenge. I decided to add some orange lipstick too because I hadn't actually worn this colour yet despite buying it months ago!!
Let me know what you think of my first outfit!! I'm really excited for this challenge. I sometimes find my wardrobe a little overwhelming so this is a great way to feel a little more controlled. It's nice not to have to open my wardrobe every morning, but just to look at my nice little pile of 30 for 30 things!!
Hope you've had a wonderful Monday!!