Monday, February 28, 2011

veintinueve of 30


vest:  charlotte rouse
shirt: ny& co. 
skirt: really old
socks:  target
boots: kohls

i have to be honest, i did not wear this today.  it was 80 degrees and all i had to wear was sweaters, long sleeves and this vest ... 80 degrees people!  so for the sake of day number 29, i picked out something and took some pics.  then i changed to a short sleeve, light weight dress and headed out to work.

tomorrow is the last day and then i have a whole wardrobe full of wonderfulness to wear.

Sunday, February 27, 2011

veintisiete & veintiocho


for church
tee:  husband's
vest:  charlotte rouse
bracelets:  target
jeans:  calvin klein
flats:  american eagle


for date night
dress: h&m $10
belt:  kohls
leggings:  walmart
heels:  kohls


veintiséis of 30


sweater: dkny
blouse:  thrifted
jeans:  target
flats:  target

Friday, February 25, 2011

veinticinco of 30 and a giveaway winner!



blazer:  kohls (lc)
necklace:  kohls
grey shirt:  gap ($3)
jeans:  target
heels:  kohls

i heart this outfit!  i seriously felt so fabulous all day that i made me forget that i was wearing heels.  next tuesday will be day 30 and i feel like im just finally getting into it.  i really dont have that much of a choice though ... im running out of boring outfits because i used em all up.  

side note:  how did i get through my first 30 for 30 without this blazer and this grey top?!?!?!?!

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in other news, 
its now time to announce the winner for a $30 card to a place that makes me happy, target :) 

and the winner is .... 

... jessica over at monster cakes!!!!!


congratulations jessica!
email me your address and ill mail your gift card out next week.  
mrs.elizabethbenfield@gmail.com 

HAPPY WEEKEND! 

flash back friday

i grew up in a semi sheltered home, especially when it came to music and movies.  for this reason, my list of favorite movies from my childhood may look a little different than yours.

exhibit a - i dont think i watch dirty dancing until after i graduated high school.  if i did, it was at someone else's house and i did not tell my parents.

so here they are, in no particular order, the movies i loved while you were watching your mtv: 

  

  


   

of course, when i was young i didnt understand why i couldnt watch what everyone else did.  i sometimes felt left out when the kids at school were talking about a movie i had not seen ... i thought it a bit unfair.  well now, they should feel left out.  i seriously want to go watch every single one of these movies right now.

ps - thanks mom and dad!  memories of watching these movies with you guys makes my heart smile!

Thursday, February 24, 2011

veinticuatro of 30


blouse:  thrifted
bracelets:  target
belt: f21
pants:  kohls
boots: kohls (candies)

im so excited about tomorrow.  i have a flash back friday planned and im announcing this giveaway.  im hoping to get friday and saturday's outfits in, but if now, i will get them up on sunday.  after work, im headed to my aunts house to have a sleepover with the ladies and then we are going to the biltmore on saturday.  so stay tuned for some great pics! 

Wednesday, February 23, 2011

veintitrés of 30

only 24 hours left to enter


sweater: american eagle
pants:  target
flats:  target

Tuesday, February 22, 2011

veintidós of 30

enter giveaway HERE!  only 2 more days ...


button up: american eagle
dress:  target
belt:  kohls
tights:  target
boots:  dsw

two things:
  1. i LOVE this belt with this dress!  i dont think i will ever wear the thin belt that came with it again.
  2. i HATE these boots with this dress.  the length and shades of black do not work well together.  but i am completely ok with that.  i look back at today and remember how warm my feet were and it makes me feel a little better.  

thats what happens when you remix though. sometimes you like it and sometimes you walk around pretending you do just so you can make it through the day with enough confidence to rock it out.

Monday, February 21, 2011

recently watched

husband and i recently watched its kind of a funny story.  i am not a movie critic, nor will i pretend to be.  i just wanted to let you know ive seen it and i loved it and i suggest you watch it too!


lataz!

veintiuno of 30

todays post is brought to you by the color blue:


button-up:  hand-me-down
pants:  old navy
flats:  target

i am running out of items to remix.  it was 76 degrees today and i have 5 sweaters, a jacket and 7 pairs of pants to remix for another 9 days.  dont get me wrong, i have been waiting for this warmer weather since january 1st.  but if i had known it would be this warm, i would have chosen more skirts and dresses.  this prevents me from layering a lot and keeps the outfits pretty basic and boring.  thats why i ventured out to bring you this lovely shade of blue.  i feel like it brightened up the outfit and if nothing else, makes for a more interesting picture.  


Sunday, February 20, 2011

veinte of 30

ahem, did you hear about my giveaway


perfect for a lazy sunday ...
sweater:  thrifted
jeans:  target
flats:  american eagle

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be joyful always; pray continually; give thanks in all circumstances, for this is God's will for you in Christ Jesus  
                                                                          ~ 1 thessalonians 5:16-18

Saturday, February 19, 2011

diecinueve of 30

it was super windy today!  


necklace:  mommed
grey shirt:  gap $3
jeans:  calvin klein
flats:  target


i spent the day with my mom.  we had a yummy lunch and then hit the thrift stores.  if you wondering, yes, i broke the 30 for 30 "no shopping" rule.  whats a girl to do when she finds some great cardigans at an even better price.  i think i officially have a thrifting problem ... and i am completely ok with that :)  anywho, on the way home, we stopped by my elementary school to snap a few photos of day number 19.  thanks mom for taking my pic! 

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BTW!  have you entered my giveaway yet?  if not, click HERE right now!  

flash back friday

im sitting here with my sister ... winding down from a night of giggling and some serious conversation ... and now more giggling.  

this flashes me back to when we were little.  the only difference is that we are now giggling with her son and have much more grown up serious conversations.  everything has changed and yet, nothing at all.  

she was my best friend growing up.  i can remember us sharing a bed and getting so mad at each other that we put a pillow in the middle as a boundary for our anger.  ten minutes later, we would be laughing so hard mom and dad would come tell us to be quiet and go to sleep.  when she got her license and we drove around, i felt like the coolest luckiest girl alive.  

i could go on and on about how cool she was and still is and how much fun we had ... but instead i choose to end this post and continue my evening with one of my favorite people.  


Friday, February 18, 2011

dieciocho of 30

today has been a little crazy, im headed out for a last minute trip home to hang out with my sister and nephew. i will be posting a flash back friday either later tonight or tomorrow morning, so stay tuned.

and don’t forget to enter my very first giveaway!


dress/tunic: h&m $10
jeans: target
flats: american eagle

this is what i look like drinking my pre-coffee, coffee :) 

im getting pretty good at this whole mixing black and brown thing.

Thursday, February 17, 2011

cheers!



as of today, i have 50 followers (thank you sian)!  As a little “hip hip hurray” I would like to offer my very first giveaway.  one of you lucky readers will receive a $30 gift card for target.  if you know me personally or have seen any of my outfit posts, you know that i really love me some target, so i decided to share the love. 

to enter:

  • you must me a follower of this here blog and live in the us of a.
  • you must leave a comment below with a movie quote you like (please refrain from quotes with swear words).
  • for an additional entry, mention this giveaway on your blog and comment to this post again with a link.
you have the chance to enter up until thursday the 24th.  i will announce the winner that friday.

thanks again you guys and good luck!!!

diecisiete of 30


necklace:  f21
sweater:  thrifted
pants:  old navy 
flats:  american eagle 

testing

this post is just a test.
I am trying to figure out my blogging capabilities from my iPhone.
blogger will not allow me to upload a pic from my iPhone photos though. BLAST!
does anyone know if I am doing something wrong or does blogger just now allow it?

Wednesday, February 16, 2011

dieciséis of 30


blouse:  thrifted
dress:  target $5
belt:  thrifted
tights:  kohls
socks:  target 
boots:  kohls (candies) 

Tuesday, February 15, 2011

quince of 30


necklace:  i have no idea, kohls maybe?
Grey cotton shirt:  gap for only $3
belt:  kohls
girls scouts of america skirt:  thrifted
suede boots:  dsw

its been a busy week so far and its only tuesday.  what the devil!  i stay ready for weekends and spring time.  

etsy ecstasy: just for men

im always a day late and a dollar short.  some of these items would have made pretty good valentines day gifts for the man who doesnt like to make much of the day.  but of course, i did not have time to sit and search out these items until it was too late.  BUT there is always next year ... or you could order something for a "happy presidents day" present :)

mustache flask
zombie on a bicycle shirt
handmade clip on bow tie
camouflage ipad sleeve
copper transformer cufflinks
click the pics to shop!

Monday, February 14, 2011

catorce of 30


necklace:  DIY (i made it out of a t-shirt)
dress:  target
belt:  thrifted
socks:  target
boots:  kohls (candies)

Sunday, February 13, 2011

trece of 30


tee:  husbands
cardigan:  thrifted
jeans:  calvin klein
flats:  target
bag:  flourish


jessica over at flourish sent this bag to me as a valentine's day present.  she had an awesome post asking her readers to be her valentine and then sent each of us a handmade gift.  i just love this bag and was excited when i figured out that my bible fits in there perfectly :)  

Saturday, February 12, 2011

doce of 30: gangsta robot

when no one is home and i am completely awkward taking photos of myself, i end up with feeling really silly.  i mean, what if you looked out your window and this girl taking pics of herself in the backyard ... vain, party of one, your table is now ready!  

i got over it, sorta, and ended up with the combination of "gangsta robot"  


sweater:  dkny
tee:  husband
jeans:  target
boots:  dsw


its only lunch time and i have already had a great day.  i always love the 2nd saturday when its time to serve with love wins.  its amazing how God is using this group of people.  afterwards, we went on a prayer walk around the city of raleigh, stopping at key locations to pray.  i was told i cannot announce the location for downtown lifepointe yet, but i should be able to this week.  God is moving in this city and i feel so blessed to be a part of it!
You’re the God of this City
You’re the King of these people
You’re the Lord of this nation
You are

You’re the Light in this darkness
You’re the Hope to the hopeless
You’re the Peace to the restless
You are 
There is no one like our God

Friday, February 11, 2011

once of 30

SMILE its friday!!!


blazer:  kohls (lc)
blouse:  thrifted
jeans:  calvin klein
flats:  target
note:  i am pulling on my jacket because it was really cold this morning.  but it isnt showing on my face :)

flash back friday

following up on my flashback friday from a few weeks ago:  


seriously, husband was so adorable!  i think the first grade picture is my favorite.

we met when he was in the 7th grade and me in the 6th.  i look at this pic and remember why i had such a big crush on him ... i mean look at that smile :)  who knew that i would still be crushing on him 18 years later.

Thursday, February 10, 2011

diez of 30


sweater:  thrifted
button up:  hand-me-down
belt:  thrifted
skirt:  really old
tights:  ???
boots:  kohls (candies) 

im on my way out the door and i now have decided that i really dont like this outfit!  oh well, we shall see what the day makes of it.  

ps - i did try to smile this morning but ended up looking a bit special.  maybe i just dont have it in me this early. 

Wednesday, February 9, 2011

nueve of 30

introducing item #30 - this teal sweater i thrifted a month ago with the tags still on it :)


scarf:  kohls
sweater:  thrifted
pants:  old navy
shoes:  target

HAPPY HUMP DAY!

Tuesday, February 8, 2011

thoughts ...

Each day is a new canvas to paint upon. Make sure your picture is full of life and happiness, and at the end of the day you don't look at it and wish you had painted something different.
-- Author Unknown 
loving my picture!

ocho of 30


necklace:  mommed
sweater:  dkny
dress:  target
tights:  kohls
boots:  dsw

Monday, February 7, 2011

siete of 30

30 for 30 winter time goal:  learn how to smile at 7:30am

cardigan:  thrifted
pants:  target
shoes:  american eagle

the mustard yellow flats i ordered finally came today.  i have decided that instead of them completing my 30 items, i will replace the red and white flats (because i have too many shoes) with the yellow ones and add a shirt.  i have several cardigans and sweaters but not a lot of shirts to layer with.  so for now, i have 29 items and will try to pick #30 in the next day or two.  

also, i explained to husband this morning, the definition of frumpy.  the literal definition is:  an unattractive woman who wears dowdy old-fashioned clothes.
i meant it as "well arent i dressed like a shapeless old lady today."  yes, this cardigan makes me feel a little on the frumpy side.  but it was so cheap, so soft and i love the color ... whats a girl to do other than embrace the frumpiness and try her hardest to make it look good.  

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on another note:  
i have been reminded in the past couple of weeks how blessed i am to be surrounded by Godly people.   it is so awesome to confide in someone that you know will give you truth and grace, even if its not exactly what you want to hear in that moment.  "wait it out and pray" does not have the same instant gratification as "oh no they didnt. i would not put up with that!"  this is why God wants us to be in community with each other and bear one another's burdens (galations 6:2).  

Sunday, February 6, 2011

seis of 30


white cotton shirt: ny& co
shawl:  virginia johnson
dress:  target ($5)
leggings:  walmart
socks:  target
boots:  kohls (candies) 

this is my "is it time to go in, im hungry" lean.  after consuming my banana and mayonnaise sandwich, im feeling much perkier!  

happy sunday to you and yours :) 

Saturday, February 5, 2011

cinco of 30


t shirt:  husband's
button up:  hand-me-down
skinny jeans:  target
ballet flats:  american eagle 
bangs:   yours truly

guess who got tired of their hair today ... me!  yup, i now have bangs.  i forgot how bad my cow lick was.  but today, i like them.  lets hope tomorrow i can say the same.  

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