February 1, 2011

A new light


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{Top: Limited, Blazer: Target, Pants: Express, Belt: Kohl's, Bracelet: F21, Shoes: Bandolino}


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Hello everyone! Let me introduce you to outside Liz. See her up there? Rockin' the shades. Taking in the fresh air. Enjoying the natural light. It's like a new person, right? That or maybe you've come to the conclusion that I have multiple personalities {you'd probably be right}. Speaking of multiple personalities, I think I forgot to mention that I have 2 twitter accounts. There's my everyday, rambling self (@lizurso) and then there is the straightforward blog self {@26_and_Counting). Pick your poison. Nonsense and typos vs. Bloggyness and typos. Or walk on the wild side and follow both of me.


But back to outside Liz {it's her debut after all}. These photos are courtesy of my little sister, Annie. She's great. She dragged me out of my bedroom all the way to the front porch {baby steps people}. Is it me, or do I look 12 in these pictures? It's like the sun magically zapped away all of my makeup. But on to the outfit shall we? Anytime you see this much black in my outfit it means 1 thing. I'm working at Job 2.0. Since black is the law of the land at Macys, I decided to add some yellow accessories. I also wore my sunglasses around all day so people wouldn't ask where the bathroom was located.


In all seriousness, I couldn't be more excited about this round of the 30 for 30 challenge and I hope you are too! As a girl with the occasional shopping problem {ahem, Anthro addiction. Ahem}, this challenge helps me put my life {namely my closet} in perspective. I'm not a creative person by nature. In fact, by nature I'm a creature of habit. Habit-inclined isn't bad, but for me, it led to recycling the same 10 outfits over and over again. As someone who loves rules and order - this challenge is a great way for me to focus and be creative. Looking back at the last 30 for 30 there are only a few predictable Liz outfits. A majority though were a direct result of digging deep and getting creative. Hey, maybe this time, I'll be just as lucky.

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84 comments:

  1. LOVE the outside pictures! You look great, certainly a fabulous way to kick off the 30 for 30. (I wimped out again and didn't sign up. I don't think I can survive this Chicago winter even if I wore all 30 items layered at once!) Happy Tuesday! :)

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  2. Alright! I think outside Liz looks GREAT! And no, you don't look like a pre-teen, haha. You do, however, make me jealous that I have never owned (and actually worn) a pair of sunglasses. Instant cool, at least on you! I'm so excited for this 30 for 30 also, mainly because it's my first round :)

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  3. outside liz is so cute! of course, indoors liz is cute too, but your personality really shines through in these. happy 30 for 30!

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  4. Ah-dorable! I'm so excited about this 30 for 30...it's my first!

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  5. I saw your door and thought, thats an amazing coloured door! But I love the pop of yellow in your outfit :)
    I'm similar to you in that I'm a creature of habit and hope that this 30x30 (my first) helps me break out into new thinking and creativity.
    http://cgdn.blogspot.com/

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  6. love the new location, and the outfit! I <3 yellow accessories!

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  7. Wow the photos look so much better and you look glowing! The yellow belt and bangle did a really nice effect on the outfit! x

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  8. LOVE this outfit, and it's great to see you outside! =) The yellow accessories are perfect. And I didn't notice that the sun washed away your makeup because your hair looks vibrant and AMAZING outside.

    P.S. Cool shades!

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  9. Wow.

    I mean, REALLY - WOW!!!!

    You have NO IDEA what a difference the change of scenery in today's ootd post makes!!! I've been reading you blog for about 6+ mos. now, and it's not been until today that I feel like I've actually been able to really SEE the deatails in any of the outfits you blog for your readers. In fact, I don't typically take the time to read a fashion blog where the pics are dark and the details don't stand out, but I didn't want to give up on your blog yet because I really LOVE your corporate/workwear style. It's sad that I can rarely make out details in your pics, so I was pleasantly surprised with today's post. What a difference better lighting and a contrasting background makes!!!!! YAY!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

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  10. Love your new location!!

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  11. I love the new outside Liz!!! I will be following you every step of the way during the challenge, hopefully we can both get creative and save some money!

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  12. I think outside Liz looks fantastic! And now, I MUST find a yellow patent leather belt :)

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  13. You look adorable! The whole outfit looks great! Keep the outside photos coming.

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  14. Liz, I want to eat you up you are so adorable.

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  15. Yay! Love your outside pictures today! and love this look! ah, the pop of yellow is simply amazing <3

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  16. Oh my gosh! It IS like a totally different person. I can't believe it! Your hair is so much lighter than I realized. I love it!

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  17. Aw, Liz! Love it!! (I almost wrote "my Liz!" then realized that might be a little too personal in your comments, and I'll save it for twitter. Ha).
    I love the pops of yellow- looks great!!

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  18. I absolutely love the outdoor photos, and your outfit! Great start, friend.

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  19. super cute! love the yellow pop of color!
    triplegeministyle.blogspot.com

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  20. It's so nice to meet outdoor Liz! You look great in these pics and I love the yellow accents!

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  21. you don't look 12 at all! You look very lady like! The pops of yellow are just the perfect little touch of sunshine! *claps* for baby steps outside!

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  22. Very cute outfit! The light yellow belt makes the outfit so much fun! (and I feel you on going outside to take pictures! I'm trying to get over that myself!)

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  23. Oh nice new setting! Nothing against the other one cause you're outfits and smile are the stars on pictures! Lovely outfit! Ready for tomorrow? I'm excited for all of you guys!

    http://blog.cessoviedo.com

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  24. love your yellow accents, they really pop behind the blue door!

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  25. That shirt is fantastic! Can't wait to see the rest of your outfits:)

    ❤ Katherine at sparklefarklediary.blogspot.com

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  26. There are not many color combos I love more than black, white, and yellow. Such a cheery start for a winter's morning!

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  27. OHMYGAH OUTSIDE LIZ. What a BLAST. I think your door is actually the perfect backdrop, wish mine was that color! And way to turn Macy's black into crazy fun with those pops of yellow. ILOVETHISPOST! Thank you, Annie!!!

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  28. You look so pretty! Great outdoor shots (random: love the color of the front door!) and great outfit. What a start, can't wait for more.

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  29. Yay for outside pictures! Such a big moment. =)

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  30. Yay for stepping outside! I really love the yellow accessories - so pretty.

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  31. love the yellow!! i might be able to pull something like that this next 30 days...i will you the credit of course! :D

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  32. Cute outfit, that belt is so lovely!

    http://hereinmylife-paula.blogspot.com/

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  33. Love the outside shots, and love your cute outfit. The yellow defiantly pops!!!

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  34. The outfit and new location look great! The yellow adds a nice little pop. And great first 30 for 30 outfit.

    -Elizabeth
    http://growingupscottish.blogspot.com/

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  35. kelley @ the eclectic owlFebruary 1, 2011 at 2:21 PM

    So cute! I love the pop of yellow! I always love seeing your outfits since I'm a nine-to-fiver as well and I've got to keep things (moderately) classy around here. And you look amazing! The sun doesn't wash out your make-up at all! :)

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  36. Nice to meet yu outside Liz! I hope you'll come aorund more often!=)

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  37. now this is how a professional young girl dresses. Sophisticated structured clothing with heels. None of those flat shoes
    :). I want to see more like this.

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  38. I agree with everyone, I love the new light, I feel like I can see you! :) And I love those pops of yellow with the black and white, very fresh.

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  39. LOVE Outside Liz. :) Your door is SO pretty! I need a photographer so badly. Husband is avail. sometimes. Perhaps I should get Little S. into photography classes. :) LOVE your yellow accents.

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  40. Oh Chicago weather is fierce! And here I thought it was bad here today and it was 30 degrees.

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  41. Oh Chicago weather is fierce! And here I thought it was bad here today and it was 30 degrees.

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  42. I love these sunglasses! Best Christmas present ever.

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  43. Thanks Lo. Sadly inside Liz will be returning tomorrow. Silly rain.

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  44. I love your outfit!!
    im mixing my 30 pieces now, you can have a look:)
    http://sienastyle.blogspot.com/

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  45. The challenge helped me. I'm pretty much a cheerleader for the 30for30.

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  46. Thanks Lisa! Who knew natural light was kinda flattering. Althought today is a different story. Not a fan the sun being overcast.

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  47. Thanks Rachael. Hope you don't mind a few more inside pics. Still working out the kinks of a tripod.

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  48. Thanks Erin! I think I had beginners luck with these photos. Today didn't not go so well. Looks like I need more practice.

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  49. Suze, I can definitely be "your" Liz ;)

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  50. I had to read your comment to my sister via lunch. You know her response? "I love Monkeyface! She has great hair!"

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  51. Love the new Liz, your pictures look gorgeous! And of course the outfit is equally fabulous; love the yellow accents, they really make the outfit fresh and fun! Looking forward to tracking your 30 for 30 remix! xx veronika

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  52. I'm all about the moderately classy! It's nice to find another blogger with similar style. I always look forward to your posts.

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  53. Hello, outside Liz! I didn't know inside Liz as I followed you over from the Remixer list (I'm remixing too), but outside Liz looks pretty awesome. You look like you're about to go to a job interview and kill it. That's a compliment.

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  54. I love your outside pics! Your outfits are always so cute, but I keep wanting to see the whole thing. The morning light is also fantastic, as is your awesome yellow belt over your gingham shirt. Love.

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  55. This outfit is gorgeous, love the yellow belt. I started the challenge too so come and say hi !

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  56. Stopping by from 30 for 30......I see you're in Kentucky? Where abouts? I live in Kentucky too!

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  57. The outside pics look amazing! I like the change in scenery.

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  58. Your makeup does NOT look zapped away. You look great! Love the pops of yellow in the outfit.
    www.styleaesthetic.com

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  59. Welcome to outside Liz! I love the creative juices that start flowing during the 30x30. I love the pops of yellow in your outfit.

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  60. Congrats on making it outside of your apartment. Maybe one day I'll make it up to my building's roof deck. Ha! Good luck with the challenge.

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  61. Look at you outside. You look great! I love your unique mirror pictures, too, though, it is what makes your blog so different. So I won't be sad if you cant keep the outside going all the way through.
    Looking forward to following you on a new round of remixing.

    The Auspicious Life

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  62. liz! i love the pop of yellow in your oufit - looks especially perfect in front of your green door. tell your sister she must do this more often! hehe

    xo denj

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  63. Love this! You totally spiced up a classic suit. And brava for getting outside!

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  64. I'm pretty excited too! Your outfit is super. That pop of yellow on the belt is great!

    Hugs,
    http://achameleonscloset.blogspot.com/

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  65. I need your belt! I love that shirt too!

    savannah-joyofliving.blogspot.com

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  66. Lovin' the outside pics Liz! Perhaps one morning I will wake up with enough time to take my pics before work. Love the yellow accessories as well.

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  67. I am in LOVE with this top!! And those yellow accessories!! Super Cute!!
    I have never been to the limited but when I am done with the 30 for 30 I am gonna be all over that!!

    Kirsten
    www.travandkirk.blogspot.com

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  68. Love the outfit! This is my first 30x30 so I'm excited about it :)

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  69. I love your pops of yellow! So creative to match your belt and bracelet! And I feel like everyone, myself included, has that target blazer in the 30 items. It's great too see how everyone styles it so differently!

    candidclassic.blogspot.com

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  70. Sorry, but I'm going to steal this look. The whole thing. Right down to the yellow accesories.

    P.S. I'm happy you stepped out of your comfort zone a little to try something new, becuase you look great. But remember, we all fell in love with your blog because of you and your adorable personality, so take pictures how ever makes you happy or comfortable. We'll all still come by to steal your ideas!

    P.P.S. That was supposed to be encouraging, hope it came across that way.

    KK Bye now!

    http://allsweetness.tumblr.com

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  71. i love the print and the yellow and the layering. it's like you've been doing this forever. amazing! :)
    nice to meet the many different liz's in one post. hey there! let's do this remix :)

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  72. I have the same blazer! Cute look :)
    Cardigans and Cookie Dough

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  73. so glad that I am not the only one with 2 twitter accounts - missylizzylucy and restonstyle!
    http://restonstyle.blogspot.com

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  74. great outfit and it's so nice to see outside Liz! Annie did a great job snapping pictures and hopefully you'll do more outside posts.

    cuteandlittle.com
    enter my csn stores giveaway!

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  75. Hello outside Liz! I love this look. The mustard accessories are fabulous and your blazer is so classically chic.

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  76. This is such a flattering outfit! I love the pop of yellow.

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  77. I may have already left a comment on this outfit but I just love it so much! I love the pops of yellow (my favorite color) against the black. I am always hesitant to wear black and yellow together because I'm afraid of looking like a bumble bee (weird, I know). I think this blouse would be amazing paired with your yellow ochre pencil skirt (which I am coveting!)!! I don't mean for that to be oversharing or sound bossy, I just thought of it and had to share!!

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