My challenge is over. And I really thought that come the 31st I would be SO excited to branch back into the rest of my closet but weirdly…I wasn’t. I reached for the same pieces I’d been wearing. I tried on lots of other options, but I guess I’d gotten so comfortable and confident wearing the 30 that it was what I felt best in. So perhaps the lesson here is that less is more. Because I certainly could have come up with many more combinations.
All in all, I am really glad that I did this challenge. I found myself really stretching to come up with new ideas, but it definitely made not shopping for 3o days a lot easier! And if I’m honest, I often pick up at least 2 new clothing pieces a week while out and about, so it certainly helped us with the holidays to not be shopping.
The hardest part was definitely the pictures, but after reading through comments of other bloggers that have done this, it seems like almost everyone took their pictures in advance. Duh. I should have thought of that! So when I do this again in the Spring I will DEFINITELY be planning ahead!
If you were intrigued by the challenge, and want to join me again in the Spring, let me know – I’d love to have some company!
I love this. Dressy yet casual. A perfect weekend outfit for me. I will be wearing this again and again.
Gold Dot Blouse: Target (& on sale right now for $18!). Jeans: LOFT, $69.50 (note: never ever pay full price here. They constantly have 40% off sales). Army jacket: Forever21, similar from Charlotte Russe for $39. Boots: Charlotte Russe, similar here. Purse: Modcloth.
I realized that I had only worn this skirt once, so I wanted to wear it again before the end of the challenge. And I could have done it with the white silk button up…or the black turtleneck…or the black sweater…but all felt so boring. So I went a bit weird with a black and white dot sweater and swiss dot tights. And I like it! I did feel like I needed the scarf to ground the sweater a bit, but I felt fun in this!
This outfit is…a little weird. And I’m not sure I’d actually ever wear it again. But I thought I’d give it a try, pretending the chambray was a neutral, and I’m glad I tried…but yeah, I definitely won’t wear this again, ha.
Chambray: PacSun, similar here. Sequin Pants: Target, $16.99. Heels: Paris Hilton Senorita (No longer available in Gold, other colors on Amazon up to $95).
I went out with three of my favorite friends for dinner and drinks in DC, and took my camera to have one of the girls grab a shot of my outfit. The other two immediately jumped in as stylists (which both would be stellar at, for real), wanting me to have a better background, or better pose, and normally I’d be 100% doing whatever they said. But I was freezing, and so tired of taking my picture every day, and I told photographer to just take a damn picture so I could put my coat back on, ha. Give me a week or two to refresh from this challenge, then I’ll have better pictures up!!
Top: H&M. Jacket: Target. “Leather” pants: Target. Booties: Target, on sale for $27.99.
I wanted to go out with a bang. And bang I did. I can honestly say that this, hands down, is my favorite look of all 30. I never imagined that I’d come up with two other ways to wear the dress, but I just adore the look of a button up under a sheath style, and I think I’ll be finding many more ways to do this in the next year!
Red plaid: Old Navy, similar, but mine still in stores for $19.97. Dress: H&M. (Similar from Macys for only $52). Booties: Target, on sale for $27.99.
Biggest challenge this week: None. I was pretty invigorated with the finish line in sight – basically the exact opposite of what I’d expected, I thought I would be so burnt out by now!