I decided to start this challenge at the last minute, I thought it would do me good, since I always feel that I "need" new clothes. I really did not know what I was getting myself into. I have never done anything like this before and I am really not good at remixing and tend to wear the same things.
I quickly planned my items on the first day of the challenge, I looked at the calendar too see how many "dressy" outfits I needed and how many "casual"outfits.
I am a stay at home mom, but I love to "get dressed up" The only time I am in sweats is when I clean my house on Thursdays, When I am gardening or when I work out. Otherwise I try to always be "presentable".
- Just so you know a little about me, I only own one pair of sneakers (which are 8 years old) I use them to work out, which I don't do very often since they have lasted me 8 years, lol.
- My only "t shirts" (I am talking about big baggy ones) are the ones I paint in.
- I own a few pair of jeans, but don't feel very comfortable in them because I feel that the accentuate my hips which I am very self conscious of, so I wear skirts and dresses often.
- I love color, and If I could afford it, I would shop at Kate Spade, Mod Cloth and Jcrew all the time.
Here are a few questions I am going to answer:
Did anyone notice your remixing?
A few of my friends read my blog, and they asked me about it and if it is "hard", but otherwise, no.
My husband didn't notice, but I mean come on, men usually don't notice this kind of thing.
Would you have changed any of your 30 picks ?
"Next time" I am going to do this challenge, I am not going to count shoes in the mix. Here in the NW, you may need sandals one day and then rain boots the next. So next time I will only count 30 pieces of clothing.
It got really hot here halfway through the challenge (which I was not expecting) So, I changed out out two of the items I haven't worn (half way through the challenge) See the 30 picks post
Did you put a "NO BUY" ban during the challenge?
I actually did not. However, When I was out shopping, I didn't want anything. I felt that if I could not wear it now, I don't want it. I did finally get a few things on the last day of the challenge.
Instead, I bought the kids new spring and summer clothes, shoes, hats and swim suits.
What are your favorites outfits?
I love color, especially green and pink, So I loved when I wore my pink J Crew skirts or my green Anthro dress.
What did you learn from this challenge?
Accessories are very important.
But I always tended to get a "new shirt" rather then get a nice belt or scarf.
Now I learned my lesson.
You can create so many outfits with just a white t shirt and a pair of jeans, just add different scarves, necklaces and hats and you have yourself a few outfits.
Belts are very important to, you can accentuate your waist, or just add color to outfits.
So enough talking, here are all 30 outfits:
I want to thank you all who left your sweet and encouraging comments through out this challenge. They really made my day and made me go on when I felt like giving up.
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