Monday, August 30, 2010

Now what?

Three posts in one day? Obviously I have some time on my hands and I am making up for my missed time yesterday!

1-5 recap6-10 recap11-15 recap16-2021-2526-30I love seeing all my looks together. I know I get inspired when I see other people where the same items different ways, so I like being able to inspire myself!

Some stats for the challenge:
Items worn the most: a 3 way tie between 3 different pairs of shoes: gray wedges, flips flops and ballet flats (each worn 6 times)

Items worn the least: a 2 way tie betrwwn brown platform wedges and white chinos (only worn once!)

Favorite Look: 19, because I love color

Least favorite look: 2, because it was a bit dull

What I learned: I really should have chosen some more interesting casual tops than the ribbed tanks, because they got real boring real quick. Accessories can definitely make a look. A girl can never have enough shoes!

What I am taking away: Less really is more because having a limited wardrobe to choose from made getting dressed much easier. Except for shoes: Shoes are like accessories than really can change an outfit. I have more clothes than I can possibly wear so being creative can stretch my wardrobe. I don't have to shop all the time.

What next: I am looking forward to "shopping my closet" in September. I bought a number of things from our last 2 trips that I haven't yet pulled out. So I will have a lot of new clothes to wear without even spending more money!

I have a feeling some of the items in my 30 will still be in strong rotation because they are great for work. And I am okay with that.

I wish I had the guts to join The Great American Apparel Diet but I know myself well enough that I don't have that kind of will power. So instead I am going to put myself on a monthly budget and make sure I buy only what I love and what I can incorporate into my existing wardrobe. If I want something that is outside the monthly budget, then I will have to wait and save more.

I am also going to attempt to limit which fashion/style blogs I visit. My need for new things stems from wanting what I see other people buying. I keep reminding myself there will always be new pretty things that I will want and I will never be able to have it all so just chill and enjoy what I have. I think that should work.


Lisa - respect the shoes said...

You're stronger-willed than I in the fashion deprivation dept - but you know how to work the items you've got in your closet and they all look great on you!

You look great in bright pinks and oranges and I hope to see you incorporate more of that for fall!

Elle Sees said...

so glad u did this!

Angeline said...

Congrats on finishing the challenge!

LyddieGal said...

Congrats on finishing the 30 for 30!!!

I agree, it can be so tough to not buy things when you are seeing others with amazing looks you want to duplicate.

so, so hard. But you've got lots of new things in your closet to wear and enjoy!

Chic on the Cheap

Louise said...

This was really great. Thank you so much for posting all the outfits together at the end. It really captures your "look"!

Elaine said...

Yay!! Cognratulations! It just proves that you don't have to go shopping every week to feel stylin'.

clothed much, a modest fashion blog

Ena said...

Congrats on finishing the great project! I like No. 19 too. That skirt is so beautiful!