Wow! I actually did it!
To be honest, I’m a bit surprised! I am very good at starting things- but not so good at finishing them.
Here is a summary of what I wore for my 30 for 30 Challenge. To see the slideshow, click on any picture and it will take you to the larger images.
Here is what I learned:
Scarfs, jewelry, belts and jackets can really change an outfit (duh!)
I sure wear my skinny jeans a lot.
I am so surprised that I only wore my pencil skirt once! It’s appropriate for work, but seems a little dressy for ‘everyday’ moms.
I think a skirt with a brighter pattern, or a bright solid color (I’m thinking red)- would have been a bit more fun.
A pair of cropped cargos or khakis would have been a nice alternative to my jeans.
I’ve learned I actually like having my choices narrowed down- it made things so much easier getting dressed each morning!
On that same note- I’ve also learned that I don’t need so many items in my closet- most don’t get worn anyway.
I think the biggest lesson I’ve learned is that I’m going to stick to investing in quality, classic pieces- not buying so many cheaply made items from places like Old Navy, Target, H&M and so forth… Those stores are fun for ‘fast fashion’ (as my friend Heidi told me), but I’ve learned my style is classic, not uber trendy, so I don’t need to be wasting money on those type of items (although every now and then a fun trendy piece paired with something classic is great!).
I’m very glad I did this 30 for 30 Challenge, and will probably return to it again this summer (bet it’s a lot easier with summer clothes!).
OK! Enough preaching!!
All that being said, I’ve gone a whole month without buying myself a SINGLE item of clothing (gasp), so I’m off to Nordstroms. See you next year! 🙂
Have a safe and fun night!