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30 for 30 Recap

Ahhhh… 30 for 30!

It was the best of times.  It was the worst of times. I laughed. I cried. I felt like I wore the same things over, and over, and over again.

But seriously folks, this was a great exercise for me.  I started this blog in April, and until this experience, I had always been hesitant to repeat items here.  It turns out that’s what many of you seem to enjoy the most, seeing how I style up the same item different ways.  Go figure!  I’m glad I found that out, because at some point (in the very near future), I would’ve run outta clothes and been forced to either shut this sucker down or start wearing Eric’s things… 


Actually I still might snag one of his ties and that Members Only jacket. But shhhh, don’t tell!

My main goals during the challenge were to wear every single item at least twice and to wait at least six days before repeating an item (a small exception was made for jeans and leggings).  I’m happy to report that I accomplished both goals!

I was a little behind in my outfit posts, but I actually finished the challenge last Monday.  I’ve noticed a few things since then, namely:

1. I am absolutely overwhelmed by my closet. I seriously had a mini-panic attack last Tuesday when I finally regained full access to my wardrobe.  There were just so many choices.  To help ease back into the dressing game, I selected 10 items from my closet that I absolutely wanted to wear within the next two weeks.  In the morning, I just grab one of the items and put together an outfit around it.  So far, it’s been great, and I plan to keep the practice up.  Next time, I’ll let you guys know what items I select ahead of time.

2. Before making a purchase, I now ask myself if I would be happy to include it in another 30 for 30 challenge.  If the answer is no, then I don’t buy it.  Well… except for that red reindeer sweater from H&M which I promptly scooped up last week. Besides, seasonal items don’t count… right? Great, glad we agree!

3. I still love my dresses, but I’m looking for more skirts because they’re way more versatile.  A dress is pretty much an all-in-one outfit, so you have to be pretty creative to make it look different.  Skirt and top combinations, however, are virtually limitless.

And now for the biggest shocker…

4. I actually like wearing pants! Sometimes… Well… ones that fit anyway.  In any case, expect to see more clothing of the two-legged variety on the blog this winter.

As far as favorite outfits go, I really liked everything that incorporated either my polka dot blouse or my black velvet leggings.  Those two items, along with my magic gold pleated skirt were definitely the stars of this remix.

I’d love to hear what outfits you all enjoyed the most.  Maybe I’ll do another challenge where I wear the outfit that gets the most votes for an entire week.  Oh what, you think that’s gross?  Yeah, me too.

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Closet Confection: 30 Angry Birds

When: Monday, December 6th, 2010

Where: Work

What: Sweater (Old Bavy), skirt (Banana Republic), tights (Emilio Cavallini), shoes (Via Spiga), necklace (H&M)

For those of you who haven’t caught on to the Angry Birds phenomenon yet and have no idea what the photo above is about…

CONGRATULATIONS! I kinda envy you for not being a victim. Don’t get me wrong, the game is fun, and I’m extremely jealous impressed that its creators have earned more than $8 million in ad revenue alone… but it’s also extremely addictive and a huge time sucker.

Sorry to cut this post short, but I’ve got some pigs to destroy.  Stay tuned for my 30 for 30 wrap-up and reflections.

Until then, toodles!


Closet Confection: February 29th


When: Sunday, December 5th, 2010

Where: Out & About

What: Jacket (Forever 21), sweater (H&M a really long time ago), skirt (Gap), tights (Hue), shoes (Forever 21), gloves (Etienne Aigner)

This skirt has turned out to be hands-down my favorite item during the challenge.  The shoes… not so much.

It’s not that I don’t like them, it’s just that they don’t really go with as well with my other items as I thought they did.  In fact, I was originally planning to wear my ankle boots with this outfit until I realized I had only worn these shoes once.


My goal was to wear every single item at least twice, so there you have it.

Only 1 more outfit to go!

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