Sunday, January 30, 2011

30 x 30 Challenge!


I have decided, after a lot of wavering back and forth, to participate in Kendi's 30 x 30 challenge. I am very nervous that I won't be creative enough to remix the items I picked out in new and interesting ways but I am darn well going to try! I tried to pick out items that lent themselves well to mixing and matching and I am already planning ideas in my head (and writing as many of them as I can think of on paper).

This is my first time participating in a challenge since I joined the personal style blogosphere in July 2010. I am excited about finally feeling (somewhat) ready to join seasoned bloggers and newbies (like myself) alike in a challenge that I think we all can learn a great deal from. I know that all too often I stand in front of my closet (which most people would consider 'bursting at the seams', and feel like I have nothing to wear.

My goals for this challenge are:

1) To really get to know my closet and learn how to work with it to constantly make it seem fresh and new.

2) To be more creative with my choices of mixing and matching and try combinations that I never would have originally thought of.

3) To learn what my closet needs (not just what's on sale or super cute at the moment) and reevaluate if future purchases are worth it, or if they are just an impulse at the time.

4) Lastly, I want to continue to evolve my personal style and better understand how to express it with what I already own.

Here's How It Works:

* Pick 30 items (excluding coats and accessories) - that means everything else is included: skirts, shirts, sweaters, jackets, shoes, pants (well not for me!)

* Remix 30 different outfits with only these aforementioned 30 items (plus all of the accessories that you want)

*Try to do this in (approx.) 30 days.

*NO SHOPPING for the duration of the challege!

Wish me Luck!!!

And...Here are the 30 x 30 contenders:

5 Sweaters ( J.CREW, J.CREW, J.CREW, J.CREW, J.CREW Outlet)

5 Patterned Tops (J.CREW, J.CREW, GAP, Target, J.CREW)

8 Solid Tops (GAP, Ann Taylor, J.CREW, J.CREW, Banana Republic, LOFT, Thrifted, J.CREW)

1 Jacket (Banana Republic)

7 Skirts (Target, GAP, Thrifted (J.CREW), J.CREW, J.CREW, GAP, J.CREW)

4 Pairs of Shoes (J.CREW, Minnetonka, UGG, Banana Republic)

To everyone participating in the 30 x 30: Good Luck and Happy Remixing!!


Ilona said...

Great to know you take part! I'm really looking forward to see what you'll come up with!

And I totally understand that list writing thing. I'm doing the same at the moment because sooner or later there will be that morning when one has to really hurry but has no idea at all. It's good to have a list of ideas in reserve then.

Good luck and happy remixing!

Anonymous said...

Oh la,la. Can't wait to see what you come up with. The hardest part of the challenge for me would be NO shopping for 30 days! How can you drive past Goodwill and NOT stop?