This outfit? I’m in love. It was one of the first ones I thought of, and the color combo makes me bananas in the best way possible. I’m almost starting to look for flats in this color since it’s just not reasonable for me to wear heels much so that I can wear this color combo all the time.
Also, today is a really important day to me and to the work I do: Denim Day! You can read about Denim Day and see what I wore last year here.
Since I’m at the halfway point, I thought I’d share a little about my process and how I’m feeling so far in the challenge. Cool? Cool.
So I actually decided to do a 30×30 after following Kaylee of Kaylee Daily
go all the way through hers. I loved her items
and all of the outfits. I think she did a really good job choosing pieces she could mix and match, and as well as items she wears a ton with ones that sit in the back of the closet. I definitely used her picks as an example for choosing mine.
The day I started thinking about doing the challenge, I decided to make a Google spreadsheet to see what 30 items I might use. I got going and chose maybe 15 and thought ‘Wow! I still have so many items I can choose!’ and I kept adding pieces one by one until I had 30.
I sort of had three categories of clothes in mind:
-things I wear a ton // e.g. chambray, red striped shirt, navy polka dot skirt
-things I have trouble wearing // e.g. polka dot pants, purple pleated blouse, black polka dot skirt
-standout pieces I want to be able to use more // e.g. orange smock dress, overalls, purple heels
I felt pretty proud of myself, so I made another column and starting coming up with outfits. This is something I do anyway; I keep a notepad on my desktop called Outfit Puzzles where I list out different outfit pieces like _______ + _______ + _______. So, now you know how I come up with outfits for the blog, haha! Anyway, I was on a roll making outfits and suddenly I had 30. It seemed like the hard part was over, so I may as well do it!
Honestly, I think I did a pretty good job choosing pieces
because I haven’t been jonesing to wear many things that aren’t in the challenge. I thrifted a couple of skirts recently (bad Nicole, I know) that I’ve been wanting to wear, and I’ve wondered if I should have thrown in a pair of shorts as it starts getting warmer, but overall I’m content with my pile to choose from. Plus, coming up with outfits ahead of time really helped. If I have an unanticipated event to go to or can’t decide what to wear the next day, I just pull up my spreadsheet and see what I haven’t worn yet.
The one big drawback seems to be that 30 days is a lot, especially since I’m not posting outfits on weekends. As of now, the challenge will still be going on in mid-May, which feels exhausting to me. I might start combining outfits into posts together to get it over more quickly, or give myself the weekends to wear whatever I want since I’m not posting those days anyway. If I decide to do a remix challenge again, it will almost definitely be a 7×7 or 10×10. 30 is just too many days, too many ways.
I hope that was some helpful insight! I’ll be sharing more about what I learned and a full recap of the outfits at the end of the challenge!