But it's a new day! Kendi recently announced the winter installment of her 30x30 challenge. After a little consideration and A LOT of listmaking, I decided to give this thing another go. Have I got spirit? Have I got determination? You bet. See for yourself:
I'm actually really looking forward to this! If you're participating in the 30x30 (or some alternate version that works better for your life), DEFINITELY let me know so that I can follow along.
Here are the items in my 30-day rotation:
As I said, a lot of intricate listmaking went into deciding on these 30 items. I've compiled a bunch of outfit ideas based on these choices, mostly to make sure that 30 cohesive outfits are actually possible, so I think that list will help out on the inevitable mornings when I'm feeling creatively stuck.
In choosing my clothes and shoes, I wanted to consider comfort above everything else. None of my options hurt or bother my body in any way, and I know that will be important if I really want to wear and re-wear everything I picked out. After taking comfort into account, I wanted to make sure to find a balance between the familiar and the experimental. About 2/3 of my picks are things that I wear all the time, and the other items (including my pink pants, my old-fashioned boots, my purple skirt, etc.) are either new additions OR they've been tougher to wear on a regular basis. I'm hoping that this 30x30 remix challenge will
Something interesting that I observed in my obsessive, methodical listmaking process: 4 of my 30 items were gifts, 16 were thrifted/purchased secondhand, and the other 10 were purchased the old-fashioned way. All told, the money I spent on these items comes to about $300. I feel like my 30x30 will be a great way to see how well (and how creatively) a person can dress for that dollar amount. The gifted and thrifted components definitely saved me a boatload.
Well, this should be fun! The 30 days will start on February 1st. And between now and then, I will be savoring the rest of my closet with the ferocity of a kid at the end of summer, soaking up every sunny moment until the school year starts again.
(How'd you like my analogy?)