Sunday, June 12, 2011

Are you ready for the 30 for 30?

I am so excited about the 30 for 30 challenge! This is seriously one of the reasons why I started blogging. Here are the pieces I've chosen:

1 white cami, 1 cream cami, 1 black tank top. For layering.
8 tops, including 2 T-shirts, a chambray shirt, a polo tunic, and some blouse situations.
5 cardigans. I love cardigans. And I need to keep things work-friendly.
3 skirts and 4 dresses. Some are more work-appropriate than others, but I've found ways to neutralize the summer sexiness of all of them.
1 pair of black leggings, 1 pair of denim shorts, 1 pair of colored jeans.
3 pairs of shoes--1 cream and black flats, 1 light gold espadrilles, 1 light gray strappy sandals with a slight wedge.

That gives me...29 pieces. I haven't actually decided on item 30! I think I'll end up with another pair of shoes, but honestly, the three shoes I chose will work for the 30 days, no problem. I might throw in another pair, though, if I get tired of these three? Or maybe I'll be behind with my laundry and will have to throw in an emergency dress?

The hardest part of the challenge might already be done--I already spent a lot of time thinking and trying on clothes, trying to maintain a summertime feel to my outfits, but staying office-appropriate. I made sure everything could be worn at least twice, and actually, a lot of things can be easily remixed into three to five different outfits. My only worry now is making sure I stay on top of laundry so I can mix things properly! I've already done all of my laundry today so I can start fresh tomorrow!

P.S. I just saw that a new Bloggers Do It Better challenge has been posted--neon + neutral. I am just going to say this now--Kendi explained that the 30 for 30 is anything you want it to be, to not stress, you can take breaks if need be! Nobody says you have to do the 30 outfits in 30 consecutive days. Now, I do intend to actually do the 30 for 30 consecutively, except when I have to throw in a BDIB outfit. So there you go, I'm not cheating.


  1. Hiya Michelle! Just ran across your blog through the 30 for 30 and I think we might be twins! well, perhaps not so much twins, but kindred somehow :) I'll be following you on my reader! Happy Monday!!

  2. We are most definitely twins. Harry Potter, love of lists, and Mark Bittman?! Can't wait to read more from your new blog!