|Black polo tunic - Lacoste, White skirt - Charlotte Russe, Belt - Primark, Strappy sandals - Jeffrey Campbell|
|It's not just me, right? That hair looks shinier than usual.|
|Pay no attention to how wonky my hair looks in the back.|
- Pattern mixing--I am back in the game. During the winter months, I felt like a got a good handle on pattern mixing (before this blog was born), but I was kind of afraid that I wouldn't be able to do it in the summer (less layers). The 30 for 30 challenged me to mix, and I think I went over and beyond what I was doing in the winter.
- Red and yellow are great statement colors, whether it's your main piece, or an accent.
- Hairstyles are so important. This feeling has been growing since starting the blog, but it really became clear during the challenge. It can change the entire mood behind an outfit. It can elevate it beyond "that dress you always wear" or "just another jeans and tee". I can't promise I'll have great hair everyday, but I'll try more.
- I might need more necklaces in my life...and scarves (those didn't come out at all during the 30 for 30, though I tried a few times in my closet)...and a few more belts too. Necklaces make a little statement that go a long way, while scarves give you a fun accent of color, and belts really tie things together!
- Next challenge, choose less cardigans. There were some I only wore once! What a waste!
- Instead of cardigans, choose more shoes. Preferably one in a fun color. I missed my shoes so much.
- I don't need as many clothes as I have. Not to say I'm going to throw away everything except these 30 pieces, or never buy anything again, but I definitely feel very comfortable saying, You know what? I can slow down the buying. I believe in my own creativity. (Oh, right, #4 goes against this. Well, I'll do more thrifting.)