Kelly from Mrs in Training has challenged herself and other bloggers (and non-bloggies!) to join her in a 30×30 challenge this month. What is it? 30×30 is where you choose 30 items to wear in 30 days and only those 30 items. The rules are relaxed: you can pick 30 tops, bottoms, layering pieces, shoes, jewelry, whatever you want. And you can also put a shopping ban on yourself for those 30 days.
When I first read her post I was super excited to do it. It sounded fun and a great way to reimagine pieces in your closet. I had kind of done this before when I first moved back home and didn’t have all of my clothing with me, but I didn’t publicize it. Then as I started thinking more about it, I didn’t want to do it. It seemed like a lot of work to pick out the 30 items. I didn’t think I’d have trouble styling them, just picking them. Finally, as you can tell, I decided to do it. Peer pressure made me. Kelly sent an email to people who expressed an interest and some of us started emailing back and forth. When I said I wasn’t sure I was going to join I was pressured by a few bloggers and I caved. So blame them that you’re going to be subjected to this adventure.
I’ll be following Kelly’s posting schedule as best as I can:
- Wednesday, May 1st: My 30 selected items
- Wednesday, May 8th: Days 1-6
- Tuesday, May 14th: Days 7-12
- Monday, May 20th: Days 13-18
- Monday, May 27th: Days 19-24
- Monday, June 3rd: Days 25-30
I’ll also be posting my outfits daily on instagram #30×30 so be sure to follow me there! (justjacq)
They will be LOVELY iphone mirror photos while the blog posts will hopefully be nice camera photos.
And now, without further ado, the 30 pieces.
jk, explanation first.
I decided to roll with 30 pants, skirts, dresses, tops, and cardis/blazers. The weather here is still really unpredictable so I wanted to make sure to give myself a lot of options. I also wanted to include some new pieces I just got and some oldies that I’d like to figure out how to wear more. I chose not to include shoes in my 30 because, well I really don’t have a good reason. I just didn’t. My shoes don’t challenge me; I don’t really think much about what shoes to wear and I don’t worry if they match. I just throw on whatever I feel like so my shoes don’t really make a difference in my outfit. And I didn’t include accessories because I didn’t want to limit myself with them. So there you have it.
And now, the clothes.
jk, again. haha. just wanted to give a disclaimer: some of these photos SUCK. I started taking them when the light was pretty good and then it got dark. And I don’t feel like editing or cropping. There you have it.
NOW THE PIECES:
Do you like the bedspread my Mumsie put on my bed?
Loft dark skinnies, Merona jade green crops from Goodwill (whatwhat!), Loft cobalt crops, Loft black work pants
Brown, black, and charcoal grey pencil skirts all from The Limited. Apparently I really like the store. I also included a close up of the buttons on the black skirt because I love them and it was the whole reason I bought this skirt.
These were the hardest to pick. As I’m writing this I’m still narrowing them down. I wanted to include colors but lately I find myself gravitating towards black and white shirts.
(out of order, sorry!)
Loft b&w peplum
Loft b&w triangles
Loft white sleevless
American Eagle grey plaid
Loft b&w&coral stripes
The Limited jade sleeveless
Express white tank w/flowers
Express purple short sleeves
Old Navy grey t
Target sheer blue floral
Forever 21 turqoise short sleeve
(out of order again…)
Target tan cardi
Loft beige cardi
Target mint cardi
Old Navy white ivory sweater
There you have it, my 30 pieces. Stay tuned for how I put them together! And for dailies, don’t forget to follow me on instagram @justjacq.