Reflections (and Squinting)

I thought I would post a little about what I learned, having just completed the 30 for 30 challenge for the first time. In perfect harmony with my decision I have these pictures of me squinting. I might be reflecting really hard, or the sun’s reflection might be in my eyes.

The challenge to only wear the same items from my closet for 30 days, making a new outfit each day, was really good for me, because I can err towards the jeans and a t-shirt standby maybe a little too often. By picking only two very different pairs of jeans (and one normal t-shirt), I wasn’t allowed to fall back on this kind of combo. I found that I wore skirts a whole lot more, and I felt like I was actually more put-together than normal. I realized the true versatility of my favorite chartreuse silk skirt! I felt comfortable wearing dressier outfits, probably because I wore them with comfortable, more masculine-styled shoes and cardigans.

All in all, I don’t really think I will need to do this challenge again, but I am really glad I took part in it this time. I already feel like I can show my clients more options with fewer items now, and will try to be more creative with what I have in the future. But I went straight back to the jeans and t-shirt, didn’t I?

 These jeans really made me want to strike some sort of a coquettish pose:

T-shirt: BDG, Jeans: “The Maria” by J-Brand, Weavie Wonder Flats: ModCloth, Earrings: Mana Culture (Austin)

March 4, 2011

18 Responses to Reflections (and Squinting)

  1. Rachel says:

    Yay! Glad you finished 30 for 30 with a positive reflection…definitely something I want to try now!

  2. Jahn 'n Style says:

    i think i'm gonna participate in the next 30 for 30….it surely brings out ur creative side:):)

    P.S. – love your shoes!!

  3. those tricks says:

    haha nice.
    and hooray for yellow!

  4. Stef / Diversions says:

    Congrats on finishing the 30!
    That is the most springlike yellow :)

    Happy weekend!

  5. Anna Jane says:

    i'm obsessed with j brand jeans and those look like the perfect high rise pair. love the outfit!

  6. kristin says:

    Awesome jeans! Love the cut/fit. The 30×30 sounds very challenging. Not so sure I'm up for it just yet, but I have enjoyed watching lots of other bloggers participate. Congrats again for completing it!

  7. LyddieGal says:

    Well we do have our favorites, and no matter how comfy skirts are, there is just something that is so safe with jeans. I mean, you can pair anything with them, and they work.
    sunshine yellow and blue are so good together.

    Chic on the Cheap

  8. Mitzi says:

    Congratulations on finishing the challenge! You did such a great job, I loved seeing what you came up with 😀
    You look great in a t-shirt and jeans 😉 Love the contrast of the yellow tee against the red wall, the jeans fit you PERFECTLY, and those shoes are awesome!!
    M xo

  9. Angga says:

    You look so cute!!! congrats again on finishing your 30X30, I really love t shirt and jeans too, but I also more towards skirt kind of girl, loving the v neck and yellow color for this shirt
    <3
    http://reserveadefashion.blogspot.com

  10. Lemondrop Marie says:

    Congrats! I have never tried it but I think I would struggle to stick to it and grab for a fave. I am lazy.
    Marie @ Lemondrop ViNtAge

  11. Michal says:

    Congrats on finishing- you're quite the trooper! I should do that challenge sometime! Also, those jeans are SO awesome. I wanna pair!!

  12. Bri says:

    whoo hooo to finishing! i love all the different combinations you used :)

  13. Collette Osuna says:

    Yayyyy, happy its over for you….within the next two days or so,you are going to see a 30×30 blowout post with my remaining 11 outfits because Im ready to put this baby to bed, lmao!!

    Stop by and say Hello:)
    Statements in Fashion Blog♥

  14. Henar says:

    Aww, this is beautiful!!
    I love it!! ♥
    xx

    Henar
    ..OH MY VOGUE!

  15. Jessica Shearing says:

    This sounds like something i should really try! But i think i would find it far too hard!
    You have done a great job!
    http://www.SparksandFireworks.blogspot.com

  16. Veronica says:

    Cute blog and nice pics!
    Follow me? I'd be very happy if you do it!
    Thank you so much!

    http://www.cipollainspiration.blogspot.com

  17. Kirstin Marie says:

    Cute outfit, and congratulations on completing the 30 for 30!! I chickened out this past round.

  18. Jen HaHA says:

    Congrats on completing the challenge! "Weavie Wonder" That's awesome! I went back to jeans the next day as well. You always look so adorable in your poses.
    Come enter my TinyGoatStudios giveaway!

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