30x30 Update

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 I'm officially halfway through my 30x30 challenge!  You can read more about it here, and see the first two outfits in the challenge.  Here is what I've come up with so far:


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Things To Note:

These aren't the order that I wore the outfits, because I couldn't remember the order, so I just threw them up there at random.

Yes, those are slippers in outfit #6.  I call it my I-just-want-to-read-and-be-lazy-so-let-me-throw-on-a-scarf-and-call-it-good outfit.

It's been cold a lot, so the sweaters have gotten more use than I wanted them to.  Especially that coral-colored one in outfits #3, 5, and 11.  It's actually very versatile.  I think more colored cardigans might be on the list for the fall.

So far I feel like it has been going pretty well.  I haven't felt like it's been that hard to come up with outfits, at least so far.  And Derek says he likes it because I take a lot less time to get dressed.  I guess having limited options helps cut down on my decision-making time!

I've decided that 30 pieces of clothing is really a lot of clothes.  I now understand how Stacy and Clinton can think thirty-ish pieces can comprise a whole wardrobe.  I almost feel like it would be more of a challenge if I had to cut the number of items down even further, but that might just be me being cocky - I still have 15 days to go.  

On my original post, Laura mentioned reading the book "7" by Jen Hatmaker, and that the author only wore seven items of clothing for the entire month - now that would be a challenge!  It has me curious to read the book now.  I've heard good things.

There were a few days where I wasn't quite sure how I wanted to wear a certain outfit, and I ended up styling it a couple different ways depending on my mood, the weather, etc.  For example:



It was cold out and I wasn't liking the belt so much, so I ended up wearing the second outfit.



Same thing happened here.


You might notice that some of the pictures are more blurry than others, and that's because when Derek isn't home I have to take some of them myself using the timer on my camera, so the focus is a bit off.  It's been fun though, because Wyatt watches me take the pictures, so he sees me running back and forth between hitting the button on my camera and posing against the wall, and he started following me and standing against the wall too!  It was so cute.  Hence, he has made an appearance in several of the do-it-myself shots.


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I guess the hand-on-hip pose is the thing to do for these pictures!  (I wish I was better at posing myself - I don't know what to do with my arms.  I feel awkward.)

One day after his bedtime story Wyatt ran out into the living room saying "One more time!", and I realized he wanted to take more pictures!  Apparently it's great fun.  So we took another one (those clothes are not part of my thirty pieces - it's one of those lounge-around-the-house exceptions).


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It's so much easier to do this when Derek is home to take pictures!  He even posed for one while I was checking my settings one day.


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His serious, I'm-so-cool model face.


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And the Derek we all know and love!


I think I need to get Gwen in on some of these pictures in the next couple weeks - she's the only one who hasn't made an appearance!  I'll do a final recap when the thirty days are over, so stay tuned.

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Anne said...

Ha! Love the pics of Derek and Wyatt! And of you too of course :) You're doing a great job making lots of different outfits out of the same pieces - I'm impressed! I don't think I could do this around this time of year since our weather is fluctuating between 80 and 40 degrees. But, it's tempting to want to give it a shot later on in the summer when the weather is a bit more consistent.

Andrea @ The Dawley Fam said...

cute outfits! I am loving the shirt in pic #15, where is it from? Our styles are very similar, I am nothing if not a cardigan girl!

Shannon Q. said...

I hadn't heard of this challenge, but how fun! You've got a great and fun style :)

Brittany F said...

This is a great idea! I'm so glad I found your blog, I'm feeling very encouraged to comb through my closet and try something similar.

Brittany @ Everyday Thoughts

Alli said...

I love your outfits! I have a good friend who's reading "Seven" as well and is going through the steps. She did the seven clothing items and you can read about it here: http://spiritualbreathing.blogspot.com/ if you'd like. I've heard it's a great book! I'm currently reading through "The No-Brainer Wardrobe" and am ready to purge through my clothes and start from a fresh, clean slate without so much clutter!

Susannah said...

You're doing so well! I love the outfits you've put together so far! :-)

Hollie said...

You're doing so great with these outfits. I'm loving this idea!

Lyndsey said...

All your outfits look so different, great job mixing and matching! I think I want to try this next year when I can *hopefully* wear all my old clothes again. I really need a reality check when it comes to how many clothes I truly have in my closet vs what I think I have most days :)

Kate Craig said...

I would be really interested to hear what you think of 7. I had super mixed feelings! I think if Jen and I were friends we would have some DISCUSSIONS!

Allison said...

I love this idea-especially since I'm back in my pre-pregnancy clothes now! It's like Christmas when you can go through your closet again and not just stare at the clothes!

Unknown said...

I love all of your outfits! I love the shirt in picture #15! Where is it from?

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