I SURVIVED 30 DAYS, 30 WAYS!
I was both honored and overwhelmed when Jae asked me to do this challenge. It was a task to just choose 30 items from your closet, [and it was] an even bigger challenge to wake up in the morning and just choose from those pieces, day in and day out, when you are an impulsive dresser as I am. However, how can I say no to Ms. Pickles? :-)
1. My wardrobe needs print, stat.
As I look back through the pics, I noticed that all were solid colors. Being a jeweller, it has always been my focus to let my jewellery shine before my ensemble, but I think a little print here and there wouldn't hurt.
2. I noticed just how much of an impulsive dresser I am.
I'm not the type of person to lay out my outfit the night before. I go with how I feel in the morning, the mood of the day. At first, my choices made me feel claustrophobic and I constantly yearned for the other part of my closet. However, after a few uses, I started appreciating more how some of the garments were made, the thought process of the designers. My admiration grew, and I wanted more clothes from them.
3. Jewellery and accessories are a MUST.
I love how this challenge woke my brain up to think of how to wear the pieces more creatively but none of that would matter if I wasn't wearing any jewellery, belts, scarves etc. It really completes the outfit
4. I should have chosen fewer shoes.
I thought choosing 7 pairs would make the outfit more different than the last, but in retrospect, I realized that you only need the basics: black and nude high heels, neutral flats and possibly a mid-heeled one.
5. It was a great experience, but would I do it again?
Some people would say that this was probably an easy task, but please do not be fooled. Making sure your ensembles are styled fresh daily without repetition took up most of my mornings. Would I do it again? Probably not because it doesn't give me a reason to shop for more! :-)
Click on the photo gallery to see her 30 for 30 pieces.