1.31.2011

The List

{three jackets}
 {five pairs of shoes}
 {three dresses}
 {four cardigans & one hoodie}
{eleven tops}
{two pairs of jeans and one skirt}
How did I make my list?
I started off by listing my 'go to' clothes (striped tee, khaki blazer, every cardigan I own). Then I listed some items that I love.... but haven't worn very much, or at all (pink ruffle shirt, blue floral dress). And then I listed some items that I am determined to mix into my wardrobe more often because I love them so very much (sequin skirt, I'm looking at you).

Hmmm. Doesn't that come out to way more than 30 items?
Yes, yes it does. It came down to about 50 actually. I started cutting out spring-y pieces (goodbye yellow tunic) and things I always fall back on (goodbye long gray cardigan). I tried stuff on and mixed it and matched it to make sure it would work for 30 days, and eventually, I whittled the list down to 30.

Are you nervous?
Not about the remixing. I am actually looking forward to that. What I am nervous about is...
{a} missing my non-thirty items
{b} not shopping
{c} having enough 'night' options. I work in a casual office, so I basically have two separate wardrobes.
{d} posting a picture of myself on here everyday and you guys laughing at me... so be nice please.

Will you cheat?
Maybe.

Gasp!
I know it is really dumb to go in to a new challenge with a bad attitude, but I'm a pessimist realist. Not too mention, there's this little holiday in February called Valentine's Day and I'm kind of sort of hoping I'll be doing something that might require a nicer item than my thirty consists of. Or maybe I'll be at White Castle's. That'd be okay too.

Anyway, I'm pretty excited/anxious/psyched about this.... but can't believe it is already starting tomorrow! eek. Wish me luck.

8 comments:

Linley said...

love your items! especially the mustard color, chambray top, and stripes!

Danielle said...

thanks! we'll see how I feel about them in 30 days... ha!

Ramsey said...

Oooh...excited to see how you remix the hoodie! And I love that you threw in the wildcard skirt!

katehutson said...

I seriously have no idea how this task can be accomplished, but I actually kinda wish I was doing it. It would definitely encourage me to wear certain items in my wardrobe and ALSO keep me from dressing WAY down on super casual days, ie: leggings, a hoodie & UGGs. Good luck!

Danielle said...

Ramsey, I'm actually psyched about the hoodie. I work in a really casual office, so I needed a good Friday staple. Plus I love the way it is looking layered under a blazer... Not to give anything away :)

And Kate.... Let's hope it's possible! It has actually made me MORE excited abut getting dressed because I find myself planning outfits in advance as opposed to just throwing on the usual things. And you should check out some of the other bloggers who've done it - specifically Kendi Everyday. She's awesome.

Ashley J said...

Can't wait to see you start remixing your stuff and sorry the weather is so crappy there!!!

archives said...

ohhh i have that same floral dress from target! yay 30x30!!! :D

Danielle said...

Ashley - I hope the weather improves too! One snow day is enough... I want out of my house!

Archives - yes! It's from a couple of years ago. I saw it and fell in love, but regret to say I have only worn it a handful of times. I'm hoping to change that with 30x30!

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