Thursday, November 04, 2010

the 30 for 30 challenge

I have a confession to make: I am not a fashion blogger. I know, I know - you're shocked! With my penchant for t-shirts and cardigans, my mostly brown palate, and my permanently-stuck-in-the-awkward-stage hair, you'd think I was a shoo in for the catwalk. In reality, I'm a recovering librarian living in a land where the Wal-Marts, they are a plenty, and the vintage boutiques specialize in old irons.

Now that the disclaimer is out of the way: I have signed up for 30 for 30: A Closet Remix. This awesome Internet event is hosted by Kendi from Kendi Everyday (one of the best style blogs around - she's classy AND funny, and you should read her now). The rules are as follows:

1. Pick out 30 items from your closet. Shoes count, but accessories (jewelry, coats, tights, etc.) do not.

2. Remix the 30 items into 30 or more outfits. That's pretty self explanatory.

3. No shopping for 30 days. Easy enough.

This weekend, I'll choose my 30 articles of clothing and post them on Sunday night. And then, I will take a photo of my outfit remixes for the next month and post them here. One thing I've learned from fashion blogs is the importance of choosing items that can work well in three or more outfits. So many of my clothing pieces are one trick ponies, and I always wear This Shirt with Those Pants, never straying from the formula. I'm hoping this little exercise will force me to be creative with what I own and to find the potential in different combination, in the hopes of thinning out my wardrobe and doing more with less.

So that's the plan! Are you doing the 30 for 30 challenge? Do you consider yourself a fashion expert, a personal style guru, or are you like me - a lady who gravitates toward comfort over all else? Let me know and maybe together, we can discover this elusive thing called "style!"