January 21, 2013

Not a 30 for 30 Challange per say....

I've always admired the bloggers that take the 30 for 30 challenge.
For those of you not familiar, you choose 30 items from your wardrobe (tops, bottoms, belts, scarfs, everything except jewelry I believe) and rotate and style it as many ways as you can for the 30 days.
Each blogger I've followed that has done this is burnt by the end. They either HATE the items they picked at the start, quits half way through, or changes the rules so they could add in a new item or two. NO JUDGEMENT! This is why I've never tried, I would fall into one of the above catigories for sure.
 Not to mention, I do not do outfit posts daily so doing 30 outfit posts in a row would be a challenge in itself.
Honestly, I'm not one to wear and re wear a lot items in my wardrobe. I dislike this about myself.
I think of myself as a collector. I get a great item, wear it once or twice and then hort it in my closet. What's the point?!?!
So, I'm not going to do a 30 for 30 challenge, but I am going to challenge myself to wear the same item at least 4 times in two months. This will go for 30 items.
I figure this will give me more remixes to show you and make me shop less.
Oh yeah, did I mention I'm on a shopping lock down?
Unless an item is gifted to me, I have a gift card to buy an item, or I swap for items on Because I Shop too much, I am unable to shop. How long? NO IDEA. So far, I've gone 18 days. I'd like to make it to at LEAST 50 days and we will go from there. My closet is BEYOND stocked and this should not be an issue.
So who's with me?
You may see the same knit on my blog every other week, you may see the same dress until I get sick of wearing it, you may see me give up and shop! ;)
But I'm going to try the 30 for 30 my way....I think I'll call it the 30 for 60 (thirty items in heavy rotation with whatever else I want to wear in 60 days).
What do you think?


Unknown said...

I am WITH you- I need to add some stuff to BISTM and to my local consignment and once I see what I am working with...start making a commitment to wear things more often....I am pretty good with my casual clothing...but the dressier stuff, I ONLY wear like once a season..I need to come up with creative ways to wear it more casually so it isn't money wasted.
I am on a shopping ban until March....of course I just totally overspent with Piperlime and a few other stores...LOL.
Happy Monday lady.

Michelle said...

I'm pumped to see what you come up with! With a college budget it's great how to learn to be flexible. Honestly though I'm opposite of that, which I'm trying to shake off, I have a closet full of clothes yet I always end up in skinnys and a button up! Can't wait to see what 30/60 looks like haha! xo

Sarah Hartley said...

I'm excited to see what you come up with. I'm only on day 9 of my 30x30 and I already miss my other clothes.

Unknown said...

yeah, get that stuff up on Bistm! ;) and I know what you mean, that's why I am doing this...to make myself wear the clothes I own! ;) xo

Unknown said...

thanks...me too! lol

Unknown said...

ahhh...I figured if anyone COULD do it, it would be you! ;( well...good luck and if all else fails, try out the 30/60 plan! xo

Unknown said...

Brilliant! I think you need to make this an official challenge :)
Yesterday I was thinking that I needed to do the 30 for 30 challenge again...but then I realized that most of the pieces I wanted to "challenge" myself to get a bit more wear out of might not be that versatile while only working with 30 items.
I would love to join in on the fun!

Cherelynn said...

Happy Monday Gorgeous!
I love a three day weekend-now if only the kiddo wasn’t fighting off a cold!
Hope this finds you doing super awesome and hopefully enjoying some rest and sunshine!
Ciao ciao for now~
P.S. Remember, TEEN WEEK starts Feb 1st and the giveaways are HUGE plus celeb written teen posts!

oomph. said...

i think it's a great idea. i do have my favorite staples that i wear all the time, but the rest of my wardrobe is just that...worn a few times then it sits forever in the back of the closet.


Unknown said...

Love this idea! I definitely am guilty of wearing some items once or twice and then it gets "lost" in my closet. I've thought about doing 30 for 30 but I know I would get bored because I'd probably pick all staple items and it wouldn't help me try anything new. Looking forward to seeing the looks you come up with! I think I will try this out too.

Unknown said...

love this idea!!!!! and make it your own is what having a blog is all about!
we're all here to totally cheer you on!

xo. c & v
cake & valley

adam said...

love this idea!!!!! and make it your own is what having a blog is all about!
we're all here to totally cheer you on!