Okay because I really want to be done with this, I tacked on the sketched versions of the two outfits I forgot to take pictures of. Come May, I can start showing off my non-30 for 30 clothes!
So this has been fun–it’s been a bit harder than anticipated (mostly at the end, when I couldn’t quite remember what I had already worn), but mostly just a ton of fun. Full of fun and learning. Some things I’ve learned include: I love my red polka dot dress. Love. Love. Love. I can rock a mint green midi skirt much better than originally anticipated. How to tie a blogger knot on my belt. How boring most of my shoe collection is. How much I’ve enjoyed having watercolor illustrations of all my clothing.
A month of (mostly) no shopping has also been hard. Less fun. But it, too, has taught me quite a bit. Namely, it’s taught me that I want a denim jacket. Oh, wait, it’s the fashion blogger world who taught me that. Still, it was learned during the Great 30 for 30 Era.
I’ve also learned about these amazing black flats that I have every intention of buying May 1st, because the black flats I’ve included in my 30 for 30 are officially on their last breath. I think the Challenge was their Swan Song, because they’re goners. And, after getting five years of almost daily wear out of a $15 pair of flats, I’ll call that a pretty good run!
Mostly, though, I’ve learned that 30 articles of clothing is actually a healthy (albeit lean) amount of clothing to own. It’s maybe a fifth of my whole wardrobe, so I’m being a complete hypocrite, but honestly? I remixed and restyled most of my outfits without ever feeling like I was really struggling. Especially if you take into consideration the fact that I was not repeating combinations at all, which is something that most people would do in their everyday lives.
I definitely miss my clothes, though, so don’t expect me to slim down my closet anytime soon!
Something about wearing this skirt to the office always makes me feel like I’m getting away with something. Maybe it’s the slit, maybe it’s the length, maybe it’s the outrageous animal print.
But whatever it is, it makes me feel like I’m getting away with something. Pulling one over.
I lasted about four hours in this outfit yesterday, then I went crawling home sick with an obnoxious stomach issue. Nothing gross, just painful. So very painful. My outfit consisted of Monsieur’s sweatpants and an old tshirt. And I spent most of the day alternating between working from home and playing the third Spyro. Because I’ve dominated the first two, and for some reason Monsieur keeps buying them. I think he enjoys feeding my addiction. He probably enjoys watching me get helplessly enthralled by a video game because it makes his own video game addictions less obvious.
Whatever! No judgement from this little corner of the internet!
Sweater: Target/ Shirt: no-longer-in-business-store in Canada/ Skirt: Thrifted/ Tights: Gift from stepmom/ Shoes: Clarks/ Necklace: Charming Charlie
Also, no cute little sketched version of this outfit. I left my laptop charger in the big city. My BIL is putting it in the mail today, so hopefully it won’t be too much longer…
Nope! Laptop’s back!
I’ve got friends low places, or so the song goes. Not really–I don’t think, at least. I done, however, have awesome friends. In cool places. Awesome friends who find cool trinkets from those cool places, and who then mail those things to me. Curious yet? Fell off the train that was my thought? That’s okay. I’ll just show you a picture, then.
**Update: My darling friend let me know that the necklace is from Charming Charlies, and there’s only one of its kind up here in Washington. Apparently it’s based out of Texas, and apparently (or so the reports go), everything in that store has the same level of awesome a my necklace.
See that necklace? That necklace was found by a good friend of mine, a good friend who has a blog that you should check out. Girl is crazy interesting with her crazy lists. But back to the necklace! Isn’t it awesome? The paper in the typewriter moves. And it’s a full QWERTY key board. Ugh it’s so cool it hurts! And the rest of the outfit isn’t that bad (if I do say so myself)…
Shirt: Gap, Thrifted/ Shorts: H&M/ Tights: Bella/ Shoes: Clarks/ Necklace: present!
Are you loving my ponytail? I told you all it was dorky! I’m so happy to have my hair up, though. It’s been up the whole weekend. It take a couple of hair clips to support it, but man alive is it comfy! Right now I’m just curled up in my boyfriend’s sweatpants (few things are more comfortalbe than the things that come out of his wardrobe), watching Game of Thrones with him and our darling friend Lou Lou (he hates the nickname, but he puts up with it like the good sport that he is!)
Let’s take one last look at that friggin’ awesome necklace, shall we?
Ahh… What a necklace. What a gift! Lordy I must be spoiled rotten!
Posted in 30 for 30, Fashion, Hipster, Sequins, Shorts, Thrifted
Tagged 30 for 30 challenge, floral tights, h&M shorts, sequins, spring fashion, typewriter necklace