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Wednesday, June 13, 2012

June 30 for 30 {take 1}

Last September was my first attempt at the 30 for 30 challenge. I thought I'd try it again for the month of June and I'm almost half way through. I've been less intentional about selecting the clothes I'll wear all month (last time I chose them in advance). I've been including shoes in the 30, but with it being summer, I find I wear a greater variety of shoes. So, I may need to re-think that. Here are my first 12 outfits and I know it's terrible to only use cell phone images. Last week, the weather was lousy for outdoor photos and then it's just way more convenient to take a cell phone pic on my way out the door...forgive me?
As you may recall, a few weeks ago I shared some honest thoughts about my hesitancy to post what I wear. Thank you to those who left kind words and encouraged me to post photos of outfits I put together from the things I already own. I was so encouraged, it spurred me to take on 30 for 30 this month.
This has been a season of doing more with less (read: my shopping budget shrunk). Just because I can't "accidentally" wander into the clearance section of Target and find three tops, a dress and tights for less than $50 as I did last year at this time (and I'm not saying that isn't frugal shopping by some standards), I don't have to sacrifice looking cute and feeling confident altogether. I attribute much of my new approach to reading the ebook, The No-Brainer Wardrobe, but I also know my mother's style influences me. You see, my mom liked to look pulled together and I take it as a compliment when someone compliments an outfit or look. I can't help but think of her when I get those comments.
So, here I am giving you more than idea of what I'm talking about, peppering this post with outfits I've worn that make me feel confident or professional or comfortable (and often a combination of all three). I don't want to wear anything that's restrictive or revealing. When I dress comfortably and feel confident about my look, I find that I can be myself better because I am not fussing with an awkward dress or rearranging a wrap skirt (who invented those things anyway?) throughout the day.
So, there you have it. Thanks for indulging me and letting me share some recent outfits from my spring / summer closet. One thing I love about doing the 30 for 30 challenge are the accessories. I love wearing scarves (as you can probably tell), necklaces and earrings. 

What do you love wearing lately?
{linking with Lindsay for WIWW}


  1. You look too cute! (Yes, even in cell phone pics!) Good for you for making do with less :). And I'm the same way: comfort is key!!

  2. aw, I think your outfits are too cute! I'm trying to not shop as much...I have a terrible weakness for sales & clearance. ;)


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