So I guess that when you take a challenge like this, you realize how much you have in your closet. Even when I was selecting my items, I had a hard time leaving certain pieces behind. I guess the thing with this particular exercise is that it starts out easy and gets harder as you try to create different options for what you already have.
I’ve been explaining the concept to my coworkers and have shown them the 30 items I selected. One was impressed that I went through the trouble to hang the items nicely for the photo in the previous post. Another asked me if I’m supposed to throw out the items I don’t wear after the 30 days. (No!)
So here goes, outfits from Week 1:
I started simple with one of my most favorite outfits of all time: Black and white H&M dress with strappy cork heels. I love this dress. It fits perfectly and is super soft and comfortable. The heels have also become a wardrobe staple as I have become fond of saying to my peers that I was “born in heels.”
I got a little more casual with a denim skirt and this yellow wrap shirt that my aunt got for me in the Philippines. I love wrap styles. They’re so classic and especially cool in warm temperatures. And of course…heels. White this time.
I have a feeling I may regret selecting this dress as one of my items. I love the pattern,but it isn’t very versatile. Any ideas?
I love fun, springy colors, ergo this guava-colored top. The shape is comfortable – nice and flowy, and the neckline keeps it from being too plain.
The last outfit, blue jeans and the sleeveless yellow scalloped top is another common choice for my soring/summer wardrobe. Don’t be surprised if it makes an encore!
A couple of other things I’ve learned:
1.) My fashion commentary needs work. Writing descriptively about my style will be a new experience for me, but hopefully it will also sharpen my journalistic skills.
2.) Taking pictures of myself is not one of my strengths. (Should I smile? Should I pose? What kind of lighting should I use?) Hopefully I’ll get a little more creative with my selfie skills as the month goes on. 🙂