Have you ever wanted to dress really nicely, but discovered that you had neither the wardrobe, nor the body nor the eye to figure it out? I recently came across a Fashion Blog that is fun and amusing and entertaining, etc. It's called Kendi Everyday and she posts pics of her daily outfits, etc. She has way more fashion sense than I do (plus a way better wardrobe and a way WAY better body) and while I'm not in love with every outfit she wears, mostly she has a cute classic-on-the-side-of-funky style which is great. (and who really likes every outfit that a person wears? I don't even like every outfit I wear)
Anyhow, Kendi is doing a thing called 30 for 30 where you take 30 pieces of clothing (including shoes, but not accessories and coats in case your weather requires one) and you can only wear these 30 pieces for the next 30 days. The idea is to learn to use what you have in your closet (to "shop your own closet") and learn to shop outside your own closet (by really knowing what you have and how you can use it) Kendi says, "When you have to get creative with your wardrobe you discover other ways to wear a shirt or skirt, that you might not have thought of."
I love this idea. I don't think I can successfully do it because half my wardrobe doesn't fit yet (plus we're in Florida so over the next 30 days the weather is predicted to fluctuate more than 40 degrees) , but I'm going to work on it a bit, I think. I have been living in my maternity jean shorts and my non-maternity jeans with the occasional skirt or dress for church and my step-brothers' weddings. I throw a t-shirt or tank on top most days and only rarely dip into my nicer tops for the rare occasions I'm going to spend more than an hour with other adults. My clothing has become very boring and really unattractive lately, so I'm going to work on this along with Kendi and whoever else is doing her challenge. My other challenge is, of course, that whatever I wear has to be breast feeding accessible.
Okay, forget "work on it a bit" that I said above. I'm going to try to do this challenge. I'll be posting my list of items on Sunday and begin on Monday to come up with 30 outfits over the next 30 days. My personal challenges include needing breast-feeding accessible outfits, not having many bottoms that fit, having a few events that I have to wear certain things for (such as family pictures and our Disney trip - both during the week of Thanksgiving) and being fashion-challenged in general and having very few accessories to change the feel of a designated outfit. I know this challenge is going to encourage me to find and buy some more accessories. But I'm okay with that.
Wish me luck. I may need it.