Thursday, January 13, 2011
This is the End
According to the rules, today is the last day of the No Repeats challenge! Yay! I thought this challenge would be easy, especially having just finished up 30 for 30 which limited my clothing choices. Having everything in my closet to choose from again proved to be a little overwhelming some days, and there were definitely days where I wished I could just wear one of my easy, fall-back outfits and not have to think about what to wear.
I did the challenge Anne-Style (obviously, I couldn't be Anne and not do it that way, could I?), meaning I could repeat items but not outfits. I tried to repeat as few items as possible anyway, but apparently jeans are more of a staple than I thought, because I wore them 9 times during the month! I also wore my Loft denim skirt 3 times. So you heard it here, if I ever say that I don't like jeans or don't wear them often, clearly I do. If it weren't winter I'd branch out more with casual outfits and probably wear jeans less, but it's cold, and denim is thick and heavy, so it works.
All of that said, everything I'm wearing today hasn't been worn for at least 30 days. The pants and cardigan were both included in my 30 for 30 item list, and I've been avoiding most of those items for a while. All of my jeans are in the laundry right now (no doubt due to overwear this month) so I opted for cords today. And the blouse is another one of those rarely-worn closet orphans. And when I say "rarely-worn," I mean I've never worn it. It didn't quite fit when I bought it, but rather than return it, I just let it hang out in my closet until it would fit. That doesn't usually work for me, but it did this time. The blouse is also another springy piece that I'm wearing during the winter to help brighten things up. Florals definitely do the trick!
Because the challenge is over, and since I'll be traveling this weekend, I'm going to take a little break from blogging. I'll be back on Monday. What are you up to this weekend?
Cardigan & Pants: Loft
Earrings: Handmade by a family friend