So, like a number of others, I’m doing Kendi’s 30 for 30 Fall Challenge. It was a surprisingly difficult task, picking out only 30 items. Before I started I thought that I’d be lucky to have enough (though obviously I was forgetting shoes). Turns out, I had GROSSLY underestimated how many things I own and use on a semi-regular basis for teaching.
Once I got past the challenge of picking things out, it made me realize a couple of things about my wardrobe:
1. No more bloody stripes. I have more than enough (and I have striped tops that didn’t make the cut).
2. Once I’m allowed to make some purchases again, I need to start building color back in. I used to have a ton but, after a late summer purge of old & worn-out items, the number has drastically dwindled.
So I feel like this 30 for 30 challenge has been useful already!
On to my items:
The Basics (Layering Tees)
Black tees: Gap & Target
White tee: Gap
Purple tee: Target
Surprisingly, these aren’t shirts that have made it onto the blog yet but are some of my most worn items.
Bottom L-R: Target, Gap, Joe; Old Navy
There are a surprisingly high number of new-to-the-blog items here. Mostly, with all of these 30 items, this is because we’re finally getting to cooler weather here so I can break out sleeves.
Purple & Grey Stripes: Old Navy
Grey: Joe (Note the nice, pleated detail on the back)
Jeans: Old Navy
Grey Pin-striped: Target
Cargos: Old Navy
As I only have 10 classes left (which is both great and horrifying), I’m going to be wearing my 30 items on non-teaching days so I decided to include some more casual pant options for those days that I’m working in coffee shops, etc…
Khaki green: Gap, ages ago
Black jersey: Eddie Bauer, even older ages ago
Grey: Old Navy
Dress: Old Navy
I was initially not going to include this dress (which I love but somehow haven’t worn on the blog yet) but then I put together an outfit with it on Friday that is my favorite thing I’ve worn in a long, long time. All of a sudden, I couldn’t imagine going 30 days without wearing it so it’s in. Here’s the outfit:
L-R: Converse; Joe; Aerosoles; Nine West: Madden Girl; Etienne Angier
So, here’s how we’ll proceed here at IPF: I’m not going to post every day but, instead, I’ll post twice a week with 3 or so outfits. Let the challenge begin!