Look at that! Billions and billions of
galaxies Mias. Yes, we are past my spontaneous let’s-do-this-thing 30 for 30, and I didn’t even stab anybody.
So, how do I feel about it, looking back? Hmm–alright. I’m not sure I’m as satisfied with the results as I was with 2012’s 30 for 30, but I do feel like I’ve come a ways since 2011’s 30 for 30. I feel like some of these outfits, while acceptable combinations of the stuff I picked out for myself, were a little…boring, maybe? But I guess that’ll happen with any capsule-type challenge, where you’re walking the line between picking items that are as remixable as possible while still keeping things fresh and interesting.
Also, as always, some unexpected elements kept things challenging: having semi-limited washing machine access put something of a cramp in my style and made me put together some odd combinations out of the only things that were clean. The unseasonally warm weather meant that I couldn’t wear certain items as much as I wanted to, and made for some weird layering experiments. Weekend-wear was also difficult–next time, I definitely need to include at least one or two more weekend-appropriate tops, since I just don’t do button-fronts for relaxation purposes.
– MVP: polka-dotted bubble-hem dress (4 wears)
– LVP: red slacks, striped tee, and dark red button-front (2 wears each) — I think this was because I let them all get horribly wrinkled during the move, and fixing that wasn’t on the agenda since I’m still in the market for a new iron (any suggestions?).
-MVC (most valuable color): red (12/30 outfits) — success! Red and I are much more friendly now.
– Hats worn 3 times
– Belts worn 10 times
– Scarves worn 3 times
– Suspenders worn once — far too few times, I reckon.
Have you considered doing a 30 for 30 lately? It’s definitely about a once-a-year thing for me, but I think it’s a good creative exercise, and helps me appreciate the rest of my wardrobe that much more. What do y’all think?