I've been wanting to tackle a project like this for quite some time. I read about... a million personal style blogs and have always thought that it would be great to do this myself. I just needed to get over the feeling that it's narcissistic to take pictures of yourself every day just to show off your clothes. I think I may be over it now.
I've always loved "playing dress up" ever since I was a child, and this has carried over into my adult life. The fact that I'm a mother should not limit my fashion choices. No mom-jeans, please! God gave me legs and I'm going to show them, dammit! It's difficult for me, living in such a small town because there aren't very many people who "get" me. I get stared at, I get comments like "Why are you so dressed up?" because many women pick their kids up from school in their pajamas! Not I. I'm the mom in the fedora, brightly coloured tights and platform shoes. I can't see this changing just because I'm in my thirties now.
I need a kick in the pants, though. Since I'm a house-milf, meaning that I don't go outside of the home to work every day, my tenacity often falls short. What better to give me a kick in the pants than a group project? Enter Kendi from Kendi Everyday! She's unbearably cute and funny, and she organises something called the 30 for 30. Here are her rules for the challenge, cut and pasted directly from her site:
1. Pick out 30 items from your closet. Shoes are included in the count, coats and accessories (i.e. tights, jewelry, hats, gloves, and so on are not.) I won't use a coat yet here in Texas, but you might in say Chicago so I don't want to penalize you for Mother Nature's wily ways.
2. Remix the 30 items into 30 or more outfits.
And that's it! Ok -- not totally.
3. No shopping for 30 days.
So the whole "No shopping for 30 days" thing almost killed it for me, but I think it will be a good thing. It's about learning to work with what you have. It's zen-like, even! If anything it will force me to be creative and to keep on top of my laundry situation.
I have to modify mine though, because I need to change into an outlandish outfit every Wednesday evening for roller derby. I'm not going to include those items in my 30 for 30, but I may possibly photograph them just because derby is hella cool and I just can't seem to stop talking about it.
I am looking forward to starting my challenge, continuing on with this blog and seeing what the future holds for me and my clothes. ;)