Friday, July 29, 2011

Summer Remix Recap



Though sometimes it felt stressful to do the 30 for 30, I learned a lot through the process and gained helpful insight to move me along in my style journey.  Taking daily pictures of your outfits is kind of eye-opening!  It reminds me of how as a singer, the best tool for me to improve was to listen to recordings of myself, so I guess it kinda makes sense how taking pictures was so insightful for me regarding style.

My favorites are 1, 3, 12, 19, 28, and 29.  

I can't say I'm proud of every outfit, but I can say I'm proud of what I've learned.  I tried to do the 30 for 30 a few months ago when I first discovered style blogs.  (I can't believe I've only been reading style blogs for a few months!  It feels like it's been years now.)  Anyway, I don't think I even lasted a week because I quickly realized my closet was full of one-hit wonders.  I started assessing my closet to figure out what pieces I could buy to make what's already in my closet more versatile.  I shopped with new eyes and paid more attention to basics and accessories and started imagining different things you could do with garments (tucking, half-tucking, belting, knotting, different scarf techniques, etc.).  Yes, I started to figure this stuff out only a few months ago.  I'm behind the times, okay peeps?

The fact that I could actually finish a 30 for 30 and not feel overwhelmed, fatigued, or fed up with my clothes tells me that my closet is on its way to becoming what I want it to be--versatile and somewhat efficient.  But, I've still got work to do!

Now that I've built up basics and accessories, until the next 30 for 30 I'm going to focus on...
  • Attaining more colored/patterned bottoms, particularly skirts since Fall is approaching and since I am just lacking skirts in my closet.  I've been trying, but it's been hard for me to find skirts for some reason!  
  • Layering.  The extent of my layering is usually a cami and a cardi or a blazer.  I want to experiment with other things such as vests or long-sleeve button-down shirts.

Thanks for sticking with me and encouraging me along the way!  Back to the rest of my closet, now.  :)

13 comments:

  1. I've only been reading style blogs for a few months myself.  And I'm suddenly obsessed with my closet because of it!  I haven't tried a 30 for 30 yet (I think maybe the fall will make it easier for me to try that out) but I have been looking at all of my clothes with new eyes.  I play with belts, jewelry and I've been thrifting as a way to try things I'm unsure of.  So far so good!  I've loved reading your blog - keep up the good work!

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  2. You did a terrific job! Congratulations! My favorites are 1, 2, 6, 16, 19, and 27! Oh, and 28! That was such an amazing idea!

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  3. Congrats, Audrey! Love seeing your 30 for 30 all together. #3, 19 and 29 for the colors combos! As for building basics, I've come to realize since blogging that I don't own many pants!! I have tons of skirts, dresses and various denims, but only a couple of pants. Pants are a hard thing for me... there are many things about them to coordinate (waist, hips, length, butt, thighs, knees). Hah! It might fit great length-wise but too tight around the butt or too big in the waist or bunches behind the knees, etc. And I am too lazy or cheap to have things taken in. Besides, when Fall and Winter hits, I live in my tall boots and LOVE to tuck my pants in them (because what's the fun of hiding pretty boots under pants)? And skinny denim is the best for this. Needless to say, it's been my goal lately to look try to incorporate more pants. Looking forward to seeing more of your closet!
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  4. I went through the EXACT same experience you did when I first started blogging.  It was so eye-opening to realize I had outfits instead of remixable pieces.  You are such a natural, Audrey - so many rich colors and flattering silhouettes in all of these photos.  I am really crushing on the ones with your olive skirt and pumpkin pants :)

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  5. Congrats on finishing the 30 for 30! You did a great job and I love your bright summery outfits...so cheery and so perfect for the season. It's amazing what you can come up with when you have limited clothing items. Can't wait to see what you have in store for the future!  =)

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  6. wow you had so many looks! amazing :)

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  7. woohoo!  congrats on finishin, and i've loved seeing your 30x30!

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  8. Audrey, I had no idea you were new to style blogging! I found your site while you were on look 6 and have been hooked since. When you got to look 8, I bought your dress. Now I'm on the hunt for some fun scarves to add to my wardrobe. Whatever you are doing, please keep going. I'm learning a ton through you :)

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  9. Stacy, you have no idea how encouraging this and your other comments have been to hear!  I'm so glad to hear how your style has been expanding while being a busy mama. 

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  10. Audrey, awesome awesome awesome! You look so good in bright colors and you coordinate them so well! Love it!

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  11. Great job on completing this challenge girl! You're looks were fab!


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  12. You did such A BEAUTIFUL JOB for sure. I should try this challenge myself (have been meaning to, at least twice, by now) because I think is very rewarding, a fun and fabulous style, trial & error type of experiment. Plus I want to maximize my closet and we might be moving to a new loft really soon, so what better time to start a 30 for 30 than now?

    My Top 10 Favorite outfits of your 30/30 challenge (no particular order) are: 3, 5, 6, 12, 13, 15, 19, 25, 27 & 29. =)

    You are a very stylish dresser, Audrey. =))

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