|Similar Dress (worth the splurge — my LOFT dress shown here has lived through several seasons and many a closet purge) | Similar Cardi | Similar Leggings | Ballet Flats (on sale!)
I know what you’re thinking… “Is she ever going to finish this 30 for 30?!” I’m wondering the same thing. At this point, I’m considering renaming this challenge to 30-for-however-long-it-takes.
Is it weird that I really don’t miss having full access to my closet? I’m learning that the key to enjoying getting dressed every day is to have a wardrobe stocked (not stuffed) with quality, mixable pieces that you really love to wear. I used to think that great style meant never wearing the same outfit twice, and I spent a lot of time and money shopping for huge quantities of cheap, trendy things that I’d wear once then banish to the depths of a donation bin. I’m coming around to the idea of building a signature style around your favorite key pieces, and saving valuable closet space for items that deserve it.
My dear bloggy friend Linda wrote about this recently, and reading her thoughts on the subject just reaffirmed for me that I’ve been going about this whole “personal style” thing all wrong for a long time. Getting dressed should be less about torturing yourself into fitting some standard of what’s “in”, and more about feeling rock-your-socks-off good about yourself every. single. day.
Maybe it’s Kendi’s 30 for 30 (this is my third remix), or a shift in priorities since taking on business ownership, or growing up, or a combination of all of these things… but I’m digging this new perspective.
And one day, I will finish the Winter 30 for 30. Probably just in time for the Spring version.