>17/30: Don’t Call it a Comeback…


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. 

About Keira Lennox

I'm a small town girl from the sunshine state with an affinity for bookstores, beauty counters and unfussy style. I spend my days running my flower shop, and my nights blogging about what I love and what I wear. (Or watching Netflix and drinking wine.)

30 thoughts on “>17/30: Don’t Call it a Comeback…

  1. >You're doing a great job at the 30 for 30! Who cares how long it takes, as long as you're happily embracing it. I felt the same way about the challenge. I loved being limited to only wearing the pieces I love. :)

  2. >This color palette is so pretty. The jewel tones are just gorgeous. I love the approach of "feeling rock-your-socks-off good" because isn't that all you can really ask for from an outfit? My favorite thing is when my outfit makes me do a little dance when I put it on. Then I know it's right.

  3. >Love your sunglasses and the way you wore your scarf…just lovely! Good for you for going with wearable, mixable pieces too…such a fun challenge! Wonderful attitude too! :)Liesl :)

  4. >I know everyones been saying it but…the scarf really is gorgeous. It just adds so much color to your outfit! =)And you're doing great with the 30×30 ! It doesn't matter how long. Actually I think your new perspective is exactly what that remix aims to change for people. So kudos for looking at the deeper meaning to a 30×30 remix. =)-Erin (http://keepcalmandstyleon.blogspot.com)

  5. >love the outfit! you should feel accomplished by just taking the plunge into a 30 for 30…i am still getting up the courage. this change in style perspective is freeing and very self loving. thank you for your thoughts :)

  6. >The 30 for 30 seems like a way to really learn to embrace what you've got and figure out how to weed out the other stuff. I'm glad you're enjoying it, even if it does take you a little longer :)

  7. >I couldn't agree with you more about less on torturing yourself on what's in and more about wearing what you feel good in. I love this outfit on you. A belted scarf will always have my heart. Looks great!! ps-can you discuss camera? i've got some xmas moolah to spend…xo,c

  8. >I absolutely adore the colors in this look, and that scarf really completes it. As an eco-fashion designer, I've learned that focusing on a few quality, timeless pieces is key – both for saving money, and for thinking sustainably. I think it rocks that you're doing this!xo,melissa

  9. >Now that is an outfit that looks so incredibly polished and on you it looks effortless. And fun! It looks so fun! Thanks for the link- off to read something new right now!

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