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In looking for some new blogs to read, I ran across a blog called Kendi Everyday. Kendi is a fashion blogger and was in the middle of what she called a 30 for 30 Challenge. I was intrigued and went to read more about it. Basically she had come up with a challenge where she would only wear 30 pieces of clothing for 30 days. This would force her to get creative with her wardrobe instead of thinking “I have nothing to wear!” like so many of us do when, in fact, we have a closet full of clothes.

The other part of her challenge? No shopping during the 30 days.

I thought this looked like fun as I watched her and other women post their daily outfits and saw how they used accessories to turn ordinary clothes into cute outfits. So I decided to do the challenge too.

Now we don’t have a fancy shmancy camera. My husband is not a photographer like Kendi’s is (though he does just fine). And I am not Miss Up With Fashion. But I thought it sounded fun and I want to see if I can stick to it.

I’m sure some of you are sitting there thinking “Some challenge. Does she realize that people around the world have *less* than 30 pieces of clothing to choose from?”

Well, yes. I do. In fact, there is a challenge to only use 6 items or less. But this is purely for fun. I am not a fashion blogger. I in no way want to promote consumerism or the drive to have more, more, more! Especially when I live in a country that has more than enough. But that is part of why I want to do this. I want to challenge myself to be happy with what is in my closet. I want to challenge myself not to shop for 30 days.

Is this going to change my life or someone else’s? Probably not. But not everything in life has to be for the greater good or intended to change the world. I’m sure even Martin Luther King, Jr. and Mother Teresa and Gandhi did things that were purely for fun. 🙂

So here are the rules: I have 30 pieces of clothing (this includes shoes) that I can pick from for the next 30 days. Underwear and accessories don’t count. You will probably see tank tops under most of what I wear and I’m not counting those either. They go under pretty much everything and counting them would eat up a good chunk of my 30. They are purely for modesty’s sake anyway. I will post a picture each day of my outfit. Please don’t expect high quality photos or me to look like a model. I probably won’t be wearing make-up half the time.

Finally, I will be posting pictures of the previous day’s outfit because I have to wait for Shane to get home to take my picture and sometimes I’m too tired to deal with the computer by then.

The Clothes:

Casual Pants and Skirt

Dresses and Dress Pants


Cardigans and Sweaters


You probably noticed that I wear a lot of black and neutrals. I also don’t get into things that are really fashionable. I don’t like to buy “high fashion” items because A: I think they are hideous/ridiculous looking most of the time and B: once they are out of style, they are OUT. I don’t like wasting money on things I can wear for one season.

My clothing philosophy is more Audrey Hepburn: figure out what your best features are and then dress to accentuate those features.

We’ll see how well I do at that over the next month. 🙂

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