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Wednesday, February 29, 2012

30 for 30 Remix challenge

Good Morning! 
So I have finally worked up the courage to take on the "30 for 30 Remix Challenge". I figured the "Leap Day" was as good as time to start as any! The 30 for 30 challenge is the brain child of the ever wonderful Kendi from Kendi Everyday
The jist: take 3o items from your closet, and make 30 outfits in 30(ish) days, 
and NO shopping during the challenge!
Kendi has been doing the The 30 for 30 Remix for years, and has it down to a science. She has very helpful information for anyone thinking about participating {here}, you can also see all of the previous remixers on her site {here}.

When thinking about participating in this (self-induced) challenge, I checked out Kendi's previous Fall & Spring remixes, since that is what the weather has been around Nashville lately (and should be for the next 30(ish) days). There are also lots of lovely ladies who have successfully completed, and rocked this challenge including Natalie of "I Heart This Blog", and Sydney from "The DayBook"


Being that Kendi created this Challenge, I supported her and bought her 30X30 Remix Guide. What really struck home with me was why she decided to initially challenge herself:


"Why do I remix? Because it helps me. It helps me remember my weakness and reminds me of my strengths. It helps me save money while being thankful for what I have. It reminds me that I do have style, but style isn’t something you buy, style is something you create. It reminds me that I have enough and with a little bit of creativity I can have even more. And everyday I am able to get up and get dressed and be reminded of what I have to be thankful for. I am reminded that I have all of the resources I need, but to use them with great care. And that I can create and re-create myself each and every day"

Can I just get an AMEN or a DITTO!?

So what will I be remixing? Shirts, bottoms, pants and shoes. Outercoats, and accessories (belts, scarves, jewelry, hats etc.) don't count, and should be used to the max to get the most out of the remixed items!

I have picked out my pieces from my closet, and am ready to go for 30 days!
Button-downs: all J.Crew
Tops (L to R): StyleMint, J.Crew, J.Crew, Boutique, J.Crew
Pants (L to R): Gap, Citizens of Humanity, Blank Denim (ModCloth), Genetic Denim skinnies, Windsor Store Liquid Leggings
Sweaters&Jackets: Black Urban Outfitters Blazer, Forever21 Gray Sweater, Splendid Oatmeal Sweater, Thrifted Moto Jacket, Banana Republic Trench, JC Penny's Camel Sweater
Skirts&Dresses: Jason Wu Pleated Skirt, J.Crew Floral Skirt, J.Crew Pencil Skirt, Thrifted J.Crew Dress
Shoes: J.Crew Ballet Flats, Vince Camuto Derby Pumps, Guess Black Heels, Charlotte Russe Booties, Jessica Simpson Heels
If you want to participate along with me in the 30 for 30 Remix Challenge (and I really hope you do!), please add your link to the linky below so I can check it out, 
and we can cheer each other on!
xx
Jessica

11 comments:

  1. Lots of luck!! I did the 30 for 30 in the fall - it definitely makes you realize what you have and what you fall-back-on...

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  2. Nice selections!
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  3. I have always wanted to try this!! You have chosen a great selection. 
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  4. Good luck with the challenge! I haven't worked up the courage to try one yet - but I know I should...can't wait to see your outfits :)
    Annie
    The Other Side of Gray 

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  5. Whoa this is something interesting to follow.  Getting stoked about these style post.

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  6. Sabrina,
    I would love to check out your blog! Send me your link :)
    xx

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  7. Thanks! I am trying to plan ahead - as of day 1 it is easy, but come back in 29 days to see if my story changes!
    xx

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  8. beautiful post!!!!i'm following you!!! if you likr mine, do the same!!!!

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  9. Grace - Stripes & SequinsOctober 30, 2012 at 3:08 PM

    How fun - good luck!!

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  10. Good luck!! I tried to do this and failed. I changed it just a band on shopping which worked. Cant wait to see all the outfits! 

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  11. Ooh I can't wait to see what you come up with! This will be a great way to curb your spending too :)

    -Sharon
    The Tiny Heart

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