Thursday, December 27, 2012

30 For 30 | The Basics


I've gotten some comments/emails about this 30 for 30 business we're attempting in January.
(Uh that's five days away. WTF!!!!!!!????!!!1)

Here are le deets:

Rule 1: There are no rules.
All you have to do is make 30 outfits out of 30 pieces of clothing. Or hell, use non-clothing if it makes you happy. A 30 for 30 with trash bags and bearskin rugs is a 30 for 30 I'd like to see. ... aaaand I'm rambling.

I include shoes, I don't include accessories (scarves, jewelry, bags) or outerwear (winter coats, rain boots). Do whatever makes you feel all tingly inside. And if it takes you more than 30 days, totally fine. No one wins, no one gets kicked out.

Shopping bans are optional, but after my budgeting debacle this month, mine is somewhat less than optional. Think somewhere between "oxygen" and "deodorant."

That's literally it.
The goal is not to stress out, the goal is to learn to shop our own closets.

Rule 2: Don't talk about Fight Club 30 For 30.
This is a lie. Talk about it a lot.

Rule 3: Praise Kendi every time you get dressed.
Possibly overboard. Probably creepy. But hey, credit where it's due, yes?


If you want to participate, shoot me an email, a tweet, or comment on this post. I'll leave a list of all your blogs and links on my sidebar throughout January. I'd appreciate if you'd link back to me on your 30 For 30 posts, but I won't burn your blog down if you don't.

I'm starting on the 1st with my first outfit and a collage of my 30 items (also included up top, to help get you started), but you can start whenever you feel like it. There'll be a link-up once a week (probably Sundays) so we can show off our favorite outfits, and I'll put up a link-up for all of our recaps at the end of the month. Easy peasy, my dears.

To get you started, you can check out my November items here, my tips on OCD-organizing your outfits here, and my November recap here.

I can't wait. :)

24 comments

  1. Sam, I am right now putting all my stuff togehter that I am going to wear. I just wish I wuold have the app that comes with the cake to make that 30x30 collage. Unfortunately I didnt bring my cpu with me and Eric doesnt have a photoshop with which I always do my collage "Bummer". Any ideas how to solve this problem? :-)

    Ani
    www.fleurani.blogspot.de

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    1. I can't help with your missing cable BUT I use pixlr.com instead of photoshop and I love it! Use it if you're in a pinch for sure!

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  2. I have my outfits picked, the 30 pictures of clothing taken, and I'm ready to rock and roll! I'm going to show my 30 pieces on the 1st and do my first outfit on the 2nd. I'm excited to see what you come up with this time around too!
    Ginny
    mynewfavoriteoutfit.blogspot.com

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  3. Oh sounds so fun! I think I'll be watching this month (in admiration of course) ... maybe will join next time you do it! Can't wait to see your looks!

    -Emily
    www.herphilly.wordpress.com

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    1. I'll peer pressure you into it next time. I'm shooting for every other month, so put March 1 on your calendar :)

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  4. I am so, so glad you posted about this! I'm a new follower and missed this when you did it in November, but am already looking forward to doing this in January -- even though it does for me mean giving up buying any new clothes. Excited to see what everyone comes up with and the items they choose!

    Nicole
    sequinedpatterns.blogspot.com

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    1. I'm so glad you're going to try it! Can't wait to see what you pick! :)

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  5. my 30 items are picked!!! I think I might throw a few more "crazies" in there just to make it more interesting, though ;) Can't wait!!!

    Jenna
    http://wearablefunfashion.blogspot.com/

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  6. Good luck with the 30 for 30! You're a braver woman than I! ;)
    I can't wait to see how you wear these!

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    1. BRAVER?! Hardly, little miss shopping ban! You're the superhero of style bloggers!

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  7. OH exciting! I can't wait to follow along :)

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  8. Love them all and I think I might own 90% of them!! I need the leopard pants!! xo

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    1. They are SO COMFY. Kind of nervous that they only really go with one pair of my shoes but hey, it's only a month!

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  9. Okay, I'm going to *attempt* it. I tried doing it in December but failed because I didn't have enough time to prepare. This time, I've already started my spreadsheet organization! ;-)

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    1. Oh girl, you had me at spreadsheet :) It's 90% preparation!

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  10. Dang it, I just realized that I did not bring my cable to transfer all the pics on the cpu from my cam:-(. I guess the luck is not with me this time. I will def join you next time when I am in Germany, I dont even have a photo editing program to do the collages from here. BUT with all excitement I will follow you great 30x30 along Sam :-)


    Ani
    www.fleurani.blogspot.de

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  11. I feel like you'd be so proud...I picked some pieces and created a spreadsheet with outfit ideas and decided I can do this. Plus I loved your first 30 for 30! Count me in!! :) Christmas shopping put me in a position where that shopping ban may be necessary for me too. Great idea! haha

    Jess - J's Style
    fancypants514.blogspot.com

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    1. You can do it FOR SURE. So glad you're in!

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  12. I'm in! I really enjoyed following your remix in November, and I'm looking forward to doing my own! I blogged about my 30 items here: http://kimbercrafts.wordpress.com/2012/12/31/30-for-30-remix-winter-2013/.

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