Tuesday, March 5, 2013

30-30-30 Winter 2013: Recap

Aaaaaaaand, I'm done! (Yikes, this is officially just a 30-30. Let's not do the math on how many days this took; thanks for sticking with me.) Thirty different outfits, thirty different articles of clothing -- here's what I came up with: 

Some thoughts:
  • A couple of pieces were only worn once (red shirt, blue/green shirt -- I'm looking at you), or not at all (gray short-sleeved pullover sweater, where did we go wrong?). These pieces are most likely heading to Goodwill, since I need to start shipping everything I own back East (ugh), and I've got waaay too many clothes to hang onto ones that don't make my heart go pitter-patter.
  • There were some rockstar workhorses: I'd like to thank my chambray popover shirt, sparkly mini skirt, black booties, long-sleeve white/navy stripes, brown leather boots, and pink pencil skirt -- I couldn't have done it without you. (I also probably couldn't have finished without Kristina for inspiration -- she's also finishing up a 30-30, and my blogless friends Sarah and Menaka for their participation and encouragement. Click here to see some the looks they styled.)
  • After keeping my distance from greens and blues for the last year, I think we've finally made amends and are gonna be hanging out a lot in the future. Turquoise, you're my new best friend!
  • Accessories are so helpful in defining an outfit and making it feel fresh. Also, they take up significantly less space. Closet, it's time for an over-haul. 
  • I really, really needed that haircut. Why do I wait so long in between getting it trimmed? 
  • My favorites are four, eight, nine, eleven, seventeen, twenty three, twenty six and twenty eight. What're yours?


  1. I was wondering what the numbers on each post were for! What a great idea, I may have to try this eventually. I love every single one of these looks, I would wear all of them!


    1. Thanks, Christina! I got the idea from Kendi over at www.kendieveryday.com -- she's done this a bunch of times, and all her outfits are phenomenal. If you haven't already, I definitely recommend browsing through her archives.

    2. I'll have to take a look, thanks!

  2. wow - this is awesome!!!! I'm too scared to try a 30 for 30 - I need more variety, but your outfits are so versatile! You did great!

    Pearls & Paws

  3. I LOVE outfit recaps! You have some seriously cute outfits going on...and TGFC (thank goodness for chambray) :)

    The Other Side of Gray

    1. Haha -- I LOVE that. And my chambray.... obviously.

  4. Look 22 is definitely my favorite one. Tht pink skirt is amazing :)
    xoxo, seyh


  5. My favourites are 1, 2, 15, 27, 28, 30 (but it was hard to pick). Thanks so much for joining up with Wardrobe Wednesday (http://www.kiwiwomensstyle.blogspot.co.uk) - and I have to confess I'd already looked at the recap before you linking in :)

    Love to see your next few posts to see what you'd been missing most!

  6. Yayay! You're done!
    Seriously, looking over all of your outfits in one place, it makes me realize (for the hundredth time) that I really really love your style, Lily. Really really.

    I'd have to say.. 2, 8, 9, 13, 18, 23, 25 and 28 are my favorites. Don't ask me to put them in order, I love them all too much. Funny how I don't even really like the color red, but I'm drawn to the times you wore red.

    I couldn't agree more.. turquoise is quickly becoming one of my favorites and I want to buy every necklace and ring I see with it. On that note, I'm definitely going to pick out more accessories, they just make outfits so much better, and I'm kind of lacking in that department.

  7. ps. thanks for the shout out darlin' :)

  8. ugh i'm totally obsessed with you now, you know that? i love recaps because i get to catch up on what i missed before i started following someone. my favorites are: 7, 9, 15, 18, 23, and 28. if i could wear stripes in every outfit, i would. i'm definitely following you on pinterest because you're going to make me use my closet so much more!
    xo writeslikeagirlblog.com

  9. I love 2, 8, 18, 22, 24, 28. :-)

  10. It looks like you did an amazing job with this challenge! I always love seeing everyone's take on it, I so don't know if I could do it!

  11. love your style!! simple, casual with a tinge of hipster!! so rad! :D love all the outfits!

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  12. I love your outfits! Great blog, I'm a new follower :)


  13. Looking through these you can't even tell you were really re-wearing anything, which I think is 1. so impressive and 2. kind of the point right? I haven't done the 30x30 but if I ever do I hope I can do it even half as well as you did. Plus it taught you a few things about what you actually wear so that's always a plus too :)

  14. CONGRATS! i really liked 17 and 27. :)

    dash dot dotty

  15. Great post. I love how you styled all of these looks. I love the mustard pieces glittered throughout! :)

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  16. Congrats girl! You did it! And let me tell you....it's quite the accomplishment :)! All of these were so impressive:)!

  17. Woo! Well done. I love the way you have varied your styling so much. Like Fran said, I can't tell that you're only wearing from a limited wardrobe. My faves are probably nine and sixteen.

  18. Hey dear I really like your blog! What about following each other? Also on bloglovin, facebook and even lookbook if you want...just let me know :3 <3



  19. You did great! I can't imagine doing a challenge like this, given that I want to try out a new type of style every week. But you really made 30 stylish, unique outfits that look fantastic, so I commend you on a job well done :)

    I found you via Wardrobe Wednesday

  20. Great post! so beautiful!
    Most of all I liked the outfit № 27

    Best wishes,


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  22. I love this post! Sometimes I check fashion blogs to get ideas of what to wear to certain events and this makes it really easy to look through like a look book! Super cute!

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  23. I love this blog dear ;)
    Wanna follow each other? I've just followed you!



  24. oh my gosh lady! how stylish and cute are you?? I'm totally following on gfc off this post alone, thanks so much for stopping by my blog!:)

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