And In the End...

Done! Finished! My name is Shea and I survived the 30 for 30 Challenge! Now I feel like I can do anything. Not really--I still can't run, speak Italian, or change a tire (among other things) but if you ask me whether or not I can give up shopping for 30 days, the answer is, I can! 

What did I learn from this experience? I learned that I can survive with only five pairs of shoes. If I must. I learned that accessories really do make an outfit; otherwise, you would have seen a lot of this plain blue dress. I learned that even after 30 days, I'm still not tired of stripes. I learned that buying ice cream does not count as shopping. I learned that my husband really must love me if he agrees to take my picture every single day for 30 days. Finally, I learned that you really can do a lot with a little, and it's not the number of clothes you have, it's the motion in the ocean. No, wait, I'm mixing metaphors. It's what you do with what you have that counts. Not one person said to me, "man, you sure do wear that striped shirt a lot" or anything like that, and I'm pretty sure Aaron wouldn't have noticed (the 30 items of clothing part--he'd definitely notice the no shopping) if I hadn't told him. 

All that being said, I'm happy to go back to having more than 30 items to choose from. And I'd be a big. fat. liar. if I told you I wasn't itching to shop. 

Cardigan: Loft, Clothes Mentor; dress: Loft; earrings: Target; necklace: Forever 21; scarf (as belt): thrifted; shoes: NY & Co.

Oh, and a big thank you to Kendi from Kendi Everyday for putting on the 30 for 30 challenge; your remixing skills are an inspiration! 

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  1. That is such a huge accomplishment!! Congrats - you have looked great every one of the 30 days!

  2. you are so awesome for coming out triumphant on the other side of this challenge!!!

    and can i just say i WISH it was 100 degrees here for a day or two. we've had the coldest summer i recall in 10 years. :(

    that being said, if 100 degrees shows up in October and you happen to cruise by my blog...grab some earplugs because i might be whining at high pitch!


    going to check out your jerk chicken!! love it!

  3. Oh congratulations!
    I'm glad it's over because I'm excited to see more outfit posts from your closet. Yes, I am selfish that way.
    Now go shopping so I can pretend to shop through you!

    p.s. this free bird must be from California

  4. LOVE the scarf/belt. I need to do that more!!

  5. Good for you Shea! It also makes you better at accessorizing!!!

  6. Congratulations! Love this look!!

  7. congrats on finishing your thirty!

  8. congratulations! i think this might be my first comment but i oogled each and every one of your remix outfits. i love your style. and this one is probably my favorite. i love the simplicity of it but it comes across so chic! thanks for the inspiration. i'm still working on my remix. ugh!


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