Sunday, June 12, 2011

It's time to join the fun :)

It's time for another Kendi’s 30 for 30 challenge. I have always wanted to participate in this challenge but wasn't confident enough to do so. The main reason because I do not know if it is possible for me not to shop for a whole month. Anyway, she is having another challenge starting tomorrow. This time, I decided to join the fun (along with some other favorite bloggers). I didn’t make it official but I have been on a shopping ban since the beginning of this month. It’s been 12 days without shopping. Surprisingly, it’s a lot easier than I thought. I will try my best to take outfit's photos every day. The sole purpose of joining this challenge is to force myself not to shop and work with what I already have in my closet. I am actually very excited to join this time. Below are the items that I am going to use for my challenge:

11 bottoms:
1. H&M camel pencil skirt (buy similar here or here)
2. LOFT grey pencil skirt (buy similar here or here)
3. Ann Taylor crochet skirt (buy similar here)
4. BB Dakota - c/o J.E.M Apparel (buy here)
5. The Limited eyelet skirt (buy similar here)
6. Banana Republic pencil skirt (buy similar here)
7. F21 Linen Short in pink (buy here)
8. F21 Linen Short in blue (buy here)
9. F21 mustard skirt (buy similar here)
10. American Eagle artist jean (buy here)
11. Bebe linen pant - c/o Bebe (buy similar here)

10 tops:
12. Ann Taylor silk shell (buy similar here)
13. Hollister chambray shirt (buy similar here)
14. LOFT boyfriend cardigan (buy similar here)
15. J.Crew camp pocket cardigan (buy here)
16. Seersucker blazer - unknown brand (buy similar here)
17. F21 basic tee in white (buy here)
18. F21 silk blouse (buy here)
19. H&M blouse (last seen here)
20. LOFT leopard cardigan (buy similar here)

4 dresses:
21. Banana Republic sheath in blue (last seen here)
22. Banana Republic sheath in black - c/o (buy similar here)
23. ASOS tiered sheath (buy similar here)
24. Banana Republic water color sheath dress (buy similar here)

5 pairs of shoes:
25. Ann Taylor perfect leather pump (buy similar here)
26. Target tawny wedge sandals (buy here)
27. Target panya sandals (buy here)
28. Steve Madden nude pump (buy here)
29. Steve Madden sandals (buy similar here)

I'll leave the last spot open for my mystery item. She deserves her own post because she is so adorable. Stay tune :) Best of luck to those of you who participate in this challenge!


Amber @ said...

im so excited you're doing it, too! not shopping is going ok, but im doing a lot of research for my next bigger purchase now, so perhaps my "shopping ban" is counter-productive. oh well. cant wait to see what you put together!
Easy Petite Looks

Anonymous said...

I noticed you didn't add accessories. They don't count in the 30, do they? I can't wait to see everyone's 30x30s! This should be fun/interesting :D

Jen said...

I can't wait to see what you do, Sydney!! I've been wanting to do this for a while-- because I too have shopped way too much (not to mention my closet space seems to be shrinking by the day) and am wanting to stretch my creativity. Still thinking about it, but I'm definitely looking forward to your posts!!


SewPetiteGal said...

Ooh exciting! Very much looking forward to your remixed outfits!!

Unknown said...

I can't wait to see how your 30x30 goes, looks like you picked out great pieces!

C said...

I'm excited to see so many textures! Lace, leopard (ok this one isn't really a texture lol), silk, seersucker, etc. Can't wait to follow you as you remix for the next month!

Jean said...

How exciting! I do like the mix of textures and colors in your 30. Curious to see what mystery # 30 is!

Lea said...

Hey! Just found you through 30 for 30. I love all of the patterns/textures in your picks and can't wait to see your remixes. Your blog is adorable :)

divina said...

Hi. I just stumbled on your blog. I love all your items.

Just started my own blog and hope you'll follow too. I noticed there is a petite community for bloggers. I am 5'2" and wondered how to be a part of it.

Karrisa_T said...

Ooh, mystery item! It'll be exciting to see how bloggers style their remix items. Like most here, I noticed the textures in your items. That would be fun to see!

simplyvonne said...

cant wait to see what you come up with with your 30 items and ur mystery item!!

Nelah said...

How fun, I always think this is one great and creative challenge but I am too lazy to plan ahead. I need 365x365 challenge, seriously. Shop way too much this year. I will make an attempt to use clothes that I bought but never wear and stop buying.

Sydney's Fashion Diary said...

@The Little Dust Princess Yes, accessories do not count. Thank goodness :)

@Cee I am looking forward to see your remixed outfits, too

@Lea Thank you for stopping by. I am so excited for this challenge.

@divina oh another petite! I definitely will check out your blog. Thanks for following me.

Brittney said...

good for you! i can't wait to see your outfits...sounds like you have some awesome picks here. i'm doing it, too, and think it will be interesting. i'm more of a winter-colors and -layers kinda girl, so i've never really "dressed" for spring. good luck to us both! :)
-brittney (come on by if you'd like)

Victoria said...

Can't wait to see how you put them together. Good luck with your 30 for 30.

Unknown said...

Good luck with the challenge! Haha I know what you mean though about it being hard not to buy anything for a whole month - the longest my shopping bans have lasted have only been 2.5 weeks tops. I'm curious to see what you come up with though!

Unknown said...

YAY for the challenge! Major kudos for you doing it- I know I couldn't...don't have the patience..hehehe

Can't wait to see your outfits!

Stylepint said...

Wohoo! I'm glad you're joining the challenge. I can't wait to see your remixes. =)

Petite J.D. said...

I have both the Ann Taylor crochet skirt and The Limited eyelit skirt, too! I went on a hunt for the perfect lace skirt this summer and then went overboard. But they both have different functions and I couldn't part with either! I just looked at all of your 30-day outfits, you did great! =)