Thursday, July 14, 2011

30 for 30 Challenge Recap: Week 4

The 30 for 30 challenge has finally come to an end. I decided to end my challenge last Sunday. Technically, I only participated 28 out of 30 days. This was my first 30 for 30 challenge and I have to say it was a lot harder than I anticipated.

What I learned:
- I do not need to buy new clothes all the time to be stylish. With a few key items, I can remix my wardrobe over and over again and stay on budget.
- Don't be afraid to mix and match through trial and error and find the combination that looks the best. During this challenge, I forced myself to think of multiple ways I can wear an item.
- I'm happy to report I have stayed true to my shopping ban and didn’t buy a thing for the entire month of June
- Taking blog photos daily is really a pain. I admire those of you who blogs daily like Kileen.

What I accomplished:
- I’ve put together 28 outfits using 30 items in my closet with no repeats.
- By joining this challenge, not only I learned to be more creative with my style but I also paid close attention to how I look and feel in each outfit I choose.

All in all, it was a great challenge. Thank you so much for your comments on my previous outfit posts. I hope you’ll find some inspiration in them. Click here if you’re interested in seeing all my outfits for this challenge (outfit # 27 is here).


Unknown said...

Congrats on completing the challenge Sydney! You did an amazing job!!! :)

Nelah said...

Yeah..congratulations, I love all of your remixing creativities. You did it!! It really is a great challenge that force us to use what we have instead of going out and buy all the time.

I am so fed up with my past shopping habit and those unworn clothes so I slow down on spending and try to use them.

simplyvonne said...

yay congrats on finishing! i just love that yellow skirt on number 25!

Ping said...

congrats on getting this thing over with! lol!
i's hard to blog everyday. taking pics is not hard...the uploading, writing and linking is the most time consuming part.

Kileen said...

congrats on finishing the challenge!! i love your outfits and good job on staying true to the shopping ban! my fave for week 4 is outfit 25 -- so creative mixing the leopard print with a yellow skirt.

and thanks so much for the shout-out! i'm actually still so far behind on posts. if only editing pictures didn't take so long!

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TaraMixandMatch said...

Yay, you did it, looking great all the way!

C said...

Congrats on finishing! You did great Sydney. My favorite this week is day 23. Love the military-but-feminine look. The challenge ended just in time for your Chanel shopping spree ;)

serenadeveryday said...

Congrats! Congrats! Great job on finishing the challenge Sydney. I'm always in awe whenever I read over people's 30 day challenges. Even though you stopped at 28... still very VERY impressive not only by the outfits you put together but also by how you blogged everyday! It blows my mind how some people blog every single day. {*kudos!}

I'm sorry this is a super SUPER late reply but the camera I was using in a few of my posts was a Canon 5D mark II. It's actually my coworkers camera. He needed practice taking photos so I volunteered.

<3 S.

Me said...

Great job!!

I want to say from this post, day 23 is my fave, but then I go, no...28...25... :p You did amazing! You look amazing! :)

Anonymous said...

Aw, you did a wonderful job! I loved seeing your combinations. Day 23 is my fave out of this post. : )

The Odd and Chic said...

babe, love your blog! you look great!

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SewPetiteGal said...

You did such a great job on this challenge!! Will you be participating in the next one? I've really enjoyed seeing all of your outfit remixes :)

Sydney's Fashion Diary said...

@serenadeveryday Thank you for replying, Serena. No wonder your photos looked so wonderful! I wish I have that camera :)

@SewPetiteGal Probably not for a while..LOL

Callandra said...

My absolute favorite is the leopard and yellow....(day 25)love it!! No way I would ever have the patience to participate in a 30 for 30, great job!!

Jean said...

Congrats, Sydney! I can't imagine taking a photo of an outfit every single day. There's just so little time in the mornings, and you even have a "little one" to take care of. I enjoyed seeing you and Cee participate in this and push yourself to create new outfits with the old.

i have to admit, when I saw your tweet "I did it" I raced here thinking it was your Chanel reveal, hehe!

Sydney's Fashion Diary said...

@PetiteAsianGirl hahaha, Jean! Sorry for misleading. I haven't received it yet but I will soon. Can't wait =)