those every day things

Day 1
Blouse (Kohl's, $4.40), Black Tee (Kohl's, $4), Jeans (Thrifted, $5), Necklace (Handmade) 

You might remember that time I decided to try out Kendi Everyday's thirty for thirty challenge. It seemed like a great idea at the time! A way to refresh the way I looked at my closet, and a way to clear my mind of the jumbles and piles of clothes that were accumulating in the corners of my room. Not to mention a way to minimize those piles with virtually no laundry! Well, I tried this little challenge and to be honest, it was hard. A lot harder than I anticipated it would be. And, since I'm being honest... I didn't exactly complete the task in a gold-medal-award-winning way.... Okay. Okay. I failed. There, I said it. I failed the challenge.....twice! And, it's taken me this long to admit it! But, in my defense, I tried. I came up with all of these great outfit ideas in my head, and most days I even wore what I planned out and didn't cheat, at all. But by the end of the day, I would forget to take a picture and before I knew it, those sweat clothes were calling my name, and I'd end up on the couch, laptop in hand without a single post to show for that day's outfit excitement. And then, towards the end, there were those days when the little blue number that wasn't a part of the thirtyish collection made it's way into my outfit. How did that happen?

Even despite trying more than once, that little voice in my head insisted that it was a fluke that I failed (twice). So, I happily listened to it.

But then... well, then June hit. If you and I are facebook buddies, you might remember a Photo-A-Day challenge? No? That's okay. I don't either. Which is kind of lame, considering that I totally started that challenge with high hopes, a brain full of  ideas, and a heart overflowing with inspiration. But eight days was all it took for the cobwebs of the internet to take over my facebook album. I failed. Again.

Through these challenges I have learned two things about myself:
1. That I don't do well with limits. 30 times 30 seems like a lot of combinations. And it is! But, I'm just way too addicted to variety. There we go.. not shopping: "variety". Yeah...
2. And, also, that I am pretty much a failure at those "every day" things.
After all this, I guess it's a wonder that I even remember to brush my teeth every day. Hm.

Happy Friday!


  1. these kinds of challenges are hard... real life gets in the way - but at least you're open to new thoughts and ideas and are willing to try - afterall, isn't that what life's about?
    i hope you'll come visit me at jugglingactmama.blogspot.com
    happy friday!

  2. It's hard to commit especially if you have lots of things to do. I also wanted to take the 30 for 30 challenge but thinking that it's a daily thing to do makes it harder for me to commit, maybe some other day. Thanks for dropping by my blog.

  3. I'm the same way when it comes to challenges. Also, love that blouse. :)

  4. Participating in the GFC Blog Hop for the first time! I'm your newest follower. :)