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Wednesday, December 8, 2010

A Glance Back

I don't like to be a a total behind kisser, but Kendi Everydays 30 for 30 challenge was seriously the most brilliant idea ever... 
I will admit that when I had completed this challenge I couldn't get the rest of my clothes unpacked fast enough (it's still in boxes from the move..).  I only managed to unpack a few boxes, and even then I started to get overwhelmed by the amount of clothes I have.  Now when I look at my closet I have no idea what to wear...infact I don't even feel like getting's like all my items just blur together....there are too many options, and that's a problem because there's no specific item or outfit I really want to wear.  I think it's time for a major closet overhaul!

We just went shopping in the City, my 30 days were over...I was so excited to shop at my favourite store (Winners)...but I only left with Christmas presents for others...and you know what?! It felt good!  Before when I would go to the City I would be so dissapointed if I came home empty handed...or even if I had bought some clothes, but it was often not enough.  Silly I know!

Of course this doesn't mean I'm not going to want to buy any more clothes....of course I will (shoes espeically..I'm addicted!) fact while looking at everyone elses fabulous outfits during this challenge I did find a few pieces I would like to add to my wardrobe...but I will be just fine without them!  (For now...haha)

Ahhh...sorry I'm writing so much...I still have soooo much more to say!!!

Time to break down the 30 outfits!

-I layered dresses a few times (6, 19, 24)
-I wore dresses as tops a few times (11, 21, 29)
-Mixing prints adds interest to an outfit (6, 9, 24, 27, 29)
-I love faux fur (5, 9, 15, 19, 20, 28)
- Out of 30 outfits only 5 weren't belted (1, 3, 4, 15, 17)
- I only wore jeans 5 days (4, 11, 16, 17, 28)
- Belts, Tights, Scarves and Leather Gloves are my favourite accessories

My Favourites

It is so hard for me to pick favourites...I just loved soooo many of these outfits.
I was going to say which ones were my favourite, and why...but there's too I will list them...but only say why for a few.

6, 9, 12, 14, 17, 27, 28

Day 9, because I loved the mixture of elements (fur, sequins, houndstooth, brocade), but I felt the outfit didn't look over the top at all.

Day 28, because it's simple without being all that simple....(make sence?)

Over all Day 27 (shown above) was my most favourite outfit because I love every item in the outfit, I love how the colours and prints look together, and I think the silhouette is a good one for me.

There were a lot of things I learned from this challenge...and way too many to list them all...I "met" a bunch of fabulous bloggers (that post will have to wait for another day)...and I saved myself a buck or two...and probably a whole lot in the future.   

When I was first getting ready to start this challenge I made sure to choose items that I not only loved, but that would allow me to to style up a variety of different looks, and looking back at all my outfits I am actually quite thrilled with the out-come and how different most of my outfits looked, and yet they are all totally me!!

Sorry this post was so long...apparently I had a lot to say!

Which outfit is your favourite?


Beautifully Pure said...

Aww, reading this post makes me want to do my own 30 for 30 challenge! I don't think I will yet, though. I really need to get some new clothes. I only have a few I like. (You know, now that I think of it, I'm probably doing it with out meaning to, anyway...) But thanks for the inspiration!

I love number eight! So pretty! I love short, full skirts. <3

Once again, great job!

~ Katie


My favorite is Day 11! I don't know what it is, but your scarf just makes it look so polished and put together, especially for just wearing jeans! I think you did a great job on this challenge! I'm super super proud of you! I'm also excited to see the rest of your clothes again! I have a few favorites I've missed!

Collette Osuna said...

ALL of your outfits are fabulous....and anyone who didnt know about the challenge? would never know these were reworked did a spectacular job!!

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ByeByeSoccerMom said...

Congrats on being on I Spy DIY. Just saw the post and recognized your feather ring. Congratulations!!!

Louise said...

Gosh I have LOADS of favourites, here goes: 5,11,14,15,16,17,19,27 & 28.

I love seeing the recaps and I especially love the ones like yours with such gorgeous pictures. I took all mine inside using a self-timer so they pale in comparison with your recap!

Congratulations on completing the challenge with such panache, I've been following your posts via Twitter and really enjoyed seeing each one :)

Jo said...

All your outfits were gorgeous, but my fave was #19. The dress layering and the faux fur collar worked so beautifully together.

Tomorrow I'll be posting my 30 for 30 recap, too!

reagan said...

Like you I was TOTALLY overwhelemed to get dressed this morning. I mean I was dying for more choices for 30 days but now I have sooo many I can't pick. WTF?!?!

Anyhow, my favorite outfits of yours were #s 3, 12, and 27.

Of course deep down inside I'm pretty sure you could make a gunnysack look good ...

Sophie said...

I agree, the challenge is brilliant! I'm so much more in love with my wardrobe now.

Kastles said...

Way to go!
I couldn't do it!
<3 Kastles

Brianna said...

Great job, I'm not sure I could do it! I certainly can't pick a favorite because you really styled them up fabulously!

LAURA!!! said...

WOw this is so awesome and very inspiring! I have to agree, Day 27 is my favorite too! (although day 3 is a close second!)

What a lovely blog!

From Suns To Moons said...

My absolute favorites are 17 and 29 for being both colorful (my Kryptonite) and unique.

Ashley said...

28, 29, and 17 are definitely my faves. You are a 30x30 master, for sure. You did so great with all of your outfits!!!

Cat said...

What a fun challenge and you look smashing every day of the way :)

Kelly said...

It's amazing how many completely different outfits you came up with! i feel the same way about shopping - now that I know I can go without, I don't feel the urge to go out and buy something new!

Now...will you be wearing that fabulous animal print jacket you made?!?

Lisa D. said...

Congrats on finishing the challenge! Day 27 is my favorite of your outfits, too. :)

Daphne said...

I think you did an AMAZING job with this challange. I mean looking at them all together you can't even tell you used the same 30 pieces. They all look great. I also love 27 the best. But 28 is very cute as well.

Lydia Marie said...

Congrats on being done! All of your outfits look so unique, it's hard to believe it's only 30 items. My favorites are 19, 22 and 29:)

Alessandra said...

Outfit n.9 is the one that got me hooked on to following you in the remix....but you had so many great ones!

Congratulations on being done, very exciting.

Kendi Lea said...

Natasha -- You did SO SO GOOD! I am so proud of you! I'm beaming like a proud mama over here.

I love that leopard print dress. Like LOVE it. What a great closet you have, keep up the adorable, charming, and stylish work :)


Fashion Flirt said...

I love 12 & 29. Your outfits are awesome! You have so many fantastic pieces AND you wore them all so well!

Congratulations on being finished!

amanda said...

love love love love love twelve and twenty four is a close second - you're so creative and so able to mix colours, textures and patterns effortlessly. it's inspiring!

C said...

Love them all! And that floral skirt is to die for!

kelsey said...

i wore belts A LOT, too! you did great the whole way through!

Emily said...

Day 1 rocked