"I believe in pink. I believe that laughing is the best calorie burner. I believe in kissing, kissing a lot. I believe in being strong when everything seems to be going wrong. I believe that happy girls are the prettiest girls. I believe that tomorrow is another day and I believe in miracles."
Audrey Hepburn

Tuesday, March 15, 2011

The long overdue finale

Bonsoir bellas! La fin. El final. La fine. Das Ende. O fim. Το τέλος. Конец. Koniec. Het einde. The end
That's all folks!!! 
Yes, it has come. The long, way-too-drawn-out overdue finale of the 30 for 30 remix challenge has been put to bed! We greeted fondly and then I tucked her in and said goodbye, not goodnight. I don't hope we will meet again anytime soon. Ok, so I'm being dramatic. We all know that isn't a first for me. But in all fairness, I am very glad I participated in this challenge and I learned a TON about myself, my wardrobe, my creativity and my priorities:

1. Before this challenge I thought I could never repeat an item previously seen on this blog (at least not until I had been blogging a long time) because that would mean I am not creative and wear the same thing all the time. Now, it is a personal goal of mine to see how many ways I can wear the same thing. That is real creativity.
2. Going shopping shouldn't be a weekly thing (at least not for me personally and where I am in life), but rather an every once and a while fun outing as a reward or on a needs basis. And no, dying to have a third floral dress does not qualify as a need in my life.
3. Surprisingly, the hardest thing about this challenge was not remixing outfits or cutting out shopping, but actually finding the time to take outfit photos and blog every (or semi-every) day. It consumes several hours and that meant managing my time much more closely.
4. That being said, I also relaxed a LOT as this challenge continued and realized that if I didn't get day 12's outfit posted on day 12, the world would not end and my readers would not throw stones. (Psst, thanks for sparing me the stones, guys!) I was able to let loose a bit and have some serious fun with this thing! I mean c'mon- remember day 14 and 15? Enough said.
5. My boyfriend blazer is even better than a real boyfriend. Ok, I kid. But seriously, he can tone down stripe/lace overload, make combining prints less scary, be the perfect top layer and hide unflattering parts of blouses! I want to rename him superman blazer!
6. I really wanted to end on five. It would have seemed much more "wrapped up". But five wasn't enough so c'est la vie. Last but not certainly not least, I am coming out of this challenge with the reinforced knowledge that I truly do have a passion for clothes, and there is nothing wrong with that. Enjoying fashion does not make me frivolous or superficial and I am not going to worry (ok, at least worry as much) about what people will think of me when they discover this little passion of mine.

And now, let's commence with the pictures!
Blouse: WHBM, Sweater: Kohl's
Skirt: MK, Boots: Steve Madden
Oh hello, miss Sassy pants (er skirt)
Top: Forever 21, Jeans: Levi's
Flats: American Eagle
Top-last item needing to be worn
Hallelujah, thank some Angels I am done! If you all were here, I would throw a biiig partay to celebrate. Maybe you should come on down (or up!) this way... :)
Like I said, I really had some F-U-N fun with this thing. And day 30 was no exception.
Jumping for joy!
Getting down with my bad self.
This was supossed to be happy dance, but it looks more like spirit fingers to me! Either way, the message is the same: I AM DONE!
Bisous!
Follow A La Mode et Plus!
 
Oh, you thought I was gone? Not quite! I had to stay one more minute to show you the jumping pic outakes!
Would you look at that face! You're welcome...
Look ma, no strings! I can float, I can float.

9 comments:

  1. Awesome - you did the challenge so well! I really need to try this sometimes, it's so interesting to watch watch everyone comes up with.

    xoxo ~ Courtney
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  2. You rocked it out with stripes!! go GIRL!!!

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  3. I love your adorable jumping pictures--I felt the same way when I finished the challenge. And it taught me to relax a little too; now I know that it's not always possible to post every single day. I think you did a great job with the challenge!

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  4. Doesnt it feel so good to be done, your jumping pictures made me laugh.

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  5. beautiful post!!!=D
    love your style
    congratulations
    xx


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  6. Haha yayyyy!!!! I loved reading what you learned during the challenge :)
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  7. Congrats on finishing the challenge! I enjoyed reading your reflections on what you learned about your personal style and love of fashion!

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  8. yay!!! Go girl:) I love the stripes and those photos are fantastic:) Good for you, darling. Hugs and kisses

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