My family and I went camping from Memorial Day to July 4th. (34 days, and no, not "real" camping - we stayed in our camper, which has electricity and a flushable toilet, with a bath house nearby for water. We also used the camp kitchen). We had a great time, learned some lessons, and sorely missed the internet.
Upon returning, I checked in here, and noticed all the talk about 30x30. It made me decide to count. I had taken (and worn) 32 pieces for the 5 weeks. Granted, I had only two lifestyle needs to cover: getting dirty playing in nature, and seeing-people casual. (There was one wedding, but it was also casual). The weather varied from in the 40s F to in the 90s F.
I didn't get much for outfit pictures, but did have some thoughts on the experiment.
- 30 pieces was close to enough. With less variance in the weather and a more casual than "grubby" lifestyle, I think I would have loved it.
- I will no longer wear seven pieces
- Nine pieces were only worn once
- My clothes included:
- 2 blouses
- 4 shirts
- 1 dress
- 10 tee shirts and 1 jersey tank (that's a bit dressier than a tee)
- 1 sweatshirt, 2 sweaters and a jacket
- 4 pairs of shorts
- 2 cropped jeans (one flares and one jeggins)
- 3 skirts
- 1 pair jean culottes
- I didn't count one scarf and two pairs shoes. If I had, it would be 35x34, I guess.
- I also took along a few things I didn't wear (black shorts and black crops)
- My ratio is about twice as many tops as bottoms. I think this is a good ratio for me.
When we returned home, I gasped in delight when I caught site of my shoe rack. Endless options! (But in real life, I've continued wearing the two pair I wore camping).
Now that I'm recovering and returning to a more normal-for-me lifestyle, I want to try it again. I have picked out my favorites from last month and started. But I still haven't taken outfit photos. I'll have to work my way back into that.