Winter 30x30, and selfie attempts.

In my head, I've been doing an approximate 30x30 since summer.  But I haven't documented nor counted anything.

In the spirit of having fun, and needing a tad bit of a diversion, I'm challenging myself to document my favorite 30ish pieces for winter, and to consider purging the rest.

The limitation to a smaller number of pieces that I've discovered so far is laundry.  There's times I wear something I don't love simply because what I do love isn't clean yet.  Today, though, what I love is clean, so I decided to try for a photo of my current favorite FFB outfit: perfect jeans (the lemming ones from WHBM), navy sweater and interesting scarf. 

I'm comfortable in this casual outfit - it feels just pulled together enough.  I'd eventually like a different navy sweater for this sort of combo, but haven't found the right one yet.

Honest feedback is invited - and suggestions for improvements (including selfie-taking with a phone improvements).  Thanks you all!

30x30 pieces:
WHBM blue jeans
Navy sweater
Burgundy shoes (these are my at-home around-the-house comfortable-for-working-at-my-standing-desk-all-day shoes.  They're not all that pretty, but I like the color and wear them almost every day)
blue water lilies scarf (I think I'll end up lumping every scarf I wear into one piece.  But for now I'll document it like an article of clothing)

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  • replied 4 years ago

    What a fun challenge!!!!!!!!!!!!!!  I so look forward to seeing what pieces you decide to keep/purge.  I understand that laundry bottlenecks can be a problem with a small wardrobe.  Perhaps other Forum Members might offer suggestions to you.  

    I genuinely love this outfit on you.  The colors really suit you.  That scarf is to die for.  The selfie is great too.  

  • amiable replied 4 years ago

    (Oops, meant to put this in WIW category.  Sorry!)

    Thanks Sterling!  I've worn a version of this outfit at least once or twice a week for months already, and still love it.

  • karen13 replied 4 years ago

    This should be a favorite - you look great. Pulled together, the scarf makes it. I love the burgundy shoes. What brand style are they? I’m a huge fan of Merrill Encores for comfort with my particular foot issues, but they aren’t attractive.

  • Stagiaire Fash replied 4 years ago

    Isn't it great when an outfit just feels like you? That scarf looks perfect--big enough to snuggle in against the cold, but not so much it's in the way. What kind of fabric is it? Your shoes look good to me; do you keep them on at home, even when you're working?

  • amiable replied 4 years ago

    Thanks Karen and FashIntern - 

    The shoes are old Clarks, and I do wear them all day long indoors.  I work at home, and stand on a treadmill (that I rarely turn on) to work, and shoes are more comfortable than slippers or bare feet for that environment.

    The scarf is a large silk square that a friend bought in an airport (in London, I think) to give to me almost twenty years ago.  It's always been one of my favorites.

  • Elizabeth P replied 4 years ago

    You look great!  Good for you for wearing a scarf at home... a detail that really elevates an outfit, yet would be so easy to leave off.

  • amiable replied 4 years ago

    Elizabeth - Thanks!  It's not really about elevating the outfit in this case, though I like to do that.  But I like to have my neck warm :)

  • rachylou replied 4 years ago

    Pretty scarf, fun challenge!

  • Toban replied 4 years ago

    I really like this outfit, I can imagine wearing it. I especially like the pairing of Burgundy boots with blue.

  • Katerina replied 4 years ago

    Such a pretty colour on you and a lovely scarf! Exciting challenge - it will be so interesting to follow your process.

  • Bonnie replied 4 years ago

    I love blue and this outfit looks great. What other colors do you have in your capsule?

  • Suz replied 4 years ago

    You look stunning in this blue, Amy! Wow. Love the jeans on you, too. I wish I had managed to get a pair of those when the going was good! 

  • Jaime replied 4 years ago

    The blues are great on you. I would want the sweater to be just a bit longer so it didn't ride up when I reached up, but that is a small quibble. The jeans look amazing on you!

  • amiable replied 4 years ago

    Thanks for the compliments on the blues - I prefer blue to black on myself by so much now that I'm considering whether I can just phase black out altogether.

    Shevia, I agree, the sweater is just a smidge too short for comfort.  I hope to replace it, but have a hard time finding basic navy sweaters for some reason.  Some day.... :)

    Bonnie, I also have a tonal red outfit on my favorites list - you'll probably see it soon :)

  • Joy replied 4 years ago

    More fondness for blue on you. I also like your hair this way. Looking forward to seeing more of your favorites.

  • bj1111 replied 4 years ago

    you look so good in blue.

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