Wardrobe Nerd: May Review
Yes, this is two months late. It’s a good thing I don’t want to monetize this.
May was a blur of ending a semester and beginning another while trying not to yell at my partner about the dirty dishes because the problem wasn’t dishes (I was stressed about work).
Total Individual Items Worn: 56 (29 capsule & 27 athletic)
30 Wears or More: 3 (brown leather sandals, black leather sandals, black and grey sweater)
I was inspired to complete a 30×30 (30 items in 30 days) by Sara. I initially chose 27 items for my capsule with three additional “flex spots”.
My capsule was 3 pairs of shoes (2 sandals, 1 heels), 10 bottoms (3 skirts, 3 jeans, 1 pants, 2 shorts), and 10 shirts (4 mid-sleeve casual, 2 mid-sleeve business casual, 4 sleeveless business casual).
Items Removed (0): I focused on creating outfit combinations with my 29 piece capsule and didn’t really worry about the rest of my wardrobe.
Items Added (0): Being overwhelmed by work is one way to not shop.
June Purchase Plans
- I still need shoes for fall…
- I struggle to dress for work in the summer because of the heat. I am thinking about getting a few looser/lighter skirts.
- Thrifting list: nude slip dress, raincoat, rainboots
Total Wardrobe Cost in May: $0
Total Wardrobe Cost in 2019: $314
I have written previously about how I’m not a fan of the 10×10 challenge. It’s stressful as someone whose life is full of hot dog slobber and a hatred of laundry. I loved the 30×30 though. Keeping a few flex spots allowed for spontaneity, and I had enough pieces to only have to do laundry twice during the month. Fewer choices made dressing easier but didn’t feel limiting because it wasn’t permanent. I’m actually considering doing a monthly 30×30 once I’m regularly back at the university in the fall.