Happy almost weekend! Thanks so much to all of you for joining in and following along as Andrea, Lee, and I have taken on the 30×30 summer style challenge. I’m sharing my outfits from this week a day early because we’re heading out of town for a family weekend in the mountains and I wanted to do a separate post for those outfits.
Since it’s been a while and there’s been a lot of posts in between, here are the 24 items I selected to wear for the month of June (though, we’ve had record-breaking heat, so I took out the sweatshirt and added another tank at the halfway point).
It’s interesting to look back at this and see that there are things I haven’t worn at all or that I’ve only worn once. I don’t think 30 items (or 24 in my case) is actually much of a challenge for 30 days like the 10×10 is. That may also be true for me this round since it’s summer and I’m not as worried about repeating items a day or two apart like I am during the school year.
Outfit 19 // Monday
Today was one of those days where every effort I made to be productive didn’t result in much. I attempted a few errand with a tired, and not-so-cooperative almost two year old, which meant I couldn’t get as many stops in as I needed. Then, I went to the bank to withdraw some money for a deposit on our stair railing installation and I didn’t have my ID. Grrrr….
I never managed to get a proper outfit pic, but you’ve seen this dress a few times. I love how lightweight it is and it’s just loose enough to really breathe which makes it perfect for a super hot day. Since I’ve worn the dress on it’s own as one of my 30 outfits already, I added my chambray shirt as a ‘layer’ to create a new look. Though, it was too warm to actually wear the chambray shirt, so I casually tied it around my waist. I added an easy necklace to complete the outfit.
Outfit 20 // Tuesday
Another crazy hot day (which broke the record from 1967) meant finding an inside activity for the family. We are revamping our closet since we had to remove a shelving unit to have the flooring installed, so we went to IKEA to browse some options. With the 4 kids in tow it maybe wasn’t the most productive trip, but we did pick up some fun stuff for their new bedrooms and got to see some of our options so we can better visualize them as we brainstorm a plan for our closet.
I chose this dress because I knew it would be cool enough for our morning activities before we left, but it’s thick enough to be comfortable in an air conditioned space. It is so soft and so comfy, you guys. I already wore this dress earlier in the month, so I changed my shoe choice and added some accessories (that counts as a different outfit, right?!). It was perfect for a family outing and was so easy to wear and feel pulled together.
I did get a grease on this dress the first time I wore it and thought I had managed to get it completely out, but I still see the fainted hint of the darkened spot, so I’m working on more stain removal. I’m trying dish soap as a pretreatment. Any other ideas for stubborn grease stains?
Bracelets (Love Andrea’s Closet) // Watch (c/o JORD)
Bonus outfit // Tuesday evening
It was still close to 100° when we headed to my in-laws for dinner. I figured we’d be sitting outside so the kids could run around with their cousins, so I changed into a cooler dress. I also wore this dress on Sunday night for Father’s Day BBQ with family.
This is one of my favorite dresses to wear to summer social events because it’s loose and flowy, so not only is it cool, it’s perfect for hiding a food baby. I also really dislike sitting on hot patio chairs in shorts and getting marks on my legs and sticking to the chair, so I typically opt for a maxi dress to avoid that discomfort. 🙂 Plus, the print is a good option when eating messy foods with kids!
This dress is a hand-me-down from my sister that she got at Target, I believe last summer. I have always loved the look of this Made in the USA option, though there is no print.
Outfit 21 // Wednesday
Today was trip preparation day….laundry, packing, errands, etc. I didn’t put much thought or effort into today’s outfit, which is AOK sometimes. I threw on my denim cutoffs and a cool tank that I knew weren’t going on our weekend trip with me. This outfit is probably the most typical of my usual summer style. I did notice I did feel a little less…something…(I don’t know if confident is the right word), but something was different when I went out to run errands. Like, maybe there really is something to be said for putting together an outfit I feel good about even if I’m just going to Target and the bank.
We’re heading up to the mountains to a huge hot springs pool with my husband’s side of the family for a long weekend. On Monday I’ll share the 12 items I chose from the 30×30 to take with me and outfits I wore. Heres’ a look back at what I packed and wore for the same trip last summer.
This week I used a tied chambray shirt and different accessories to make new outfits from my 24 items. What are some of your easy tricks for changing the look of an outfit?