And I didn't start editing photos until the month was almost up so I didn't notice that the third time I moved the camera was the worst position. The way I had it set up first was the best, of course. You probably can't tell so much after the cropping, but it did make cropping them all a little harder. And I need to take more than one photo; on those days, of course, the photo came out blurry! WHY.
Here is the link to the Imgur album I made. Please keep in mind I work in a warehouse setting, it's dirty, it's cold, and I lift boxes all day. Now, do I think I'm a fashionista? Oh hell no. In fact, I'm afraid I'm kind of like this lady: fashionabletaut that GOMI makes fun of... If she were my friend, I wouldn't care about her outfits, they are perfectly fine, but they aren't... Instagram-worthy? And some of the outfits are a hot mess. Ahem. I should shut up. People in glass houses and all that.
Okay, back to my album...
My Favorite Outfits:
- day 12: green cardigan
- day 20: green striped henley
- day 21: skinny jeans and black booties
- day 31: black boots and sweater
I'm glad that most of the days I put in a little more effort ended up being my favorites! Energy not wasted. I'm still not sure what my "style" would be called? I mean, the days I actually tried, because those days reflect how I would like to dress everyday. My graphic tee and jeans days my coworker calls my "cartoon outfits" ha.
- having the mirror to look into was helpful
- my bootcut jeans from Abercrombie are sloppy looking as fuck at the bottom
- I have a lot of clothes from Abercrombie, do I really like their aesthetic that much? Or do I just really like their 50% off sales?
- in general, my "style" is kinda lazy/frumpy looking (to me)
- I need to find a better, less cluttered place to take photos
- cat hair doesn't show up in photos :D
- taking photos every day made each day easier, I felt more relaxed in front of the camera
- I NEED EYEBROWS
- I can't wait until the dye grows out, when I pin my hair up it looks so fake.
- I actually started looking at my clothes, and ironed things (mostly just the jeans) before wearing them, and tossed a few ratty things (holes, stains, general wear, ill-fit). How those things missed my attention on two closet clean-ups in the past year is anyone's guess! It wasn't a great deal many of things, just three or four, but still.
- I would like to figure out the bootcut situation. Not sure if its the shoes making them scrunch up like that, or my pants are too long (I already buy the short length!!!). Need to try on the pants with different shoes and see what's up. And I have like five pairs of the same bootcut jeans, so I'm not just wearing the same pair over and over even though that's what it looks like.
- The cardigan + tee is an easy and cute look, I should keep that in mind.
- I'm happy with my loungewear, but that makes sense because I actually updated that last year. I bought a bunch of leggings and plain tees/tanks to mix and match. The only thing I need is some comfy oversized cardigans to use as a robe instead of my everyday stuff.
- I figured out that I should write down an item that I am "reaching" for while dressing but don't have. So far just the lounge cardigan came to mind. And more warm non-itchy sweaters. And basic plain tees. Okay, so a few things.
- I thought I just needed to focus on buying a few new tops, but it looks like I need to re-focus on all of it.
- I really wish I could find my core three brands, that match my budget and style, to make it easier when I shop. I mean, I love browsing, but when it comes to buying I like to just know that something is going to fit. Right now those brands look like Abercrombie, Old Navy, and Hollister.
- I should look at the brands I really like, and figure out why: Boden, J Crew and Express. (Boden! I love so many things from there, but usually out of my price range. And how often do I really wear dresses and skirts? Funny to mention this brand, because even though I have a few items from them, I didn't wear any this month. Mostly because the items are summery. Hey, I should do this challenge again in six months...)
This has led me to create a (secret) Pinterest board to really focus on my style goals. I've been pinning outfits that I really like but also trying to keep my super casual lifestyle in mind. Also trying to figure out why I like those outfits (fit, colors, specific items), and finding clothes that are a match for the photo. So far I haven't pinned any bootcut styles... mostly because I haven't come across any. I think that should tell me something. Once I have that board more figured out I might share it and my insights.
I'd really like to hear your opinions and criticisms! I think I can handle it, ha.