Weather, Wardrobe, Weary.

After 16 years of living in Texas, you would think I understood the concept of Texas weather. Texas is one of those states that can cause you to sweat buckets in the morning, and have chattering teeth in the evening. The saying goes, “if you don’t like the weather right now, wait a few hours.” There have been some instances where I have even felt like I have experienced all four seasons within one day. I have come to the conclusion that it is no longer safe to leave my apartment without first visiting weather.com for the hourly forecast.

Week 2 Outfits:

Banana Republic top & skirt, Ann Taylor Loft flats, Fossil watch (V.Tran)

Ralph Lauren shirt, Lilly Pulitzer skirt, JC Penny flats (V.Tran)

Banana Republic cardigan, TJ Maxx blouse, American Eagle jeans, JC Penny flats (V.Tran)

J.Crew top, Forever 21 skirt (V.Tran)

I’m not going to lie, documenting my outfits on a daily basis has become somewhat of a chore. Even worse, I’m having the hardest time trying to create stylish, yet work appropriate outfits. There have been countless times where I find myself standing in front of my closet wanting to create outfits with other items that aren’t in my 30 pieces. To find motivation to continue this three week journey, I have browsed through a list of fashion blogs that have done the 30 for 30 challenge.

Upon some research, I stumbled upon a post by I Heart This Blog, which gives the top three tips from someone who has done the challenge. It has come to my attention that every observance listed in the top three is accurate. It is definitely easier for me to create winter, or in Texas weather case “fall-ish” looks, than summery looks. I don’t exactly know about the having a 1-year-old part, but I would imagine it would be more difficult remix with a child. I guess my 1-year-old is my current internship, so remixing in my 5″ shorts is probably not the brightest idea for an engineering research company. With that in mind, here are the top three lessons I’ve learned so far in my first week of remixing.

1. Have a better variety of pieces to remix with: between Texas weather, schlepping 1.5 miles just to get to class, interning, and running around like a chicken with its head cut off, I have learned that versatility and comfort of clothing choices is incredibly important

2. Browsing through shopping sites is not a good idea during the remix process. The point of the remix is to gain self control from impulsively buying. Trust me, I almost purchased a Kate Spade purse the other night simply because it was an additional 30% off, even though I have a similar Coach swing bag

3. Sometimes, it’s okay to create an outfit similar to one you have already remixed. With the limited amount of pieces to remix, sometimes I find myself wearing basically the same outfit. For example, a blue Ralph Lauren button up with jeans and then a white Ralph Lauren button up with the same jeans. It’s okay to get lazy, just don’t do it too often.

Here’s to another week and hoping the remix odds will be ever in my favor.

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One comment

  1. Something I always keep in mind when creating pairings is the color wheel. Use colors across from each other for bold, saturated pairings that are complementary. Use colors nearby for a softer use of color.
    Love the first outfit! 😉


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