I've AGONIZED over what to choose as my 30, because it's not so easy. I also have chosen to do this remix while I'm traveling, so I have to choose practical options as well. Believe me, next time I do the remix I'll be choosing sky-high heels, but for a week in NY I knew I had to choose sensible flats, layers for the weather, and many pieces that could do double duty and go day-to-night.
What I'm remixing: 10 tops, 7 bottoms, 3 dresses, 5 cardis/jackets, 5 shoes.
What I'm NOT counting: rain boots (I'm considering this outwear, circumstantial based on weather), camisoles (as long as they are worn UNDER a top and not AS a top), and one cozy cashmere wrap cardi I will be toting to NYC in case of cold weather (counting this as outerwear as well, considering it's summer).
Challenges I'm facing: Travel, of course, is my biggest concern. Going from the South where it's already Summer up North where I'll still need some layers is going to be tough - there are many pieces in my remix I may only wear the first week! I'm also worried when I get BACK to Arkansas there won't be enough variation in my outfits because it'll probably be too warm to layer.
What I want to get out of it: Basically, I have SO MANY CLOTHES I never wear! And I keep reaching for the same pieces over and over again. So I'm hoping I'll learn what my favorite pieces are and why they are my favorite pieces, so I can shop smarter in the future.
Tops: LC Lauren Conrad, XXI, Target, Old Navy, StyleMint, XXI, XXI, XXI, StyleMint, XXI.
Bottoms: XXI, Limited, XXI, XXI, Limited, XXI, Limited.
Dresses: StyleMint, Target, XXI.
Layers: Target, LC Lauren Conrad, Target, Limited, Zara.
Shoes: JustFabulous, Target, Kohl's, ShoeMint, Zara*. (*pending. I have to buy these in NY)