Wednesday, December 29, 2010

Jen Before 30

Jen-in-a-Cube

Yesterday I posted my 30 for 30 recap collage. I thought I'd have a few subsequent posts reflecting on the challenge even though I'd be repeating a lot of what has already been said. Instead I will sprinkle bits and pieces of my 30 for 30 reflections in 'regular' posts.

This post reflects on pre-30 Jen. Not aged 30. That's too long ago to go back. The 30 for 30 Challenge from Kendi Everyday!

I started my blog in August as a portfolio-in-the-making. I've been inconsistent with my writing and now I'm just having fun. I've thought of changing my style, but it wouldn't be my voice, it wouldn't be me. I was coasting along checking out a blog here-and-there until I came across the blog of a remixer. I noticed the challenge but didn't realize what it was. Then I came across the blog of more remixers and got confused. Then I pressed that pretty pink button and it all came together.

I started to learn the way of the blog and left comments on different blogs. I finally started becoming an official follower of blogs. I'm continually changing the look of my blog because it's not where I want it to be. Someday I'll get a real camera. I'm a broken record, right?

I was doing daily posts before the challenge and I'm determined to keep up daily posts for a full year at least. The challenge helped me greatly because I didn't have to think about what to post next. Now I'm back to having to think of what to post about because I wasn't doing daily outfit posts prior to the challenge. I'd rather take pictures of others.

I had one weekly segment that I put on hold during the challenge. It's called "Wild Card". Because I have teasers at the end of my posts, I have to know the subject of my next day's post. When I call "Wild Card", I have nothing planned and will let what I see, hear, hopefully not smell the next day guide me. I have a post idea for tomorrow, so Friday may be the return of Wild Card.

This sweater needs a belt because it's not flattering. It just hangs down straight. For now I'm wearing a scarf as a sash because I have yet to take advantage of my freedom to shop. I want a wide belt and a thin belt.

Tomorrow: You Asked for It!

5 comments:

  1. LOL how can you not start shopping? My little hands were itching for the holiday sales and ba bam, splurge.

    Yes, I liked the aspect of the challenge in that we knew what we were going to do the next day... it made my blog a lot more consistent as well.

    That sweater, what color is it?

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  2. Nancy (I address my response as if I have any other comments on this post other than yours. Just practicing haha!)

    You can't tell the color of my sweater with my high-end phone camera pic by 6yo photographer, Augie? :D It's a very pale pink.

    Oh yeah, I have since made my first purchase. I had discovered vividot.online via a blog giveaway and wanted to pick up some kitschy items after the challenge.

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  3. I think it is great that you posted a recap, I think we all learn from the 30 for 30! It was such a challenge, but you did awesome :0) I love that sweater, and with a cute belt or tucking it in, it is so cute! I have clothes that just hang too and I have to get creative to make them flattering!

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  4. Why do we all have unflattering clothes in our closets? Why do we buy things just because they are cheap or would look good on us if our hair was a different color and our body was a different size?

    What if we bought things because they looked great and made us feel beautiful? What if instead of spending $100 on 3 OK skirts from the Rack, we just spent $100 on a really great skirt that we love. We'd have less clothes, but we'd actually wear them and dare I say be happy with what we have. Does anyone else wonder about this???
    Love Your Faithful Follower,
    Stacie :)

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  5. Ah girl! This challenge has sure taught us a lot, eh? Since I finished the challenge I have done a super cleaning of my closet (by this, I mean taking EVERYTHING out and sorting clothes according to the throw/donate/keep piles) and assessed what I really need and don't need. Getting dressed is so much easier now and I realized the power of remixing. Woot!

    PS: I love how you wore your scarf as a sash! It's such a great idea and I'm a firm believer in belting anything and everything... instant figure flatterer! :P

    PPS: Happy new year, Jen! Wish you all the best in 2011 :)

    xo
    Sealverland

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