This is a bit belated, but I thought I'd take the opportunity to roundup the first ten days of the challenge. I'm already over a third done with this, which is pretty exciting, and I only have a couple of items I haven't worn yet (and they were items that I wasn't expecting to wear a ton, but I'm also not terribly concerned about styling them), and I've also managed to stay away from wearing a couple things all the time. Other than the round of swap-outs, three of which I had pretty much anticipated from the beginning, I feel fairly good about my choices so far. I haven't felt too badly that I've been missing out on the rest of my closet, but I'm sure it helps that I've packed up a decent amount of it in preparation for my move. This also means that I've had a difficult time replacing the two items that I hadn't anticipated subbing, and ended up throwing in a jacket that I wear frequently...but I still haven't come up with item 30. Maybe I should just do 29 for 30?
The shopping ban has also not been too bad. So far. I was seriously tempted by a "leather" jacket at Target. In my head, the shoulder devil made some good points with saying that no one would know (unless I told them), and I didn't have to wear it during the challenge, but ultimately I left without it, and I'm sure there will be other cute and inexpensive jackets out there. That said, I've been seriously considering doing a selective shopping thing next week when I'm in Chicago over Thanksgiving. I mean, they have an H and M there! I wish they did online shops. But realistically, spending the day downtown with my dad and the bf means that shopping will probably not be a priority the way that has been a part of our traditional family days in past years, so I'll live. Or potentially beg for early Chirstmas gifts- I'm not too proud to work this for a loophole.
There are some great outfits and blogs that I've noticed through the Google Reader remix bundle, but I've been trying to limit my internet time for a couple reasons, so I haven't had a ton of time to really look through new blogs, but seriously, check this out: http://kendieveryday.blogspot.com/p/remixers.html It's pretty awe-inspiring how many people decided to participate in this round of the remixing.