As promised earlier, I’m back with my final two remixes for this 30 for 30 winter challenge! I am sooo happy to be done! Not so much because I’m sick of my items like I was last time, but I’m sick of having to wear a photo worthy outfit every day! I work at home people! Part of the joy of that is NOT having to get dressed everyday if I don’t want to. Some days, when it’s just me in my studio sewing, sorting, tagging, or me hauling around my stacks of clothes in my car, I need my sweatpants. Nuf said.
And how about this is the last post for this challenge and I’m introducing a new item?! This shirt was unfortunately lost under a pile of clothing in my laundry room for the first half of the challenge and I totally forgot about it. It’s one of my favorite thrift store finds though so I’m happy that I was able to work it into the challenge, even if just this one time. There were actually several pieces that I only wore once this go round… most of my sweaters weren’t too well suited for the 70 degree weather we had the past few weeks, and apparently I really didn’t need 7 pairs of shoes.
It’s funny, photography wise I’m not nearly as proud of my pics this round as I was in the fall. Maybe it’s because I have a fancy new camera and tripod now so I expected better pictures, whereas before with my old Kodak and plant-stand-turned-tripod, I was just amazed that the pics came out at all. I had a few favorites this time, but not many. Maybe it’s also because I had loads more free time in the fall so I played around with backgrounds, lighting, poses etc. I’ve been so busy lately that I’m surprised I didn’t take all of my shots posed in front of the old Ford truck (which coincidently sits at the edge of my driveway, about 20 feet from my studio door).
All complaining aside, I do have to say that this remix challenge definitely felt more like an extension of my own true personal style. Last time, 80% of my items came from Target. This time, the only ones that I bought there were the shoes; everything else I got either from thrift stores or second-hand shops. A huge majority was also vintage. There isn’t a single outfit in this remix that I wouldn’t wear again, not were there any that I didn’t feel absolutely comfortable in. If I can take anything away from Remixing, it’s knowing that when I don’t feel like myself in an outfit, it’s time to take it off and keep trying until I do. At the end of the day, it doesn’t matter how fashionable or stylish I look if I can’t look in the mirror and see myself staring back.