J. Crew Factory flower necklace; J. Crew black mini
Skirt, necklace & shoes, J. Crew Factory; shirt, Old Navy; bag, MbMJ (via eBay)

Ooh, bookend-y! I usually try to rein in my matchy-matchy impulses, because otherwise I would end up with the most Garanimal-esque outfits, but sometimes it’s just easier to give in. I probably could have left off the necklace, but then we’d be in Snoozeville, which isn’t really worth the detour from Matchy-Matchtropolis. But all that is by way of wholly unnecessary explanation.

It’s alright. The outfit, I mean. It has a certain whiff of I-give-up-ness to it, but it’s not terminally malaised or anything – much like my general feeling about this 30 x 30 challenge, 27 days in. We will get through this, peeps! This too shall pass, etc., etc.

I’ve been pondering the future and direction of this blog for the past few weeks, and I’m currently leaning towards just keepin’ on. Maybe. I don’t know. I keep changing my mind every five minutes, and yeah, it’s annoying. When I’m having a bad day, and I get the itch to post passive-aggressive, vague Facebook status updates, and this blog is just tumbleweeds and crickets, doing the ole dramatic flounce seems like it would be 50 shades of emotionally satisfying. But then I’ll get a funny/sweet/thoughtful comment, and it makes standing on my driveway to take photos of my outfit feel less … completely pointless and ridonk. So there is that. Sweet indecision. Maybe I should just go ahead and have a regular “I quit!” day every week, followed by a “hey, I’m back, did you miss me” day. Flounce Thursdays and Slink Back Sundays. Hashtag blogger problems.

To make up for wasting your time with the pointless this morning, monthly shopping recap post will up be later today.

14 Comments on 30 x 30: Twenty Seven

  1. For what it’s worth, stay. I’m a new reader and I think you are rad. Cute outfits plus a really good voice. You’re funny and down to earth – the world needs more of that.

  2. Please stay! I recently found you via GOMI and I love reading another ham’s blog πŸ™‚ I like your style and your voice, I’ve just been a lurker so far. I promise to comment more often if that means you’ll continue posting!

      • I definitely will comment more often now, starting today. I need you to stick around so I can creepily pin your outfits and check out your instagram…. πŸ˜‰
        Most of my style blogs are snark reads nowadays, so I really need to follow you since I actually like your style!

        • Awesome sauce!
          I totally get the appeal of a good snark read (guilty as charged over here), but I’m glad mine isn’t one for you. Hopefully that won’t change, LOL!

          • I doubt that will change for me. I admire you because it takes guts to have a (style) blog. You put these pictures of yourself out there and document your style, knowing that there are sites like our beloved GOMI out there. You know there are always trolls and haters but you still do it and that’s a great thing.
            I keep toying with the idea of starting my own blog but then I think nobody’s gonna care anyway so why bother? Plus I really don’t want to end up as snark-site content πŸ˜‰
            And I honestly don’t know if I’d be able to keep up with posting. I’d have to twist my husband’s arm to take pictures and on top of that English is my second language which means I don’t need grammar nazis picking apart my writing. Wah wah, woe is me…

          • Oh no, most people are really sweet, at least so far. My blog is tiny, and that helps. I get the feeling of “no one cares”, because I still struggle with that, but getting even a few comments from readers is really special – it’s a nice way to connect with people who have similar interests, especially if (like me) your real life friends don’t share those interests.
            As for the writing … if you have a style blog, I wouldn’t worry too much about the grammar nazis. Plus, if English is your second language, it’s understandable if you make an occasional mistake. English is my second language too, and I’m sure I mangle it on the regular.
            As for your husband, I find that bribery works really well πŸ˜‰

  3. Please don’t quite, I just found your blog and have enjoyed both getting caught up on past blogs and reading your current entries. I love your clothes and practical view of buying them…and your practical view of many other subjects, too. Here’s to keeping on!