J. Crew Factory mini skirt; Old Navy sandals; capsule dressing
Skirt, J. Crew Factory; jacket, Tommy Hilfiger Factory; blouse & shoes, Old Navy; bag, MbMJ (via consignment)

Hey, look at that! A relatively cute outfit, and not a moment too soon. I’m enjoying the restrained colour palette I’m rocking for this 30 x 30 challenge, and this is a good example. Two neutrals (three if you count the bag) and pale blue, plus the slightest hint of yellow. So restrained. I can barely recognize myself.

Wait! Smiling bitch face? Check. It’s still me, you guys. Phew!

Ryban aviators; capsule dressing
Hellooooo, sunshine!

(Note: This is probably the epitome of no1curr, but a quick update. I’m having something of a blogxistential crisis. However, since I committed to the 30 x 30 challenge (and the posts are in the can already), I’ve decided that I might as well let it run for the rest of the month. After that, I don’t know. Thanks for reading.)

19 Comments on 30×30: Thirteen

  1. Love this outfit, and love what you’ve done with the 30 day challenge so far. Sad to hear about your blogxistential crisis! I recently discovered your blog and absolutely adore it. It’s one of the first blogs I check in the morning.

    • Oh man, I’m happy to hear you’re enjoying the 30 x 30 challenge, ’cause I’m having serious second thoughts about it, hah! There are a few pretty decent outfits in there, though, so I hope you stick it out!
      I often feel like my blog is one big tumbleweed rolling in the internet desert, so it’s nice to hear from people who are reading and enjoying it. I know, “blog for yourself” and all that, but where’s the fun in that? If you can’t share a good chuckle with someone over grandma’s-couch-floral pants, what’s the point in having grandma’s-couch-floral pants 😉

  2. I care! Please don’t leave 🙂 I cleaned house last month and I follow very very few blogs now, but I love your’s.

  3. Put me in the care crowd. Please don’t go! I mean, if you feel like you’re totally over the style blogging thing, I understand, and you shouldn’t spend time doing something that doesn’t make you happy, especially when you have your adorable children to spend time with. 🙂 But maybe just lie to us and tell us you’re taking a break. Otherwise I might cry and start a GOMI thread about you. Don’t make me do it! 😉

    • Thank you! It means a lot to hear that, threat and all 😉
      I love blogging, but I struggle constantly with feeling like I’m failing at what was my original goal: creating a community, and connecting with other women who loved the same things I do. (Clothes. All the clothes. And books. And TV shows with cute boys.) Being on maternity leave really magnifies that feeling, because the blog is one of my few opportunities to connect with other adults, period. I know, I’m lame.
      But it kills me to see bloggers I despise have these huge communities of readers (that they treat like crap), because it always leaves me wondering what I’m doing wrong. And my answer is always, ultimately, the same: I must suck. Hard. At this whole blogging thing. Hence these regular blogxistential crises.
      Sigh. First world blogger lady problems, fo sho 😉

  4. I don’t want you to go either. I actually don’t care about fashion/clothes blogs at all. I think I follow TWO counting yours! I like you! Don’t leeeeeave. The popular bloggers all suck. I mean, really, just about every single one sucks. Don’t read them. The best bloggers — the ones interested in other people and not just their own popularity — have small followings and real voices. Maybe you just need a break or to change things up!

    • I know you’re probably right, but I hate that it’s right. I hate that quality doesn’t get more recognition in the blogging world (and I’m not talking about money). I always thought that blogging was like that old Kevin Costner flick: built it and they will come. Put out good content, and they will read. Yeah, not so much.
      Or maybe I just need to work on that first part …

  5. I’m new to your blog (altho not your awesome GOMI snark) but I’d miss you too. Maybe just have a wee break during the 30 x 30 if they’re all scheduled then come back refreshed afterwards?

    • Aww, thank you! I think spending time on GOMI is not helping – I just maddens me to see how some bloggers treat their readers, yet still carry on and have these massive followings. I just don’t get it.
      Maybe I should take a break from GOMI, lol!

      • True but then GOMI is a great guide re: what not to do from said disgruntled readers!

        The main thing is you must enjoy it & not let it get on the way of time with the kids. I’m sure you’ll figure it out 🙂

  6. Nooo! I just discovered you via the Looks Good Fron the Back ladies (another exciting new discovery) and have been really enjoying going through some of your older stuff! I love seeing someone who is making the effort in the everyday fashion stuff, you totally inspired me to zhuzh up my last few outfits. Please don’t lose your steam!

  7. Also I have a stack of new history books to read from your old posts and I am excited! And I love the grandma’s couch pants, they are so fun, sometimes you just need fun pants.

  8. Most of my favorites have pretty small followings – I have no idea who these thousands of people are who follow the big bloggers. They are just terrible – I don’t get it at all! You’re one of the good ones, in my book at least!