Lesson One: Try on your 30 pieces before committing. I thought it best to do laundry before the month started and shrunk my favorite oversized cardigan. Now it looks like a normal cardigan. I didn't realize this until I put it on for day 4. Sigh!
Lesson Two: Stock up on cute tights. I'm going to be bored with my two pairs pretty soon. The day before my shopping ban started, I intended to pick some up at Urban Outfitters but popped into a record store down the street instead and, well, I couldn't go home without Jay-Z and 'N Sync on vinyl (for the boy and I, respectively).
Lesson Three: It's really hard to take a picture of yourself everyday. Like, really really hard. I don't know how other bloggers do it on the regular. I work two jobs, work out and try to have a social life, so I'm out of the house 10-15 hours per day. This leaves little time and sunlight for a nice photoshoot, which is why I normally only do them once per week. I'm not complaining, though -- I love that I've been forced to truly concentrate on what I wear and make time to focus on my blog. It's great practice and I'm excited to look back on all of the outfits I'm creating!
(Everything from Ann Taylor unless otherwise stated)
Red dress = day 1
Striped tee = days 1 + 6 (Target)
Black pumps = days 1 + 5
Camel cardigan = day 2
Sleeveless cream top = days 2 + 4
Boot cut jeans = days 2 + 5
Silk skirt = day 3
Black boyfriend jacket = day 3 (Bebe)
Lace cream top = day 3 (Kohl's)
Leopard print pumps = day 3
Black cardigan = day 4
Camel shorts = day 4
Gold pumps = day 4
Striped cardigan = day 5 (Target)
Red tee = day 5 (Target)
Black ponte knit pants = day 6
PS: Head over to Life's Obsessions for a Valentine's Day post mentioning me!