30 with 30 Challenge


Do you ever find yourself getting bored with the items in your closet?  You have a ton of clothes, but don’t know how to wear them?  That’s me.  I was reading my devotional the other day and came across this verse:

“Give me neither poverty nor riches, but give me only my daily bread.”  Proverbs 30:8-9

It’s a prayer for contentment, and that’s something that I do struggle with.  Instead of enjoying what God has given me, I end up wanting more.  The truth is that I have plenty of clothes; in fact, too many clothes.  I thought that having a lot of clothes would make it easier to pick out outfits, but it actually makes it more difficult because I get overwhelmed and end up only wearing half of the things in my closet.  One of the challenges is when you have so many stages of clothing.  For example, I have high school clothes, college clothes, pre-weight loss clothes, pre-pregnancy clothes, maternity clothes, and post-maternity clothes.

My first task was sorting through each stage and putting clothes into 3 piles: toss, keep, and donate.  This was hard for me to do because I was attached to some items for sentimental reasons, or because I kept thinking it would fit someday.  What helped make this sorting easier was:


Using this chart, I ended up giving away 3 boxes of clothes!  The rest that I don’t wear I put in storage bins labeled “Maternity”, “Not Yet Clothes” (my skinny clothes), and “Sentimental Clothes”.  My next step is to find new ways to wear my clothes.  It is time to reinvent my wardrobe as a new mom and as someone who wants to look her best.

So what is the 30×30 challenge?

You take 30 items from your closet and make 30 outfits from them.  I chose to pick items that I love the most; clothes that I feel the most confident in.

 My 30 Items:


 Jewelry Sets

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Each set is considered 1 item.



This is an interchangeable belt, so I can switch it from Black to Brown.


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I wanted to use my brown and black sandals, but I cannot figure out which box they are in (we moved a year and a half ago, and still have many boxes to go through).


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Minnesota gets pretty warm in the summer (anywhere from 70° to 100°), but they love to blast the air conditioning inside.  So you have to wear layers.  It’s the same thing in the winter.  Frigid Temperatures outside, while the inside is a furnace.  First world problems, I know.


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Love these shorts! It’s hard to find shorts these days that don’t look like underwear.  So I was pretty excited to find shorts that were comfortable, slimming, and conservative.


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Both of these are stretchy, which is something I need in a skirt.


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The pink dress is so cute, but the neckline is a little low for my taste.  My parents brought back the tan high-low dress from their trip to New Zealand a couple years ago. I love that dress!  It’s supposed to look wrinkled, which is perfect because I am horrible about putting clothes away.



Skinnies are a new staple in my wardrobe.


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All of these shirts are from my 3 favorite stores: Old Navy, Target, and Express.  I love the length on all of these because longer shirts are more flattering on me.

   Tank Tops

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The cream tank was something I wore for our pregnancy announcement pictures 2 years ago:



Will you join me in this challenge?  I would love to see what you can come up with!

Please tune in Friday (6/6/14) to see my Week 1 Outfits.




5 Comments Add yours

  1. Cyndi Klaers says:

    Can’t wait to see what you can do for new outfits!

  2. Brittany at EquippingGodlyWomen.com says:

    What a fun challenge! I actually really don’t have a ton of clothes. I need to go through mine and make outfits to fill in the missing pieces, but I never get around to it…

    1. Janell says:

      It’s a big challenge. I clearly haven’t finished this challenge though…whoops. I still have two more outfits to go!

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