Tank: Plenty, Necklace: American Eagle, Shorts: Gap
To check out Holly’s Day 1 outfit click here!
This is summer to me: barefoot, no make up, shorts and a tank top; with a sun-kissed look that isn’t out of a lotion bottle, but from the mighty sun herself. I love summer. And I love the heat wave the Northwest Coast is getting right now.
I’m spending the holiday long weekend up in the Comox Valley, on Vancouver Island with Andrew’s side of the family. And while our weekend has been filled with frolf (that’s frisbee golf), swimming in the ocean, tubing down a river and barbecuing fresh salmon, I’ve also spent a lot time explaining what exactly a 30 for 30 challenge is… and what’s the point of it all.
Here’s the thing, some people find 30 items of clothing to be A LOT of clothing (and it kind of is!)… some people think it doesn’t count as a challenge because I am not including shoes, or work-out clothes into my “30,” (who cares? It’s my challenge. I get to pick the rules) and some people think that no shopping for 30 days is a piece of cake (I wish it was). Translation– some people don’t think this is a challenge at all. And if it’s not for you, I applaud you. But understand, for me, it actually is…
Think of this way… some people are addicted to chocolate, some people are addicted to exercise, some people drink two bottles of wine every night before they go to bed. Well I’m here to tell you I am slightly, but not so slightly, addicted to shopping. It’s something I think about constantly. There is always something “I want,” or “I need.” But the truth is I don’t need it , or even really want it. This 30 for 30 challenge is a challenge for me because it makes me realize that I don’t need to go shopping to have fun, and I don’t need to think about it constantly. By the way, pinterest makes this way harder…
So there you go, if you don’t see it as a challenge, that’s ok! You can still read my blog and see my outfits every day. And if you do see this is as a challenge… then to you I say… I understand how you feel and I hope that you might one day want to try this challenge for yourself in some form or another. Change the rules to suit you! I don’t care. It’s only important that you care and you challenge yourself.
Ok, I am done being preachy now, I promise.