I’ve tried to do challenges before and always fail. It doesn’t matter if it’s nerd related, just posting a random photo every day, I always just end up lasting a day or two and then forgetting about it. Not this time though! When Elhoffer Design announced she was doing a 30 day fashion challenge, I knew I had to do it. It would be a good way to step outside of my comfort zone a bit and I knew I had more than enough of her items to make 30 days happen. The hard part was just matching up what I own with the different themes and trying to get decent photos. I didn’t want every photo to be a work bathroom selfie! Thankfully my Mom and my BFF stepped in to help. When Manda came out for a visit, we actually stockpiled some photos. This is probably the number one tip I can offer with something like this. If possible, take a day and try to take a few photos. You don’t need to do all 30 days obviously, but having a few days already out of the way can really help take the stress off!
Another thing I did was print out the prompt. That way I could make notes, circle anything I thought might be a little harder, and see if I needed any help with any of them. Plus as I completed them I’d highlight them to help keep track. A few were Harry Potter related and I don’t own anything from that collection. Luckily my friend Elizabeth does so I was able to borrow a few things from her. Since I printed the list out and studied it, I knew when I’d need those photos in order to work around her schedule. Plus, if you did want to purchase a few things to help with the challenge, it would give you time to order and hopefully get them in the mail. The challenge ended over the weekend and I still can’t believe I managed all 30 days. And guys, it was a lot of work. I don’t normally think about what I’m going to wear but for a month I had to do exactly that. And I had to remember to take photos and post them. Plus remember the hashtag! While I’m a little sad the challenge is over, I let out a little sigh of relief as well.
I want to thank Team Elhoffer for all the hard work they put into this. It’s not easy to keep track of 30 days worth of entries. I know people had a lot of questions about certain things and they did a great job of answering them. Plus all the fellow Starpuffs were amazing in spreading lovely comments, advice, and sharing ideas for some of the more challenging days. Honestly, we’re all winners here. I stepped outside of my box a little bit and figured out how fashion works just a little more than before. I’m not someone who posts a lot of photos of myself on Instagram, so that in itself was a big thing for me. I’m not going to share all 30 days here, you can find my photos on my Instagram, but here are just a few of them!