#Spring30for30 Week 1 and Coco Chanel

“Fashion is not something that exists in dresses only. Fashion is in the sky, in the street, fashion has to do with ideas, the way we live, what is happening.”
-Coco Chanel

I’ve always loved Chanel. She truly was her own woman ignoring social convention and deciding for herself how she would live and dress. She was a feminist in its truest form, giving women the freedom to dress fashionably but comfortably and allowed them to live their lives. She introduced knit fabrics, looser silhouettes and men’s styles suitable for a woman. Perhaps the spirit of Chanel is what I love most about fashion today, the idea of being your best you and wearing clothes that work for your life instead of just being trendy. The #Spring30for30 challenge (if you want to know what the challenge is all about you can read up on it here) week one introduced me to other women and gave me glimpses at what makes them feel their best and makes them their best. I was just as excited this week to hop online and see the outfits the other ladies were wearing as I was to share my own. Here is a re-cap of week one. Hopefully, you will be inspired to be your best you.


Week One



Everyone has a favorite item in their closet. You know, the item you pull out time and time again because it fits like a glove. The item you irrationally miss when it’s in the wash and you feel bereft without it. It’s a little like a favorite pet, you don’t think of its death because it’s just too sad. For me, it’s my jeans from White House Black Market with the faux leather trim. They hug me in all the right places and (my favorite part) I didn’t have to hem them because on normal people they’re crops which means on my short legs they’re the perfect length. A good fitting pair of denim is a must in every closet. Or if denim isn’t your thing, than a good fitting pair of pants in general. I know hunting for that elusive pair can take forever but trust me, it’s worth it.

It was hard this week not to wear my skimmer jeans every day but I didn’t want my readers to think I never wash my clothing so I forced myself to reach for a variety of bottoms. Here’s a rundown of my outfits for this first week.

It’s still chilly here in the north. April should mean spring flowers and sunshine but instead we’ve had frigid windchills and snow flurries. My cream, hooded cardigan from Gap has become a staple for me even with my sweatpants and on days when I feel like being extra comfortable, my flannel shirt from Madewell is just as comfy as any sweatshirt I own. And I’m not letting the cold stop me from wearing the cute flats I’ve been dying to put my feet in. This week, the weather should be warming up and I can’t wait to wear some more of the spring tops I’ve got in my closet. Here are some of the other outfits from the ladies participating in this challenge with me. Find inspiration for your spring closet with their layering, bright colors and fun poses.

The Valley Mom

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Adventurous Mama

Bitsy Ideas

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The Accidental Nomad

Shawna’s Café

A photo posted by Shawna Scafe (@shawnascafe) on

The Motherhood Journey

Jenny Lutes

Pink Chai

A photo posted by Raj Thandhi (@pinkchai) on

Honey and Huckleberries

What do you have planned for your spring wardrobe? And if you liked this post, share it with your friends by hitting one of the share buttons!!!!


7 Comments on #Spring30for30 Week 1 and Coco Chanel

  1. Amy Scott
    April 12, 2016 at 8:33 am (1 year ago)

    For me it’s nautical stripes and a fav pair of jeans! That day you find your new well fitting love – glorious!

  2. Roxy
    April 12, 2016 at 10:37 am (1 year ago)

    I haven’t found my spring go-to outfit yet, but my spring shopping list is full of jeans and cute light tops…oh and single soled open toed heels! I love that you’ve showcased other women in their favorite spring pieces!

  3. Alison
    April 12, 2016 at 1:33 pm (1 year ago)

    I absolutely have favorite items of clothing in my closet that I miss while they are being washed! I haven’t found my spring outfit quite yet because the weather keeps switching up on me but it will come!

  4. Carrie
    April 12, 2016 at 1:37 pm (1 year ago)

    Unfortunately there isn’t much of a Spring here so I stay in jeans and long sleeve shirts year round here in Northern Norway!

  5. Barely Vegan
    April 12, 2016 at 5:30 pm (1 year ago)

    I need to figure out my spring go-to outfit. It will probably be jeans, flip flops, and a regular shirt. I have no sense of style!! lol

  6. kylie cre8tone
    April 13, 2016 at 1:16 am (1 year ago)

    The attire looks so great… For spring!~ I’d like to have one of them.. This is nice..

  7. Julie Syl Kalungi
    April 13, 2016 at 5:44 pm (1 year ago)

    I got me some cute spring/summer outfits and I plan on fitting in one size less too 🙂 Beach dreaming in 3weeks …!


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