May 30×30: At-Home Edition

May 30×30: At-Home Edition

May was approaching and I didn’t even know it. I had no clue that I’d been in quarantine for a month. It felt like two weeks. The beginning of another month wasn’t slated to be anything special—but instead, a continuation of my quiet sanctuary-building in the home amidst the pandemic.

Then I got a message from my friend, Jasmine (@jazzyhwang) of thepleblife.com, asking if I’d like to co-host a second annual #May30x30 challenge! I was simultaneously so excited and apprehensive at the idea of 30 straight days of getting dressed and posting outfits. But what made up my mind was that I was doing it with a friend—we were connecting across the continent and planning our outfits together. In a time of distancing, our outfits would be a fun thing to share.

About the May 30×30: at-home edition

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The rules

There are no rules!

Okay, there are a few guidelines. But we’re all at home, and life is unpredictable so consider this my license for you to hop in and out of the challenge as you please <3 No need to post every day, just a way to connect with the people around you if you’d like to hop in.

  • Pick 30 items from your wardrobe to wear for 30 days
  • Shoes can count if you like! I counted shoes in mine (but if you’re not wearing shoes inside, then forget ‘em!
  • Accessories don’t count, so you can include as many as you like

My 30 items

  • 5 pairs of pants
  • 7 tees/tanks
  • 3 dresses/jumpsuits
  • 4 button-ups
  • 5 sweatshirts/cardigans
  • 3 shoes
  • 2 ~wildly unexpected~ items
  • 1 wildcard I’ll fill mid-challenge 🙂

How did I choose my items?

Jasmine and I planned together! I encourage you to find a friend, video call them and plan out your 30×30! It was so much fun to catch up and learn about where our styles were similar, and where we differed. Jasmine can’t live without sneakers, I can’t live without jeans. We both have the same sweater, dress and jumpsuit. We both love graphic tees and black. Jasmine has amazing chore coats, and I’ve got an affinity for oversized men’s button-ups.

Planning with a friend was just the way to get this rolling. We can match some days, differ on others. Ultimately, this means that our May 30×30 will always have company.

Curious about my picks?

Browse them below 🙂

(excludes some older / secondhand pieces)

ABLE // Nelida High Rise Straight Jean

The perfect fitted, mid-high rise jean, cropped just right. Fits small, forms to your body after a few wears.

Vintage // Men’s Denim Shirt

A summer staple. I wear large button-ups as chore coats and jackets. Mens styles work wonderfully for that boyish look!

Vintage // Northern Reflections Mom Jeans

I couldn’t find this style online, but if you’re lucky, they’ll pop up on Etsy or Poshmark every so-often. Super comfy, perfectly casual.

Sotela // Lena Pant, Linen

Although I don’t own these, I love Sotela and these are very similar to my cherished natural linen trousers made by a woman local to my hometown. These are the next best alternative, and the inseam is customizable! (10% off with code PETRA10)

Sotela // Pomelo Button-Up

Dreamiest natural linen, perfect tagua nut buttons. (10% off with code PETRA10)

Frank and Oak // Drop Shoulder Sweatshirt

Relaxed, easygoing, soft.

Tradlands // Jude Pullover – Sepia

A cozy, shirttail hem cotton sweatshirt.

Tradlands // Nico Dress

A dreamy blend of linen & tencel. Perfect babydoll silhouette.

Free Label // Jaquie Tee – White

The perfect white tee. With leggings or tucked into jeans, it’s a dream.

St. Agni // Caio Woven Flat – Antique Tan

I fell in love with these shoes years ago, and could never justify the spend. But when housebound, I realized there’s nothing more I’d love. And I could spare other frivolities. These shoes are worth it. Handmade with vegetable dyed goat leather upper and inner sole. Cow leather and rubber outer sole.

Kotn // Oversized Oxford

An oversized nightshirt-style button-up? Yes please. Lazy, refined, classic. Fits tts.

Kotn // Fitted Longsleeve

A layering dream! This fitted longsleeve fits a little small, so size up and you’ll have the perfect fit.

Alternative Apparel // Organic Long Sleeved Cropped Shirt

Lightweight, relaxed and 100% organic cotton, I pair this top with high waisted jeans or sweatpants for lounging at home.
Whatta Man Blue

Iris Denim // Whatta Man – Blue

My favourite jeans are from Canadian maker, Iris Denim. Unfortunately they went out of business in 2019, but their pieces are staples in my closet so I’m including here. You can find them at select stockists or re-sale sites while they last! Linked my fave stockist below.
Whatta Man Black

Iris Denim // Whatta Man – Black

My favourite jeans are from Canadian maker, Iris Denim. Unfortunately they went out of business in 2019, but their pieces are staples in my closet so I’m including here. You can find them at select stockists or re-sale sites while they last! Linked my fave stockist below.
Classic Slide in Taupe

The Lèi // Classic Slide – Taupe Suede

Inspired by Moroccan babouches, and handmade in Morocco, these slides are the comfiest shoes you’ll ever wear. I wore mine nonstop in the warm months, and as soon as winter hit, I wore them as slippers inside. Basically, they haven’t left my feet. (Get 10% off with SARA10)
Nina Cardigan

L’Envers // Nina Cardigan

Founded by Julie, L’Envers originated out of her desire to re-connect to the family legacy of the Northern French textile industry (her family has been in this industry since 1820)! Now in Spain, Julie works with local knitters and farms to create one-of-a-kind knitwear just like grandma used to make. This cropped merino wool cardigan has been a winter staple of mine all season.
Shelter Cardigan

Tradlands // Shelter Cardigan

Cozy, oversized, and sensitive skin friendly! This chunky knit is made with cotton, so if you’re vegan or allergic to wool, it’s perfect for you. I find it quite an oversized fit and took my usual size in Tradlands (XS), but could have taken a size down for a better fit through the hips and sleeves. Keep your regular size if you want it to be oversized!
Men's flannel shirt

Kotn // Men’s Flannel Shirt

If you like a good oversized button-up that can double as a chore coat, this is the one to get. The boxy structure lends perfectly to an androgynous look that is comfy and professional. Pet owners beware; the flannel attracts fur! Take your regular size or size down one.
Finn Jumpsuit

Tradlands // Finn Jumpsuit, Clay

This is the ultimate easygoing one-and-done outfit. Also available in natural and black, these coveralls are a super relaxed fit that is long in the torso and has a removable belt. I tend to bring this garment out when I’m camping or going to folk music festivals in our VW bus!
Girlfriend Tee

Tradlands // Girlfriend Tee

A simple, no-fuss t-shirt that’s just fitted enough to give shape and make it easy to tuck.
Reese Wrap Pants

Free Label // Reese Wrap Pants

I own the Tencel version of these pants, and hemmed them to a cropped length. The flowy fabric makes them easy to lounge in, while the slight sheen of Tencel means I can also wear them to the office without a fuss! They’re made in very limited batches, so if you find them sold out or unavailable, sign up for Free Label emails and you’ll be the first to know when they’re back! These fit true to size.
Cropped sweatshirt

Kotn // Cropped Sweatshirt

The best sweatshirt for high-waisted pants! No messy tucking, all the dreamy cozy structure. Made consciously from farm to finish with super soft loopback Egyptian terry cotton.

Will you join us? Let us know by posting and hashtagging #May30x30 on instagram.

xo

PetraAlexandra



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