I’m squeezing out the last drops of summer before welcoming cooler temps, changing leaves and chunky sweaters. Before all that- I wanted to share my VERY belated Summer 10×10 recap. For anyone new here (WELCOME!!!), 10×10 challenges involve choosing 10 garments (excluding workout attire/jackets/outerwear), styling them together 10 different ways over a period of 10 days, and sharing them with the 10×10 community on Instagram. The seasonal challenge began several years ago with style bloggers Style Bee and http://www.un-fancy.com and it’s something I look forward to year round! The experience fosters creativity with my wardrobe and helps refine my capsule style. I don’t restrict my closet to a certain number of items, but instead I ensure every single piece in my closet is utilized throughout the year. Since I LOVE to occasionally thrift, I practice a ‘one in, one out’ rule to keep my closet tidy. 80% of items this round were thrifted! Excluding my Nisolo shoes (my splurge items), the total cost of all other items is around $50. I prefer fall and winter layering, …
How many stalking sessions and internal debates did it take before I purchased my Nisolo Emma D’Orsays? TOO many.
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What I’ve gained even more so than the styling tips and ideas is a COMMUNITY of women that stand for transparency in the fashion industry, which translates into better working conditions and fair pay for employees around the globe AND environmentally friendly production standards.
It’s time for the final five of the Summer10x10: that’s 10 pieces, 10 days and 10 different summer combos! I started out the challenge completely uninspired by my limited summer attire, but just a few days into WEEK ONE had me full of ideas!
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I’m in the midst of another wardrobe challenge-this time a Summer10x10 hosted by Lee of Style Bee and Caroline of Un-Fancy, and I’m mixing the old with a teensy bit of new!
My relationship with fashion has only recently moved into the ‘serious’ category. I couldn’t commit to a certain brand, only shopped when I had to, and looked for cheap thrills in all the wrong places.
I have a confession. Until a few years ago, I had no interest in fashion-except for the thrill of thrifting and occasionally scoring a designer label for pennies, although it probably didn’t pair with anything else in my wardrobe. I despised retail shopping and the thought of spending my hard-earned money towards a label literally pained me. I still don’t have it figured out, but I’ve discovered a whole new fashion world I can relate to. Sustainable. Ethical. Slow. It’s fashion that isn’t harmful to the environment nor the individuals that work to produce the clothing. I’ll save the details for later, but today, I’m sharing my final thoughts on the Winter10x10 challenge I’ve been participating in. The object is to wear 10 articles of clothing for 10 days in order to create 10 new ensembles. You can see Week 1 details here. I’m not the least bit excited about the challenge ending, although adding color back into the rotation will be an appreciated change. My creative energy is flowing and I’ve connected with so many fabulous ladies, all passionate about minimizing excess …