All posts tagged: minimalist

Winter 10×10: The Final Five

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 …

Winter 10×10: Week 1

I’m not entirely certain that current conditions in Nashville can be classified as ‘winter.’ A  few snow flurries leading to climbing temperatures in the low 70’s leaves faint hope of a winter wonderland anytime soon.  I’m not entirely sad about it. We’ve reached midpoint of the Winter 10×10 challenge hosted by Lee Vosburgh of Style Bee and Caroline of Unfancy, two minimalist minded fashion bloggers I recently discovered and now absolutely adore.  For 10 days, I’m curating 10 different ensembles with 10 articles of clothing, (including shoes and one coat) to inspire responsible fashion consumption and reloving your current threads.   I have looooved every single second of the experience, from selecting my 10 items to coordinating looks I would never have previously imaged!  The best part-80% of my items were either thrifted or purchased at recycled fashion shops around Nashville.  My 10 days exclude the weekend; naturally all of my ensembles are Monday-Friday office inspired.  My 10 include: Cognac Lucky Brand booties (recycled fashion) Leopard print/black flats (recycled fashion) Marc by Marc Jacobs trench (thrifted) Everlane oversized wool sweater (recycled fashion) Madewell silk white blouse (recycled fashion) Black/White …