How many stalking sessions and internal debates did it take before I purchased my Nisolo Emma D’Orsays? TOO many.
In just a month we’ll be springing forward and welcoming warmer weather and sunshine. Anyone else feel your vitamin D levels diminishing as we speak? In the meantime, I thought I’d finally recap my winter 10×10 and basically what I’ve been wearing ALL winter. For those of you just tuning in, I’ve slowly been shifting my closet to reflect my less is more philosophy with a capsule wardrobe. The 10×10 challenge is a seasonal wardrobe challenge hosted by mindful fashion bloggers, Lee Vosburgh and Caroline Joy to inspire closet creativity by styling only 10 garments for 10 days in 10 different ways. These challenges introduced me to the slow fashion movement and so many transparent brands making positive impacts in the industry by creating quality garments, ensuring fair wages for factory workers and reducing environmental impact. I’ve replaced a few pieces of clothing and shoes with these more ethical pieces, but not without a small investment. What seems like a small investment to me may be normal to others, only because I pride myself on …
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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!
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.
With spring quickly approaching, I’m almost mourning the fact I’ll be stashing away part of my winter capsule wardrobe until next year.
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 …
Thrifting has always been a guilty pleasure, but lately it’s become more of a passion with a purpose. Shopping retail budget fashion stores for the latest trends may provide a few extra dollars in your bank account, but it’s ultimately harming the environment and potentially those laboring to produce the goods.