SPRING 10X10 STYLE CHALLENGE –Last week I discovered a fun minimalist wardrobe challenge by Lee at Style Bee. It’s called the Spring 2017 10 X 10 Challenge and it’s for anyone, not just bloggers. You take 10 pieces from your current wardrobe and remix the same pieces for 10 days of outfits. I did the recommended formula of 4 tops, 2 bottoms, 1 layer, 1 dress, 2 shoes. You can use as many accessories as you want and these don’t count workout wear. How fun is that? Since the weather has been horrible for photo shoots, Jaclyn, my photographer, and I did our first indoor shoot and shot all 10 outfits in a couple of hours. I’ll be sharing my 10 VERY simple everyday outfits that I’ve been wearing. See my mini capsule at the bottom of this post.
This is one of my go-to looks. A striped tee (sold out but great spring alternatives linked below) and jeans. I have two simple accessories: sunnies – sorry, I know they look ridiculous for an indoor shoot, but I just had to go with it and my metal cuff from last year. True to my “budget blogger” roots, this outfit is very affordable! Finally, I’m wearing my favorite shoes of the season. These lace up 2 inch heels – ultra comfortable and versatile. (Although, I have to warn you: it has a suede upper but a synthetic lining, so if it gets too warm, your feet may perspire a little – hence a great spring shoe, not sure how it will fare in hot summer temps. I don’t mind it so far, but….just sayin’.)
I would love for you to join me these next couple of weeks! Learn more here at the STYLE BEE . Lee even has a couple of worksheets to break it down and some examples of seasonal 10X10 wardrobes including her own spring set. Feel free to comment below on what you put together! I’ll try to post quick & simple on Monday, Wednesday, and Friday the next couple of weeks to give you outfit inspo!
SPRING WORK WEAR — A couple of weeks ago, I hit the San Francisco Outlets with a girlfriend to help her amp up her spring work wear. My friend, Alyssa, fell into the same wardrobe pit I tend to find myself in: purchasing the same item in several different colors or prints. In Alyssa’s case, she has a closet full of slim black pants and a plethora of the same flowy button-down blouse in various colors and prints. My approach was to round out her closet with basic neutrals that she could mix and match. After talking about what she already had, and some looks on her Pinterest board, I wrote up a shopping list. [Read more…]
SPRING DRESSES — We’ve had such a lovely week of weather that it got me wanting to bring out my dresses. I’ve done a little shopping for you and found some fabulous options all except one under $100! Wedding season kicked off with a bridal shower last Saturday and continues with a wedding on Sunday. I’ve been recycling dresses from previous years but would love to add a new frock or two to the rotation! [Read more…]