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July 21, 2017 1 Comment


July 21, 2017 1 Comment

It’s almost Friday! I feel like this week went by so fast. Maybe that’s because there’s still so many things that I want to get done before we more. This includes everything from packing what we’ll need for August (we get corporate housing for 30 days so we won’t actually have all of our stuff until September!) to taking the fur babies to the vet and visiting our favorite restaurants one last time. Needless to say my mind has been all over the place and I fell slightly behind in my challenge! But today I’m happy to share look 8!

Outfit Thoughts

This look is probably the most basic outfit so far in my 10×10 but it has helped me uncover an outfit formula that I’ve been using on repeat this summer. I love recognizing patterns in my outfits. It helps me further define my style and gives me a base line to build on. If you ever start to recognize a pattern to your outfits make sure to write it down so that when you go shopping you know what pieces you’re already naturally wearing. for

Style Notes

| T-SHIRT UPGRADE | – I like to think of this outfit as my t-shirt upgrade. Normally this outfit would consist of a vneck tee, skinny jeans and sandals. I’m happy to say that the raw silk from Jamie + the Jones is just as comfortable as my basic cotton tee but looks much more put together. I’ll still love my simple tees but if I want to elevate a look without putting a ton of thought into it then I’ll thrown on my raw silk shirt.

| UMBER + LIGHT BLUE | – I feel like I’ve been all about color contrasts in this challenge so I’m sorry if I sound like a broken record 🙂 I’m enjoying this pairing of umber and light blue. It has inspired me to look at other light blue options in my capsule and see how I can recreate this combo in different ways.

| OUTFIT FORMULA | – my new summer outfit formula:
oversized crop top + high waist pant (preferably a mom jean or slim leg) + sandals
One of my favorite things about this challenge is finding new outfit formulas. This one isn’t crazy new but I find it helpful to write down my outfit formulas so I can keep them in mind when I’m getting ready in the morning. I will usually keep these formulas in the notes section of my phone so I can quickly access them when I don’t feel like putting much thought into getting dressed that day.

Outfit Details

measurements: height 5’5″ weight 130lbs 34C/27/39

1 | blank canvas top in umber | jamie + the jones / size: small / similar under $18

2 | perfect summer jean in fitzgerald wash | madewell / size: 26 / similar under $90 / similar under $45

3 | harper clog on high heel | no6 clogs / similar under $120

4 | lazlo necklace | seaworthy

5 | super duper sunglasses | karen walker

6 | vintage basket bag | etsy – loved and lost / love this one and this one


1 Comment

  • Lauren July 21, 2017 at 4:50 am

    Love this look! And I totally agree about the outfit formula. I was wondering with your madewell summer jeans, 1) did you size down and 2) how is the fit? I’ve been thinking of getting a pair, and have waist/hip measurements 27/37, but was convinced I would need the 27. But maybe sizing down is best? Thanks!

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