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No one finds breaking in boots comfortable, right? || Fall 10×10 Wardrobe Challenge Day 4

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Day 4 of the Fall 10×10 Wardrobe Challenge! And the first day of wearing these boots!

I picked these boots up a couple of weeks ago, and have been slowly trying to break them in by wearing them for short periods around the apartment. But today was my first day actually wearing them, and my feet do not thank me. Luckily, it wasn’t a day with a lot of walking.

My aim for this 10×10 mini-capsule wardrobe was to experiment and play around with a couple of newer pieces that I’ve added to my wardrobe recently. Primarily the high waisted skirt that I wore yesterday, and these boots.

I debated about adding these boots to this capsule or not because they’re so new. I wanted to add them because they’re new so I want to play around with styling them. But I originally wasn’t going to include them because they are nowhere near totally-broken in, and so aren’t comfortable to wear yet.

But I ultimately chose to include them, because my plans over this week and next don’t include any intense days on my feet. So rather than not include a pair of boots that I wanted to, I decided to use this as an opportunity to spend some more time breaking in my new boots.

And I’m really glad I did.

I love how these boots ground this look. And I think once they’re broken in they’ll be fantastic go-to boots.

What I’m wearing…

Shirt: Women’s Drape Crewneck Short-Sleeve T-shirt from Uniqlo
Jeans: Straight skinny jeans from Uniqlo
Boots: Veronica Short Belted Ankle Boot from Frye in black.
Sunglasses: From Ricky’s (unfortunately, they don’t appear to have sunnies online)
Necklace: Old, from a street fair
Bracelets: Made-by-me
Rings: Various
Lip: Color Sensational Creamy Matte Lipstick from Maybelline, in the colorway Divine Wine (#695)

PS. I also threw on my plaid shirt-dress that I’ve been pretty obsessed with lately to run a couple errands, because it seems that fall is officially here in NYC.

How orange is too orange? || Fall 10×10 Wardrobe Challenge Day 3

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It’s Day 3 of my Fall 10×10 Wardrobe Challenge! Today I opted to repeat the skirt from yesterday, and pair it with an older plaid button up shirt.

This shirt is one that’s far outside my normal fairly sedated color pallet. While the orange isn’t quite as shockingly loud as it comes across in these photos, it’s sure as hell not a quiet print. But I love that it’s loud, but still works with tons of other pieces in my wardrobe.

I don’t have a ton of high waisted skirts in my wardrobe, but I do love the options that having this one opens up. Normally, I wear this shirt buttoned with jeans, or open over a camisole with at skirt or jeans. But I like the alternative proportions of this.

Catch up on Day 1 of the Fall 10×10 wardrobe challenge here. Day 2 of the Fall 10×10 challenge here. And follow along on instagram here.

What I’m wearing…

Shirt: Made-by-me. The pattern is Archer by Grainline Studios with some modifications. (Find the pattern here, and details about my modifications here.)
Skirt: Express (very old)
Shoes: Salome Buttero by Dr. Martens’
Bracelets: Made by me
Rings: Various
Lip: Color Sensational Creamy Matte Lipstick from Maybelline, in the colorway Divine Wine (#695)

What’s (every-so-slightly) more pulled together than jeans and a tee-shirt? || Fall 10×10 Wardrobe Challenge Day 2

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It’s Day 2 of the Fall 10×10 Wardrobe Challenge! Today, I’m keeping things pulled-together-casual with a graphic tee tucked into a skirt.

This skirt is one of the pieces that’s newer in my wardrobe and that I want to use this round of the 10×10 wardrobe challenge to experiment with. It’s a high waisted, stretch mini-skirt with some all-over pleating detail. Originally it belonged to a former roommate of mine, and while it’s something I probably wouldn’t have picked up for myself, I’m enjoying it, and am looking forward to experimenting with it some more throughout this wardrobe challenge.

The tee-shirt is actually a repeat from my Summer 10×10 Wardrobe. When I saw the Labyrinth reference I knew it had to find a place in my wardrobe, and when it arrived right before the 10×10 wardrobe challenge this summer, I knew I wanted to include it in that mini-capsule.

When it came to choosing pieces for this go around of the 10×10 wardrobe challenge I initially wasn’t going to include this tee. But after I had pulled the majority of my pieces together I still had a slot left and realized I didn’t have a graphic print of any sort in this mini-capsule – lots of solids, and two plaids, but no graphics. So as sort of a last minute addition I threw this tee-shirt into the mix, and am really glad I did.

I just love how nonchalant this look is, while still being a little-bit more pulled together than jeans and a tee-shirt.

What I’m wearing…

Shirt: The Babe with the Power Tee in black from Hello, Oui Fresh
Skirt: Express (very old)
Shoes: Salome Buttero by Dr. Martens’
Sunglasses: From Ricky’s (unfortunately, they don’t appear to have sunnies online)
Necklace: Old, from a street fair
Bracelets: Made-by-me
Rings: Various
Lip: Color Sensational Creamy Matte Lipstick from Maybelline, in the colorway Divine Wine (#695)

Catch up on Day 1 of the Fall 10×10 wardrobe challenge here. And follow along on instagram here.

Ready for another wardrobe challenge?! || Fall 10×10 Wardrobe Challenge Day 1

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It’s time for the Fall 10×10 Wardrobe Challenge!! I participated in my first 10×10 Wardrobe Challenge this summer, and loved it, so I couldn’t wait to participate again when the fall challenge came around.

If you’re unfamiliar, the 10×10 Wardrobe Challenge is hosted by Caroline of Un-Fancy, and Lee of Style Bee, and the basic idea behind this wardrobe challenge is: 10 pieces of clothing, 10 outfits, 10 days. It’s like a super low-key capsule wardrobe, and a really, really low pressure way to play around with a minimal wardrobe for a couple days. Both Caroline and Lee have more thorough introductions to the challenge on their blogs, Caroline’s is here, and Lee’s is here.

This time around my 10 piece wardrobe consists of: 2 pairs of boots, 1 pair of jeans, 1 skirt, 1 black camisole, 2 tee-shirt, 1 sheer over-shirt, 1 button up shirt, 1 dress

Looking over this list, I’m wondering how having only one camisole will work out. I’m contemplating turning this into an 11×10 wardrobe challenge and grabbing a second black cami, but I think I’ll hold off for the time being and see how things play out over the next couple days.

The weather over the next two weeks is supposed to be generally in the high 60s and 70s (a couple jump into the low 80s, and dipping into the low 60s/high 50s at times), more or less overcast with some rain. So, I concentrated on pieces I can layer and stuck with boots for my shoes.

Over the summer I used this challenge to experiment with working basic tee-shirts into my wardrobe, and this time around I’m using it to play around with a couple newer pieces I’ve incorporated into my wardrobe recently, and also experimenting some more with pieces I’ve had for a long time.

Today I went with head to toe black – black over-shirt, black camisole, black jeans, and black Dr. Martens’. Both the jeans and boots are repeats from my Summer 10×10 wardrobe, and are firmly staples of my day to day wardrobe.

To break up the black, on black, on black, on black I grabbed a handful of the pocket-watch necklaces I have and played around with layering them. It’s a fairly specific accessory look, and while I’m not sure I’d wear it day to day, I really like the chunkier take on layered necklaces.

What I’m wearing…

Shirt: Old.
Camisole: Organic Cotton Jersey Camisole from Muji
Jeans: Straight skinny jeans from Uniqlo
Shoes: Salome Buttero by Dr. Martens’
Necklaces: Various, old.
Bracelets: Made by me.
Rings: Various.
Lip: Color Sensational Creamy Matte Lipstick from Maybelline, in the colorway Divine Wine (#695)

Come follow along with everyone participating in the challenge on instagram with the hashtag #fall10x10.

What to wear while moving apartments?

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I moved last week, and was reminded how much of a pain in the ass moving always is.

Put things in boxes, move boxes from location one to location two, and take everything out of boxes. It always takes longer than you think it will, and you spend time running inside and outside and inside and outside, and the very last thing you want is to be worrying about what to wear.

It’s the beginnings of fall weather here in NYC, and I knew that we probably wouldn’t finish until after dark, so I wanted something to wear that could work both inside, and outside, while it was sunny, and also after the sun went down and it started getting cold. So, I went with a variation on the outfit I basically lived in on my trip to Maine in August.

I wore a black camisole, with black jeans, and my red & black plaid shirt-dress. For these photos I styled it with my go-to Dr. Martens’, and a long necklace. But for the actual move I opted for a shorter necklace, and sneakers for optimal headless-chicken-running-around.

I knew I wanted something that would easily let me run around, lifting and moving things, plus something that had a couple layers for the “standing around outside after the sun went down” bits of the day. So the part of this look that made it particularly moving-day friendly was the dress, which worked equally well open for during the day and closed when it got colder.

Luckily the move went smoothly in a true “hurry up and wait” sort of day, the look worked as intended, and the move was a successful.

That was about a week ago, and so this past week has been all about unpacking, sorting, finding places for everything, etc. I just got the majority of my closet unpacked, and just in time for the Fall 10×10 Wardrobe Challenge!! I had a ton of fun with this summer’s 10×10 wardrobe challenge, so I’m super excited to do it again!

The Fall 10×10 Wardrobe Challenge starts tomorrow, and I can’t wait to share my first outfit!

What I wore…

Dress/Robe/Over-shirt: Flannel Checked Shirt Dress from Uniqlo
Shirt: Organic Cotton Jersey Camisole from Muji
Jeans: Straight skinny jeans from Uniqlo
Shoes: Salome Buttero by Dr. Martens’
Sunglasses: From Ricky’s (unfortunately, they don’t appear to have sunnies online)
Necklace: Old, from a street fair
Rings: Various