There's a first time for everything right? It's always nice to push yourself outside of your comfort zones and see what comes out of it. Especially with a style challenge like the 10x10.
The GENERAL Gist
10 PIECES / 10 LOOKS / 10 DAYS
Read more about it over at The Style Bee for a more in depth description from the inspiring lady behind the challenge.
day001. THE UNIFORM
All black is my uniform. I'm hardly ever found in super loud and super bright prints, it's just not my jam. And no, it's not just because black is my favorite color, because shocker...it's not. This is just a super easy outfit to put together without thinking.
day002. tacos are always a good idea
There's no such thing as too many tacos. By this point, we already had tacos three other times before Saturday. But when a friend tells you about a new place to try...why not? This is a casual take on the uniform. Changed out the top with a long sleeve button down smock because winter was still hanging around. Throw on the denim and you're set to go out the door and eat more tacos.
day003. easter sunday
I found out about this challenge a few days before it started. And since it fell around Easter, my pre-planned outfit had to be included. This dress may not be sustainable, responsible, local, or any of the criteria points that need to be checked off before I buy something...but it was hella cute. Also, I got my wear out of this dress, which is saying something because it's quite the statement piece. I've had it for a few years now and I wore it to Eve Eve service, New Years brunch, my bridal shower, and now Easter. I love making pieces run the spectrum from special occasion to casual.
day004. back at it again
I can't be the only one who wears a similar outfit from Sunday to work on Monday. Like no one in the office sees you on the weekend, so why not reuse a perfectly good outfit? Okay...maybe it's just me and my lazy girl aesthetic. Thankfully, my place of work doesn't really have a dress code, so I can be more casual that previous jobs I've worked at. I paired the same silver dress with a graphic tee and bandana and out the door I went.
day005. POP OF...WHITE?
One way to make the uniform a little bit more spring-like is to add a pop of color. Well color barely exists in my wardrobe. So.....white converse it is! In lieu of a jacket, I threw on the other top unbuttoned like a lightweight third piece.
day006. chilling in the break room
If you think I live in this denim...you're not wrong. Comfort is key and by now you should know, black is a staple. Brightened it up with lighter layers on top with the sweater and light wash denim.
PS. Yes this was taken in the break room. You gotta make do with what you got for backgrounds. Sometimes it looks like this.
day007. YOU NEED COFFEE
I couldn't do this challenge without at least one graphic tee. Oversized and easy to layer (as seen in DAY004.) it's one of those pieces that you grab and go. My wardrobe is mostly made of the pieces you can dressed in the dark and still look good in, this is case and point.
Day008. SHEARLING CHIC
This First Friday // Date Night. We had plans to have dinner at High Street on Market and then head over to United By Blue's collab with True Hand Society and Oxford Pennants. Since we were in Old City, we had no shortage of brick walls and little alleys to take pictures in, which was nice because work photos were a bummer to do.
SHEARLING COAT - JACK BY BB DAKOTA // TOP - BDG BUTTONED SMOCK, OLD (SIMILAR) // HAT - MOOREA SEAL // NECKLACE - GAMMA FOLK // GIRLFRIEND DENIM - GAP // DRAWSTRING PURSE - BAGGU // GRACE BOOTS - VAGABOND
day009. LET LIGHT IN
This look should just read here's my uniform: Weekend Edition. Well, we headed to our local favorite Light Now before scoping out new spaces. You probably saw our InstaStory of the delicious food, but honestly, if you haven't been, are you even living? Also they source locally (hello Indogrow Farm) and the food is Fresh Prince of Bel-Air FRESH.
With Spring finally peeking out, I am definitely excited to break out more seasonal pieces. If I could do this again, I might have switched out a jacket for another bottom. I feel like that could have made these looks a little less monotonous. I also could have just used outerwear as accessories, but for the first time doing this, I wanted to stick to script. However, I did notice that I really do have a uniform, and no one blinked an eye or said anything (maybe people are just too nice). It's nice to see that I have an "aesthetic", but sometimes it's fun to break the mold.