Hi! How’s your week going?
Can you believe we’re already almost a third of the way through this spring 10×10 remix? My girl Lee of Style Bee and I are having the BEST time hosting it. It’s actually become less about the outfits and more about the kind, positive, inclusive community around the challenge — just take a look at the #spring10x10 posts on Instagram! So thank you — thank you for making this a safe and fun space to get excited about style and try new things. It encourages me more than you know.
(And hey, want to join in? It’s not too late — here’s my quick start guide.)
THIS TOP — I’m so at home in it. I got it in 2015, and it’s been a steady favorite since then. In fact, we got to go to Paris that year, and I wore almost this exact same outfit on that trip. So anytime I wear it, I feel happy memories of that sweet, once-in-a-lifetime trip. Here’s one of my fav photos from that trip, taken by my friend Michelle. :)
Side note: I was on my blogging hiatus during that trip, so I never shared about it on the blog. It was two years ago now, but would you guys be interested in a packing list / travel post from that trip? Just let me know — I can make it happen.
Anyway, today is another typical day — working from home and errands — but tonight we have another community event at our favorite new pizza place. It’s the hip new spot in Abilene, so this outfit’s cool vibe will be spot on.
When it comes to today’s weather, it’s another glorious spring day in the 60s and 70s — perfect for bare arms but covered legs and feet.
WARM UP A BLACK AND WHITE PALETTE WITH COGNAC | I wanted to keep things neutral, but add some interest. So I added cognac — it adds the perfect bit of color, while still staying in neutral territory. Plus, it warms up the palette and keeps it from feeling one-dimensional.
TWO FAVORITE PROPORTIONS IN ONE OUTFIT | This look hits two of my favorite proportions — crop top + high rise and boxy on top + fitted on bottom. I feel at home in ’em, so I love a good outfit that combines both. What are some of your favorite proportions?
OUT OF SIGHT BRA STRAPS | In this photo, I’m wearing my fav strapless bra that always stays put. But! Like I mentioned before, I brought this top with me when we went to Paris a few years ago, and I wore it with a black criss-cross back sports bra — the straps stayed out of sight and it was so much more comfortable for travel than a strapless bra.
NO ACCESSORIES | Again. :) To me, this outfit already has enough interest. That tulip back detail of the top is the statement, and I like letting it shine — instead of adding elements that might compete with it. However, if I had to accessorize it, I think a simple leather watch and sunnies would work well.
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And there you have it!
Make sure to hop on over to Lee’s blog to see her outfit today, too!
So tell me, what are some of your favorite proportions? Tunic tops + fitted bottoms? Crop tops + high rise? Fitted tops + flowy bottoms? I’d love to hear what works for you. Also! Got any comfortable strapless bras (or strapless bra alternatives) to recommend?
Keep sharing your outfits on Instagram with the #spring10x10 tag — we love keeping up with you guys! And if you want a real life look at this outfit, we’ll be sharing more in our IG Stories later today. (I’m @caroline_joy + Lee is @leevosburgh)
See you tomorrow!
Photo Credit: Katie Jameson
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