It’s funny that yesterday I was all, “I’m losing my energy for this remix.”
Because all of a sudden, I feel a huge spike in energy because we’re almost done! I’m starting to reflect on everything I’ve learned over the past two weeks and it feels invigorating to see all these lessons come together.
My 10×10 co-host, Lee of Style Bee and I have loved seeing you guys share what you’ve learned via the #winter10x10 tag these past few days. Keep ’em coming! We love reading your thoughts and seeing how we all approach getting dressed in different ways. In next Tuesday’s wrap up post, I’ll be sharing everything I’ve learned so far, too.
But in the meantime, we still have two more outfits to go!
YES and YES. This is a classic, go-to outfit for me. Nothing groundbreaking, nothing really new, just an outfit that I love.
I’m also loving the bright white tee. After wearing charcoal so many days in a row, this girl is ready to lighten things up a little. Sure everything else in this outfit is black or charcoal, but that highlights the tee all the more, turning it into a statement.
WEATHER + DAILY ACTIVITIES
It’s warming up a bit! Today will be beautiful — it’ll almost touch 70 degrees.
As far as daily activities, it’s another regular day around here: working from home most of the day, gym time, and running errands if needed. While I’m at home, I’ll probably nix the black cardigan, since dog hair sticks to it like nothing else. Instead, I’ll probably pull out my grey Patagonia fleece, since I’ll want a light layer that doesn’t show dog hair. It’s not included in my 10 pieces, but like I said the other day, there’s no such thing as cheating — just creative solutions. :)
Later tonight, Aaron and I are going out tonight for a low key date night. We’ll probably grab a glass of wine and enjoy an outdoor fire pit at our favorite winery. Luckily, this outfit works for the whole day, although I may add a cuff bracelet for our date night.
Here’s why this outfit works for today:
- I can add or remove layers as needed on this warmer day.
- It’s comfortable enough for a day of working at home, but cute enough for a date night later tonight.
- It just makes me feel happy and confident.
PIECE #8: WHITE TEE
I didn’t want to include this white tee in my 10 pieces. I really didn’t. Instead, I wanted to include another sweater — my beloved slouchy grey sweater. Because, winter.
But, winter weather in Texas can be all over the place. I’m sure glad I embraced the weather where I live (instead of my fantasy idea of winter), and went with the tee instead of the sweater. It’s been a lifesaver on the warmer “winter” days, like today. My little 10 piece capsule wouldn’t have been successful without it.
This particular tee is from Everlane. The fit is slouchy, the v is sharp and not too low, and the linen fabric makes for a beautiful texture. Even better — it’s made responsibly.
Everlane doesn’t stock this tee in linen right now, what with it being winter. But I have a feeling they’ll bring it back in the spring.
I got a size XS and it fits just right, although I could have sized up to a S for an even slouchier look. To care for it, I wash it on cold, reshape it, and hang it to dry so it doesn’t shrink.
MINIMAL ACCESSORIES | I’m cooling on accessories right now. For my fall remix, I went a little overboard, trying to counterbalance the limited pieces by over-accessorizing. Because of that, some of the outfits didn’t feel true to my style. So this time, I’m just trying to keep things as real and as wearable as possible.
FRONT TUCK | Nothing groundbreaking, just the tiniest bit of styling to make the whole look a bit more put-together.
LAYERED NECKLACES | Even though, I haven’t been into statement jewelry lately, I still wanted to add a tiny bit of interest to this basic outfit. So I went with my favorite subtle combination — two delicate necklaces, layered over each other.
WARMING UP THE COLOR PALETTE THROUGH ACCESSORIES | This black and white color palette is a little cold, but the cognac accessories warm things right up. And, they match! I’m on a matching-shoes-and-bag kick right now. I don’t treat it as a rule, but I do think it can give an outfit a finished look.
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And there you have it!
Make sure to hop on over to Lee’s blog to see her outfit today!
See you tomorrow for outfit nine! :)
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