Hi again! How was your weekend? :) Ours was sweet — full of family time, planting flowers in the yard, and Aaron even smoked a brisket! He’s been learning how to smoke meats lately, and it’s so fun to watch him light up while he’s doing it.
Anyway, it’s a new week! Ready to jump back into the Spring 10×10? I sure am!
(In case you’re not sure what I’m talking about, here’s what’s up: I’m co-hosting a remix challenge with my blogging bestie Lee of Style Bee: 10 pieces of clothing, 10 outfits, 10 days. And it’s not to late too join in! We’re all working on our own time table here — some are wrapping up, some are just starting, some are right in the middle. So hop on in — here’s my quick start guide.)
Even though I took a break from the 10×10 over the weekend, I ended up wearing this outfit all day yesterday — Easter vibes all the way. And instead of my lace-up sandals, I wore my Bryr clog sandals to dress things up a bit more.
I don’t know about you, but I’m feeling energized with this 10×10 right now — and I’m a little surprised about that. Usually I’m lacking energy at this point. But I’m taking this challenge less seriously than ever before — in a good way. I’m just making basic ol’ outfits that feel good to wear. Nothing groundbreaking. Just having a good time with it. So I think that relaxed approach is helping me stay energetic.
And on the note of basic ol’ outfits, here we are again with another not-so-unique outfit. It looks a whole lot like last Tuesday’s outfit. However, while it’s essentially the same outfit, the shoes change up this outfit’s functionality. See, I have this quirk — I like to wear closed toe shoes if I’m going to be in a crowded place, like a concert, restaurant, airport, etc.. I’ve had foot pain issues for a couple years, and I just feel more at ease when my foot is covered and people can’t accidentally step on my toes.
I knew I’d be in a crowded place last Tuesday so I opted for booties. But no crowded places today, so sandals it is! So even though these outfits look similar, the different shoes change up the functionality.
Probably too much personal info for you. :) But there you go.
SUBTLE STATEMENTS | To me, the color of this top and the lace up element of those sandals are statements — subtle statements. But by not adding other accessories to the outfit, I’m letting these subtle statements take center stage.
LACE UP SANDALS + CUFFED JEANS | Since these lace-up sandals have a lot going on at the ankle, I cuffed my jeans a little higher above the ankle. It’s a small tweak that gives everything room to breathe.
CROP TOP + HIGH WAIST | Remember how I said you’ll see this proportion a lot in these styling notes. :) There’s not much to say about it except, here it is again!
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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!
How about you? Have you noticed any quirks when it comes to getting dressed lately? We all have different preferences and needs when it comes to getting dressed, so I’m curious to hear how you accommodate ’em.
Keep sharing your outfits on Instagram with the #spring10x10 tag. 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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