Spring 10×10 Style Challenge: Look No. 5

blush pink t shirtWhew, the spring 10×10 is halfway through, and I’m so happy it’s Friday! My week came to a bit of a hectic end, but I’m looking forward to taking it easy over the weekend and enjoying the Easter holiday with my family. Speaking of taking it easy, I think today’s outfit may just be the most relaxed look I’ve shared here on the blog! I need a ready rotation of comfortable relaxed outfits for work I do with a local international group, and this look is perfect for those busy mornings. It’s functional, but features a little bit of styling that I’ll talk about below.

This look is all about the basics. Let’s try to make jeans and a tee a little more interesting!

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Spring 10×10 Style Challenge: Look No. 2

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April showers can’t stop this style challenge! The spring 10×10 is well under way, and today I’m sharing my second look. I combined three of my ten pieces for a rainy day of my usual activities. This combination is a tried and true one for me that I find myself reaching for fairly often during the workweek. It has a bit of polish, but is still laid back which I love. This outfit combines three of my favorite things: stripes, neutrals, and denim, so for me, it’s a win win win.

Read on for more about this look and my everyday outfit formula!

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What I Wore in Chicago | 4 Travel Outfits (& a Vlog!)

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Happy Monday friends! To kick off the Chicago posts, today I’m sharing what I wore while I was traveling. I like to keep things pretty minimal when I’m away, and for this trip I ended up packing 13 pieces of clothing. It gave me a lot of options to choose from, but still let me just take a carry-on bag, because who wants to stand in the check-in line? For travel I like to stick to a few basics that I know will be comfortable and easy to wear, and I also like to throw in a fun piece or two to mix things up. Staples in my travel wardrobe include stretchy jeans, striped tees, comfy sweaters, sneakers, and a crossbody bag. Read on to the end to find my Chicago travel vlog which features three more outfits!

Whether you’re planning a travel wardrobe, or just want some easy outfit inspiration, read on!

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24 Piece Capsule Wardrobe for Winter 2017

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Today I’m excited to finally share my winter capsule wardrobe for 2017! I surprised myself by minimizing even further, and ended up with a 24 piece wardrobe for the winter season. If you remember from my planning post, I confined myself to a color scheme this season, and I feel that taking that step has made my wardrobe much more cohesive. Many of these pieces will look familiar to you if you’ve followed me for the past few seasons, but there are some new additions as well which I’m excited about. As usual, I filmed my capsule wardrobe so you can get a good idea of what the pieces are like, and I’ve also included a listing of each piece with links to currently available items. I hope this provides some wardrobe inspiration for you!

Grab a cup of tea, cue the Sinatra, and enjoy the video!

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Where to Buy Ethical Jeans (3 Options under $100!)

skinny jeans under 100 dollars I recently realized I was in need of some new jeans for the first time since switching to ethical shopping, and little did I know what a monumental task finding ethical and affordable denim would be. I love dark and mid wash skinny jeans with a higher rise for their classic and comfortable feel, so I had a good idea of what I was in search of. I took to Google, researching the ethics codes various denim brands, and attempting to find something in a lower price range. Most brands I found ranged from $175-$250, and while I do consider jeans a place to invest, I just can’t spend that amount at this point in my life. After a lot of searching, I was able to find three fair brands who make dark wash women’s skinny jeans all coming in at under $100! In this post I’ll be sharing the options available from these brands, as well as the jeans I ended up choosing for myself. Spoiler alert, I love them.

Grab a cup of coffee and a measuring tape, and let’s do some jean shopping.

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