I'm so glad that I'm doing this double time (on Intstagram I'm calling it #10x10x2, lol) since this is right around the time I start losing some steam. That's probably why I only did a 10x8 (only made 8 outfits) during my last challenge. But I've found out that when you keep going (and start running out of combos) interesting things start happening. In fact I got so carried away during the photo portion of this challenge that I accidentally did a 10x11 and I have to say I really like outfits #10 and #11 even though they're a bit unconventional. So stay tuned for that.
I purchased this Steven Alan shirt right around 2005 from Barney's (super discounted of course). I think it was the height of the Ashley Olson and Mary Kate fashion buzz (they came out with a fashion/art coffee table book) and they were wearing a lot of plaid at the time I think. Well that's the vague memories I get when I look at this shirt. I've purchased Steven Alan button downs since but I haven't kept any of them. Only this first one. It's still going strong and actually it's softened a lot over time. Since plaid always keeps coming back (or maybe it just never really goes out of style?) I'll be keeping this one until it falls apart at the seams (and even then I might just repair it and keep on wearing it). Sometimes you only need one of something, as long as it lasts.