Spring 10x10 Looks 8, 9 & 10

Hi guys, I'm combing the last three looks all in one post since it's been a really busy week and I haven't had much time for blogging!  So without further ado...

Look 8

Wearing: Grana silk crop tank (review coming soon), Elizabeth Suzann Tilda pants (review coming soon), M.Gemi The Docente

Wednesday we delivered an Airstream to a customer so I needed something easy to move around it.  I wore these M.Gemi mules for the look but later changed to sneakers since mules aren't the most practical footwear when getting in and out of pick up trucks.

Look 9

Wearing: Grana silk mini v-neck slip dress (review here), Everlane wide leg crop pants (review here), Everlane modern loafer mules (review coming soon)

Thursday was spent just hanging out at the garage/office and since we didn't have any customers and again no was going to see me in these outfits, I went with something unusual.  I would say combining the Grana dress over Everlane's wide leg pants was a great experimental look but not something I would repeat again.  It's a bit too out there for my taste.  But hey at least I tried it right?

Look 10

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Wearing: Grana sleeveless blazer (review here), Grana silk crop tank (review coming soon), Elizabeth Suzann Tilda linen pants (review coming soon), Everlane modern loafter mules (review coming soon), old Balenciaga work bag (similar here)

This is basically look 8 with the sleeveless blazer thrown on top.  I like the look of the blazer with the silk tank but I feel it adds a lot of volume to an already voluminous hip area (due to the linen Tilda pants).  But the sleeveless blazer does hide the butt area, which I'm sorry to say is not flattering in these pants.  Even after the end of this 10x10 I'm not sure I'm keeping these ES pants since I'm just not accustomed to my pants being so wide at the hips.  This is probably going to back on eBay but if someone is interested in purchasing just email me.  These pants are size Medium-short and I'll be listing them for $125 but will sell to a reader for $100 including shipping.

What I Learned

Having looked back at all the various outfits I was able to make with 6 items of clothing I learned that:

1) Not all combos are going to work, but that's okay.  It's fun to just try it out

2) Sometimes you need to wear things multiple times in a challenge like this to finally get the hang of styling some items.  When I first received the Grana silk sleeveless blazer I did a terrible job at styling it.  But now I feel confident in wearing it, and in fact I love it now because it gives me extra pockets when I need them

3) And sometimes you can wear things multiple times in a challenge like this and realize that some items of clothing just don't work for you.  And that's when you have to pass them along to someone else to try out.

Whew I can' wait to go back to wearing regular clothes again!  And I'm going to take it easy on the silks and linens for awhile.  I miss my good 'ole cotton tees and denim jeans!