I'm so excited to do the Spring 10x10 after having done the Winter 10x10 (first post of that here) and having learned a lot more about my style and the remixing of outfits. Last time I did it double time but I think I'll try to stick the full 10 days this time since I seriously had blogging and instagramming fatigue by the end of it.
So without further ado here are my picks for the challenge:
First of all, you might have noticed I have only 6 items here. Yep I plan to do a 6x10 and nope I'm not doing it to show-off. First I decided not to add shoes to my list because I'm just an accessory-centric type of gal and need to switch up bags and shoes or else I get bored. So if I did add shoes it would be a 8x10 really. Also just like Queen Lee (the Queen of the 10x10 Challenge, lol) I'm not going to include outerwear here. The temps in California have been so erratic lately that I'm not going to choose just one outerwear for 2 weeks. So the 6x10 will just really be my core looks sans outerwear and accessories. Also decided to do a 6x10 since I was able to make 10 outfits with the 6 (I wrote them all down cuz I'm a nerd like that) and I'm a lazy blogger and don't want to push myself to add more items.
Second of all, this time around I'm only using the newest items in my closet for the style challenge. I really want to see if I can incorporate these items into looks I like and would wear daily even after the challenge. This is a tad different from the Winter 10x10 where I focused on incorporating old pieces I never wore anymore to see if I still loved them. I like that I have a different focus this time around. So we'll see if I can grow to like Grana's sleeveless blazer, which you recall I didn't really like when I first reviewed it.
Now for the first look:
For the first look I decided to try out my only two ES items together. Both were purchased on eBay, back in February when I broke my shopping ban. But how can you pass up ES linen items that you don't have to wait 2-3 weeks for in your size (and for the pants I even got them $60 off retail)? Some things are worth breaking bans for. You know that I love my ES Georgia tee from this review, but as for the Tilda pants the jury is still out (though I'm leaning towards no). I'll do a full review of these pants when this challenge is over (and really I added them to this challenge so I can know for sure whether or not I like them). Just for reference I'm wearing the medium short size.
As for this whole look, it's really a great hot summer outfit. Linen top and bottom, couldn't be cooler (both in temps and looks). I used to really dislike linen because I'm not a fan of wrinkles (on my face or in my clothes), but haaaate ironing. Well my handy dandy travel steamer has been the answer! Now I can wear linen on repeat and just steam out the wrinkles between wears. I only really wash it if I stain it or excessively sweat (which hasn't happened yet because it's spring, but man wait until summer rolls around, I'm sure I'll be washing it after every wear). Also I'll be pairing looks off just so I won't have to write a blog post everyday for the next 2 weeks (like I said I'm a lazy blogger lol). Looks 2 and 3 coming Wednesday!