Friday, July 21, 2017


And that's the end of the 10x10 challenge.  This round was easier than the other few challenges I've tried and I think having a few more shoe options made a big difference for me. I also really loved everything I chose and didn't put a ton of thought into it. (Haha, the over thinking does me in every time....)

Thursday, July 20, 2017

6,7,8 and 9x10

 Due to some computer problems, these four of the 10x10 challenge are being posted all together. Sorry about the photo dump, I tried to keep it small.  Out of all the outfits,  I think I've liked my first week the best but it was fun to see how many ways I could style this off the shoulder dress.  The first week I wore it over the jeans, then belted with the sleeves pushed up as above and then loose with flat sandals in the last outfit.  I also wore my Isabel Marant  flatforms and the Old Navy Sandals the most (due to temps being way higher than forecasted!) but I was happy that I put 3 pairs of shoes in rather than 2.

Friday, July 14, 2017


10x10 Items: Free People Dress, AEO Jeans, Isabel Marant Flatforms
F21 Hat, thrifted Bag

Another outfit I would have normally not worn but....I love it.  I don't think it would look as good with skinny jeans, the looser, cuffed pair look pretty chill.  I think I'm finally leaning away from skinny jeans 100% of the time (so about four years behind everyone else) and different cuts are starting to look cute even on me where before I just admired them on others.

Thursday, July 13, 2017


10x10 Items: Paige Jacket, Wilfred Tee, Isabel Marant Skirt, Frye Boots
Ecote Bag

I liked this outfit but took terrible pictures of it. *sigh*  It didn't help that I was totally wearing the wrong style of bra and didn't realize until I was editing this picture so lesson, undergarments matter!

Wednesday, July 12, 2017


10x10 Items: Paige Jacket, Isabel Marant Top, AEO Maxi Skirt, Frye Boots
UO Hat, Thrifted bag

I feel like this was a strong 10x10 for me, so far I really like everything and it seems like the outfits put themselves on. Haha, that'd be weird but it does feel that easy, especially in comparison to other clothing challenges.   I think summer also might just be easier in general, the super cold weather can make just regular dressing a clothing challenge.

Tuesday, July 11, 2017



10x10 Items: Paige Denim Jacket, Wilfred Tee, AEO Jeans and Frye Boots.
UO Hat and thrifted bag.

I love this outfit so much, I just can't.  It's a bit out of my normal style range but the looser, high cuffed pants with the boots is so good.  It's actually an outfit that reminds me of something my mom, grandma and I would have all worn at some point in time. (We all love Frye boots and my grandma has a very sophisticated  western style.)  These Fryes are actually my very first pair of my own, I found them at Value Village for less than $12 with no wear and they are so cool...

Monday, July 10, 2017


I wimped out on the 30x30 that started back at the start of July but a 10x10 sounded like fun.  I feel like the small challenges are a great way to work on my style and get a good remix in so...the items!
10x10 Challange Items
Old Navy Sandals (2014) - These sandals are the best pair ever. I've worn them for three summers and they are still in good shape with none of the "flaking" that tends to happen with fake leather over a period of time. They are a large pair of my summer wardrobe so they had to be inculded.

Isabel Marant Flatforms (ebay) - My other favorite pair of summer shoes, although quite a bit newer. I really like the look of flatforms and the little bit of extra height they offer.

Frye Boots (thrifted) - I know, boots for summer? I can't get away from them. I thrifted these a little while ago (for under $12 with no wear on the soles!) and...I love them so much.

Paige Denim Jacket(thrifted) - I wanted at least one topper since rain is in the forcast and what's more summery than a denim jacket?

Isabel Marant White Top(ebay) - you know me and my bohemian tops, I can't stay away. This was a cheap ebay find, under $20 and I wear it a ton.

Wilfred Tee (thrifted) - A basic black tee.

American Eagle Maxi - It's cute and breezey, nothing more to say. I do like maxis so this was a must have for me in the capsule.

Isabel Marant Mini Wrap Skirt (ebay) - The flip side of the must have maxi is a mini skirt I suppose.

American Eagle Vintage High Rise Button Fly Jeans - My very favorite jeans right now which is surpising, they are not a skinny jeans but more of a loose-leg pair but they're so good.

Free People Black Dress - I normally would throw in a maxi dress but a shorter one seemed like it would have a few more options.

This capsule came togther so much easier than the past few times I've done a clothing challange, I normally hem and haw over items for a while before I finally pick and then feel like I missed out on something that would have worked better. This time however I picked it all out in about five mins, I just grabbed a few things from the closet and that was it! I did take away one topper in exchange for another pair of shoes because my biggest trip up is usually feeling like I have no options with only two shoe choices. (I'm a shoe person, ok?) I have three pairs this time around and I feel SO FREE! I did throw in one jacket because of the forcaste and a denim will go with everything but I really feel good about this challange. I love everything and I feel like there's so many options.


UO Hat
Tee (thrifted)
AEO Skirt
Balenciaga Bag (birthday gift, second hand on ebay)
Old Navy Sandals (old)
It was over 80 degrees this day - a little warm for we Alaskans!  The Interior of Alaska is one of the warmest spots during the summer with temps in the 90s or higher, even though we are so much farther north than the more mild southern part of the state.  The Interior also experiences some of the coldest winters so you could say we need a ho summer to help thaw us out from the winter. (The Interior can have a temp swing of 160 degrees - down to -60F in the winter and up to 100F in te summer.  Our winters are quite warm now, most of the accounts I've read dating back to the '10s,20's and even 30's recount days where the temp dipped as cold as -90F - not official records but pretty acurrate.  I'm pretty happy that's not the case today, -90F would suck so badly.)