As far as my closet goes, I’ve always been more of a, “quantity vs. quality” type of gal. I always loved to shop and clothes were my favorite thing to shop for and purchase. Through high school and college, I worked many hours at Old Navy, doing mental math while fat folding the jeans. Folding and calculating my employee discount on that cute top, skirt or dress.

After our time spent at the ranch house, where we lived without internet, hot showers a dishwasher…well, you can read my post, “Making it Work” for yourself, but I lived with maybe 1/4 of my clothes. After moving in to this house, I had plenty of room for everything. Still, I felt inspired to donate a lot of my clothes, even stuff I still liked-gasp!-but just didn’t wear that much. The idea of getting dressed daily without the preliminary, and delusional “I have nothing to wear” pity party was refreshing.

In an effort to make getting dressed everyday less…angsty, I went through my closet with discernment, deciding what I actually wear, and what “look” I have/wanted. As a stay at home mom/2 day a week preschool teacher, comfort was a big factor. I kept only the things I love, work for my life, and go together. If something in my closet didn’t go with at least 2 other items, it’s out. I allowed myself no sentimentality- “but I’ve had this for YEARRRSSSS.” buh bye.

As an extension of this closet spring cleaning, for the next 10 days, I am joining in on the spring 10×10 challenge. You choose 10 items of clothing (this includes shoes, but not including accessories, workout clothes, or undergarments) and make 10 outfits using only those 10 items.

Here’s what I decided on:

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  • Curvy boot cut jeans (I had these before I was a Smith. Circa 2003 maybe?)
  • Overalls from Gap Factory
  • green sidewalk skirt from Jcrew factory (Again, mine’s old, but lots of cute, spring colors available!)



Planning to use these accessories to mix things up.



I am bending the rules a bit and allowing myself one bonus item since this Sunday is Easter. Here’s what I’m planning to wear to church and our family get together this Sunday. Special thanks to Carolynn, my “fashion” photographer.

See her in the window there? 🙂 See how I need a tan?

The skirt, the shoes and that cardigan are all included in the 10×10 and the top is my cheat piece.

I’ll let you know how it goes, and if you’re also trying the #spring10x10, I’de love to hear from you!!

Happy Easter, and as always, THANK YOU for reading. -Steph


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