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Welcome to my blog. I'm so happy you are here. I am a mama, a photographer, and a blogger just trying to balance life as gracefully as I can. On here, you will see our favorite products, minimalism and capsule wardrobe tips, our life as a military family and my photography work. 


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10 x 10 challenge

10 x 10 challenge

If you follow me on IG, you might be tired of seeing my outfits and mirror selfies. So here I am about to show it all to you in one place ;). I'm so excited to announce that I'm now offering a little capsule service through my blog. It's one-on-one capsule building and individualized help with starting your own. I'll be opening 4 spots a season-- you can find more information under services on the sidebar. Please let me know if you have any questions!

 
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I joined a capsule wardrobe challenge hosted by Caroline Joy (Un-fancy) and Lee Vosburg (Style Bee). You pick 10 items from your closet (shoes included) and style them in 10 different ways for 10 days. I’ve been trying out a capsule wardrobe for almost a year now but I’ve never challenged myself to think creatively about my pieces like this. I tried a couple things I wouldn't have tried otherwise and created some new favorite looks from pieces I already owned.

I live in the desert where it’s almost always warm, so I didn't include outerwear with this challenge. I’m glad I didn’t because there wasn't a day that I actually needed a jacket heavier than my cardigan. I tried to pick pieces that I could easily layer and stuck to my capsule color pallet just on a smaller scale. In the end, I loved everything I picked but I learned that I love variety and was excited to wear some new outfits on day 11.

 
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After this challenge I have a whole new appreciation for my mules and discovered I could wear my tops over my Lady Friend Life jumpsuit to make new outfits. I also didn't wash any of my clothes (is that gross?!) so these picks would be so perfect for a vacation. Imagine packing your suitcase with 10 items.... TEN! I'm an over-packer because I like options, and only wear half of my item so this was really eye opening for me. I loved that this challenge forced me to be intention with my picks and think outside of the box for styling. I had so much fun participating, and highly recommend this if you are considering a capsule wardrobe for your self (even though it's trendy right now, it's not for everybody) or if you want to size your capsule down a little. Take note of the pieces you didn't miss and the pieces you wished you had.

PS: My fashion guru Kelly did a guest post on my blog and wrote her own overview of the challenge (you can read it here!) We have been Instagram friends for a couple of years and have met in person twice now! She's been such a great resource and inspiration through building my capsule wardrobe  and such a great friend through this season of motherhood. Please go show her some love!

Made of Mountains + Mountain Beauty Collective

Made of Mountains + Mountain Beauty Collective

Kelly's 10 x 10 challenge

Kelly's 10 x 10 challenge