I know I said last week that I was excited to participate in two challenges at the same time, but that excitement faded over the weekend. The best explanation is that I came up with a bunch of outfit ideas that didn't include items from my top ten, and I didn't want to wait for days they aligned with the prompts to wear them.
So on a day when I needed to run some errands, I said "sorry challenges, I do what I want", and what I wanted to do was wear my beloved triangles/arrows sweatshirt and new espadrilles. I'd be lying if I didn't say that I also wore this outfit on Friday and the previous Saturday. And I'm pretty much living in this sweatshirt when I'm at home. This is one of those items that somehow doesn't make it to the blog much but gets a lot of wear off the blog. (Does that ever happen for you?)
Maybe I should have just included this sweatshirt in my top ten. I had it in there until I looked at the weather, saw a slew of 80 degree days, and figured I wouldn't get to wear it. I guess I was wrong.
Sweatshirt: J. Crew Factory | option - only $4!
Exact Stretch Pants: The Limited | exact
Espadrilles*: via Target | exact
A note about the espadrilles: I originally bought 1/2 size smaller than usual. Then I exchanged for 1/2 size bigger than usual. There was minimal difference between the two, but I'm glad I sized up so that I won't have to worry if my feet swell. Also, I've worn them a handful of times yet - no sign of falling apart yet as other reviewers have claimed happened with theirs. However, I did get a small blister on my big toe the first time I wore them. I did a lot of walking that day. Ultimately, I chose a $20 pair from Target rather than investing in a pair because I didn't see these as a shoe I needed (or even wanted) to last me through the years. As long as I get my money's worth, I'll be happy. By the looks of it, I will do both things before the end of the summer.