Category Archives: Style

2020 Winter 10×10 Challenge

February 19, 2020

Before the winter ends here in California, I’m sharing my favorite cold-weather outfits with a 10×10 Challenge. This is when you choose 10 items of clothing and make 10 different outfits.

Creating a mini capsule wardrobe helps you get creative with what you already own. Perfect for someone like me who is doing a Low Buy Challenge and trying to shop less.

Here are the ten pieces and outfits!

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Low Buy Challenge

January 1, 2020

It’s been years that I’ve been curating my minimalist wardrobe and spreading the whole “less is more” message. But then, life got tough and I went back to using shopping as a way to cope.

All of a sudden my minimalism got really maximalist and in two short years I spent more than $5,000 on 120 items. That’s a lot of money spent on a lot of clothing!

This year I’ll be doing Low Buy Challenge as a way to (hopefully) take back control of my closet and wallet.

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Best and Worst Clothing Purchases of 2019

December 23, 2019

Shopping for clothes can be so fun yet so frustrating. I love finding the perfect item to add to my minimalist closet but sometimes things just don’t work out.

Today I’m sharing my best and worst clothing purchases from 2019 along with some of the lessons I learned along the way.

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Honest Review: The Everywhere Bag by Away

November 11, 2019

When it comes to anything made by Away, there certainly is a lot of hype. The brand is known for creating aesthetically pleasing suitcases and travel bags that are on the expensive side.

Earlier this year, I purchased The Everywhere Bag by Away. It’s gone on a quite a few trips so far including a camping trip, weekend getaway, a long two-week vacation, and quick work trip.

Today I’m sharing my honest opinion about this bag and will reveal if it’s truly worth the investment.

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2019 Fall 10×10 Capsule Wardrobe and Outfits

October 14, 2019

The other week I went joined in on another 10×10 style challenge where you make 10 outfits from 10 pieces.

Aptly named the #fauxfall10x10, this challenge celebrated the fact that fall weather can vary greatly depending on where you live. Most participants counted tops and bottoms in their count but let shoes, outerwear, and accessories flow in freely.

Here are my ten pieces and ten outfits!

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2019 Summer 10×10 Capsule Wardrobe and Outfits

July 23, 2019

Summer is in full swing and it’s time for another 10×10 capsule wardrobe.

As a refresher, the 10×10 is when you make 10 outfits from 10 pieces. The count includes tops, bottoms, and shoes but everything else can flow in and out freely.

I can’t wait to share this chic summer style with you!

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2019 Spring 10×10 Capsule Wardrobe and Outfits

March 31, 2019

It’s official! Spring has sprung and it’s time for another style challenge.

The 10×10 Style Challenge pushes you to get creative by making 10 outfits from 10 pieces that you wear over the course of 10 days. The count includes tops, bottoms, and shoes but your accessories, outerwear, pajamas, and work out clothes can flow in and out freely.

This time around the Spring 10×10 Challenge is hosted by @buyfrombipoc and @selltradeslowfashion, two Instagram accounts that focus on slow, ethical, and sustainable fashion. They have invited participants to include any shoes, garments, or accessories made by Black, Indigenous, and other People of Color.

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2018 Fall 10×10 Capsule Wardrobe and Outfits

November 1, 2018

Did you hear about the Fall 10×10 Challenge?

This is a style challenge where you create 10 outfits from 10 pieces that you wear over the course of 10 days. It’s a fun way to get creative with your clothes and take a minimalist wardrobe for a spin.

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2018 Minimalist Wardrobe

September 24, 2018

Today I’m sharing my minimalist wardrobe.

These are stylish workhorses that I wear on an regular basis. They take me from work at the office to wine dates with my girls, dinner parties on the weekends, and everything in-between.

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The Ultimate Guide to Being a French Girl

June 27, 2017

The Ultimate Guide to Being a French Girl | Alyssa Pacaut

This French Girl thing is wildly addictive! Since I’ve combed every corner of the internet looking for the key to eternal chicdom, I thought it was time to share the fruits of my labor. Here is the ultimate guide with a link that will help you do anything (or nothing at all) like a French Girl. Enjoy!

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Describing My Minimalist Style

May 16, 2017

Describing My Personal Style | Alyssa Pacaut

Though I hate to admit it, I think about my personal style quite a lot. What to wear, where to buy it, why I wear it, and what it all means. These are the thoughts that run through my mind.

A while back Rubyellen from Cakies wrote a post about her personal style, which inspired me to write about my own minimalist style.

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My Minimalist Makeup

May 2, 2017

My Minimalist Makeup | Alyssa Pacaut

As a minimalist, it’s probably no surprise that my makeup is pared down.

Most days I go with a natural look with a light foundation and some bronzer. When I want to dress up a bit, I’ll go with a bold red lip or a cat eye look.

Here are the few makeup items that I own and why I wear them:

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French Girls Aren’t Perfect

January 4, 2017

Being obsessed with the French is a full time job, or at least a very busy part-time job.

During my free time, you can most likely find me a) reading about something French, b) watching something in French, or c) hanging out with some French person and creepily trying to usurp their identity.

Okay, I’m kidding about that last part, but I will admit that I unknowingly file away the super Frenchie things my friends do and end up writing about it later.

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