After seeing so many people participate in various forms of a Fall 10×10 challenge, I decided to give it a go. If you’re not familiar with the 10×10, you can read more about it on at Stylebee, where it first originated in 2015. Since then, there have been over 25k posts under the tag #10x10challenge on Instagram.
The tl’dr version is that you take 10 pieces of clothing (including shoes) and try to create 10 unique outfits. Sounds easy, but I actually found it challenging (though fun) my first time around. This exercise encourages you to get creative with the existing pieces in your closet, and hopefully inspires some new outfits with old favorites.
While this post is labeled as a holiday gift guide, it can also be a general shopping guide for yourself as well. Most of the items are geared towards women, but many of the brands listed also have men’s items that also make wonderful gifts. I am personally familiar with most of these brands, and can vouch that their pieces will last.
Note: This post is not sponsored by Rakuten – I simply enjoy using their service, and wanted to share more information and my experience using Rakuten for cash back on purchases.
You’ve likely seen Rakuten’s TV ads by now – perhaps their Super Bowl clip or this Ebates is now Rakuten ad to really drive the point home. As a long time user of Ebates, I was sad to see the name go – but glad to see that much of the core cash back functionality remains the same.
‘Tis the season – with Black Friday and Cyber Monday deals looming in the near future, here’s a handy guide to navigating the sales if you’re shopping for a loved one (or yourself!) who enjoys an active lifestyle, indoors or out.
Outdoor retailers start particularly early, with REI leading the charge by opting out of Black Friday entirely. With the REI “Gear Up and Get Out” sale November 15th – 25th and other retailers following in their sales footsteps, now is the best time to find great deals. I own many of the items featured in this guide, and can attest to their longevity and functionality.