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Chloé Lepeltier - Conscious By Chloé

Bonjour & Welcome! Conscious by Chloé is a Sustainable Lifestyle Blog focusing on Zero Waste, Slow Living, and Ethical Fashion.

Winter 2018 10×10 Challenge - Day 4

Winter 2018 10×10 Challenge Look Day 4 by Conscious by Chloé

I hope your day is off to a great start!

I had a great time meeting an Instagram friend IRL last night and we even agreed on a future collaboration for the blog! I'm so excited and can't wait to share it with you!

My Day 4 Outfit

I discovered that I had grey hair after I stopped dyeing my hair close to 2 years ago, I got this scar on my collarbones after a skin cancer was removed, and I gained quite some weight over the past year for a number of reasons.

But I'm trying to get a little less self-conscious about all this and either accept what cannot be changed (the scar), remember why I made certain decisions (avoid nasty hair-coloring chemicals), or do something about what bothers me (exercise and eat better).

Worst case scenario, I can always count on something else to attract the attention, like this necklace my godfather made for me when I was born.

Winter 2018 10×10 Challenge Look Day 4 by Conscious by Chloé

  • Cardigan (old) - Similar
  • Leggings (old) - American Apparel - Made in the USA (Los Angeles, CA) - Similar
  • Clogs - Sandgrens - Made in Sweden

Winter 2018 10×10 Challenge Look Day 4 by Conscious by Chloé

Style Notes

This outfit is my favorite so far. 2 colors, clean lines, no fuss.

I like rolling the bottom of my leggings to cut the line and create the illusion that my legs are longer and my thights thiner than they actually are.

But let's be honest, the center of attention is a little higher. If I were to don that outfit more often, I might use a thread and needle to secure that top button in place...

Winter 2018 10×10 Challenge Look Day 4 by Conscious by Chloé


Now tell me, do you often show some cleavage or is this a no-no for you?

Pictures by Octave Zangs for Conscious by Chloé.

Winter 2018 10×10 Challenge - Day 3

Winter 2018 10×10 Challenge Look Day 3 by Conscious by Chloé

Happy Humpday!

Today is an exciting day. I'm moving in my studio (paint job: Done!) and tonight, I'm meeting someone I met on Instagram 1 week ago! I felt that we had things in common, I'm very interested in her work, so I asked, and she said yes! Sometimes things have a way of working out!

My Day 3 Outfit

I been wearing a version of this outfit ever since I got this jumpsuit (remember this one?).

Winter 2018 10×10 Challenge Look Day 3 by Conscious by Chloé

  • Tee-shirt - The Bee and The Fox - Made in Mexico
  • Cardigan (old) - Similar
  • Jumpsuit (old) - Open Air Museum - Made in the USA (Portland, OR) - Similar
  • Clogs - Sandgrens - Made in Sweden

Winter 2018 10×10 Challenge Look Day 3 by Conscious by Chloé

  • Bag - DIY (I know I promised you a tutorial here, it's coming up!)

  • Earrings - Machete - Made in Canada

Winter 2018 10×10 Challenge Look Day 3 by Conscious by Chloé

Style Notes

Every piece of this outfit is a conversation starter. A shop girl once asked me whether my tee was a reference to the Flynt Flossy song (answer: nope!). Every single person I meet asks me where I got my bag (answer: I made it myself). Same thing about my jumpsuit (answer: Shea, the talented owner of the Portland-based brand Open Air Studio, made it!).

I'm usually not a fan of message t-shirts but this one had been on my radar for long enough until I finally decided to order it. I should mention that I am not a mother (unless having raised 2 chickens counts!). I used to be an impulsive shopper but today, items can stay in my online cart for weeks before I click the purchase button.

I love this color combo and will wear this outfit over and over again.

Winter 2018 10×10 Challenge Look Day 3 by Conscious by Chloé


What's your opinion on message tees? Do you have any in your wardrobe? What do they say?

Pictures by Octave Zangs for Conscious by Chloé.

Winter 2018 10×10 Challenge - Day 2

Winter 2018 10×10 Challenge Look Day 2 by Conscious by Chloé

How's everyone doing today?

My arms are sore from painting the studio. One more coat to paint and I'll be done!

I cannot wait to show you my studio. I'm actually considering doing a before/after post. I love these so much!

My Day 2 Outfit

My second outfit is not gonna be of much interest for those of you who are looking for shopping recommendations, since my pieces are either old or vintage. But, I did add some exciting accessories. So stick around!

Winter 2018 10×10 Challenge Look Day 2 by Conscious by Chloé

Winter 2018 10×10 Challenge Look Day 2 by Conscious by Chloé

Style Notes

I don't know why I don't wear that dress more often. I love its fit, I love its texture, and don't get me started on the 3/4 arms! Plus I got it at a shop I love in Portland! I don't really like to shop in vintage stores (too overwhelming) so I prefer to go to smaller shops that only have one rack of vintage finds.

I only regret styling it with these shoes.It surely deserves heels. But let's be honest. If I'm gonna wear shoes inside (instead of slippers), sneakers are my go-to.

You might not see it on the pictures, but my sneakers are blush. Actually, when I got them 5 years ago, one shoe was lighter than the other (I suspect one was used in the display window). I decided to keep them anyways and embraced their difference by lacing them with 2 different styles (bar and cross).

Winter 2018 10×10 Challenge Look Day 2 by Conscious by Chloé

I usually only wear statement earrings when I'm not wearing my glasses, so today was the perfect day to wear those beautiful hoops Octave got me for Christmas (he totally spoiled me this year!).

And this bracelet is pretty special. I got it in my Causebox, which is a seasonal delivery of hand-curated products that make the world better.

Winter 2018 10×10 Challenge Look Day 2 by Conscious by Chloé

This circle hair clip has been nothing but a huge disappointment. It just won't stay put! I tried making it adhere better by adding silicone in the back (I got this idea while re-sealing our bathtub). Huge fail! Now I just add hair pins underneath to keep it from sliding down.


Do you shop and wear vintage? What's your secret to find a gem? Do you usually go with something specific in mind or just get inspired as you go?

Pictures by Octave Zangs for Conscious by Chloé.

Winter 2018 10×10 Challenge - Day 1

Winter 2018 10×10 Challenge Look Day 1 by Conscious by Chloé

Happy Monday!

I hope you had a wonderful weekend and you're ready to tackle a new week. Mine is an exciting one since I signed a lease for a studio and spent the past couple days repainting it and dreaming about how I'm gonna make it my own.

Winter 2018 10×10 Challenge Look Day 1 by Conscious by Chloé

My Day 1 Outfit

This first outfit of my winter 10x10 challenge would not have seen the light of day without Octave. He's the one who conspired with some of my friends to get me my first camera bag 5 years ago. He's the one who got me this cute pair of socks last Christmas. And he's the one who designed this hat!

Winter 2018 10×10 Challenge Look Day 1 by Conscious by Chloé

  • Sweater - Everlane - Made in China
  • Leggings (old) - American Apparel - Made in the USA (Los Angeles, CA) - Similar
  • Jacket (sample) - Similar
  • Clogs - Sandgrens - Made in Sweden
  • Hat (coming soon) - Tillak - Made in China
  • Pin - Odds and Sods
  • Bag - Similar

Winter 2018 10×10 Challenge Look Day 1 by Conscious by Chloé

Style Notes

I almost wish I did not include outerwear in my 10 items, that way I could have had more options. I am not 100% comfortable with the leggings without a long top combo and might have been hiding behind my bag a little too much.

But I do love the leggings + boots combo. Anything that gives me height makes me feel confident (as long as the heel is stable). I got these boots last year and have pretty much worn them on a daily basis ever since. They're easy to put on with their zipper (though I wish all my shoes were slip-ons) and they are ultra comfortable (once you have the right size - I had to go one size down)

I have a weird relationship with this jacket. I was given to me in exchange for an article on the brand's website. While I've always wanted a denim and shearling jacket, I am not a fan of the inscription on the back (I'll show it to you in an upcoming look). I've tried playing the game by adding tons of pins and patches last year to finally remove all the patches and keeping only a couple pins. I'm still not totally satisfied and might part with it but I have to admit that it is an easy piece to wear (and style).

Winter 2018 10×10 Challenge Look Day 1 by Conscious by Chloé


Did you decide to join the challenge? Let me know in the comments so I can follow you!

Pictures by Octave Zangs for Conscious by Chloé.

Winter 2018 10×10 Challenge

Winter 2018 10×10 Challenge Pieces by Conscious by Chloé

Last autumn, I participated in my very first 10x10 challenge and it seems like I enjoyed the process so much that I've decided to give it another try this season.

So are you ready for 2 weeks of outfit posts? I know I am!

What's the 10×10 Challenge

For those of you who are new around here, let me give you a quick intro.

The 10x10 challenge was initiated by sustainable style blogger Lee a couple seasons ago and has since been taken by style adventurers all around the world.

The rules are simple:

  • Pick any 10 items from your current closet
  • Style those items into 10 different looks
  • Use 10 days to do it
  • Have fun and don’t take it too seriously!

This includes outerwear, tops, bottoms, and shoes. Accessories don't count (yay!).

You can choose to do 10 days in a row, or, like most people seem to be doing lately, do 5 work days, take a break during the weekend, and start again the following Monday for 5 more work days.

Winter 2018 10×10 Challenge Pieces by Conscious by Chloé

My 10 Pieces

This is my first winter challenge, and the weather has been very inconsistent here in Portland for the past couple weeks (snow for Christmas, spring during the first week of January, and some rain lately) so choosing weather appropriate pieces has been a challenge.

But I've decided to choose visually interesting pieces (not too bulky) and to just go to town with accessories.

Also, considering that I spend most of my day at home and that I do not commute, I did not want to focus too much on shoes and outerwear that suit the weather. I mean, the whole point is to have fun, document outfits and, hopefully, inspire some of you to just do the same (who wants to see me in rain boots and a bulky coat? I sure don't).

Here are the pieces I chose for this season:

  • 1 Tee-shirt
  • 1 Sweater
  • 2 Cardigans
  • 1 Pair of Leggings
  • 1 Jumpsuit
  • 1 Dress
  • 1 Jacket
  • 2 Pairs of shoes

I'll post outfits from Monday to Friday for the next 2 weeks.

Winter 2018 10×10 Challenge Pieces by Conscious by Chloé

And in details:

  • Tee-shirt - The Bee and The Fox - Made in Mexico
  • Sweater - Everlane - Made in China
  • Cardigan (old) - Similar
  • Cardigan (DIY) - Made in France (by my mother-in-law) - Similar
  • Leggings (old) - American Apparel - Made in the USA (Los Angeles, CA) - Similar
  • Jumpsuit (old) - Open Air Museum - Made in the USA (Portland, OR) - Similar
  • Dress (vintage) - The Yo Store, Portland, OR - Similar
  • Jacket (sample) - Similar
  • Clogs - Sandgrens - Made in Sweden
  • Sneakers (old) - Similar

So there you have my #winter10x10 picks and all the details on this round of the challenge. Are you joining in? What’s the weather like in your area?
What items are you most excited to style?