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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.

Fall 2017 10×10 Challenge - Day 6

Fall 2017 10×10 Challenge Look Day 6 by Conscious by Chloé

Happy Monday! I hope you had a blissful weekend!

We've made it to the second half of the 10×10 Challenge.

And I have to admit that it was really great not to have to wonder what to wear this morning when I got up!

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My Day 6 Outfit

Wool, denim, and leather. I know what you're gonna say: way too easy!

After our adventurous weekend on the coast, Octave and I are worn out. So it was a relief to have a minimal selection to choose from to compose a cozy, yet cute little outfit to work, meet a friend for coffee, work some more and lounge on the couch (I may have undone a couple buttons for that last part).

Fall 2017 10×10 Challenge Look Day 6 by Conscious by Chloé

Sweater - Old. Similar here.

Pants - Vintage. Similar here. https://www.thereformation.com/products/fawcett-jean-celtic

Shoes - Nina Z, made in NY, NY.

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Do you have a go-to outfit for those days when you don't really feel inspired?

Pictures by Octave Zangs for Conscious by Chloé.

Fall 2017 10×10 Challenge - Day 5

Fall 2017 10×10 Challenge Look Day 5 by Conscious by Chloé

This is Day 5 of the fall 10×10 Challenge.

Today feels a little like cheating because I spent most of the day in my yoga clothes. I recently found out that it's the best way for me to actually go to the gym. I got up, put on my workout clothes, and went to yoga. Since Octave also wanted to work out later in the afternoon, I stayed in that outfit all day while working from home (is it gross?) and now that we came back from our weight training session, I took a shower, and finally got dressed.

By now you've realized that I lied yesterday. I did not go to the gym at all, I stayed home and watched TV shows all evening.

And tonight I'm rewarding myself for today's efforts by attending a Poetry & Tarot event hosted by a friend at a local bookstore.

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My Day 5 Outfit

A skirt, heels, no glasses. Someone's going out tonight!

Fall 2017 10×10 Challenge Look Day 5 by Conscious by Chloé

Duster - Vintage. Similar here.

Top - Handmade by my mom. Similar here.

Skirt - Old. Similar here. http://cnscio.us/2yvCgfF

Shoes - Nina Z, made in NY, NY.

No new items here. Just a very precious (to me) necklace that my grandfather brought back to my grandmother from one of his many trips to Africa years ago. I inherited it from her and cherish it with all my heart.

Fall 2017 10×10 Challenge Look Day 5 by Conscious by Chloé

Well, that was a short post!

I'm gonna take the weekend off since Octave and I are headed to the coast. So my outfit will probably consist of rain boots and waterproof everything.

I wish you all a happy weekend. And don't forget to check out the following hashtags on Insta for more lean closet inspiration: #FALL10x10, #StyleBee10x10 and #UnFancyRemix.


Do you have any plans for the weekend?

Pictures by Octave Zangs for Conscious by Chloé.

Fall 2017 10×10 Challenge - Day 4

Fall 2017 10×10 Challenge Look Day 4 by Conscious by Chloé

We're now at Day 4 of the fall 10×10 Challenge.

And you're discovering the last one of the 10 pieces I picked for this season.

I thought we'd never be able to shoot it since the weather has been so unpredictable for the past 2 days.

Yesterday, as I drove to the Maker Mixer event, the wind was blowing so hard that shop sandwich boards were flying in the middle of the streets, then it started raining, and finally, as if it weren't dramatic enough, it hailed!

Yep, we're in the Pacific NorthWest, there's no denying it. And I'm slowly realizing that I included no real outerwear in my selection. Although we all know that many people around here do not own umbrellas and prefer a good old rain jacket, I do carry one in my bag. Since my rain jacket ( a French brand, made in Madagascar) has got no waterproof seams (epic shopping fail), I just do without. People must think I'm a tourist, with my weather-inappropriate attire and my colorful umbrella. But I don't mind a bit.

Anyhoo, let's stop talking about the weather...

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My Day 4 Outfit

Yep, another sweater.

I had planned on adding a denim shirt to the mix, but, since I've been feeling really under the weather with these migraines, I opted for comfort.

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Sweater - I've had this one for a loooong time and the arms are a little short, and the color is a little yellowish, but I can't part with it. I remember Octave making a cute comment about the little wool balls and I think about it every time I decide to wear it. Similar here.

Pants - Lauren Winter, made in Portland, OR.

Shoes - Danner, made in Portland, OR.

Now I'm just gonna say that I wish my earrings were from this brand, but they're not, and insist on the fact that bringing your own cup at coffee shops is the best conversation starter, and that if, on top of that, you have a cute homemade cozy for your mason jar, you'll make new friends, for sure, so ditch the disposable cup and invest in a sustainable alternative!

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OK, now it's time for me to go to the gym. See you guys tomorrow!


Do you have any ethical rain jacket recommendations? Bonus points if they're cute too!

Pictures by Octave Zangs for Conscious by Chloé.

Fall 2017 10×10 Challenge - Day 3

Fall 2017 10×10 Challenge Look Day 3 by Conscious by Chloé

Welcome to Day 3 of the fall 10×10 Challenge.

Today is a tough day, a migraine hit me unexpectedly yesterday and I spent most of the afternoon in bed. I got better in the evening but spent the worst night ever, getting woken up by the pain.

But there's work to be done, so I got up, worked a little, went for a long walk with a dear friend in a new-to-me park and came back home refreshed and ready to do some more work.

Before shooting this look, I even went as far as trying to style my straight hair (I went to the blow dry bar last week and am now trying to reproduce this at home, do you think I'm doing a good job?), so yes, I'm feeling way better (also, thank you for your kind words on my Insta stories).

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My Day 3 Outfit

Life in black.

Today's outfit fits the rainy weather and my dark mood. And it's pretty versatile so I won't have to change outfits for an event I'm attending tonight. I might just add some more lipstick.

Fall 2017 10×10 Challenge Look Day 3 by Conscious by Chloé

Sweater - Everlane, made consciously in China.

Skirt - I've had this skirt for many, many years. I love its length, elastic waist, and lightness. It just sometimes tends to stick to my legs because of static electricity. I might try to sew another one from this pattern some day. I'd love it in a warm color! Similar here.

Shoes - My beloved Danner boots, made in Portland, OR. You've already seen them in this look. I just started wearing them again, after giving them a good coat of Otter Wax. I love the way the age and plan on wearing them all winter long, and for many, many years to come.

Now a little word about my bag. The last time I visited my grandpa, I looked through his cupboards and found two of these, which my late grandmother probably used to take to the market. But they're a little fragile so I only use them for lighter items, so I recently got a modern version. I like to put my things in tiny reusable produce bags and throw them in this market tote. Isn't it so cute?

Oh, and my necklace is from Sea + Pattern and my earrings from Upper Metal Class. Portland makers power!

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Now, I'm gonna get back to work and will report on tonight's event tomorrow. I hope you're having a wonderful day!


If you have any hair styling tutorials for me, please share them in the comments below!

Pictures by Octave Zangs for Conscious by Chloé.

Fall 2017 10×10 Challenge - Day 2

Fall 2017 10×10 Challenge Look Day 2 by Conscious by Chloé

Here we go! Day 2 of the fall 10×10 Challenge.

I think I've found my 10 pieces! Hurray!

I was feeling super motivated this morning, so even before cooking breakfast, we went outside to shoot this look on our street.

Today is trash pick-up day, so there where trucks circling our neighborhood during the whole session. I wonder what they thought about us. Do you also get uncomfortable when you shoot on the street?

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My Day 2 Outfit

Same shoes, more layers, and colors.

Another laid-back outfit. For those of you who knew me before I moved to the US, this is the new me. My shoe collection fits on a single shelf and the high heels are long gone.

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Duster - This is my very last purchase. And guess where I got it? Yes, Johan, again. There was a vintage pop-up, a mohair sweater had caught my eye on Instagram, but I came back home with this duster. I'm a sucker for boxy fits, and if they give me that I'm an artist in residence look, I'm game. The color is just the right tone of blush, and the big pockets are just perfect, especially when you don't know what do to with your hands when posing for pictures! Similar here.

Top - I'm in love with linen, I wish my whole wardrobe was composed of Elizabeth Suzann creations. But, let's be honest, I don't have the budget for this (well, I might save to get one of their tunics someday). So, during my yearly trip to Europe, I asked my user-talented mom to make me a few pieces. And this is one of them. I'm so in love with this color, so perfect for fall! Thank you, mom! Similar here.

Pants - I'm not sure I've shown you these on the blog before. I got this pair of vintage Levi's at the Portland Flea Market a while ago. I hate buying pants, I hate buying denim pants. But for some reasons, even though trying clothes on at the flea market is not the most convenient thing to do, I had to try them on. The one and only pair I tried on was the perfect fit. Also, they were a steal! Similar here.

Shoes - Nina Z, made in NY, NY. Same as yesterday, I'm a creature of habit.

And because I know some of you are gonna ask. The necklace was a gift from Octave. He got it from Poketo from a Parisian maker. I call it my moon phase necklace. It's the only necklace I brought for my 1-month work trip to Europe and I wore it almost every day. I'm not tired of it yet, that's a good sign!
Fall 2017 10×10 Challenge Look Day 2 by Conscious by Chloé

Phew! I've made it to day 2 of the challenge. I think that with the next look, you'll have seen all the 10 pieces I chose for this challenge.


What do you think my remaining items are? Different shoes? More colors?

Pictures by Octave Zangs for Conscious by Chloé.