I’ve heard from so many of you on Instagram about how you are all loving the capsule wardrobe idea. I thought I’d continue to share about my experience but… I wanted more space to write. And to be able to use more than just my thumbs. Although, I have been quite impressed with how dexterous my thumbs have been lately.
I also wanted to be able to give you guys some links for similar items when you asked about where & how to get certain things. The truth is, as temping as it was, I didn’t want to have to start from scratch when I started my Capsule Wardrobe. I wanted to be able to use things I already had & loved, while thoughtfully choosing new pieces that would fit into both my color palette & style. By tossing out most of my closet I was left with my tried & true pieces, which I coin my ‘Hero pieces’ & I’m letting them work themselves in new ways. While that’s great for me I understand it can be frustrating when you’re saying, Hey, where can I get that? & my answer is, Um.. 2 years ago at the Loft.
Also, let’s talk about how weird it is to set up your tripod & take pictures of yourself. All the fashion bloggers are like, ummmm how weird is it to set up a plate of food & take pictures of it? Touché, ladies.
Capsule Wardrobe – Fall – What’s Old is New
This black sweater is a fav of mine. It’s old & from the Loft. So while that doesn’t help you, I can assure you, I’m a fan of almost any sweater from Everlane. Bonus points for their transparency & neutral color palette. Let’s talk denim shall we? I’m the girl who can’t get a boyfriend (jean). Anyone else? I’ve tried so many pair of ‘boyfriend jeans’ & each one more hideous than the next. I had all but given up when one day I was going through some drawers & found these old 7 For All Mankind jeans. I had worn them as transitional post partum jeans after I had Arthur (side note: it takes me a looooooong time to lose baby weight) & because they were just so great I was keeping them around. I’ve gotten rid of most of my maternity/post partum clothes but these I couldn’t let go of. Ya know, in case baby #5 ever happens (side note: I can’t believe I actually typed that). When I found these jeans, I slipped em on & since they were 2-3 sizes too big, they had the perfect, slightly baggy, low on my hips, roll up at the ankles, boyfriend fit I’d been longing for. They are so comfortable, I don’t care if they aren’t the most flattering thing in my wardrobe. They are still a hero piece & I love em. I’m wearing 7 For All Mankind Kimmie, 3 sizes up from my size now. Belt, also mine from Target. Earrings from Noonday. I believe they’re currently out of season now but these are very similar & adorable!
So let’s talk about the things that are new! The first is this slouchy beanie from Everlane. I’m actually not counting accessories into my capsule so I guess I get a free pass on this one! But expect to see lots of hats on me this fall. It saves me when I haven’t had time to wash my hair & I’m kinda considering growing out the pixie so… Yeah, hats.
Second, my ankle boots from Crown Vintage. Man, can I tell you how many pair of ankle boots I’ve ordered & returned? This was pair 5. I’m keeping them. If you don’t like them, just don’t let me know. The struggle to find a great ankle boot is very real, friends. And I’m very picky. My new mantra when shopping is – Will I want to wear this 500 times? If the answer is yes, I keep it. Because it will probably feel like I’ve worn them 500 times by the time seasons change.
Let me leave you with my final fall obsession. Black nails. Nail polish has come a long way since I was in high school. Back then, you could only get black polish around Halloween & you literally had to paint like, 9 coats to make it dark. Not today, friends. You kids have no idea how good things are now. Since I’m working hard to be more mindful about my skincare & makeup options, I am loving Zoya polish in Raven.
Are you just now building your Fall Capsule Wardrobe? What are your hero pieces? Have you made anything ‘old’ new again?
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