Friday, October 30

Fall 2015 Outfits 29 - 30 & Bonus Halloween

I was really trying to mix things up this week. I don't know if I feel like I was totally successful, but it was good to try to get out of my current feeling of blah.

We have a costume contest in the office, so I had to come up with something.  All of this, except the red shirt and necklace, is from my closet or Halloween stash.   I had some purple and black striped tights to go with this, but I think it might have been over the top.   

I don't expect to win the contest, like last year, but it was still fun to pull this together. 

Wednesday, October 28

Fall 2015 Outfits 23 - 28

That's a lot of outfits!
And they are not in the order in which they were worn. Oh well.

Boot season is officially here.  I am sad to put the Tieks on a lower rotation, but they are just not ideal for the rain.  I will still wear them when I can though!

I am really trying to mix things up and break against my own "uniform".  I was starting to get bored, and there are still seven weeks in this capsule.  That's not good.  I also know I have several pieces that I haven't even worn yet.  I need to break those suckers out to add a little more variety.

Friday, October 16

Fall 2015 Outfits 18 - 22

And we get a whole week of outfits!

(Some of the photos are fine, some still have weird shading or coloring. I think I am stuck with this.)

This was one of those weird weeks.  The kids had conferences, so I worked at home on Tuesday and Thursday.  This means lots of jeans.  :)  

I never updated on my shopping for the Fall capsule, so I am going to take the time to do that today.

  1. I bought the exact belt that I linked in my post. I haven't found the chance to wear it yet, but I have plans.  
  2. I did get a long sleeved t-shirt to wear under my jersey and other things as needed.  It hasn't been cool enough to really wear lots of layers yet, but it will be worn.  (It is so soft!)
  3. I never found the new sweater I was looking for.  Everything that seemed to be big enough, was too thin.  Everything that was bulkier, was too short.  I will keep looking for this in the winter, but I don't have my heart set on it.
  4. I did settle on a new casual sweatshirt (the one in the second picture above) and it has been a great piece.  
  5. I also got two new tops to wear under cardigans - the gray one in the third picture and the other one here



Thursday, October 8

Fall 2015 Outfits 14 - 17

Apparently cranking the brightness up all the way on the pictures seems to fix the issue with the darkness, mostly. I feel like the colors are still in the "true" range, so I guess I will go with this for a while.

I decided to post my work week, minus Friday this week because, well, Friday should look just like this Friday.  I really want to focus on outfits and not "what I wore today."  I am early enough in the capsule that I am posting lots of outfits, but the repeats will come.

My favorite outfit this week is the last one. I love the jeans, the sweater, and the boots.  I just feel cool and very, very me. It almost makes me want to get rid of my tall brown, flat boots.  It might just be the weather (it isn't quite cool enough for tall boots and sweaters).  It might be that I have fallen back in love with these boots now that I have the right skinny jeans.  I will be curious to see what footwear distribution is this fall.

Sunday, October 4

Fall 2015 Outfits 12 and 13

Also known as Soccer Saturday and Sounders Sunday
Between Sam's game on Saturday and Sam and I going to a Sounders game today, it has been a soccer filled weekend.

 (What is with the randomly blurry photographs?)

I have inspiration for a new background for my photos, which might help the issue of not being able to really see my bottom half. We'll see if it works.

Ok, so you might notices that I am wearing the same shoes both days this weekend and I have worn these shoes a lot.  There is a good reason for it.  They are the most comfortable flats I have ever owned.  In a fit of "I worked so many hours, I deserve something" shopping, I splurged on a pair of Tieks. Yes, they were expensive. Yes, they were worth every penny. 

I often have issues wearing flats because they don't provide the right support.  They haven't been my choice of shoe when I know we'll do a lot of walking.  Tieks changed that for me.  There is something about they way they are made that makes my feet align correctly, without any additional support or inserts.  My back never hurts even after wearing them to walk several miles. They are the best flat that I have found for my feet. I have my eye on several other colors, but I am waiting for a sale. 

I do have one minor complaint - they definitely show signs of wear at the back of the heel and the toe area, where the shoe is near the ground.  You can't really see it when I wear them, but when I take them off, I can see it.  I went to condition the leather today, I now believe that this wear might be a lot of road grime, so a good washing with leather cleaner might fix that for me. 

Friday, October 2

Fall 2015 Outfits 10 and 11

The rest of this work week.

You can't see the bottoms very well, but the ones on the left are my purple corduroy pants and the ones on the right are the new skinny jeans.   I LOVE both pairs of pants, so you will see them often.  Hopefully I can figure something out so that I can show more detail.  And less toilet paper. ;) 

And because it is someone's birthday...