Wednesday, December 2

This is It

I have decided that I need to stop blogging about my clothes.  There are TONS of reasons why, but I just don't have the energy to put into this right now. I need to focus on my other journey.

I am not going to give up on the capsule concept, I am just not going to blog about it anymore.

Monday, November 23

Fall 2015 Outfits 36 - 41

It has been a busy few weeks. That combined with the fact that a lot of my outfits are repeating, I just didn't post much.

If you can't tell it has been way too cold for dresses and skirts. I have been wearing a lot of jeans.  I think this may be a new normal for me, so I plan to invest in a few nicer jackets and blouse type shirts for the winter capsule.  I don't have a ton of upgrades in the casual wardrobe - maybe another casual sweater/sweatshirt thing, but really, I am pretty happy with that wardrobe.   

Wednesday, November 11

Fall 2015 Outfits 33 - 35

Some modifications this week
And by modifications I mean that I made physical modifications to a couple of items.

First up - the shoes in the first picture.  I promise you that I didn't add a new pair of shoes to the capsule. I simply transformed my black booties into the gray ones I always wanted from the beginning. 
There is this great leather paint (Angelus brand), and I have used it on several pairs of shoes.  My purple heels from this capsule used to be black.  I have a pair of green sandals that were the wrong color of green, but so comfy and cute; they are now gray. My black dansko clogs are now an awesome shade of blue.  I am obsessed with taking shoes that I love, but have tired of and transforming them into something brand new.  :)

I also made a modification to the navy dress in the second picture.  It had this weird sash across the front from one shoulder to the waist on the opposite side.  It was supposed to give the dress a "wrap dress" feel, but it was always awkward.  So I cut it off.  :)  It is a slightly different silhouette now, but I am ok with that.     

Wednesday, November 4

Capsule Wishlist

As I wear items in my capsule, I start making a mental list of the things that aren't working and what is really missing from my closet.  I am going to start writing that down in an effort to streamline the next capsule shopping and give me a place to "window shop" without actually shopping.

  • Sweaters!
  • New pencil skirt?  Maybe one that I make?
  • New dress pants?  Either retire the back ones for good and replace with a skirt or get new pants.
  • Dress shirts for work.
  • New straight leg jeans
  • Eddie Bauer Cardigans
  • Blazers

Tuesday, November 3

Fall 2015 Outfits 31 & 32

It has been a very purple two days!

Don't worry, I know it has been a very purple couple of days. I realized it when I got dressed this morning, but decided that I just didn't care.  :)  I have decided that shades of plum and mustard are my favorite color combo. Yellow is my favorite color, but it can be hard to wear.  I find that wearing it in accessories or in combination with plum makes it more wearable for me.

Speaking of accessories...


My earring style has really evolved since I started the capsule.  I was doing more statement earrings, and while I love them for the right outfit, I really am more of a delicate drop or large stud girl.  (I actually only have one pair of large studs right now, so guess what is on my Christmas list?)

The second pair of earrings (and the long necklace) is part of a jewelry "subscription" box - the Dearly Box by Elisabeth Ashlie.  (I get nothing for linking that. I just like her stuff.) I only ordered one box, for now.  I would love to get something each month, but I also know that new jewelry every month is a lot of new jewelry.  If I could stretch out to every other month, I would jump on a subscription, but for now, I think I will order boxes when I need a little shake up.  Or maybe get one for Christmas. ;) 

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.