I started this challenge by carefully cataloging each outfit I wore everyday for about a week. Then I stopped. Because that’s how I usually roll: I’m really super gungho and organized for the first few days, then I forget to do it, then I’ve forgotten for too long to remember the previous days. So I won’t be including any of those lists I put together.
And in a way I’m kind of glad I didn’t keep up with that project. In the beginning of September the focus of this capsule wardrobe for me was “how many outfits can I put together with minimal pieces.” And that is a great focus to have and one that naturally arises because of the nature of the capsule wardrobe. But as the days and weeks went on the focus became “how can I appreciate what I have in my closet” and finally to “I have enough in my closet and although these things online are really pretty, I don’t need them and kind of don’t even want them.” Okay, that last part might be a bit of a stretch. I certainly do want a lot of the things I find online and if I tried really hard I could accept the reasons my heart is giving my brain to try and sway it to hit purchase.
I still do a lot of online browsing because 1) I get bored a lot at work 2) it serves as outfit inspiration and 3) just because, okay!? I put a lot of things in my shopping bag and when it comes time to edit the bag and decide on what to order, I’m not ordering anything. Seriously. It’s almost like shopping and consuming things just isn’t fun anymore. Wait, scratch that. Shopping is still fun as I just went to Target and purchased a bunch of non-clothing things. But the idea of having a closet full of clothes just isn’t fun anymore. I have been enjoying working with my limited selection and I have so many outfit combos in my head I can’t wait to try. For example, I’m thinking of all the ways I can combine berry and navy together after wearing this outfit.
I still struggle with taking photos of my outfits and it’s something I’m working on and something you clearly said you wanted in this survey. Somedays the weather isn’t cooperating with me, or I’m feeling lazy, or my hair is crazy, or I’m just not feeling photogenic. I’m trying though. That explains why I don’t have photos of every single outfit and also explains how I hope next month’s outfit showcase will have more.
With all that said, let’s get to some of the photos. Some of these have been blogged about and some have yet to be blogged about.
Outfit details left to right
1. blue gingham button down, burgundy vest, gray skirt, booties
2. denim jacket, white tshirt, teal skirt (Halogen brand here it is in camel; similar & similar), white flats (Audrey Brooke in brown and black), scarf (urban peach boutique; similar & similar)
3. Chambray button down (Target; similar & similar) black skirt, black flats
4. Outfit post here
5. Outfit post here
1. Purple gingham button down (Loft Outlet; similar & similar), black trousers (Loft really old but probably these), gold belt, black flats
2. Black blazer (stitchfix; similar & similar, stripe sweater (Loft old; similar & similar, black jeans, red flats
3. Outfit post here
4. Leopard floral top (stitchfix; similar & similar), brown skirt (The Limited, old; similar & similar), nude flats (Cole Haan, similar & similar)
5. white top, black ankle trousers, blue flats, gold necklace
Some outfits I liked but have not photographed yet:
+ white eyelet tank, black skinny jeans (bought these during the anniversary sale and used their fit guide to find my perfect pair and I really love these!), blue Aldo flats (seriously, love these flats! I have them in the grey and am contemplating the black).
+ gray Tshirt, green cargo vest, boyfriend jeans, blue Steve Madden flats
+ black Loft ankle pants, blue and white JCrew Factory tank, black Target flats
+ plaid JCrew Factory button down, blue JCrew Factory skirt, gray Aldo flats
+ berry stripe top, black mini skirt, leopard flats
+ plaid JCrew button down, straight jeans, white Sperrys
+ jean jacket, Hangry T, black mini skirt, leopard flats
How is your capsule wardrobe going? I’m really excited to see everyone’s looks. I hope to get more of my favorite looks photographed. Don’t forget to link up below and link back to Anne or I so everyone can find other capsule wardrobes to look at! If you want to be reminded of all the link up dates via email, you can add your email address here. And if you link up I’ll just pull your email addresses from that and add you myself
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