I know you may not think it, but I’ve been doing a lot the past few days. My parent’s were in town and I put them right to work…I’ll share some of the projects we did in a few days!
BUT, it being September 1st, I wanted to share something I’ve been thinking about, working on, shopping for (yeah, that was the hard part……). I found Un-Fancy through the ever-so-lovely Kate, and was intrigued. So I stalked Caroline. Majorly. She looks pretty cool.
I immediately loved the idea of slimming down my closet, but it took me a few days to really commit to actually trying the idea. Since I’m currently not working, most of my time is spent wrapped up with one adorable almost ten-month old and his funny laugh, his love for blowing bubbles–and sometimes food, and seemingly always present snot. Has anyone done a specific capsule wardrobe for working with that?!
It really was the idea of a simpler closet that propelled me to start looking at what was currently in my closet, and what pieces I might need to complete my capsule. Here’s what I came up with….
/ 9:Gap / 10:Forever21 / 11:Express / 12:Paige Denim / 13:Hudson /
/ 14:Gap / 15:Citizens of Humanity / 16:Old Navy /
/ 7:Target / 8:Old Navy / 9:Loft Outlet / 10:AE / 11:H&M /
/ 12:Gap / 13: Nordstrom Rack / 14:Target / 15:Old Navy / 16:AE /
/ 17:Marshalls / 18:J.Crew Outlet / 19:Old Navy / 20:Marshall’s / 21: Forever 21/
/ 22:H&M / 23:Old Navy / 24:Old Navy / 25:H&M / 26:Ana /
My edits to my Capsule Wardrobe: Fall Edt. as compared to Caroline’s…
- I didn’t include shoes or jackets. When I started looking at ALL of my clothes, I realized I already shopped for shoes through the same lens as I was now looking at my clothes. So the shoes I have, I LOVE. Now, if not including shoes sends me on a major shoe buying spree because they’re not included in my capsule, I’ll include them next time.
- I have, eeehhm 42 pieces. Don’t judge, it’s my first time. And it was hard saying “no” to clothes I already had.
- My lounge clothes includes jeans and one pair thick, black leggings that sometimes look like pants. I wear these clothes as lounge/picking up the house/I’m hanging out with Jax today/Oh! We have literally no more wipes and must go to the store immediately jeans. I don’t like to wear workout clothes when I’m not working out (I know, it’s the new thing) and I’m not ready to leave that comfort zone of old jeans and a tshirt to get the house vacuumed and the laundry done. I don’t consider these jeans part of my “outfits”… but I will (most likely) be wearing them, even though you won’t be seeing them. Unless you shop at my Costco too….where I buy wipes.
It was really hard to mesh clothes that will possibly fit 80+ degrees and snow, in the same month. Heck, it’s Colorado…that weather could all be in the same day. But come December, we’ll see how I did! I’ll give you a peek at the outfits I put together through the next three months. Here it goes! And Happy Labor Day!