I’ve got two outfits from my Fall capsule wardrobe. It might be harder taking pictures of the clothes than it was picking out the clothes….I will most likely move to a standard background, but until I get it set up, you’ll get a glimpses of my house, and possible some random toys. My plan is to do two outfits at a time when I share how I’m wearing the clothes currently in my closet. Here it goes…

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This was the first outfit I reached for, which kinda surprised me, because I love the idea of loose shorts, but all summer I’ve struggled with what looks good with them, without looking frumpy. Turns out, I just needed a light sweater with just a little structure to make me feel confident.

The shoes I’m wearing in my night look remind me of Birkenstocks in a wedge. They are shoes I bought three years ago from Old Navy. And even though I’m 99% of the time a flat’s girl, if I had a husband home to go out with, throwing a little height and sparkly necklace takes this outfit to a perfect date night outfit. Instead, I’ll just pour myself a glass of wine and date myself…on our couch with a Redbox. Come home husband.

day:
shorts / Marshalls
shirt / Old Navy
shoes / Nine West

night:
shorts / Marshalls
shirt / Old Navy
shoes / Old Navy (old)
necklace / Forever 21 (very old)

two

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This shirt is a little dressier than what I’d normally reach for, but I was headed out later that day to grab a few hours to myself while the little man was in daycare, so I didn’t mind wearing something a little more dressy.

My bow sandals are truly some of my favorite shoes I’ve ever had (third summer wearing them!) and I’m a little sad that I don’t think they’ll make it through another summer. I love how feminine they are (LC was always my favorite!).

shirt / Marshalls
jeans / Gap (similar)
shoes / LC Lauren Conrad

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Oh, and that was for real my coffee…second cup of the day. Just cream.
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When my mom was in town, we got a little crafty and made fall wreaths. I had pinned these pics earlier, and wanted a very similar wreath. So we stopped at Michaels and picked up a few supplies to make our wreaths: felt and grapevine. I already had the twig wreath and a hot glue gun.

And I looooove it! It’s been hanging on my front door since we finished, even though it was in August.

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diy fall wreath

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It was a pretty easy wreath to put together, and I love the colors! Do you have a fall wreath on your door yet?

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….

FCW Bottoms 2bottoms 3 FINAL/ 1-3:Old Navy / 4:Target / 5:Local Botique / 6:Marshalls / 7:Old Navy / 8:Gap /

/ 9:Gap / 10:Forever21 / 11:Express / 12:Paige Denim / 13:Hudson /

/ 14:Gap / 15:Citizens of Humanity / 16:Old Navy /

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REALLY TOPS FINAL. FOR REAL/ 1:Gap / 2:Alloy / 3:Walmart / 4:Marshalls / 5:Zara / 6: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!

Comfy CO 1

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ComfyCO 3

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ComfyCO 4   pants (Zara) onsie (Hobby Lobby)

 

From the very beginning, when this little man started crawling, he has been soooo busy! He is everywhere and in everything thing. And being so busy, some days you just wanna be comfy. I spotted these pants at Zara waaaay back in the spring when we were in Chicago, and fell in love immediately. They’re the perfect hanging out at the house, pulling everything out of all the baskets, rolling around on the floor kinda pants! And the arrows, I’m dying! They remind me so much of the outdoorsy, woodsy feel of Colorado. The little boy in them is pretty cute, as well.