Just a quick blogfit post today. I had been looking around for a faux leather pencil skirt as a more contemporary basic (it’s an edgier black pencil skirt!) and I finally found one I liked enough from ASOS that more or less just what I had in mind. I also found the basic black turtleneck from ASOS, a wardrobe staple that needed replacing in my closet.
Blue suede pumps are by Gianni Bini from Dillard’s (No longer available)
Clutch from Anthropologie (No longer available)
Lately, I’ve been visiting the idea of creating a capsule wardrobe. The holidays and the months following always make me realize how much stuff I have and how much of it I probably don’t need, which in turn ignites a major purge of said stuff. Of course a lot of that stuff includes clothing, shoes, and accessories. I think for a lot of people, it can get to a point where getting dressed in the morning is more of a chore because you are overwhelmed with choices instead of faced with simple, stylish decisions. Honestly, that may be why a capsule wardrobe sounds the most appealing to me…ease. Don’t get me wrong, I LOVE styling and putting things together, but I also very much appreciate simplicity and well-made pieces with great design elements.
Above are some of the pieces I consider to be staples in a wardrobe, most of which I have variations of myself and are often items I continue to go back to. I’d say it’s a good start to building a great capsule wardrobe.
Welcome to my first official “Fall” post! I can’t believe it’s already September and as of yesterday, is starting to feel like it too, with that cool Autumn air creeping its way in.
Sometimes during a different season, I like to head back to places where I’ve taken previous blog photos. It’s fun to see the differences of a place from one season to the next. This time, we headed back to Whipps Ledges, an area within the Cleveland Metroparks that we visited last December when all the leaves were gone and everything was covered in snow. It is a beautiful area that’s the location of many a wedding photo and the like.
Not having been back to Whipps Ledges since last December, it was like walking into a whole new place. In the winter, everything is so bare and wide open, the area looks huge! Not to mention very, very bright. Now, in September, the lighting is completely different from all of the leaves and foliage, the perception of space, and of course the overall appearance. I’m already making a note to myself to come back later in the Fall to see all the warm colors.
These earrings are a favorite pair of mine. The color is great and they look like they’d be super heavy on your ears but they’re surprisingly light weight.
Sweater and Shoes: Target
Top: Anthropologie (last summer)
Purse: Dooney & Bourke, thrifted
It’s nearing Valentine’s day, so she opted to wear her red Diane Von Ferstenburg dress to bask in the mood of the approaching holiday, although Paris is always in the mood. She clasps her gold Michael Kors chain link watch and throws on a dainty long gold necklace. She walks to her vanity to put on a little bit of make-up…easy on the eyeliner and light on the blush since she decided to wear a bold red lip with her ensemble. She then throws her hair up in a messy sort of coif and secures it with a few bobby pins. She springs out of her chair to find the black leather ankle strap heels from her rather disoriented closet, all the while her cat Georgie is following her every move, trying to get her attention. Noticing Georgie while grabbing her shoes, she says “Bien, Georgie” and wanders into the kitchen to find the hungry little feline a snack. Georgie seems pleased with the whitefish scraps leftover from last night’s dinner.
Finally, she’s ready to head to the farmer’s market to pick up some fresh flowers and produce before she meets her beau for an exciting date at a wonderful new restaurant they’ve been aching to try. She grabs her vintage mink coat, and black leather tote-it’s still pretty chilly in February, and a tote is a good size to hold the flowers and produce, plus whatever else catches her fancy at the farmer’s market on this brisk February day in the city of lights.