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Building a Capsule Wardrobe

Building a Capsule Wardrobe

 

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.

 

 

Fall Wish List

Fall Wish List

Madewell shirt
madewell.com

Levi’s skinny leg jeans
$170 – nelly.com

Seychelles taupe ankle boots
anthropologie.com

Converse trainers
piperlime.gap.com

Patent leather purse
nastygal.com

Michael Kors gold wristwatch
bloomingdales.com

Wool hat
target.com

Tocca fragrance
gracioushome.com

Essie nail polish
target.com

Now that it’s nearing the later part of August, I’ve naturally started thinking about
Fall wardrobe additions.  These are some things I’ve had my eye on for the upcoming
season.  Most are essentially just basics-but aren’t great basics the foundation of a great
wardrobe?
What’s on your fall wish list??

End of Summer Transition

End of Summer Transition

Alexander McQueen long sleeve shirt
marissacollections.com

Converse leather shoes
mytheresa.com

Travel backpack
etsy.com

Marc by Marc Jacobs gold jewelry
$62 – harveynichols.com

Wildfox couture
boutiquetoyou.com

Pieces jeans belt
$19 – nelly.com

Voluminous mascara
target.com

Calvin klein
macys.com

It’s always so hard to decide what to wear this time of year.  It’s that time where the weather is starting to transition into fall…with warm days and cold nights.  Which means it’s a little too warm for jeans and a sweater, but a little too cold for shorts and a tank.  So what do you wear??  It’s time to compromise.  A sweater and shorts…a tank and jeans…a good rule of thumb I usually go by is making sure either my legs or arms will be warm when it’s cool.  That way, I’m not turning purple and begging for a hot cup of tea.

The Colors of Spring 2013

The Colors of Spring 2013

Beautiful Bag

Here it is.  My new Brahmin bag.  The Vivian Color Block.  Brahmin is a U.S. company based out of Massachusetts since 1982.  They make beautifully constructed bags out of  equally beautiful materials.   These bags are bags that you can be sure to have forever and always.

I try to buy myself at least one really good bag every year, because let’s face it…good bags are almost always a decent amount of money, so I’d say every year is a good time bracket for updates.  So, this year Brahmin was my first and foremost choice.  I’ve always wanted one and always stare at them in the stores, so I decided to just do it.  This was THE ONE for this year.

I almost felt like just putting this beauty away in a display case because I’m afraid I’ll dirty it up too much… because, it is white and knowing me, I’ll inevitably spill, splash, or dump something that stains and is unremovable on this bag.  BUT, it is worth the risk, because I’d rather show off this baby than keep her hidden from the world.

I immediately fell in love with this bag.  It’s so simple but still makes a statement.

Today I chose a rather casual outfit to wear with my new bag, although it can easily be dressed up or down.

Worn here with Mossimo skinnies from Target; Converse; <3 Ohio tee by American Apparel.