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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.



Summer to Fall Transition

Summer to Fall Transition

I must admit, it’s hard not to think about Fall clothes when the weather this summer has been soo cool. When the temperature barely reaches 70 on a late July day, it’s difficult not to crave cozy sweaters, boots and scarves, bonfires, and pumpkin spice lattes. But we must resist! It’s not fall yet!! And after this past winter, I am not eagerly waiting for this cooler weather to stay a while. Needless to say, I hope we have a more normal August, but unfortunately it’s not looking very promising. So, I put together this Polyvore set of what I’ll probably be wearing in the next month to transition from summer to fall weather (and probably with a little bit of resistance).

Blue Velvet Shoes

Blue Velvet Shoes


Aren’t these blue velvet booties amazing!?  I came across them while browsing Polyvore and couldn’t not use them in a set.  Too bad they’re a fine chunk of change. :[ But alas, I will just swoon over them.

The other things I included are stuff I’m into right now.  A pair of destroyed black denim-adds a little toughness to an outfit… a classic black leather band watch-never goes out of style… a cool white quartz ring-catches your eye! Rounded sunglasses and red lips-no fails… ombre hair (which I just had done! Finally, after wanting to for more than a year!)  and a navy striped tee-so versatile!

Oh, and of course a classic quilted Chanel bag.  No explanation necessary for that. ;)