Work Travel Capsule For Summer

(This is a photo heavy post.)

June 22, 2017

If you’re following me on Instagram then you already know that I recently went on a 5 day, 4 night trip by plane for work.  As a seasoned traveler I rarely use more than 1 checked bag for a business trip, even when it requires multiple outfit changes throughout the day.  Here’s what I packed for 4 days of meetings require a business professional dress code (bring on the suits) and outfits for squeezing in a little sightseeing in between meetings (bring on the jeans!)  I’ll discuss how I put together my work travel capsule.

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My Favorite Tank Top

June 19, 2017

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My favorite tank top is $26 and worth every penny.

A core item in my summer capsule wardrobe every year is a tank top.  I use tank tops to provide coverage for tops that are sheer or have crochet details and would otherwise showcase a bra.  I’ll also layer a tank top to prevent showing off more of the girls than I prefer when tops are cut too low in the front.  And on summer’s hottest days I’ll swap out my t-shirts and knit tops for a tank top as the layering piece paired with my cardigans and light weight jackets.

If you are thinking that it sounds like my tank tops become workhorses in the summer months you would be correct.  And my favorite tank top is this one, at a whopping $26 for ONE tank top!

Why would I spend so much on 1 tank top, when there are cheaper options available?

Because all tank tops are not the same.

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5 Hot Trends For Summer 2017 — For Men

June 15, 2017

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In honor of Father’s Day coming up this Sunday, June 18, here’s my 5 hot trends for summer 2017 —for men.  If you are stuck on what to get the special man in your life, to both 2 and 4 legged children, maybe this list will give you some gift ideas.

Shopping Brake’s 5 Hot Trends For Summer 2017 — For Men

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3 Ways To Restyle A Wedding Guest Dress

June 12, 2017

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The summer months are a popular time of year for weddings, parties, dates, and galas. This can only mean one thing, finding a dress for all of these special occasions!  But what are you supposed to do with your new dress after the special event?

For myself, the dress would typically be found inside it’s garment bag shoved to the back of my closet.  Or maybe even in a separate closet other than my daily closet.  Regardless of where it was stored, the simple fact remained, after the special event my new dress always sat unworn.

But not anymore.

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Prepping A Summer Capsule Wardrobe (Part 3)

June 8, 2017

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This is part 3 of a 3-part series where I am preparing my summer capsule wardrobe.  Here’s an overview of how I’ll work through this process:

  1. Part One I’ll review, edit, and shop my closet for my summer capsule wardrobe
  2. Part Two I’ll write my shopping list and go shopping for my summer capsule wardrobe
  3. Part Three I’ll review what’s in this capsule wardrobe and pre-plan how to wear some of the new things I’ve added to my summer capsule wardrobe

Now onto the fun!

Part Three-Review Your Capsule & Plan Your Outfits

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Prepping A Summer Capsule Wardrobe (Part 2)

June 5, 2017

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It’s time to start adding a few of these!

This is part 2 of a 3-part series where I am preparing my summer capsule wardrobe.  Here’s an overview of how I’ll work through this process:

  1. Part One I’ll review, edit, and shop my closet for my summer capsule wardrobe
  2. Part Two I’ll write my shopping list and go shopping for my summer capsule wardrobe
  3. Part Three I’ll review what’s in this capsule wardrobe and pre-plan how to wear some of the new things I’ve added to my summer capsule wardrobe

Now onto the fun!

Part Two-Write my shopping list and go shopping

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Prepping A Summer Capsule Wardrobe (Part 1)

June 1, 2017

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According to the summer solstice the official first day of summer for 2017 is June 21.  But for me, it’s the first day of June that signals the start of the season—the “wear my summer capsule wardrobe” season.  During the next 3 months I’ll pull from this capsule wardrobe for my daily outfits.  But before I can start sporting my summer capsule wardrobe first I have to assemble it.  I’m going to prep my wardrobe by following the same 5-steps I used for my spring capsule wardrobe in this post.  Here’s an overview of how I’ll work through this process:

  1. Part One I’ll review, edit, and shop my closet for my summer capsule wardrobe
  2. Part Two I’ll write my shopping list and go shopping for my summer capsule wardrobe
  3. Part Three I’ll review what’s in this capsule wardrobe and pre-plan how to wear some of the new things I’ve added to my summer capsule wardrobe

Now onto the fun!

Part One-Review, Edit, and Shop My Closet

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Memorial Day Sales—The Perfect Time

May 29, 2017

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Memorial Day Sales At JCrew, Target, and Macy’s.

Memorial Day Sales come at the perfect time of year—the beginning of the summer season.  If you’ve been following me on Instagram then you already know that I really enjoy shopping the Memorial Day Sales.  I sport my summer capsule wardrobe for 3 months, starting June 1, which makes the timing for Memorial Day sales perfect for me.  If I wait until Fourth of July, when seasonal merchandise gets the clearance sale treatment, I’ll already be halfway through the summer season.  And besides, by mid-summer, I’m already starting to think about upcoming back-to-school sales and my fall capsule wardrobe.

While I enjoy shopping during this holiday weekend, I don’t want to spend the entire weekend visiting the stores.  To ensure that my shopping sessions are short and fast I follow these 3 steps:

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10 Essentials For A Casual Summer Wardrobe

May 25, 2017

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One of the best things about when the season’s change is that I get to create a new capsule wardrobe.  To begin my capsule wardrobe, I always like to include a core group of pieces, they are the items that my wardrobe can’t function without.  Here’s my personal list of 10 items I must have in my casual summer capsule wardrobe, along with the reason why I’ve picked each item.

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5 Hot Trends For Summer 2017

May 22, 2017

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The summer season is approaching fast, which means it’s time to assemble my summer capsule wardrobe.  But before I write my shopping list, first I want to know what the fashion trends are for 2017.  I’ve come across a few trend lists during my searching

The last link asks a very good question—would I really wear these trends?  Well, it really depends on the trend itself.  With multiple Summer Trend lists and Summer Must Have’s to consider, the first thing I like to do is create my personal list of my favorite trends for the season.  For Summer 2017, 5 trends have not only caught my eye, but have also been added to my summer capsule wardrobe:

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