Why Everything I Just Bought Was Black

April 20, 2017

Everything I bought was black

The stores are fully stocked with the spring collections right now.  Blush, mint, coral, sky blue, lavender, pale yellow, daisies, roses, tulips, forget-me-nots; everywhere I look I see pretty pastel shades and fun floral prints.

But if you take a look at my recent shopping haul one color in particular immediately stands out—black!

Why would I buy so much black when there are so many other pretty colors to pick from?

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Updating A Fall/Winter Capsule Wardrobe-Part Two

August 16, 2015

This is Part Two of a Three Part Series.

  1. Part One I reviewed and purged my Fall/Winter Capsule Wardrobe.
  2. Part Two I’ll plan and shop for my Fall/Winter Capsule Wardrobe.
  3. Part Three I’ll check-in on my total wardrobe and highlight how the changes to my Fall/Winter Capsule Wardrobe affected my total wardrobe for The 80/20 Challenge.

After prepping my wardrobe in Part One, it was time for my favorite part-the SHOPPING!  As I mentioned in this post about my favorite sale, I was unable to visit the brick and mortar stores for this year’s sale, so I ordered online.  Fifty-two items!  And here’s what that looks like.

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Fall/Winter Capsule Wardrobe Color Analysis

April 26, 2015

Fall/Winter Capsule Wardrobe

Fall/Winter capsule wardrobe

In my last post I began reviewing my fall/winter capsule wardrobe for the end of the season.  Today I’m going to wrap up the analysis by reviewing the color capsules as well as the totals for this capsule wardrobe.

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Reviewing Fall/Winter Capsule Wardrobe Colors

April 19, 2015

Now that spring is here, it’s time to review my Fall/Winter capsule wardrobe one more time and pack it up until fall rolls around again.  In truth, I don’t actually pack up my seasonal clothes (although I used to) but I do tend to shy away from many of the items from my Fall/Winter capsule wardrobe and use my Spring/Summer capsule once the weather changes.

To help prepare for the next time I shop for this capsule, which would be in late summer, I’m going to review not only what’s in my wardrobe at the end of the season, but also, the color capsules in this wardrobe.

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Updating A Spring/Summer Capsule Wardrobe-Part Two

(Note: This is a long and photo heavy post.)

February 19, 2015

The Revised Spring/Summer Capsule Wardrobe

The revised Spring/Summer capsule wardrobe.

I’m at month 4 of The 80/20 Challenge and it’s time for my monthly check-in.

This is part two of a three part series, Updating A Spring/Summer Capsule Wardrobe:

  1. Part One I reviewed and purged my Spring/Summer capsule wardrobe.
  2. Part Two I’ll plan and shop for my Spring/Summer capsule wardrobe.
  3. Part Three I’ll check-in on my total wardrobe and highlight how the changes to my Spring/Summer capsule wardrobe affected my total wardrobe for The 80/20 Challenge.

Now onto the fun!


Part Two-Plan and Shop

Once again I used two steps, this time to plan and shop for my Spring/Summer Capsule Wardrobe:
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Shifting a Core Wardrobe Color (Week 36)

July 13, 2014

A few of the pieces from the French Challenge Capsule Wardrobe.

A few of the pieces from the French Capsule Challenge wardrobe.

I recently purchased a few new items and now it’s time to figure out how these pieces will work with my spring/summer capsule wardrobe. After The French Capsule Challenge, I discovered that black is one of the core colors in my wardrobe.  Yet I don’t think it is the most flattering neutral on me and I would like to incorporate it as an accent color instead.  But I do not want to shop just to shop, so I will have to adjust my wardrobe slowly over time.  I’m going to mix in my French Capsule Challenge wardrobe with my new additions, into my spring/summer capsule wardrobe, by using my color capsules.

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After A Shopping Fast (Week 35)

July 6, 2014

I went shopping for two pairs of shoes.

I went shopping for two pairs of shoes—whoops!

I declared I would not shop for one month here.  My one month time frame is over.  And similar to someone on a diet who ‘binges’ on a cheat day, I binged with my shopping for new shoes.  My goal was to purchase two new pairs of shoes: a replacement for the black buckle loafer from this post, and a new addition to the total number of shoes for my business capsule wardrobe.  But I ended up coming home with five pairs instead, yikes!  So, why was I shopping and what went wrong?

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Capsules By Color (Week 32)

(Lots of analysis this week, this is going to be a long post with lots of photos!)

June 15, 2014

Clothes not in the French Capsule.

Clothes not in the French Capsule Challenge Wardrobe.

I recently began a French Capsule Challenge.  I am working with a capsule wardrobe of black, white, blue, and green for my workday and weekend looks.  But as the photo above shows, my challenge clothes are not all of the clothes in my spring summer capsule wardrobe.   Now it’s time to assemble the additional capsules in my working closet for workdays and weekends. (I am not including an analysis of my gear clothing but if you want me to run one just let me know.)

Identifying capsules by colors is helpful in a few ways:

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