fall-capsule

Released Back Into The Sea

September 13, 2016

short and tall wedge boots

Left: Sale Boots // Right: Already Own Boots

During my favorite sale, I fell in love with the green plaid boots on the left.  I went back and forth, undecided on purchasing them.  They weren’t on my shopping list, and I had already picked up a pair of short boots during the sale.  BUT….they were super cute and they were on sale!

Right before the sale ended, I snatched them up.  After all, they were from a brand (Sorel) I already knew, they were a wedge heel (ie comfy for my fussy feet) and did I mention the most important point of all—they were on sale!

But when I brought them home, everything changed.

Keep on reading

How To Transition From Summer to Fall

August 30, 2016

3 options to transition from summer to fall.

The time of year when my area is shifting from summer to fall, is a great time to sport outfits remixed with items from both my Fall/Winter and Spring/Summer capsule wardrobes.  Transitional outfits allow me to get a little more use out of the clothes from the summer season, while also allowing me to sport any new fall clothes right away.  Sometimes I think transition months are the most fun and interesting to dress for.

Keep on reading

Prepping For Fall (Part Four)

(This is part 4 of a 4-part series—Prepping For Fall.  For part-one click here, part-two click here, and part-three click here.  This is a photo heavy post.)

August 23, 2016

Three stragglers from Banana Republic.

3 new additions for fall from Banana Republic.

I’ve finally arrived at the last post of this series, what is in my Fall/Winter Capsule wardrobe for the start of the fall season.  But before I start the number crunching, I have one more photo of new additions—the straggler items.  These 3 items are not from the Nordstrom Anniversary Sale, which is my favorite sale, they are from Banana Republic instead.  After all of the shopping I did at the Nordstrom Anniversary Sale, why do I have yet more new things?

Keep on reading

Prepping For Fall (Part Three)

(This is part 3 of a 4-part series—Prepping For Fall.  For part-one click here and for part-two click here.) (This is a photo heavy post.)

August 14, 2016

I'm ready for some of these.

I’m ready for some of these!

In this third post of shopping my favorite sale, I’ll share what happened when I shopped both online and in the store.  During this sale I was shopping for 2 wardrobe capsules, my Business Capsule and my Fall/Winter Capsule, which is the capsule that I will sport on a daily basis.  Before I show you what I got, first let’s review my entire shopping list:

Keep on reading

Prepping For Fall (Part Two)

(This is part 2 of a 4-part series—Prepping For Fall.   For part-one click here.)

August 7, 2016

8.7.2016_01

Fall/Winter and Business capsule wardrobes after the closet edit.

Fall/Winter Capsule Footwear

Fall/Winter capsule wardrobe–Shoes (well mostly boots actually)

In my last post I began prepping for fall (part one) before I go out shopping at my favorite sale.  During that review session, I did an edit of both my Fall/Winter and Business capsule wardrobes.  I also began writing my shopping list, which contained 7 items to fill wardrobe holes for my Business Capsule.

Today I’ll review what the total and breakdown of my Fall/Winter capsule wardrobe was after that closet editing session.  I’ll also share the rest of my shopping list, this time with the items I desire for my Fall/Winter capsule wardrobe.

Keep on reading

Prepping For Fall (Part One)

(This is part 1 of a 4-part series—Prepping For Fall.) (This is a long and photo heavy post.)

July 31, 2016

Fall/Winter Wardrobe Before The Closet Edit

Fall/Winter capsule wardrobe before the purge

Every year when My Favorite Sale Is Back, I use that event as the jump start to begin prepping my wardrobe for the upcoming fall/winter season.  In my last post I detailed how I narrowed down the large number of items from my wish list, to the smaller number that went into my shopping cart.  Today the attention is turned to the closet itself, specifically my Fall/Winter Capsule wardrobe from last year as well as my Business Capsule.

Over the years I’ve learned that I cannot shop the sale effectively without a little pre-planning.  In order for me to assemble a list of wardrobe needs and wants to shop for first I have to first review what is inside my closet.  For this closet review, I’m not only going to look at what’s currently in my Fall/Winter Capsule wardrobe, I’m also going to take a very close look at my Business Capsule, as this area fell out of sorts lately and I have been struggling with creating outfits that I am happy with.

Keep on reading

The DH Closet Challenge Part II-Wardrobe Refinement (Week 1)

October 11, 2015

Starting The DH Closet Challenge Part II with an empty closet.

Starting The DH Closet Challenge Part II with an empty closet.

I find that the first week of a wardrobe challenge is usually the easiest.  For that first week, I’m establishing my wardrobe, and there are very few restrictions.  I can pull whatever items I am in the mood for.  Unfortunately, the weather itself has been a problem.  The beginning of our fall season usually has very large swings in temperature.  One day it’s 75F and the next day 55F.  Or if we get really lucky, it’s both at the same time (cold in the morning and really warm by the afternoon).  The extreme temperature range had me reaching for both warm and cold weather clothing, which can lead to a rather varied capsule wardrobe.

Keep on reading

Updating A Fall/Winter Capsule Wardrobe-Part Three

August 23, 2015

Updated Fall/Winter Capsule Wardrobe

Updated Fall/Winter Capsule Wardrobe

This is Part Three of a Three Part Series.

  1. Part One I reviewed and purged my Fall/Winter Capsule Wardrobe.
  2. Part Two I planned and shopped 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.

Now onto the fun!

Keep on reading

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.

Keep on reading

Updating A Fall/Winter Capsule Wardrobe-Part One (Month 10)

August 2, 2015

Fall/Winter Capsule Wardrobe Awaiting New Additions

Fall/Winter capsule wardrobe is ready for new additions

This will be a three part series:

  1. Part One I’ll review and purge 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.

Now onto the fun!

Keep on reading