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A Little Wardrobe Update…

November 28, 2017

I’ve alluded to this quite a few times on Instagram, so I thought it was high time I sat down and put together a proper post on the topic of my wardrobe. Over the summer, I noticed a shift in myself. I found that I mostly wore a handful of pieces while the rest of my wardrobe remained most untouched.

I’d heard the term “capsule wardrobe” floating around the internets for quite some time but honestly the concept didn’t appeal to me because of how restricting and narrow the capsule wardrobes seemed. How could someone who loves clothes and style as much as I do restrict themselves to only a few items of clothing?

I dismissed it and continued wearing the same outfits over and over again.

This all changed when I found Caroline Rector’s blog, Unfancy. She made capsule wardrobes seem fun, cool, and relaxed. I was struck by her approach to the capsule wardrobe – how it should essentially encompass everything about your favorite items in your wardrobe. I’d previously been under the assumption that a capsule wardrobe consisted of black trousers, white blouses, and clothing with zero personality and style.

Caroline’s formula for the capsule wardrobe was mind-blowingly simple: wear only the things that you like and that you feel good in. You can have a capsule of entirely black clothing, if that’s what you like to wear.

What a concept.

My goal was simple, too: to feel better in my clothes and be happy with every outfit I wear. I felt like I was already halfway there with my handful of clothes that got worn on major repeat, but there were still a lot of holes to fill and a bunch of pieces I owned that I knew weren’t working for me anymore.

I knew it was time to roll up my sleeves and dig into this thing once and for all.

– PLANNING MY CAPSULE WARDROBE –

In Caroline’s Capsule Wardrobe planner, she explains that your capsule should rotate seasonally and should include pieces that you love to wear. I thought this was absolutely revolutionary and a different approach to any capsule wardrobe idea I’d seen before. I decided to give it a shot and filled out the planner.

You can see my June – September 2017 planner here!

It was so interesting for me to take the way I think about my clothing out from a place of “feeling” (i.e. “I don’t like this sweater”) to pinpointing exactly why I don’t like something (i.e. “I don’t wear this sweater because it’s itchy and I need to wear a tank top underneath, which makes me too warm”).

This seems like SUCH a simple concept but so many of us (including me) don’t do this, which ultimately leads to not knowing why we are so unhappy with our clothes.

I’ve just completed my second capsule planner for the months of October – January which you can see here.

I learned a lot about what I liked to wear in my first round of capsule planning. For example, I listed a vintage red bandana dress under the “Pieces I Own + Never Wear” section because it was “too much RED.” After completing the planner, I realized that I actually liked wearing red sometimes, and the dress ended up being one of my favorite pieces to wear over the summer! I also promptly listed all of the clothes in that section on Poshmark and managed to sell a bunch to fund pieces on my wishlist (with the exception of that red bandana dress that got a second chance!).

This post has the potential to turn into a BEAST because I have a lot to say on the matter, so I’m going to promise to keep it short and sweet and follow up with regular checkups. Here’s a few of my outfits from the past couple of weeks. Nothing fancy to see here (UNfancy you could say 😉), but these are my real outfits I’ve worn to work and on the weekends… mostly taken in the mirror in our work bathroom because THIS IS MY REAL LIFE.

pink suede jacket (on sale!) / turtleneck (old, similar) / black high-waisted jeans / ankle boots

leather jacket (old, similar) / sweatshirt / hat (old, similar)

leather jacket (old, similar) / sweater / skirt (old, similar) / ankle boots

sweater (old, similar) / pants (sold out, similar) / socks (old, similar) / mules

sweater (out of stock, similar) / jeans

Excited for what’s to come! xo

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My Summer Uniform

May 24, 2017

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I’m currently going through somewhat of a blogging and creative rut. I shot these photos today and sat down to write this post, but instead I sat with my laptop open in my lap for over an hour without a single word typed. All of the “yay summer!” posts seemed so disingenuous when all I really wanted to write about was why I’ve been MIA for the past couple months.

I intentionally haven’t shared many life updates lately because it’s been a challenging few months. I’ll save all my words about this for another proper post, because it would be a crime to pull focus from this stunning Old Navy jumpsuit.

I’m loving the Havana-prep style of this outfit. So breezy and comfy for those sticky summer days! A good linen jumpsuit never lets me down during the summer; they’re light enough to let the air circulate and my legs don’t stick together! They’re my ultimate summer uniform. Hah. The black and floral pattern is killing me, too. Add on these fun mirrored sunnies and blush canvas sneaks and the outfit just kind of comes together on its own, don’t you think?

S H O P  M Y  S U M M E R  U N I F O R M

– Photos by Samantha Scott

This post was sponsored by Old Navy, a brand that I love and have worn for years.

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Saying Hi To Spring With Old Navy!

April 10, 2017

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Oh heeeeyyyyy, spring! Nice to see ya! Not only am I enjoying the extra hour of daylight in the evenings (it’s no longer dark when I get out of work, hey!), but the temps have been consistently getting warmer. That means it’s time to shed a tiny tear and pack away the winter wools and furs and pull out those spring clothes! And since Old Navy is killin’ it per ush, I knew it was time for a trip to spruce up my closet…

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Your New Spring Outfit is A Click Away

March 13, 2017

old-navy-spring-outfitFor the first time in weeks, the sun is shining and I’m finally feeling myself again. I’ve been down with a nasty sickness for the better part of a week and barely left the house. However, yesterday was too beautiful of a day to waste on Netflix and my couch. I was inspired to take a shower (AND wash my hair!), put on some makeup and a cute outfit and get out in the fresh air. Amazing what a little sun, air, and some new duds from Old Navy can do for a girl!

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What’s In My Cart?: ASOS Wishlist

February 26, 2017

To the untrained eye, the ASOS website is an intimidating beast. The monstrous online retailer sells just about everything imaginable from tons of different designers. A veritable smorgasbord. However, the real treasure of the ASOS website is their own collection. For the price point, the quality of ASOS label is stellar, and I would happily exclusively order ASOS label clothing and shoes because I know exactly how they will fit every time.

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My Newest Love: The Pleated Midi Skirt

February 20, 2017

pleated-midi-skirtAs time goes on, I’ve become compelled to shop at only select few places. Gone are the days of Forever 21 hauls (anyone over the age of 21 would probably pay to never step foot in there again). Even my wardrobe now is completely different from just a few years ago as I find myself drawn to cozy fabrics, muted hues and feminine silhouettes. Nothing else quite embodies all three of these things like my newest love: the pleated midi skirt.

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