This post is brought to you by my shower. I don’t know if I’m the only one lacking a perfectly lit white surface to photograph in front of, but my shower reallyyyy came through for me today. So don’t mind the occasional shower head and faucet.
If you’re new to capsule wardrobing like I was a couple weeks ago, read everything on here.
17 shirts, 9 sweaters, 1 vest, 5 skirts, 1 dress, 3 pants, 4 shorts, 2 leggings, 1 jacket, 8 shoes
51 items. Not too shabby and not too excessive if I do say so mah self. Surprisingly, I already owned 48/51 of the items and many of the items date back a few years. I only ended up buying 2 pairs of shoes since deciding to try out a capsule wardrobe and currently saving for the jacket.
Yellow, grey, beige vnecks: Target
Rust v-neck: Madewell
Green shirts, dark chambray, stripes, deer, and fox shirts: Anthropologie
Light chambray shirt: Jcrew
White star shirt: Jcrew
Grey with gold heart shirt: Jcrew
Black blouse: Anthropologie
Nude lace shirt: Anthropologie
Beige long sleeved shirt: Target
Yellow flower, brown sweater, yellow vest, stripe skirt, yellow skirt, bow sweater, red bottom skirt: Anthropologie
Gray sweater: ¯\_(ツ)_/¯
Brown and gray sweater: Madewell
Cat sweater: Jcrew
Hello sweatshirt: Hello Apparel
Gold heart sweatshirt: Jcrew (pst, they also have this same print in baby pjs that Prim just might have)
Fair Isle sweater: Madewell
Green dress: Anthropologie
Black dot skirt: Madewell
Green pants and stripe shorts: Anthropologie
Blue jeans: Madewell
Grey jeans: Gap
Maxi skirt: Target
Cut-offs: Old Urban Outfitters Jeans
Pink and blue Shorts: Jcrew
*Parkas: Pendleton Tan and Red
*HELP ME DECIDE WHICH COLOR!? I’m saving for this jacket and can’t decide between the tan and red. I’m heavily leaning towards the tan, but the red is so red and so classy. Am I red coat? #IMISSPLL
Brown Flats: Seychelles (via Amazon)
Brown Boots: Keds
Brown and red mocs: Minnetonka
Multi-color mocs: 2568 Shoes
Brown Booties: Anthropologie
Black Flats: Anthropologie
Since most of these items are complied from what I already owned, I can see some of my purchasing flaws like, 3 pairs of moccasins!? Or 2 plain green shirts, 2 gray shirts, so many t-shirts and not enough nicer day-to-day can be dressed up shirts. If I had a few more of the nicer shirts and less tshirts, I would have a little more variety with my church outfits. Also, I would maybe hold out on owning so many pull-over sweaters/sweatshirts and trade them for button-down sweaters while I’m still nursing.
I also have so many knee length skirts and still have shorts in this capsule because of a few reasons.
1. All my pants are pre-pregnancy. Nine months on, nine months off.
2. It’s still pretty warm here in California and I may start the day in a sweater and pants, but come lunchtime, I’m ready to go back into my shorts. They’ll have to stick around for a while longer.
3. Skirts are so much more practical to wear to mass while nursing a baby. I can still use the ol’ undershirt trick.
I can’t wait until the spring capsule when I can try to implement the rule of three.
I feel so good about this! I can already feel so much anxiety about what to wear and the feeling of missing something float away.
Are you building your own capsule wardrobe? Are you cleaning out your closet? Share it with me!