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Spring 2018 Capsule Wardrobe

Happy spring time everyone!!

It may still be rather cool here in Minnesota, but I am rebelling and going head first into my spring 2018 capsule!

I’m honestly more excited to share this capsule with you than I have been with any other capsule.

I know I’ve said this before, but I have grown so much over the past year and along with that growth has come a huge shift in perspective and priorities.

In regards to fashion and style, it’s a bit odd but I have almost had a reversion.

For a long time I dressed in a certain way because I felt like my age didn’t suit certain styles and because stores weren’t carrying the clothes I was drawn to. I compared myself to other fashionable women I knew and, without even really realizing it, started copying the way they were dressed.

A lot of those false style ideals I had built up around myself have melted away over the last year (this also applies to much, much more of my life than just style… but we’re talking capsules today so I’ll leave it there).

And then the winter 10×10 completely changed my perspective because it reawakened my love and desire for vintage and thrifting.

I think all of those things melded with the fact that I’m needing to rebuild my capsules give me a unique opportunity to begin a style “awakening”. Sounds funny, but I don’t know how else to put it.

Speaking of needing to rebuild:

There have been several factors that have created a bit of a turnover in my wardrobe as of late. I mentioned some of those reasons in my winter capsule reveal, but another big reason has been weight loss. I plan to talk about that a bit more in an upcoming post, but most of my denim has had to be refreshed and quite a few tops… though I was able to still get away with a lot of my older clothing.

And finally, let’s talk new additions! Most of my new additions were purchased through thrifting. Most of them are current styles, but I was able to find used pieces on eBay and Poshmark (just a side note, but I’m thinking that for my summer capsule I’m going to attempt to add only vintage or me made pieces… we’ll see!).

I didn’t have a huge budget so I took full advantage of eBay auctions!

In total, I added 13 pieces to this capsule. Not great, but not bad either. I’m happy with that number considering the circumstances!

Some of the pieces may be new to you, but they were pieces I purchased while I was pregnant and wasn’t able to fit into last spring.

A lot of the pieces you have seen before!

I definitely wanted to add more color to my capsule as you’ll probably have already noticed and I continued on with the casual theme in the pieces I chose… though I did add in a bit more middle ground (my black jeans, some fancier shoes and more blouses).

I think that’s everything I wanted to share with you!

Though I do want to add one quick thought before I close this out:

I used to think that I would get to this magical place where I would no longer need to ever add anything to my wardrobe… that I would get this perfect wardrobe of only high quality pieces that would fit me forever and would never out.

It seems naive now, but it’s what I thought I was working towards.

I’ve now realized that life is more complicated than that. My wardrobe will ebb and flow simply because life does and so do I.

It’s okay if I have to add things, it’s okay if my style changes, it’s okay if I buy something I regret later.

I’m no longer seeking perfection in my capsules, instead I’m seeking a small wardrobe that works for me.

Okay then! That’s that! Tomorrow I’ll be sharing my first outfit and hopefully it will trigger the heavens to release warm air and sunshine! Fingers crossed…

Clothing Links:
White Tee: Thrifted | Same Tee from Original Source | Everlane Option
Si Se Puede Tee: Haute Hope, c/o | More Affordable Option | Everlane Option
Tunic Dress:  Old | Almost Exact from Everlane   (less than $50!)
Romantic Blouse: Old from Doen | Similar from Doen (also available in mustard… swoon!) | Super Similar Option | More Affordable Option | Everlane Option
Red Graphic Tee: The Bee and the Fox | Matching Children’s Shirt | Everlane Option
White Blouse: Thrifted | Similar | Affordable Option | Everlane Option
Peasant Blouse: Thrifted | Super Similar | Everlane Option
Button Down: Power of my People, c/o | Everlane Option | Similar Option
Linen Tee: Elizabeth Suzann, c/o | More Affordable Option | Everlane Option | Similar Handmade Option
Sweatshirt: Corinne (color no longer available, still available in navy) | More Affordable Everlane Option
Mom Jeans: Thrifted | Similar Ethical Option | Affordable Everlane Option
Striped Blouse: Thrifted | Similar Same Brand | Everlane Option | Affordable Option
Cropped Sweater: Everlane
Tee Dress: Everlane
Crewneck Tee: Everlane
Jumpsuit: Thrifted | Similar Ethical Option in different color | Linen Option | Affordable Option
Boyfriend Jean: Everlane
Skinny Jean: Thrifted | Same Jean from Original Source | Similar Distressed Ethical Option | Everlane Option
Straight Leg Jeans: Levis | Ethical Option | Everlane Option | Affordable Option
Vintage Jeans: Vintage Lee Comfort Fit | Similar Ethical Option| Everlane Option
Striped Tee: Everlane
Colorful Blouse: Gap | Same Color in Sweater Form | Affordable Option
Colorful Tee: J. Crew (no longer available in this color) | Affordable option | Everlane Option
Statement Tee: Thrifted | Same Tee from Original Source | Ethical Option | More affordable option | Everlane Option
Midi Skirt: no longer available | Similar | Affordable Option | Splurge
Kimono Cardigan: Thrifted | Similar Ethical Option | Similar in Dark Gray | Similar Vibe | Everlane Option
Maxi Cardigan: It is Well L.A., c/o | More affordable option
Black Vintage Jeans: Vintage! | Similar Everlane Option
Linen Dress: Pyne and Smith | Same Material, Different Style | Similar, More Affordable Option
Black Tee: thrifted | Same Tee from Original Source | Everlane Option | Affordable Option
Tan Mule: thrifted | Almost exact in leather | Ethical Option | More Affordable (CUTE!) Option | Investment Option
Colorful flat: Thrifted Everlane | Same Shoe in Different Color | Similar Vibe | More Affordable Option | Affordable Option
High Top Sneaker: Converse | Everlane Option
Cognac Mule: Thrifted | Same from original source | Similar Ethical Option | More affordable option
Clogs: Lotta from Stockholm | Everlane Option
Colorful Sneakers: Vans | Ethical Option | Everlane Option
Black Sneaker: Converse | Ethical Option | Everlane Option | Affordable Option
Loafers: Thrifted | Everlane Option| More Affordable option | even more affordable option
Black Mules: Thrifted | Everlane Option | Almost Exact | Affordable Option
Black High Tops: Vans | Everlane Option | Ethical Option

Until next time,

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  • Reply Mikayla

    Looks great! Excited to see your spring outfits. Your new blog pics are fantastic! Very fresh and lively with the new hair and the red lip is gorgeous. So much love for everything you bring into this space and world. Thank you for being so awesomely you.

    March 5, 2018 at 8:59 am
    • Reply Karin

      Thank you Mikayla! You’ve always been such an encouragement and I really appreciate it!

      March 9, 2018 at 11:29 am
  • Reply Karen

    Would you consider doing a post on how to find things on eBay? I find myself so lost when I try to shop on EBay!

    March 5, 2018 at 12:45 pm
    • Reply Karin

      I do have a super old one that I did maybe a couple of years ago? It would be fun to do an updated one though!

      March 9, 2018 at 11:30 am

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