As I mentioned above, most of these clothes where items I already owned. The biggest thing for me to purchase this time around was shorts. Last summer I was pregnant and I definitely don’t fit into the shorts from the summer before that (were my hips really that size before getting pregnant??). However… confession time: the light wash jeans in my capsule are totally pregnancy shorts. Mama’s got to do what Mama’s got to do. Also, I may have made a mistake in adding the white shorts. Time will tell… I have already spilled chili on them, sat on chocolate, and most recently my six month old pooped on them.
The area I struggled the most in whittling was in the shoe department. Surprisingly, I have a lot of emotional connections to some of my sandals. I’ve had several pairs for over ten years and I honestly do still love them. However, I didn’t feel like they were a necessary part of my wardrobe so they were truncated. The exception is my beloved pair of Chacos. I bought them my junior year of college right before I traipsed around South America for three and a half months and they have been faithful companions ever since.I didn’t have a set budget this go around. I’m still working out exactly what I want that to look like for future capsules.
The only things that I felt were missing from my capsule once it started to come together were the striped sweatshirt, white button down, and cream cardigan. Everything else I already owned.This is an outrageously long post so we will leave it there for now before your scrolling finger gets a cramp. Starting next week I will be showing you different ways of styling all of these pieces. I should definitely put out a disclaimer that I am NOT a stylist… for real. I have major limitations in that area. If you’re looking for something a bit more professional, check out my sister’s blog. She’s all kinds of professional.
Until next time,