Outfits of the Week // Oct 2-8

I sort of rediscovered this printed scarf last week. It’s pretty much the same colors and print as a cardigan I was on the fence about keeping in my capsule. In the end I kept it in because I love it, but maybe all I needed was this scarf to give me the same satisfaction. My wardrobe tends to be very, very neutral and solid, so this fun print makes me feel like it’s a special occasion.

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<< Outfits of the Week >>

October 2 >> Literally I wore a tank and yoga pants at home all day so this doesn’t count. The comfy clothes I wear at home are called my “woobs”. I think I got that from a Kevin Smith podcast years ago.
October 3 >> Running errands

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October 4 >> Uniform only day
October 5 >> Biking around Amsterdam (I wish I had packed a heavy jacket, too!)

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October 6 >> Uniform only day
October 7 >> Drinks with friends

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October 8 >> Drive-in movies date on a cozy, rainy evening*

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*Note: (Miss Peregrine’s Home went completely off the rails and barely resembled the book. The Magnificent Seven was a western flick that I probably wouldn’t watch twice, but still enjoyed very much.)

I’m going to give my printed cardigan one last chance to wow me this week. If I’m still not completely in love, I’m saying goodbye.

Do you believe in the phrase, “If you love something, let it go”? Do you hold onto anything that you could easily substitute with something else you already have?

– kellie

Outfits of the Week // Sept 25-Oct 1

You can plan your capsule as much as you want, but when you finally find the piece you’ve been lusting over, after months of searching, with free shipping… you just buy it, damnit, and don’t think twice.

My goal for Autumn was to buy not a single item of clothing until I have to start preparing for my Winter capsule in November. As someone who used to work in a clothing store with a hefty employee discount, this is a big deal. I would come home with new items at least once a week. I wanted to challenge myself to make sure I could feel fulfilled, grateful, and satisfied by what I already own.

I had bought a handful of things for my Autumn capsule, but I just couldn’t find a pair of maroon/burgundy New Balance sneakers ANYWHERE on the internet. I couldn’t find them in time before my Fall capsule began. I figured I would do some more searching over the Winter and maybe purchase them for Spring.

“This is 2016!” I thought, “The internet has failed me, but I will prevail!”

I continued my quest.

Well I’m pretty sure they only sell that color in Europe because last week I bought them on eBay and had them shipped from the UK. Free international shipping is not something I can just ignore, despite being knee-deep in Autumn and decidedly outside of my shopping timeframe.

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But just look at how happy I was when they finally arrived! I couldn’t even be bothered to make the bed for this picture!

<< Outfits of the Week >>

September 25 >> Cleaning up the apartment & reading on the porch

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September 26 >> Blog post writing and Target run

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September 27 >> Uniform-only day

 

September 28 >> Layover in Durham, NC >> Dinner with the crew at Hooters (wings & beer!)

 

September 29 >> Layover in San Diego >> Dinner with the crew in the Gaslamp district & walking along the Marina

 

September 30 >> Uniform-only day

 

October 1 >> Casual hang-out with friends

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I may have failed at my goal of no purchases for the Fall, but I wore those sneakers three times this week so clearly I’m getting my money’s worth.

How often do you purchase clothing?  Do you think my new sneakers make my capsule wardrobe complete?

– kellie

Outfits of the Week // Sept 18-24

Check out the Capsule page to see my entire wardrobe for the next few months!

In an attempt to plan out what I want to post about on this little blog of mine, I repeatedly came back to the thought of clothes and how I put them both on my body and into my suitcase. So here is the first of what I hope will be a weekly installment: Outfits of the Week!

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Literally the only selfie I took this whole week, if you don’t count the ugly face I made for Snapchat this morning.

(The other weekly post I hope to put together is a Suitcase of the Week- what I packed for my trip(s) for those seven days and a little insight into why I packed those particular items. You can read more about that on Monday!)

<< Outfits of the Week >>

September 18 >> Running errands and lunch date

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September 19 >> Grocery shopping

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September 20 >> Trying to feel cute doing nothing alone at home

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September 21 >> Layover in Chicago > Drinks with the crew at the hotel bar

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September 22 >> Layover in Dallas > Got takeout from the hotel restaurant (yes, the same shirt from the day before, but I literally wore it for like 30 minutes, so bite me)

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September 23 >> No picture > Only wore my uniform all day

September 24 >> Running errands and working on this blog post

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Kind of a boring week outfit-wise. BUT I’ve only just started figuring out how to make my capsule work for this warmer weather before REAL Fall sets in and how to make it work while I’m away from home.

What do you think? Do you have a capsule wardrobe? Are you interested in future Outfit [and/or Suitcase] of the Week posts? Let me know in the comments!

– kellie