Thursday, October 1, 2015

All Year Long...

So, I think I'm going to revamp my capsule for a year-long capsule. I think I will decide on a number of sweaters/shirts/skirts/pants/jeans etc... that I need. Then I will go from there. There is not much I need now except new work pants, so I have a Stitch Fix coming next week for that ;)

I will start with what I have. Then fill in gaps as I find them. And keep my budget to $250 on clothes per quarter.

I'm sure there will be some adjusting as things go on. I'm trying to keep my central mantra of "Less is more" in mind. It's about making a mental switch to value things you have. Think about what you buy. And only buy what you truly need.

I will keep you updated :)

Wednesday, September 23, 2015

Capsule So Far...

So, there have been a few hiccups. I realize what people are saying - when you live in a climate with 4 seasons, it can be difficult. The temps here have been anywhere from feeling like fall to 90+ degrees. Also, I started on a new diet and exercise regimen, and now none of my pants for work fit anymore. So I'm not sure I'll be able to make it to November before buying new ones. I also have been looking in my closet and thinking that I had some really great clothes, and was I ever going to get a chance to wear them again? Or would they "not make the cut"?

I was searching, searching for someone who lived in a climate more like mine (not Texas, no LA) that has done a capsule wardrobe. I found one lady. Her workaround was that she made a capsule wardrobe for the entire year. There was no switching out. Every few months she could change out some clothes if she felt necessary, but overall keep the same number of clothes. I thought that was an interesting idea.

The blog post here is from a woman who lives in Ohio. She had done a capsule wardrobe for spring and summer and done well, but was having difficulty when it got to fall. Because she just couldn't always do the temperature swings. And, truly, there are some things that just are good year round.

So, I'm trying to figure out how to better make this work for me. I've thought about just putting all of my current clothes into a capsule. One that includes work and play. And see how many items we are talking about. Then go from there. Keep a budget for how much money to spend on my clothes in a year, and make purchases as I go. If I buy something, something else has to go. There may be a few exceptions to that rule, but it will keep you from getting waaaay too many things. and it makes you look at your prospective purchase in a different light.

For now, I will continue on with my current capsule. But things may change a bit here in the next few months... we'll just have to see.

Saturday, September 12, 2015

Week Three

Tuesday for work - tan wool pants, brown flats, and white Tshirt

Wednesday for work - black plaid pants, grey houndstooth seater, black flats

Friday - Blue chinos, green polk-a-dot tshirt, gray cardigan, brown flats