All posts tagged: capsule wardrobe

Winter 10×10: Week 1

I’m not entirely certain that current conditions in Nashville can be classified as ‘winter.’ A  few snow flurries leading to climbing temperatures in the low 70’s leaves faint hope of a winter wonderland anytime soon.  I’m not entirely sad about it. We’ve reached midpoint of the Winter 10×10 challenge hosted by Lee Vosburgh of Style Bee and Caroline of Unfancy, two minimalist minded fashion bloggers I recently discovered and now absolutely adore.  For 10 days, I’m curating 10 different ensembles with 10 articles of clothing, (including shoes and one coat) to inspire responsible fashion consumption and reloving your current threads.   I have looooved every single second of the experience, from selecting my 10 items to coordinating looks I would never have previously imaged!  The best part-80% of my items were either thrifted or purchased at recycled fashion shops around Nashville.  My 10 days exclude the weekend; naturally all of my ensembles are Monday-Friday office inspired.  My 10 include: Cognac Lucky Brand booties (recycled fashion) Leopard print/black flats (recycled fashion) Marc by Marc Jacobs trench (thrifted) Everlane oversized wool sweater (recycled fashion) Madewell silk white blouse (recycled fashion) Black/White …

RE-use, RE-love & Donate

The seasons are a cha cha cha chaaaaanging!  I’m following suit with Mother Nature’s upcoming wardrobe update and exchanging out my closet a bit. Since much of my clothing is purchased at recycled fashion shops, resale venues or treasure hunted through thrift stores-their bargain prices make it easy to over-accumulate.  Bargain shopping for business appropriate attire is an art form ya’ll; I’m devoting an entire upcoming post to it since I get a lot of comments on the subject. It’s extra hard for me to let go of wearable items I’ve collected through travel…cue up the pink soccer polo circa Barcelona 2011 still taking up space in my dresser.  If I  haven’t worn it this summer or in the last year, it’s definitely being donated.   But it’s more than just about updating seasonal attire.  I don’t NEED more clothing-I’m actually working toward decreasing the amount of clothing I own and moving toward a capsule wardrobe.  If you’re questioning what the heck a capsule wardrobe is: learn more here.  I tell myself it’s all practice for when we build our tiny house, but …