Capsule Outfit #28

blue striped sweatshirt red scarf blue jeans brown booties by 14 shades of grey

Yes, yes, another replacement, I know. But after taking out my navy cable knit sweater last week, I’ve noticed how worn it is, all pilling and gross, so I replaced it with this sweatshirt. And when I say “replaced”, I didn’t just mean in my capsule wardrobe, I mean in my closet as well. I demoted the cable knit sweater to the rank of “around the house” clothes, which includes stuff I wear when I’m at home and maybe to run a quick errand. Sweats, if you will.

I’m slowly refining my closet now, separating it into things that I would wear now, and things that still fit and are wearable but not I don’t like enough to be worn to work or to go out. Because that’s my goal behind the capsule wardrobes – hopefully, after doing a few of them for all seasons, I can figure out a solid, cohesive “work clothes” closet that doesn’t make me go “I don’t know what to wear!” every morning.

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blue striped sweatshirt red scarf by 14 shades of greyblue striped sweatshirt blue jeans brown booties by 14 shades of grey

Sweatshirt: Forever21, Jeans: Mango, Scarf: Icing, Boots: Topshop


Capsule Outfit #27

white cableknit sweater black jeans animal print scarf brown boots by 14 shades of grey

I actually took these photos almost two weeks ago, but between the busy schedule and the Pantone Color Challenge, I just forgot about them, so here you go, a 10-day-old outfit. It’s actually too warm  for something like this now, but I don’t mind. I know I always wish for it to be cold, but then I remember the cold is only fun for about a week, so I’m going to enjoy the nice weather while I can.

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white cableknit sweater black jeans brown boots by 14 shades of greywhite cableknit sweater animal print scarf by 14 shades of grey

Sweater: Atmosphere, Jeans: Hermes, Boots: Aldo, Scarf: hand-me-down


SIA Inspiration: Eames

For this week’s SIA inspiration, Jen picks something really different – a short film by husband-and-wife duo, Charles and Ray Eames. You may know them best for their architecture and furniture designs, but they also made several short films together, one of which is this 1952 piece, “Parade or Here They Are Coming Down Our Street”:

This is awesome, not just because it’s the first “moving picture” inspiration for SIA, but also because there are so many colors and patterns and textures in the film that we can interpret. I’m also including here a few screencaps for reference:

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So if you want to participate, send your outfit photos and/or post to Jen (librarianforlifestyle@gmail.com) by next Monday, December (!!!) 1st. I’m super excited about this one. Can’t wait to see what you guys come up with!


Capsule Outfit #26

white cableknit sweater polka dot skirt brown booties by 14 shades of grey

The weather suddenly warmed up, so I decided to change up my outfit formula a bit. Confession: I saw this combination on the mannequin at the shop where I bought the skirt, and really liked it, but I didn’t remember to put it together until now. The brown boots are a no-brainer, because the last color in the Pantone-inspired Challenge is “cognac”, and they fit right in.

Anyway, sorry for the brief post, but I finally had a free afternoon in a long time, so I’m headed off to see Mockingjay. Later!

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Sweater: Atmosphere, Skirt: local shop, Boots: Topshop, Brooch: gift shop at the Getty Center


Capsule Outfit #25

navy sweater navy jeans star scarf chelsea boots by 14 shades of grey

The next color in the Pantone-inspired Challenge is “mauve mist”, which looks like a dusky purplish pink to me. I don’t have anything like that in my closet, and I was thinking I could get away with my pink sweatshirt, when serendipitously, I got this scarf as a Teacher’s Day present from my students. It looks gray from afar, but up close it’s more purple, which is perfect. And better yet, the scarf has a different pattern on the other end (I’ll show you guys soon), so it’s like two scarves in one.

And yes, this is the same exact outfit from yesterday, just with different scarf and boots. I’m creative like that :P

P/S: I’m also linking up with Bri’s Third Thursday Thread. The theme is “Fall Footwear”, so it’s all appropriate.

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navy sweater star scarf by 14 shades of greynavy sweater navy jeans star scarf by 14 shades of grey

navy jeans chelsea boots by 14 shades of grey

Sweater: Fedora Boutique, Jeans: Mango, Boots: Din Sko, Scarf: gift


Capsule Outfit #24

navy sweater navy jeans green scarf brown boots by 14 shades of grey

It’s that time of the year again – time for the Pantone-inspired Color Challenge hosted by Marissa of The Modern Austen and Heidi of Literate & Stylish. I had to miss out on the Monday color, which is “sangria” (a sort of purplish red/burgundy), because other than a pair of tights, I don’t really have anything of that color in my closet. For Tuesday and Wednesday though, we have “cypress” and “royal blue”, so I picked my green scarf and navy sweater. Simple. This sweater + scarf + jeans + boots combo has been my uniform in the past two weeks, and I don’t mind that at all – it’s easy, it works, and I’m not bored with it yet, so I’m not changing it up any time soon.

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navy sweater green scarf by 14 shades of greynavy sweater navy jeans brown boots by 14 shades of grey

Sweater: Fedora Boutique, Jeans: Mango, Boots: Aldo, Scarf: hand-me-down


SIA: Ladies Folding Letters

See what I did with the post title there? Yeah I’m lame, I know.

Anyway, for this week’s SIA, inspired by the above painting, a gorgeous Rococo portrait “Lady Folding a Letter” by Louise Élisabeth Vigée Le Brun, we have a great selection, so hit it, ladies!

First up it’s Stephanie, in a lovely layered outfit:

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Our co-host, Jen, decided to go French with a beret decorated with a feather clip – perfect!

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Kezzie couldn’t get the photos she wanted of her wearing the blue floppy hat, but I’d say this is still super cute:

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Erin doesn’t have any yellow in her closet, so she picked this gold polka dot blouse instead. I love it:

And finally, moi:

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Beautiful fall outfits all around. Thank you for another wonderful week of SIA, and check back next week for new inspiration!