Capsule Outfit #17

navy ikat shirt blue jeans red scarf black heels by 14 shades of grey

Remember how I always say we don’t have much of a fall around here? It is usually still warm by late October, then comes November and bam, a cold snap. This year, though, we seem to have more of an actual fall season, with crisp, cool mornings and nights, and warm days. Apparently (according to my parents anyway), this is because it’s an intercalary year in the lunar calendar, which means the lunar year has 13 months instead of 12, so the 10 days or so of fall weather we usually have every year is stretched out into a whole month. I don’t know, my mom gave me this long-winded explanation about how intercalation works, but I was pretty sure my eyes glazed over half-way through it. I just know that I would’ve really enjoyed this kind of weather, had I picked out enough clothes for it in my capsule. Now I’m wearing the same shit over and over again and I actually want it to get colder just so I could change up my look a bit… I’m just never happy, am I?

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 navy ikat shirt red scarf by 14 shades of greynavy ikat shirt blue jeans red scarf black heels by 14 shades of grey

Shirt: C-Wonder, Jeans: Mango, Scarf: Icing, Belt & Heels: hand-me-down


Capsule Outfit #16

gray t-shirt black cardigan blue jeans black booties by 14 shades of grey

Confession: I am bored with the capsule wardrobe. I am. I’ve been wearing these jeans and these boots for like, three days in a row on (these photos were taken last Friday), and I can’t think of any more interesting way to style them. Perhaps I have focused too much on the number instead of the idea of what I want my capsule to be like. But at least I have identified a few pieces that I really miss (like my gingham shirt), and a few pieces in the capsule that I’m not so wild about (pencil skirt), so my year-round closet is shaping up.

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T-shirt: Zalora, Cardigan: H&M (hand-me-down), Jeans: Mango, Boots: Betts, Necklace: local shop


SIA Inspiration: Frankenthaler

Sorry for the late post, but Jess is preparing for back surgery (yikes!) so we’re a bit behind schedule. But nevertheless, here’s this week’s inspiration for SIA, “Canyon” by Helen Frankenthaler:

After last week, Isabella pointed out that there is a major lack of female artists on SIA, so Jess stepped up and found this amazing vibrant piece, which was created by pouring thinned pigment onto canvas. How cool is that? I’m going to have to take a break from my capsule wardrobe for this, but I’m getting tired of it anyway :P

Send your submissions (and good wishes) to Jess at animatedcardigan@gmail.com by next Monday, as usual. Get well soon, Jess!


Capsule Outfit #15

navy plaid shirt boyfriend jeans yellow scarf brown booties by 14 shades of grey

Just something simple and casual to end the week. I know, I know, I’ve been wearing these boots a lot, but they’re comfy and they go with everything. It was actually a toss-up between these or the black + floral ones, and these just seem to go better with the outfit.

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navy plaid shirt boyfriend jeans yellow scarf by 14 shades of greynavy plaid shirt boyfriend jeans yellow scarf brown booties by 14 shades of grey

Shirt: Uniqlo, Jeans: Charlotte Russe, Scarf: Target, Boots: Topshop


Capsule Outfit #14

lace t-shirt khaki blazer blue jeans leopard print flats by 14 shades of grey

When I first bought this lace t-shirt, I was excited about how versatile it is, but it seems I’ve worn it with nothing else but jeans and flats. Maybe when it gets colder I can pair it with cardigans and jackets and boots, but I’m reluctant to pair it with skirts or heels, because I feel that would be too “girly girl”, and that’s not me at all. It just goes to show, you never know how something will fit into your wardrobe until you experiment with it. But then again, even with just jeans and flats, this shirt still gets more wear than plenty of other things in my closet, so I’m not complaining.

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lace t-shirt blue jeans leopard print flats by 14 shades of grey

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T-shirt: Banana Republic, Jeans: Mango, Blazer: hand-me-down, Flats: shop at LA Fashion District, Brooch: flea market


Capsule Outfit #13

polka dot chambray shirt white jeans brown booties by 14 shades of grey

It’s only Tuesday. Is it? I feel like it should be Thursday or something.

Excuse me while I go watch Black Books again. I’ve been working my way through all of Graham Linehan’s comedies, and I love it.

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Shirt: tailor, Jeans: Calvin Klein, Belt: local shop, Boots: Topshop


Capsule Outfit #12

white button-up black skirt brown booties by 14 shades of grey

I’m really happy that for this week’s SIA, I could stick to my capsule wardrobe. The inspiration painting, “Two Women at a Window” by Baroque artist Bartolom√© Esteban Murillo, has mostly neutral colors, so I just had to add a pop of red to mimic the bow at the young woman’s bust, and I’m good. And of course, I had to mimic the two women’s expressions in my photos too :)

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Big thanks for Jen for picking this lovely piece. Don’t forget to drop by her blog to see other interpretations of this painting!

white button-up black skirt brown booties by 14 shades of grey

Shirt: local shop, Skirt: hand-me-down, Scarf: self-made, Belt: borrow from my mom, Boots: Topshop