Weekly Capsule 02.4

white shirt gray sweater blue jeans black booties by 14 shades of grey

This outfit is proof of what I said in yesterday’s post, that you can wear pretty much anything with a pair of jeans. It took me less than a minute this morning to throw this on (as opposed to the half hour plus for yesterday’s outfit.) It may not be the most exciting or stylish outfit in the world, but it’s comfy and relatively put-together, and for Friday, I can’t ask for anything more.

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Shirt: local shop, Sweater: H&M, Jeans: Forever21, Boots: Betts

I totally forgot to do the round-up last week, so here are this week’s looks:

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I’m happier with this week’s capsule. Somehow it feels less boring, even though all the outfits are roughly the same in terms of silhouette and/or color scheme. I guess that gives the capsule a consistent, uniformed feel, rather than last week when I had to force these random pieces to work together.


Weekly Capsule 02.3

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I notice that this week’s outfits have been even more repetitive than last week’s (all sweater + jeans + ankle boots), so in an attempt to have a different silhouette, I added this shift dress to this week’s capsule. It’s fitting too, because Audrey of Putting Me Together has just started a weekly style challenge, and this week’s theme is “wear a dress”.

I would like to wear more dresses and skirts in the winter too, but I find it really difficult to figure out what sweater and shoes to pair with a dress or skirt. Even this outfit took me half an hour last night trying things on and fussing, before I said “Ah, fuck it” and decided on this combination – which is OK but not my favorite (plain black tights and black boots would be better.) With jeans it’s so much easier. You can just pretty much throw anything on and they’ll go together.

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Shirt & Tights: local shops, Dress: Gap (thrifted), Boots: Topshop, Scarf: self-made, Brooch: vintage


Weekly Capsule 02.2

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This sweatshirt is one of the pieces from my fall/winter capsule that never got worn; before that I’ve only worn it once. You can see why: it’s thin so you have to layer it for this weather, and it’s cropped and boxy, so it doesn’t work well tucked into things. In short, it’s tricky to style. I guess I was dazzled by the cute embroidered elephants when I bought it and didn’t think about how to, you know, actually wear it.

So I’m giving it another go, to see if I should keep it or hand it down to my niece. This I like – layering a button-up shirt underneath it – but if that’s the only way to style it, it’s going to get boring quickly. You guys have any suggestion?

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Sweatshirt: Zalora, Shirt & Necklace: local shops, Jeans: Forever21, Boots: Topshop


SIA: Young Woman Watering A Shrub

It’s the first SIA challenge of the new year, and everybody comes out in fine style in response to the inspiration, “Young Woman Watering A Shrub” by Impressionist Berthe Morisot:

First up, we have Stephanie in a lovely scarf:

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Next is our co-host Jen, in a SIA-favorite white dress (it’s the fifth time she wore it for SIA!!!):

Next is Kezzie, with the perfect accessory – a watering can necklace:

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Melissa has only participated in SIA once before, but she has returned in this beautiful white-and-green look:

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Erin wore this sharp outfit to celebrate her birthday yesterday – happy belated birthday, Erin!

Finally, me:

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And that concludes a great start to SIA 2015! Don’t forget to check back next week for a new piece of inspiration chosen by Jen.


Weekly Capsule 02.1 & SIA

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This is my outfit for this week’s SIA, and also my first outfit for this week’s capsule. Of course, because the painting is called “Young Woman Watering a Shrub”, I had to add my watering can brooch. I also wore my scarf backwards to mimic the black ribbons on the young woman’s neck.

At first I thought about wearing my white dress for SIA, since I’m trying to wear my dresses and skirts more, but none of the sweaters looks quite right with it. In the end I decided to go back to my jeans. I’m a jeans kind of girl, it’s not use running away from that. Even if that means I’m pretty much reusing all of the pieces from the fall/winter capsule for these weekly capsules. But hey, that’s the whole point of a capsule wardrobe, isn’t it?

The full round-up post with everybody’s outfit will be up tomorrow, so remember to drop by!

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Jeans: Calvin Klein, Sweater: H&M, Scarf: Forever21, Boots: Betts, Brooch: vintage


Weekly Capsule: 01.3 & 01.4

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blue gingham shirt maroon cardigan black jeans white scarf by 14 shades of grey

One of the reasons I wanted to try the weekly capsule is that it would help me have a more regular schedule for posting, but my Internet has been really spotty these last few days, which is why there was no post yesterday (apparently there was some broken fiber-optic cable somewhere in the Pacific Ocean. Or maybe some joker decided to type “Google” into Google and broke the Internet.)

It doesn’t matter, because my last two outfits for this week’s capsule are not “blog-worthy” enough to warrant separate posts anyway. Actually, this first weekly capsule has been kind of repetitive, because they’re mostly pieces from my fall/winter capsule, so hopefully next week I can avoid falling back on familiar things and pick out some more interesting pieces.

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Outfit #3 – Sweatshirt: Zalora, Jeans: Mango, Scarf: Forever21, Boots: local shop, Brooch: vintage

Outfit #4 – Shirt & Cardigan: local shop, Jeans: Hermes, Scarf: hand-me-down, Boots: Betts


Weekly Capsule: 01.2

chambray polka dot shirt maroon cardigan black jeans black boots by 14 shades of grey

Between this outfit and the one I wore yesterday, I think I have enough for this week’s capsule. Of course, I didn’t think things through again and forgot to take into account the cold snap we’re going to have later on this week. Ah well, I’ll just add a thermal shirt underneath for extra warmth.

And yes, this is another chambray polka dot shirt. I actually bought it a while ago, when I was well into my capsule wardrobe and didn’t want to add another piece in. Yes, yes, I know, I don’t need another chambray polka dot shirt, but this is a popover, so it’s totally different, right? Anyway, I’ve been wearing my other chambray polka dot shirt a lot, so I’m sure this will get a lot of wear too.

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Shirt: Gap, Jeans: Hermes, Cardigan & Boots: local shop, Pin: vintage