Thursday, April 23, 2015


Capsule Wardrobe

So we've all seen the Pinterest posts going around about building a capsule wardrobe, a minimalist wardrobe that the poster puts together into amazing outfits. I read a post that is so in line with what Flylady advocates, that we need to get rid of anything we don't look fabulous in and absolutely love to make room for what really matters.

I'm so inspired.

So that post directed me to, where I found a post about doing that very thing.

I've been wearing the same pants/top rinse repeat rotation for the past week or so. I was doing well for awhile with the PinnedItSpinnedIt, and I felt so so good on those days. But I can't keep wanting to buy new stuff every week. In fact, the challenge inspired me to buy teal pants because I loved them so much, but the ones from did not fit at all. So I still have them and probably won't wear them, I can return them, but it will cost almost as much as the pants cost between shipping and return shipping.

So, I think I'm going to start phase one tonight, pulling everything out of my closet. Which jeans will I keep (right now I have dressing up jeans and regular weekend jeans and jeans I'd be ok wearing to school)? Which tops? How can I keep my wardrobe fresh while limiting it to under 40 pieces?

I know there isn't anyone reading this, but of the pieces you've seen me wear, which should I keep?

And, could YOU pare down your wardrobe to 37 items not including jewelry?

Tuesday, April 14, 2015

Recent Jane purchases

I struggle when I see great looking items on Clothing purchases have been so very mixed. For example, this tunic looks great, and I'm really happy with the purchase. But these pants... I LOVE them, but they are so tight, I could barely get them over my calves. Jane has a return policy that you'll love it, but I'll lose the shipping charges in both directions; seems silly. I don't know what I'm going to do with these pants at all.

But I love that I challenged myself to go outside my comfort zone with some bright colored pants. I just have to find a pair I can try on and return easily.

4/14 #AprilPinnedItSpinnedIt

Now THIS spin is outside my comfort zone. I NEVER would have chosen a teal necklace for this outfit. But with that said, I have gotten SO many compliments today! I guess it works!

4/13 #AprilPinnedItSpinnedIt

After a wonderful spring break, it's back to work and back to trying to move my outfits outside of my clothing comfort zone. This spin is not really doing that at all.

But it looks slightly different than the way I typically would wear it, and I love this new white necklace with this top!

Friday, April 3, 2015

4/2 #aprilpinneditspinnedit

More shopping

I took the kids on an adventure today, so I totally dressed Mom tastic. But my Loft order arrived and I think I've found at least one winner in the great jeans search of 2015! I thought Modern fit was for me, but really I need Curvy fit.

In a previous order, I got an anorak. I loved the print but not the jacket itself, so when I found the same print in a sale priced skirt, I jumped on it.

My husband often tells me he doesn't like me in skirts/dresses, so it was pretty shocking when he said he likes this one. Even if it wasn't only $12, I'd say that's a keeper!

Wednesday, April 1, 2015

4/1 #Aprilpinneditspinnedit

I'm not thrilled with my interpretation today. I really forgot what the outfit was, but remembered cream and pink, so went with this.

I'm on the left and the inspiration is on the right.

3/31 #Marchpinneditspinnedit

After 13 or so hours in those leopard heels on Monday, I needed a break.

I really like the original pin better than my spin, and it really makes me want some green trousers and floral blouses in my closet. Alas, I hope to be austere this month and not spend any money on clothes. We'll see how long that lasts; hopefully awhile since I hope to be transitioning to spring clothing soon!!