fashion · minimalism

Minimalist Jewelry Collection

See how my jewelry collection went from maximalist to minimalist over the last five years, and the pieces in my current jewelry collection! The before photos are from my 2011 Jewelry Organization post.

Notes:
• I replace the ear wires on most of my earrings with the basic ones from Hobby Lobby, because I find them more comfortable and they don’t turn my ears weird colors. I have also simplified some of my jewelry by taking off extra pieces to make them more wearable for me.

• I don’t own any bracelets, as I dislike having things around my wrists.

• I do have a few sentimental pieces that I don’t wear anymore stored away, and I don’t consider these part of my jewelry collection.

Products Mentioned:
Karma Necklace
Slip Through Earrings
Celtic Knot Ring

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Winter Favorites

Watch to see my winter favorites! These are some of the things I’ve been loving over the past couple of months!

Products Mentioned:
Soap & Glory Clean On Me
Cargo The Essentials Palette
Sephora Collection Color & Care – Iced Coffee
Dogeared Karma Necklace
Conair Instant Heat 1″ Curling Iron

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Lessons From a Year-Round Capsule Wardrobe + Recent Purges

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I have been living with my year-round capsule wardrobe for a year now, and I have learned a few things in the process.

If you’re new to my Year-Round Capsule Wardrobe Series, check out these posts first:
⇒ My introduction to capsule wardrobes and why I decided to make a year-round capsule wardrobe.
⇒ My process and tips for creating a year-round capsule wardrobe.

Lesson One
I don’t need as much as I used to think I did.

Lesson Two
I’m a lot pickier about my clothes now. I pay a lot more attention to how my clothes fit and feel, the fabric they’re made out of, and how I feel when I wear them, both while shopping and while evaluating what’s currently in my closet.

Lesson Three
Things wear out faster when you wear them more often.

Lesson Four
I get tired of wearing the same things over and over every few months.

Lesson Five
My shopping habits have changed because I am now much pickier and more honest with myself about how things fit, feel & look while shopping.

Watch the video to hear a little more about what I’ve learned and to see what I’ve decluttered from my closet recently:

Here is my current numbers breakdown:
Tops: 20
Layering Pieces: 6
Bottoms: 8
Dresses: 4
Outerwear: 5
Shoes: 9
Current Total: 52 items

And just for kicks and giggles, here is how my color palette has changed since last May:
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Keep or Return | Clothing Haul & Try-On

Will I keep or return the clothing items I’ve ordered recently? Watch my haul from Target, Old Navy & JCPenney. Stay tuned for next week’s closet declutter, and catch up on my Year-Round Capsule Wardrobe posts in the meantime!

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I’ve linked what I can, but some items are no longer available even though I just ordered them in the last couple of weeks!

Also, I mentioned the length of the jeans… I’m 5’6″ and ordered the regular length in both pairs.

Merona Favorite V-Tee
Merona Favorite Scoop Tee
DENIZEN Curvy Skinny Jeans
Crafted by Lee Modern Fit Skinny Jeans
Wool Blend Shawl Collar Coat
Black Lace Embroidered Tank
Linen-Blend Boyfriend Tee
Graphic V-Neck Tee
Liz Claiborne Striped T-Shirt
Liz Claiborne Long-Sleeve Weekend Hoodie
Black Dress
London Times Dress

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Fall Favorites

Watch to see my fall favorites! These are some of the beauty, food & fashion things I’ve been loving over the past couple of months!

Products Mentioned:
Nails Inc Bamboo White
Pixi Glow Tonic
Chloe Eau de Parfum
Pumpkin Spice Creamer
Riding Boots
Roseti Purse

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fashion · minimalism

Year-Round Capsule Wardrobe Try On

See what’s currently in my year-round capsule wardrobe!

Watch my previous year-round capsule wardrobe videos here.

Check out these blog posts for more information about my year-round capsule wardrobe:

⇒ My introduction to capsule wardrobes and why I decided to make a year-round capsule wardrobe.

⇒ My process and tips for creating a year-round capsule wardrobe.

I don’t have a specific number of items that I try to stick to, because I don’t find that particularly helpful, but here is the current breakdown in case you are interested:
Tops: 21
Layering Pieces: 8
Bottoms: 6
Dresses: 4
Outerwear: 5
Shoes: 9
Current Total: 53 items

This number does not include the categories that I don’t consider to be a part of my capsule wardrobe (undergarments, sleepwear, loungewear, workout clothes, and accessories), though I do try to limit what I keep in those categories to only the things I use and love.

Links:
Most items in my wardrobe are no longer available, but here are the links I could find.

1) Grey Sleeveless Top
7) V-Neck Tee (Purple Heather)
13) MNG Tunic
14) Shoulder Panel Top
15) Plantain Tee (Blog Post)
19) Mossimo Boyfriend Cardigan
25) Basketweave Sweater (Fox Heather)
30) True Skinny Jeans
31) 525 Straight Leg Jeans (Moody Blue)
32) True Skinny Jeans
37) Jersey Dress
42) Rain Jacket
43) Faux Leather Jacket
44) The North Face Fleece Jacket
45) Ballet Flats (similar)
46) Cobian Flip Flops
47) Sanuk Yoga Sling 2
50) Columbia Redmond Trail Shoes
51) ASICS Metrolyte Sneakers
52) Columbia Snow Boots
53) A2 Riding Boots

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Fall 2015 Year-Round Capsule Wardrobe Update

See what I’ve purged from and purchased for my capsule wardrobe since my last update, and my thought process behind the changes.

Watch my original year-round capsule wardrobe video here, and my July 2015 update here.

Purchases:
Merona Favorite V-Neck Tee (looks red to me but it’s called purple heather)
Old Navy Grey Shoulder Long Sleeve Tee
H&M Jersey Dress
Sonoma Basketweave Sweater (Fox Heather)
Levi’s 525 Jeans (Moody Blue)
a.n.a Wing Collar Faux-Leather Jacket
Columbia Boots

Check out these blog posts for more information about my year-round capsule wardrobe:

⇒ My introduction to capsule wardrobes and why I decided to make a year-round capsule wardrobe.

⇒ My process and tips for creating a year-round capsule wardrobe.

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