In a new realm of the uttermost parts of the universe, I've managed to organize an area in life. My closet. Don't judge, one must start someone. Exaggeration aside, this is the first area that I've had fun organizing and in the next couple of posts I'm going to talk about the ways that I've set to accomplish that.
It started with a few reads on the "Parisian way" of styling, along with all the capsule wardrobe posts. The idea of drastically reducing what's in the closet appealed to me, especially considering the size of our home.
I went through my closet several times last year to get rid of anything that I didn't love, items that fit wrong and near duplicates. This made recognizing what I actually needed or wanted a lot easier. Then I set about making a list of those items.
Next up was to stick with the list and smart shop. The list is fairly specific. For example, what shade of denim or what color shoes, etc.
Along the way, I also acquired a few surprises from family and friends! And I can feel fall on the way!! Time to put all these goodies to use. I'll start by sharing them virtually with you. ;)
My list for fall:
- Green Jeans
- Ankle boots, beige or cognac
- Utility Vest, army green
- BackPack Purse, black or brown
- Bootcut jeans from my MIL
- Cute tops for my birthday from friends and family
Maroon Top: Altar'd State This top is so soft! (Exact with other color options)
Striped Fringe Top: Marisa Jill's Boutique
Good Days Top: Gift
Gray Tee: Marisa Jill's
This cute "Randy" tee was a great use of a gift card I had burning a hole in my pocket. You can check out Megan's page for more. :)
*Maroon is one of the trending colors for fall and all four of these tops will be great for layering.*
|Gift Certificate used at LuLaRoe by Megan Cook!|
Green Jeans: Marisa Jill's
Bootcut Jeans: Altar'd State (Exact Pair)
Stone Ankle Boots: Clark's (Exact Pair)
Cognac Ankle Boots: Marisa Jill's
I've already styled the comfy, ripped up green jeans twice (one outfit is featured in the previous post). As for the ankle boots, the clarks are wonderfully comfortable. However, the pair on the right are not near as comfy and live up to the "get what you pay for" motto. Anyways, I went to take back the shoes at the boutique and they don't accept returns on shoes (clearly stated on receipt - I missed that). Though they kindly allowed me an exchange, I still struck out on cute and comfortable. This is why I have two pairs of new ankle boots. Lesson learned. Don't rush the try on process!
Leather Backpack Purse: Clarks Clearance find for $39.00
Sweatshirt: Costco, My sister added the screening
And finally, the fringe vest, which is going to be my stand-in for the utility vest. It's different looking, but I say stand in because it won't work in the summer whereas a utility vest would. We shall see.
|Also found at Marisa Jill's (My mother in law!)|
This is the first year that I was intentional about what I purchased for my closet. I must admit I like this change. Even when you are looking for specifics, you can watch out for great sales in order to gain the wonderful satisfaction one acquires when saving money and truly loving what you buy. Bonus??!! I only purchased about 5 of the above items with a combination of birthday money and budget money. What a sweet blessing. I think I'll finally purchase a pair of "grown up" sunglasses; something protective and stylish.
So, what's on your fashion list? I'm serious. I honestly want to know. Comments make my day! ;)
(Also, if you love the items from Marisa Jill's you can check them out on Facebook. They also have a website. )
Linking up with Elegantly Fashionable, Not Dressed as a Lamb, Michelle's Paige, Living In Color, Fashion Should Be Fun, Shelbee on the Edge, Posh Classy Mom, Classy Yet Trendy, The Red Closet Diary