Today was full of running around - I was very happy that I wore pants and flat shoes! I felt like one of Santa's elves as I bustled about. In case you didn't know this about me, I worked in a year-round Christmas store for 11 years in my late teens through my 20s. I actually have "#1 Elf" on my resume, I kid you not. I wrote about this experience for a speech that I did when I belonged to Toastmasters, here.
Anyway, onto business!here with a boatload of ruffles. I think that's probably due to guilt for duplicating it from another capsule.
I'm layering the vest over my faux wrap top, last seen here layered under a cardi. This has been a super-versatile top this month!
here. I have dark brown leopard knee highs, and of course, those are my flat cream loafers, which I just wore on Monday. Man, I love these shoes. I had to wear them again, and I'm going to miss not wearing them until February!
I knew it would be a busy day, so I just wore bigass gold hoop earrings.
Vest (Le Chateau, swap from Ruth), top (Talbot's, consignment), pants (handmade, thrifted), shoes (Two Lips, thrifted).
Vizzini has been spinning the luggage wheel again:
|"I spin the wheel!"|
Oh, and I'm not done yet! The fabulous Lynne at Practical Paralegalism left me a question yesterday, and I thought I'd answer it here, because darn it, it's a good question.
She wrote: Did you ever get tired of neutrals this month, and have you had a capsule so far that's been the hardest to get through? I've appreciated your capsules; they've been super-helpful for editing and shrinking my closet to a more useful collection of separates.
Well, thanks, Lynne! Surprisingly to me, I have not gotten tired of neutrals this month, because I really whined about doing a neutral month all during June and couldn't wait to get to my July colourful capsule. That's not to say that I'm not excited to have a lot of colour in December's capsule, but there are a lot of neutrals in there too.
I'm really appreciating that clothing doesn't have to be colourful to be special, outstanding or noticeable (because we're fashion bloggers, duh, we like to be noticed!). I'm going to be covering this more in-depth in this month's summary (which I should have finished for Sunday/Monday, fingers crossed), as well as in my recap of my whole year (in February). It's been the biggest change for me in my entire fashion evolution - the dearth of neutrals that I had in my closet to start and how I've learned to love them now.
The hardest capsule to get through (so far - let's not discount December or January) has been September's. I was frustrated by specific items and didn't love the collection as a whole. It didn't feel as cohesive as other months have been; I can barely remember what was in it.
I'm really happy to hear that my capsules have helped you, Lynne. That's so cool. I don't know that I've edited or shrunk my own closet during this challenge; I still have multiple bins and bags of spring/summer clothes under my bed, and I never seem to have enough hangers! However, I do think that my clothing selection is more careful and considered, and my eye is now on quality and the ability of an item to works as a classic for me.