Ten Core Items:
dress: teal party dress
skirts – wool pencil, gray pencil, brushstrokes mini
sweaters – Gap striped tunic (R), Christmas x2
bottoms- ON skinnies (NEW), full-length dress pants, brown cords
tops – chambray (R), black LS (R), gray LS (R), blue LS (R), blue SS green SS, flannel (NEW)
shoes- black boots, gray boots (R), black flats (R), teal flats
So much for making my fall capsule last through November. Winter is here!! Like last time, I have put together a list of all of the items that I’ll be wearing. This will be my third three-month capsule (after an unblogged one last late winter/early spring, and the fall one I’m just transitioning from) and my first one for the holiday season.
So my Ten Core Items are slightly dressier than in seasons past. And no shorts needed in the extras this time around (sigh!).
I also want to review a few of the items that are going to be leaving my wardrobe. Most of these have a little bit of life in them (and therefore will be donated) but a few items are going into the rag bin.
Jeans: I just never fell in love with these skinny jeans from American Eagle. I should probably have sized up for the best fit (especially since it’s a teenybopper store) but didn’t think to do so at the time. I hardly wore these at all, so even though I bought them secondhand they’re still going to be donated.
Mustard blouse: Oh, how I have loved this shirt! It’s a few years old now and does show wear. It’s no longer something that I feel comfortable wearing to the office, which is why I’m giving it away. Even though it’s not worn out completely it no longer suits the purpose that I bought it for so I won’t be keeping it.
Hi-low sweater: This sweater pilled so quickly that I didn’t even think it would survive three months. There is absolutely no life left in this so I don’t feel comfortable giving it away.
Gray boyfriend sweater: This was one of my extras that may never have made it on here. This was from Target a few years ago and totally worn as well. I will be replacing this at some point in the future.
I’m on the fence about a few other items that weren’t included in the capsule this time around but I’m realizing that they don’t suit my tastes very well.
Very few of my winter capsule items are new to me, even though you’ll never have seem them on the blog before. Anything marked “NEW” is new (duh) and anything marked “R” was also in last season’s capsule.
The same is true of my extra items. I’ve switched out ankle-length work pants for full trousers and exchanged sandals for the heaviest of my sweaters. I don’t really consider tights to be an item of clothing so much as an undergarment, but I’m off to get a few new pairs of those as well.
And with that I’m now on my fourth season of capsule dressing/Ten Item Wardrobes/Project 333. My original intention was to spend a full year living with capsule wardrobes and that year will come to close with the end of this capsule. I’m unsure whether I’ll do another one after that, but those thoughts are for a future post.