This is it, my last capsule of the year before I start repeating in the fall. It has been a wonderful year and I wouldn’t change a thing. And in fact, I can’t wait to start over again and see what it’s like to enjoy my capsules with only minor adjustments. Capsuling has TOTALLY changed my outlook on clothes and shopping for the better. I can’t believe I am saying this, but I actually get very weary shopping the last two weeks of each quarter and have come to really appreciate the peace I have in the three months to follow. And I have gotten rid of a TON of stuff I wasn’t wearing and it feels so good.
And as I bring this year of capsuling to a close, I wanted to share with you a recent documentary that I thought you might enjoy called Traceable. It focuses on the fashion industry and the waste that is accumulated with our never ending desire of wanting more and wanting different with every season change. There are young pioneers trying to shift that mentality into making long term investments with less waste and hoping to create a desire to know where your garments are actually made and “tracing” their roots. It was very affirming of this capsuling movement and made me more appreciative of those that have gone before me and set the trail for this amazing concept.
So, on to a lighter note, here is my capsule for the summer. This is one of the easier quarters transitioning from spring to summer with the main difference of not needing to worry as much about “cold” days but just knowing how to layer for cool evenings here in Colorado. And once again, very similar to January, the sales are AMAZING right now so take advantage of them. I have had many sales people look at me funny when I tell them I am doing my “summer” shopping when they are making room for the fall line coming in July. Capsule girls get all the deals!!!
I’ve also noticed that I tend to have themes with my capsules when they are done that are not planned. Last quarter was all about my “boyfriend” jeans and this quarter is about investing in cropped shirts that I can either tuck in or let hang out to show off the waist. So fun.
So here goes:
1. Nordstrom Rack baseball tee, current/ 2. CAbi Outlet Net Sweater 2014/ 3. CAbi Outlet Drape Back Shirt 2013/ 4. CAbi Grosgrain Top, current/ 5. CAbi Outlet Needle Lace Shell 2014/ 6. CAbi Outlet Cabana Edition 2014/ 7. Anthropologie Embroidered Panal Tunic on sale/ 8. CAbi Outlet Linen Tank 2014/ 9. Anthropologie Chambray Swing top on sale/ 10. Anthropologie striped top, old, similar here/ 11. Free People swing top, old/ 12. Anthropologie Sun-Drenched Chambray current/ 13. H&M linen t-shirt current
1. Free Press slitted maxi current Nordstrom Rack/ 2. AG demin bermudas old Anthropologie/ 3. CAbi M’Leggings current/ 4. Democracy girlfriend jeans current Nordstrom Rack/ 5. Anthropologie Yida Printed Wide-Legs, mine are sold out, similar here/ 6. Anthropologie Linen Cummerbund Crops on sale/ 7. Christopher Blue khaki shorts current Nordstrom Rack/ 8. Free Press slitted maxi skirt current Nordstrom Rack
Pairs of Shoes 9:
1. BCBG old Nordstrom Rack clearance/ 2. Converse old Nordstrom Rack/ 3. Free People old/ 4. Dansko last season Nordstrom/ 5. Free People old/ 6. BCBG Ellis Platform Sandal current Hautelook/ 7. Converse old Nordstrom Rack/ 8. Superga old Nordstrom Rack clearance
1. Go Couture Racerback Maxi current Hautelook/ 2. Calvin Klein current Nordstrom Rack/ 3. Evereve Alternative Eco Jersey Rouched Maxi on sale current/ 4. CAbi Outlet Resort Maxi 2014/ 5. Evereve old/ 6. T Alexander Wang current Nordstrom Rack
1. This is how I cover myself up in the summer without dying of heat. The first lace top is from Free People and they come in lots of different colors, Galloon Lace Racerback. The other two lace tops are from a local boutique and the cropped cami’s are all from H&M. You have to buy these early in the season. I noticed this week they hardly had any colors or sizes left. 2. Plain Fedora and scarf are old from Evereve and 3. The Black Ribbon Fedora is current from Nordstrom Rack.
This quarter I knew I would be borrowing from the other categories to give me more dresses and skirts. I find them to be the most comfortable on hot days and the easiest to layer so the dress category is a little lopsided. And that’s okay. The total number of pieces and how many are in each category are recommendations not laws so you choose what is best for you.
I pray this past year of posts have sparked some interest in this concept. I know the feeling first hand of using shopping to soothe my emotions that never truly satisfies and leaves only guilt in the end. And as women, we tend to put ourselves last on the list, which capsuling helps to resolve by freeing you from wasteful time and money spent in stores and getting to enjoy what matters.
Once again I say try it, you’ll like it…what’s the worst thing that could happen…what have you got to lose?
The original concept can be read about here along with the formula.
I’m here to help if you need me.