Hi! I’m Paige.  I am a thirty-something wife and mom to four (!) kiddos, Max(8), Miles(6), Liv(3), and Brynn (arrived July 2015).

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Life is busy and I love every minute.

I love my job (high school math teacher), fashion, home decor, and DIY (pinterest) projects…and doing it all on a budget!

A few months ago, I developed an urge to simplify my life (hello, 4 kids) and my closet seemed like a great place to start.  I have total control over my closet and it is a space that stressed me out.  My closet is pretty small and was totally cluttered thanks so a hobby of shopping and scouring clearance and thrift racks. I was totally overwhelmed and uninspired by my wardrobe and needed a change. Read more about why here.

Enter the concept of the Capsule Wardrobe, which is the idea of creating a simple, cohesive wardrobe that you love and feel good about.  There is a relatively small number of items in each capsule and they are swapped out every 3 months for a new season.

As I experiment with this new challenge, I’ll blog about the process of simplifying my wardrobe, creating my capsules, how I style my items, and any other tidbits I think you might find interesting.

I don’t have a photographer (I use a white backdrop and tripod in a corner of my basement), I don’t have photoshop, and I don’t have a perfect figure.  I’m just a regular person blogging about discovering my personal style and building a wardrobe I really love that fits in my teacher budget and mom style. I will document what I actually wear each day to keep it real for you. I hope you find some inspiration while you’re here.

Thanks for following along and feel free to contact me anytime!



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    1. Yay, a blogger I can relate to! I’m also a busy mom with a limited budget… Love this capsule idea and can’t wait to follow along and pick up some pointers on the way 🙂

      1. Thank you, Christin! I am excited to try something new and hopefully pare down my wardrobe and simplify things a bit along the way. Pregnancy and postpartum style is tough, but I think the limited options make for a perfect transition. xoxo

    1. I found you through Instagram! I’m a mom of four too! After being a stay at home mom for 15 years and running a very small photography business, I am now finishing up my teaching credential/masters to teach middle school. We have a lot in common. I love style and making it work on a budget! I hope to start a teacher blog/insta very soon. Your family is beautiful and you are too 🙂

      1. Nice to “meet” you, Lindsay! Thank you for your kind words, it truly means a lot. What are you going to teach? I love the budget shopping, but I’ve recently realized how many clothing items I “settle” for because I’m getting a great deal. Thinking maybe it’s time to spend a bit more on higher quality pieces I love? But, I do love finding those deals, so it will be a hard habit to break!

    1. I feel
      The same a lot of days with bargain shopping. I’m always questioning if i’m buying it because it’s cheap or do I love it! I like to switch clothes out every couple years, so I think paying more for basics that will last years is worth it, but then I can still switch out my bargain clothes for newer trends without feeling guilty.
      As far as teaching i’m hoping maybe 6th grade ELA/Social Studies. Probably will come down to wherever a job opportunity comes up! It’s inspiring to see other moms like you who teach and have four kids of their own! I’m hoping to start a blog and insta teacher/style account. My personal user name on insta is lindsbw if you want to look me up 🙂 okay I’ll stop blabbering now 😉

      1. I am definitely guilty of buying because it’s cheap. I am pretty good about only buying what I like, but I’ve definitely noticed a difference between clothes I like and LOVE now that I’m putting more thought into it. It’s a hard habit to break. And, IG is the worst – I have bought so much that wasn’t totally “me” because it looked so cute on someone else. I’m still tempted all of the time.

        And good luck with the teaching! My hubby is a SS teacher 🙂

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