Last week I shared my Capsule-ish Wardrobe for fall…and then promptly added four more items (good thing I put the -ish at the end 🙂). They haven’t arrived yet, so I can’t say they’re all keepers, but I just wanted to get my confession out there. I found the same Madewell jeans I have in my capsule in a smaller size on Poshmark, so I’m hoping those are a better fit and I can sell the larger size (so that barely counts, right?!). I also ordered the Nisolo Chelsea boots using my 5 For 5 credit for the year. Finally, I bought myself a pair of the Everlane denim in Bone and a pair of taupe suede Birkenstocks after my friend, Andrea, made them look so good and I couldn’t stop thinking about them.
Each week I will do my best to continue to show you how I’m making my capsule items work for me. While the photos aren’t the most professional and styled (hello, they’re taken by my kids after a full day of teaching), my hope is that they show you how much really is possible with a small wardrobe so that if you’re considering taking the leap into trying capsules, it seems less intimidating.
This week’s post is short a few outfits. Monday we spent the entire day at the pool for Labor Day and then Tuesday I wasn’t feeling well, so I came home from work and went straight to bed until Wednesday morning. Here’s a look at the outfits I did manage to get photos of. I also got a great suggestion to show what I wear when I get home from school, so I’m doing my best to remember to snap a quick photo of my #momstyle each day after work.
style notes // I am still getting the hang of how to style the wide leg pants to be most flattering on my figure. Being short, what is supposed to be a crop length, ends up being almost full length on me, so I went with heels today. I am debating if I need to take up the hem to get the cropped effect. I also think that I need to tuck in my tops to show the full high waist, which will elongate my lower body and help the wide legs not make me look wide.
the items // Everlane wide leg crop pants / striped tee c/o Tapered Collection / Moheda Betty clogs / watch c/o JORD / necklace c/o Natalie Borton (this is the Camille and is back in stock in a darker wood bead and ivory bead – get 10% off with code PAIGE10) (c/o)
#momstyle / After work, I changed into Birkenstocks and swapped tees. I knew I was in charge of grilling our dinner while my husband took the others on a car ride and dropped off Max at soccer practice. I wasn’t too worried about the pants, so I kept those on, but I changed into a tee that already has a small grease stain and is reserved for home wear only. (That white spot in the middle is just from a dirty mirror ;))
style notes // This dress was a favorite from my summer wardrobe, but it’s so comfy that I want to carry it into fall. Since it still feels like summer temperature-wise, I held off on the layering until I need to. I wore my clogs to add some height and make my legs look longer since the midi style can cut them off. Plus, I like the brown tone to warm up the cool gray color.
#momstyle / I shared a photo on my Instagram stories, but forgot to take one on my actual phone. After school I swapped clogs for flip flops and took of the necklace for the rest of the day.
style notes // Not much to made note of here. This is about as simple as it gets. I did do a small front tuck to add just a touch of styling to the outfit. These are two items that are still hanging around in my closet until the temperatures cool off for good. We juggled two soccer games and a football game in the morning, then I tried to get a jumpstart on some chores during the afternoon. We spent the evening eating take-n-back pizza, drinking sangria, and watching college football while the kids played. It was a pretty great day.
style notes // I’m totally repeating this outfit from a month or so ago. On their own, the joggers and tank aren’t much, but to make it look more pulled together I added the chambray top tied around my waist. Today was pure #momstyle. I was at the grocery store by 6:15 a.m., laundry, food prep, cleaning, errands, momming. With Saturday being busy, Sunday felt like a total whirlwind.