Spring Capsule: Week 8 Outfits

It’s the final week of my official Spring Capsule. School is done and I’m switching into stay-at-home mom mode!! 🙂

I planned most of this week’s outfits to include items I know won’t be playing a major role in my summer wardrobe. I tried to show them a little last minute love before I get them all cleaned and packed up for summer.

Next week I’ll do a full review of my spring style and share how it felt to be back into capsule wardrobe mode after taking fall and winter off. Until then, here’s my outfits from our last week of a work. But first, a little bit of what I wore last weekend.

I had two outfits for Saturday. I started the day going to our high school’s graduation to watch my students cross the stage, but then we had two soccer games later in the day. The day started cold, so I wore the same pants and sweater I wore last Thursday, but switched up the accessories. Later in the day, I wore basic jeans, a gray sweatshirt, and sneakers to soccer.

Pants (Brass Clothing) // Sweater (Jamie + The Jones) // Shoes (old, Poshmark)

Sunday was another multi-outfit day. First, my parents came for a quick visit, and it was a cool morning so I wore jeans and a sweater (and enjoyed a Bloody Mary), later we went to a graduation party, so I switched into my T Top and sandals for the casual, outdoor event, then we finished the afternoon at another soccer game, so I changed the T Top into a tee and sandals into Birks (and enjoyed a beer afterward).

Jeans (Madewell via Poshmark) // Cashmere Sweater (Everlane) // Slippers (c/o Haflinger) // T Top (Jamie + The Jones) // Sandals (super old, Target)

Monday

This is an outfit I’ve been wanting to wear for a while, but the knotted chambray shirt has a tendency to ride up, so I wanted to wait for a day where I wasn’t teaching at the board much (it’s finals week, so lots of sitting). This is a perfect example of an outfit that looks better than it feels. It’s what I would call fussy. I loved the look and will repeat it, but it does get annoying to have to keep adjusting the top throughout the day, so it has to be a chill day outfit.

Pants (Everlane) // Chambray (Madewell via Poshmark) // Shoes (old, Target)

Tuesday

This pencil dress is plenty comfortable for hanging out with the kids, but it’s very thick and warm, so it will be too hot to wear over summer, so I decided I needed to get one more wear in. I’m really bummed I waited so long to add this to my wardrobe, but….it makes me excited to get it back out in the fall!

I wanted a more casual look with the dress, so I added sneakers and debated the sweatshirt tied around my waist (so I asked for opinions on my IG Stories). It was unanimous to wear the sweatshirt, which looking back I think does complete the look and make it feel a little more planned.

Dress (Brass Clothing) // Sweatshirt (old from Old Navy, ethical option) // Shoes (New Balance)

Wednesday

This outfit feels like an upgraded version of a jeans and tee. The blouse is dressier, but just as comfortable and the heeled clogs feel just a bit dressier than my sandals.

On another note, my second kiddo, Miles, turned 8 today! We attempted dinner at one (quick) place and dessert at another (quick) place of his choosing. I had a major mom-guilt moment at the end of the outing. Brynn decided she was over the whole event, so the final 15 minutes she was whiny and fussy and the last 5 minutes were an all out tantrum. Then we got home and the two middles were fighting about who got to get out of the car first, Brynn dumped an entire chocolate shake in her lap/carseat (no thanks to the 9-year-old sitting next to her), and I just snapped. I find anytime Brynn is crying, my patience with the older 3 is nonexistent, which I need to work on. Anyhow, Miles was upset because he “just wanted to plan a fun event for the family” and Max was upset that the chaos “was all his fault”. And I. Felt. Horrible. After all quieted down, I apologized to the boys and all ended well, but I am always so bummed when I let those stressful situations get to me like that and I take it out on the kids.

Jeans (Levi’s) // Shirt (Everlane) // Clogs (Moheda from Lotta From Stockholm) // Necklace (c/o Natalie Borton)

Thursday

My exams have all been given and graded, my classroom is 95% packed up, and I’m on hall duty and check-out duty today, then tying up loose ends. These are the Madewell jeans I ordered on Poshmark. My mid-rise (which felt like low-rise) straight leg jeans became so uncomfortable after I started wearing high-waisted jeans, that I started searching for a replacement. I am new to Madewell jeans and though I scoured reviews and size guides I ended up buying a pair that’s a bit too large. I hoped for more of a fitted hip and thigh, but these are more of a boyfriend jean. I’m going to keep them (at least for now) because they’re a thinner 100% cotton than my Levi’s and I like the looser, relaxed look for summer.

Jeans (Madewell via Poshmark) // Top (Gap) // Birkenstocks // Necklace (c/o Natalie Borton)

Friday

The dressed down version of Wednesday’s outfit. It’s the last day of school, students are gone, and I’m all about going comfy. I did a full review of these Tapered Collection tees a few weeks ago and I am really, really liking them as an easy-to-throw on top when I want to put together an easy outfit.

Tee (c/o Tapered Collection) // Jeans (Madewell via Poshmark) // Shoes (Adidas from Poshmark)

It’s so hard to believe that another year of teaching has passed (14 years now!). Usually summer means I kind of fall of the style/blog radar, but not this year! I am joining a few of my fave blogger friends to start a new challenge in June (think mini capsule). My goal is to ‘get dressed’ in actual, styled outfits (no more workout capris and tanks) for the entire month. Next week, I’m painting kids’ bedrooms (I’ll be posting on Instagram Stories) and preparing for new flooring, but June 1, it’s on!

Stay tuned for more details next Friday. Until then, do you have any summer style goals? If so, maybe you’ll join in the challenge with us?!

 

 

 

 

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6 Comments

    1. I hate when tied shirts ride up! I have better luck with using a hair tie instead of actually tying. I also tend to wear a cami under tied shirts to keep covered

      1. Krysta,
        That is a great idea! Thanks for the suggestion of using the hair tie – I am definitely going to give that a try!

    1. I am excited to give you a kick in the pants this summer. 😉 I loooove Tuesdays’s look so much!

      And you are not alone in camp Mom. There is just something about a fussy baby that I think sends our stress into overdrive until we can fix it. I know you are doing a great job, don’t let one evening get you down. When I have blow ups, I always try to take some time to talk to my kids one-on-one afterwards, and that usually helps! I think things feel more resolved for them.

      1. Thanks for the extra push to get my summer style going! 🙂

        My hope is that admitting I didn’t handle things the best way I could also gives my kids the OK to mess up and apologize later. Luckily, they are very forgiving !

    1. Hi Paige, I have a few questions for you about the Everlane shirt in your post. I’ve got some credit with them and considering ordering this but unsure what size. I’m generally a 6-8 and wear a 28 but think that I should be ordering either a 2 or a 4 according to their size chart. I’m 5’8″ with long limbs and a short torso. Most rectangular.

      I love your blog! Thanks for writing.

      1. Hi Dawn,
        This is an 8, but I bought it when I was an 8. Now I’m a 6 and it still works, but I think a 6 would work as well. I’m only 5’2″ and I’m very small chested, so I don’t have to worry about that area. I feel it runs pretty true to your typical sizing, though I haven’t compared to the size chart.
        Let me know if you have any other questions!
        Thanks so much,
        Paige

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