Hello fall! It’s hard to believe today is the first day of fall. I feel like the older I get the faster the seasons go by. Or maybe it’s the blur of keeping up with three small kids. Either way, I am trying to live in the present and enjoy each season as it arrives. Something that doesn’t come naturally for me. :)
I’ve finally put together my fall capsule to share with you guys, but it’s going to look a little different than how I shared my summer capsule. Inspired by the girls over at the Refined Woman, I decided to share my clothes in categories and names rather than pictures. My reason is two-fold. One, I liked how when I read Em’s capsule wardrobe post the focus was more on the type and style of item rather than a particular item. Two, I feel like I am just a teensy bit tired of seeing and creating photoshop mock ups of every item in my/others closets.
Before I share with you my fall capsule, I wanted to show you guys three of the things I am most excited to wear this fall:
1. My husband’s white button down shirt. I have been jones’ing for a white button down something fierce lately, and thankfully I didn’t have to look too far. I love the relaxed feel of a men’s shirt (it’s Medium slim cut) and the semi-wrinkled look makes it just un-formal enough. I just hope we don’t want to wear it on the same day.
2. My favorite plaid shirt. (Love this similar one!) One of my favorite thrift finds ever, I love the fit and softness of this shirt. It layers under sweaters, acts like a cardigan, works for cozy nights on the couch, and doesn’t look bad with a skirt either.
3. The new white dress. I am looking forward to learning how to style this number. The more I follow my instincts on what I like to purchase and wear, the more it takes me into new territory. Like this dress. Never worn anything like it before, but love how chic it makes me feel. Hoping I can pair it with tights and booties in the winter.
And without further adieu… what I’ve included in my fall capsule
ivory short sleeve blouse / cap sleeve chambray blouse / black long sleeve blouse / cream blouse
cotton chambray / tencel chambray / plaid button up / oversized flannel tunic / husbands white button up
merino wool cardigan / cocoon cardigan / maroon grandpa cardigan / gray cape / cream pullover
black Loveapella dress / black easy skirt / white dress*
denim vest / black blazer
boyfriend fit denim jacket / military style jacket / “leather” jacket / Wilfred wool wrap
I believe this puts me right around 40. Not that I am really counting this time, instead I’m focusing on including only items I really like and no filler. Sadly, I am a little heavy on t-shirts, but that is just the stage of life I am in right now. Three kids under six often makes for a mommy-napkin. As much as I long to be chic in all I wear, a lot of the time my days call for a t-shirt. Well at least it will be a cool t-shirt, dang it! (Thank you Everlane)
But what about the shoes? I decided not to include them this time. Right now I still have sandals in my closet (hello sunshine) and whole bunch of other items. I didn’t want to limit myself too much because I anticipate using nearly all my shoes this fall between standing in the rain at soccer games (trusty Frye’s that are older than my kids), quick school pick-ups (Vans), and a heavy rotation on my favorite ankle boots. I so badly wanted to add Everlane’s Modern Loafer to my closet for fall. I ordered the loafer in two sizes and neither fit. They are just too narrow for my feet. What a bummer!! Now having bought and returned three pairs of shoes I’m still on the lookout for the perfect black shoe to add to my closet. Trying to find ethically made shoes is no joke!
You’ll notice I did not link to very many of the items in my capsule, this is because many of these exact items are no longer in stores, and my hope is to link to similar, ethically made / USA made items. Instead of trying to link those all here I will link to the items on individual outfit posts. My plan is also to start sharing my favorite ethical shops with you guys. I keep discovering more and more! It’s like uncovering a whole new sector of the fashion industry!
cheers for now,
*New item for fall.