Today kicks off the Capsule Wardrobe challenge at Small Fabric of my Life. This is the first time I have participated, but the rules as I understand it go something like this:
I have chosen the following items: one jacket, one charcoal grey pencil skirt, one pair black slacks, 3 blouses--one short-sleeved in blue and two long sleeved silk blouses, one sweater vest, and one pair of black jeans. For shoes, I have a pair of grey suede wedges and black heeled loafers.
- Between Feb 20th and Feb 24th you need to choose 10 items from your wardrobe including skirts, dresses, tops, knitwear, shoes to mix and match.
- You can add five accessories such as scarves but hosiery, jewellery and underwear is not included.
- Outerwear is not included as it is still very cold.
My accessories include my Picasso scarf, a hat (!), a black belt, and my black purse/book bag. I had added pieces of jewelry, but am belatedly realizing that these needn't count. I can add one more accessory.
This mix will challenge my usual style in that I'll likely have to wear a silk blouse with jeans, formerly an unwritten rule AND I will need to wear heels with jeans, something many bloggers do, but that I don't.
This first look combines 6 of these pieces. The loafers are thrifted by George (Walmart brand). The skirt is by Anne Taylor, and the blue blouse is by Loft. The jacket is ruched in the sleeve and features a peplum I've never worn before; it is by Boston Design studio. All items, to include the scarf and the hat were thrifted.
And this post is part of the Visible Monday round-up. This weekly event, organized by Patti at Not Dead Yet Style, is a great way to get your feet wet as a style blogger and to meet other women doing the same.