Fall/Winter Capsule Wardrobe (Nursing Friendly)

You may or may not have heard of capsule wardrobes, but here’s the deal: you pick out a certain number of clothing and only wear outfits from those articles for a certain amount of time. Since I’m in a weird stage body-wise right now (recently had a baby and breastfeeding), I gravitate towards the same outfits anyway, but wanted to be more intentional about it. I’m  a huge proponent of getting rid of things I don’t need, especially clothes, and I’ve also recently decided to only buy clothes that really and truly fit and make me happy. Quality over quantity.

Here is my simple list (I have not included athletic wear, leggings and sweats):

Bottoms:
2 pairs jeans (these and these)
1 pair black jeans
1 pair colored pants (need to update, maybe these?)
1 patterned skirt

Outerwear:
1 neutral cardigan
1 black cardigan
1 cream/white sweater
1 colored sweater
1 striped sweater
1 green utility vest

Tops:
1 plaid shirt
1 chambray shirt
2 grey shirts (1 light, 1 dark)
1 black & white striped shirt
2 dresses

Shoes:
2 pair booties
1 pair boots
1 pair Toms

Accessories:
2 scarves
a couple necklaces & pairs of earrings

Have  you ever done a capsule wardrobe? Any tips?

Five on Friday [winter essentials edition] // 1-13-17

I was hoping after the snow and low temps we’ve had over the past couple months, winter would soon be over. But alas, it’s still January and we’re supposed to get an ice storm tonight, so it looks like winter is still here for a while.

Here is how I cope with the cold:

ONE // Boots. I live in boots and booties all winter. I’ve got my eye on this pair that I probably need for the snow. 😉


TWO // EOS lip balm. One thing I cannot stand is chapped lips. I have some form of lip balm in almost every room and every purse.

THREE //Hat & scarf. I’ve got my eye on this cute pom pom beanie that I should probably just buy while it’s still so cold. This is currently my favorite scarf I got for Christmas and wear ALL THE TIME.

Besides warmth, our parka provides extra weather protection with exclusive StormRepel® durable water-repellent (DWR) finish. Water beads on the nylon/polyester/cotton shell rather than soaking into the fabric. 650 fill Premium Down for exceptional warmth without weight. Metallic cross dyeing process gives the fabric a subtle, iridescent sheen. Two-way front zipper adjusts easily when you're active or sitting.: FOUR // Puffer coat. After moving to Indiana a couple of years ago, I invested in a puffer coat. It’s been my best winter purchase and I couldn’t survive without it. Mine is similar to this one.

FIVE // Fleece blankets. I have several of these blankets that I could probably not survive without. I even keep one in my office because it’s the coldest room in the house.

What are your most important winter essentials?

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Five on Friday [fall style edition] // 10-21-16

Now that we are in the middle of fall and it’s actually turning colder, it’s time to pull out all the fall outfits! Here are some of my favorite must haves, courtesy of my Pinterest page.

Stripes are like a neutral, they go with everything // Shop similar pieces on Effinshop.com xx: ONE // Neutrals (+ stripes.) I feel like most articles of clothing in my closet are some form of neutral. Can’t go wrong with black, grey and taupe! I recently got this sweater that I plan to wear all fall and winter.

Fall stripes.:
TWO // Olive vest. I finally found this olive vest and there are just so many ways to style it! Definitely my current favorite piece of clothing.

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THREE // Dress, scarf, vest (or cardigan) and boots. This is the perfect way to style those summer dresses in the fall.

Today's OOTD! You might say we're a little excited for fall fashion.: FOUR // Chambray shirt and colored jeans. I wear my red jeans at least once every week (similar here) and often pair it with a chambray shirt for a simple, classy look.

Make room in your closet, these transitional booties will be your best friend this fall! This simple and chic style features a faux suede upper, western-style paneling and stitching detail, size zippe:
FIVE // Booties. ALL DAY EVERY DAY. I bought this pair a few weeks ago and I’ve worn them practically every day since then. They are so versatile and match pretty much everything. I’ve almost forgotten about the other pairs in my closet!

What’s your most important fall fashion piece?

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Five on Friday [earring edition] // 10-14-16

Today’s favorites are some of my favorites earrings:

pearlsONE // Pearl studs. I wear my pearls pretty much every other day. Simple, classy and look good with everything. I got this set a few months ago from H&M to use on both my first and second holes, and I’m not sure how I survived before I got them.

N&S Signature Silver Nickel and Suede Leather EarringsTWO // Silver leather earrings. Last year I discovered Kilee’s blog and leather shop she and her husband run together. I snagged these lightweight, beautiful earrings and always get tons of compliments whenever I wear them. Now I just need to add a few more of the colored earrings to my collection. 😉

Burnished Stud SetTHREE // More basic studs. I got a collection of studs from francesca’s this summer that I wear frequently. These similar ones are from Forever 21.

hoopsFOUR // Hoops. I’ve been on the hunt for some classy, yet not obnoxious hoops and these from Anthropologie may be the ones! Christmas list, anyone?

FIVE // Geometrics studs. Fun, small and still make a statement.

And because studs (especially pearls) are my favorites, here are 5 reasons to love studs.

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