Sunday, February 28, 2010

The 3rd Capsule Wardrobe Challenge - The Pieces

I'm so excited about this Wardrobe Challenge! Thank you so much to Jane at The Small Fabric of My Life for coralling everyone - if you're in it, drop me a comment and I'll check out your capsule wardrobe!

This my 3rd Wardrobe Challenge of 10 pieces of clothing/footwear and 5 accessories (links to the previous ones in the sidebar under "Fashion Stuff"). I have pretty much got my own formula down: 2-3 skirts, a dress, about 3 tops, 2-3 pairs of shoes/boots, 1 pair of earrings, 1 belt and a mix of bracelet/necklaces and/or a scarf.

I couldn't wait to wear my 3 new things I got at Winner's on Friday night...so I incorporated them into my 10 items! This threw everything into disarray, but what a challenge!

Now, without further ado...

The stuff:

1. Leather belt (Plum)
2. Vintage green bracelet (Mom's)
3. Vintage green bead necklace (Mom's)
4. Vintage crystal clip-on earrings (50s)
5. Gold chain (Grandma J's)

I like having at least one necklace that doubles as a bracelet - in this case, the gold chain.

The tops:


1. Teal thin sweater (Kersh)
2. Mustard tee (Mexx)
3. Graphic tee (Lisa International) - new item, $19.99 at Winners
4. White tux-style jacket (Club Monaco, consignment)

The dress:

5. Grey wool bubble skirt pinstriped strapless dress (Club Monaco, consignment)

The skirts:

6. Black pencil skirt with zipper details (Dahlia Collection) - new item, $29.99 at Winners
7. Green lace skirt (Alfred Sung, vintage)

And the shoes:

8. Faux snakeskine wedges (Aerosoles) - new item, $59.99, Winners
9. Brown/turquoise t-straps (Pink Studio)
10. Brown wedge boots (Outline, consignment)

This challenge's mix was particularly tricky for me, as I have a bunch of senior people in the office this week - I can't look too whackadoo!

I will also be doing a coat and bag on Friday, as well as a scarf/hat/gloves, if the weather doesn't cooperate. For the rest of the week, I will be walking to and from work, so I'll be wearing my usual workout clothes and carring a knapsack - which I'm not counting towards the challenge items, naturally.

Let the 3rd Capsule Wardrobe Challenge begin!

12 comments:

  1. OMG! I love all the new items! Especially the skirt and the snake print wedges!!!!!!!! Great mix.

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  2. What a great collection. Lots of colour and shapes to play with. Great idea about the necklace.
    Look forward to seeing how it all works out.

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  3. Oh, the yellow!!! I can hardly wait to see what you come up with.

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  4. i will be participating for the first time! i actually didnt have much trouble pulling my 10 wardrobe items, but i had a REALLY tough time narrowing myself down to 5 accessories!
    i guess that has taught me something about myself right there!

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  5. Sheila.... seems like you are SOOO ready for the capsule... I have to get home and plan all my week.
    I don't know How I am going to pull it off, coming back from vacation and having my boss in town!

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  6. ooh! I'm so excited to see you make it through this capsule challenge! You rock at this kind of thing :) Your new items are AWESOME!

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  7. Thanks, Megan!

    Alison, so glad you approve. :) Thanks!

    Jane, I really had fun - I have more fun every time I do this!

    Jane W - you know I had to do some mustard! I love that colour.

    EvaNadine, cool! I will definitely pop in and give your wardrobe a gander this week. Yes, the accessories are the hardest - 1 pair of earring?? No!!

    Lorena, I did lots of preparation! Good luck with yours - I will pop in this week.

    K, thanks! I hope you like my outfits!

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  8. Good luck with the challenge. Such pretty collection, very Spring-ey. I love the new items!

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  9. Thanks, Tanya! Yes, it's such a different feel to have the challenge at another time of year.

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  10. The shoes! Loving them - of course all the items you picked are super cute too - can't wait to see how u put them all together.

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  11. Thanks, girlxoxo! Hope you enjoy the outfits I make.

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