Monday, September 28, 2009

The 2nd Annual Capsule Wardrobe Challenge! The Items are Presented

I was so excited to hear that Jane was doing another Capsule Wardrobe Challenge - I had a great time doing it last year (click here to see the list of the clothes I wore last time). It's such a fun exercise to try to come up with 5 totally different looks with a limited number of items.

Without further ado...the clothing items! As with last year, I went clothing-heavy and only picked two pairs of shoes.

From the left: Dress (Jacob, gift from Elaine), black wool cardigan (Express, consignment), black and white houndstooth skirt (Nygard, consignment), orange tweed skirt (no label, consignment), black skirt with beaded waistband (Kensie), striped cashmere top (Majestic, gift from Caro), blue suit jacket (Le Chateau), red rocker tee (Libertalia).

The shoes - oh, yes, I am doing all coloured shoes! The yellow boots were my own personal style challenge.

Red shoes (Fluevog Teapots, gift from L), yellow boots (Aldo, consignment).

And these are my five accessories:

Black sash/scarf (was part of a skirt I no longer own), belt (Plum), pin (Pastelli, Grandma J, vintage 1950s), earrings (Plum probably).

You'll notice I'm not doing a bag...mostly because I don't use a bag for most of the week since my clothes are packed into a backpack every day. I will have one on Friday, and I'm not counting it towards my challenge! It is for holding my lunch, wallet and some extra clothes - it's not a fashion item.

I will actually be doing two outfits on Friday - I have a funeral to go to mid-way through my day, and I won't be able to wear my "casual Friday" outfit for that, obviously. This is also why I have no jeans in my mix - I felt that the extra bottom gave me more options, too.

Let me know if you're participating in the Capsule Wardrobe Challenge - I'll swing by your blog and check it out!


  1. I am participating too. Can't wait to see what you do! :D

  2. This is such a fun challenge. I love that you are putting the yellow boots in the capsule! Maybe once things calm down around here I can try this. And get back to posting again.

  3. Hey Sheila, I am in on the Challenge!
    I am kind of intimidated now.... :)

  4. What is the capsule wardrobe challenge? Are you just going to wear those selected items for a week?

    Sorry to be slow at understanding, but haven't heard of it yet :)

  5. I just realized that I must be a little sleepy/light headed/distracted since I didn't catch on to what the challenge entailed until just now.


    That's a great idea!

  6. My two friends and I are all doing the WCC -

    I can't wait to see what you do with the yellow boots! They rock. :)

  7. Cool, Meli! I will check out your outfits this week!

    I love this, Alison, it's so much fun! You should totally try it next time Jane does one - she's talking quarterly!

    Lorena, I can't wait to see what else you wear this week! It's all friendly, don't be intimidated, hon.

    Hey, BAM, are you less confused now? :) Click on the link.


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