Such a great weekend, and it's not even over yet!
Warning: this is a big post. Lots of pictures!
Saturday morning, I got up early and went to boot camp. I have pathetic upper-body strength and abs, but I can run pretty good. I have endurance!
L and I went out for lunch after, so I put on something pretty for him:here, with my denim skirt and that same vintage choker and my steampunk cuff). And what's that? A "fresh" skirt? Yes! I'm not sure why I resisted wearing this white eyelet skirt in this month's capsule - this is an awesome skirt!
It has no labels and I've no idea what brand it is or what it's made of, but it's really nice quality. I thrifted it in May 2011 for $12. I first wore it here, in an accessory-free outfit. I've also worn it here in July 2011 (scroll way down), and that's it, I think.
here with a simple dress.
As promised, here's my outerwear.
Jacket (B.U.M. Equipment, thrifted), blouse (Mexx, thrifted), cami (InWear), skirt (unknown, thrifted), shoes (Kenneth Cole Reaction, consignment), choker (vintage 60s, Mom's), earrings (vintage 90s, LA Express), cuff (SkinzNHydez).
After lunch, L and I split up to do some shopping. I found these silver and coral earrings for $24. They're locally-made.
My silver bird earrings are starting get bubbly on the surface, so time for them to go.
Found these astounding chocolate brown suede over-the-knee boots at She She Shoes on sale for $175.00:
Now why would a company make their label basically illegible? Don't you want people to know your brand?
When we got home, I rolled up my sleeves and hauled out all my winter clothes from storage under the bed. It took me about 3.5 hours to fully gut my closet and pull out everything that I've worn in the last 6 months.
These are all my shoes from April to end of August! My September shoes are still in use, of course.
|Recognize any favourites from previous capsules?|
I did that for each category of item in the closet - packed away summer and left in more all-seasonal items - and then evaluated what I hadn't worn in the last 6 months. I got rid of a few things (none of the shoes above were cut).
Some things, like these party dresses, don't get worn much. I tend to rotate a few years with Major Dresses, so that they feel like new dresses when they hit their next round of parties.
Here are my "regular" dresses that haven't made it into a capsule yet (or maybe got worn as a Wild Card outfit).
|Wait a minute, that grey one in the middle was in July's capsule. How did that get in there?|
Skirts: same deal.
Only two jackets didn't make it into a capsule:
Here's the shoes that are left that have not yet made it into a capsule since I started this challenge.
|Some of these are more party-type shoes|
Another couple of levels in the "Tower of Power":
More shoe funkosity:
|I love those dragon heels!|
Party shoes, and ooh...
Hmmm...I wonder which month these shoes will be in?
Oh, and here are my sweaters that I didn't wear.
If you've never seen my closet before, here's a peek:
The other side:
|Carefully cropping me in my robe out of the mirror!|
Here's what I'm looking forward to:
Naturally, all this disruption in the den caused serious excitement for Vizzini:
Looking for shoelaces to chew on my fall/winter boots now that they're unpacked.
He also got into this fabric bag.
I had so much winter stuff put away...I culled some of it when I unpacked it. Things I had been iffy on in the Feb/March capsules, items that have been replaced by better quality items...into the swap pile!
Today, I woke up stiff and sore, but not as bad as my last Saturday boot camp!here, right at the beginning of the month), my peacock blouse (worn poorly here during Dress Week of Horrors!), and my denim skirt again (last worn on Friday).
I wore the blouse tucked in so that the frayed waistband of the skirt showed.
These shoes (last worn here, last two outfits) are so good for walking around, and today it was lovely and warm, but you can feel that chill in the air.
Jacket (Tahari/Arthur S. Levine, thrifted), top (Anne Klein, consignment), skirt (Mavi, consignment), shoes (Kenneth Cole Reaction, consignment).
I had very good shopping karma at My Sister's Closet. I found this gorgeous fitted and fully-lined velvet top for $22.98 (with tags still on!).
I don't usually buy mall stores clothing, but this jacket was so unusual (and looked so smokin' on!), I couldn't resist.
This jacket will be right on trend for winter whites:
This Banana Republic shirt was $18.98:
I was so excited about this blouse:
This wool knit maxi skirt was $18.98:
I finally found a perfect red pencil skirt:
I also had sweet accessory luck at a store called Leka. I found this awesome brass ring with floating copper rings for $36.00.
See how the rings move?
I also found this leather, silver and crystal choker for 1/2 price ($22.50):
Look at the button and the clasp work:
I may have squealed when I saw this mink rose pin at MSC:
I also found this little winter fascinator at a store called Lazy Susan:
I can totally see wearing this for a fancy winter outfit.
Don't forget to check out Patti's "Visible Monday" at Not Dead Yet Style!