Monday, September 25, 2017

Just the Basics

Shirt: Urban Outfitters Pants: Forever 21 Jacket: Kohl's Shoes: Vans

I know I sound like a broken record, but I really do feel like my style is being pulled more to the minimal side. My heart yearns for a capsule wardrobe, but my shopping addiction says no. 
But let me let you in on a little secret. I was really excited to start taking outfit photos again, until after a little while I remembered one of the downsides: the constant need to create new content. Meaning, when I go to my closet and head straight for my favorite jeans and shirt I immediately think, oh no I can't wear these, I've already gotten a picture wearing these, I have to wear something totally new. Which is great when you're trying to expand your taste and variety in outfits and are challenging yourself to come up with something new every day; but it's not so great when you fall into this 'I always have to have something new' mindset. That can be stressful and frankly, expensive. And sadly, your favorites that you love and could wear multiple times a week, just sit there. 

I, for one, really love seeing people use a capsule wardrobe because I like seeing pieces being used in multiple ways. I like the idea of a practical, functional (and comfortable) closet. And while I don't necessarily want to bind myself to 30 set pieces while ignoring everything else in my closet, I don't want to not wear things I love because I've already shown them on here and fear it might be boring. I promise I will try to keep things revolving and used in different ways, but I don't by any means have an eccentric style. Earlier in this blog (like, 8 years ago) I did try to have a somewhat eclectic, quirky style. Yet as I got older (and perhaps lazier) I just wanted to keep things simple. Life's stressful enough as it is, I don't need to add uncomfortable over-the-top clothes to it. I always think of this Gap commercial, and the tag line 'let your actions speak louder than your clothes'. That's pretty much going to be my mantra from now on. It can be casual and still be cute, and every now and then, make it over-the-top, because you can still play dress up. Life's stressful, but it isn't that serious. /end rant on justifying a jeans and t-shirt post haha.

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Sunday, September 24, 2017

Autumn's Eve

Sweater: H&M Pants: Forever 21 Shoes: Target

Autumn is here!! Not that I've been counting down or anything ;) ...and not like we have a huge seasonal shift here in Southern California, but it's still exciting. Crisp air and crunchy leaves are in reach, I can feel it. 

A couple months ago, in an attempt to save closet space, I finally bought some under bed storage to store all my winter clothes. Which was great, it freed up a lot of space in my closet not having sweaters and jackets in there. The downside though, is when I started to see fall and winter clothes pop up all over the internet, my immediate reaction was, "oh that's cute, I don't think I have one of those" even though I probably do, it's just out of sight out of mind. So I'm trying to not buy any winter clothes until I take what I already have out of storage (which won't happen until I know for sure we're out of the 90 degree weather for good) so I don't end up buying more of what I already have, defeating the purpose of saving room. One thing I did cave in on and buy though was this sweater from H&M. It's casual yet stylish, perfect for an everyday capsule wardrobe, and only $25! It's been the only winter-y thing hanging in my closet for weeks (I couldn't get myself to put it away in storage). I've looked at it every day anticipating the day it would finally cool enough to wear it, and finally, this week the day arrived. It was everything I imagined it would be. And even though the weather got a little warm in the afternoon, the sweater's light enough that it didn't bother me. It just made me all the more excited for colder weather, and when I can finally excavate all the warm, cozy things from under my bed and be reunited with the treasures I forgot I had. 

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Monday, September 4, 2017

Stay Golden

Shirt: Target Shorts: Fossil Sandals: Target

It's funny how I own at least 100 pairs of shoes, yet I wear these $10 sandals from Target every day. Maybe I should finally just succumb to the minimalist in me. 

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