Spring Capsule Planning

I have recently succumbed to capsule wardrobes (inspiration here). Why you ask? Because like many other women, I feel the constant need to keep up with trends and buy more than necessary. Participating in a capsule wardrobe safeguards you from making purchases you instantly regret. For the entire 3 months, you don’t go shopping.

WHAT?! No shopping?

That is correct, no shopping.

And you know what? It’s not restricting like I expected, it’s almost freeing. During each capsule, instead of shopping, you make a wish list for the next capsule. You plan.

PLANNING = my BFF.

This is amazing because when it comes time to shop for the next capsule, you look at your wish list and decide…is it worth eating up my clothing budget and do I even still like it? A lot of items just tend to drift off my list by the time the buying process comes along because I realize that I just don’t really want that item.

For each new capsule, I try to limit the buying to 4-8 new items maximum. An even more restricting boundary on this is my seasonal wardrobe budget- $100. I know there are many women out there who spend this much a month on clothing, maybe even weekly, but that is not me. I have to learn how to restrict myself because spending more would be dangerous for my love of shopping- sorry not sorry.

Now for the fun…

What’s on your shopping wish list Misses M?

Black and white long sleeved striped top

 

Left * Right

(my husband makes fun of me for owning too many striped items…but I love stripes. It’s a fun pattern without restricting the matching possibilities!!)

 

Tunic Tee

Upper Left * Lower Left * Right

Denim Jacket

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Denim Jacket

Remember how I said earlier that some items do not make the cut? Poor gingham button up… it is that item. I love the pattern, love the look on others, think it would be so fun to mix and match with my current wardrobe, however, for some terrible reason, button downs make me look like the Hunch Back of Notre Dame.

Que sera sera…

What’s on your wish list for Spring?

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January Reading List/Reviews

The month of January has brought me less time to read than in December…for shame!  However, reading more (2 books at least a month) is a New Year’s Resolution for me, and I have been trying my hardest to make time.  My two books of the month are as follows:

 

Yes Please by Amy Poehler

Cinder by Marissa Meyer

 

Yes Please is still being worked on, and it is at times very funny, but I am not quite sold on it yet to recommend to others.  Cinder, on the other hand, was AMAZING.  It very much a young adult novel, but has a great story line and had me so hooked by the end I immediately ordered book number two in the series, Scarlet.  If you love fairy tales, read the book- seriously.