Summer 10×10 Capsule Wardrobe Challenge Recap

summer capsule wardrobe challenge

Summer 10×10 Challenge Recap Recently I had the pleasure of participating in the summer 10 x 10 challenge hosted by the beautiful Caroline from Unfancy and Lee from Style Bee. Huge-huge thanks for hosting, too, ladies. If you have no idea what I am talking about, the 10 x 10 capsule wardrobe challenge encourages you to create a mini capsule wardrobe consisting of your ten favorite pieces including tops, bottoms, and shoes, and to create ten different looks using just...

5 Steps to Socially Responsible and Ethical Shopping

steps to responsible shopping

I had been guilty of shopping a lot in the past, doing a lot of emotional shopping and just shopping for fun. Eventually I ended up with a closet full of things I never wear or don’t love to wear; things that don’t represent my personal style. Oh, that top that looked so cool in the store? But now I don’t really like it… why bother, I paid just $15 for it. Throw it out, because it is out of...

Sustainable shopping: Classy, Comfy, Vegan Heels

veerah vegan shoes

Before I jump to the main story I just want to say that I have a got a very sweet surprise today. So, hang in there and I will tell you at the end of this post, because logically and chronologically the best place to share it is at the end. I have recently been on the hunt for some beautiful and feminine heels that are comfortable and made responsibly. Sustainable fashion is on the rise nowadays, however, the brand...

Capsule Wardrobe Common Misconceptions

wardrobe capsule - clothes on hangers

What is a Capsule Wardrobe? The term ‘capsule wardrobe’ goes way back to 1970s and belongs to the boutique owner Susie Faux. Basically, the term means a minimal wardrobe that consists of a very few high-quality and versatile pieces that are essential, timeless and of coordinating colors, and can be used interchangeably to create many different looks. She suggests the base of the capsule consists of about a dozen of classic pieces, which are dressed up with seasonal and statement...

My Sustainable Summer Capsule Wardrobe

summer capsule wardrobe

It has gotten hot here in New Jersey, but I have confess, I wasn’t quite prepared, and just started busting out my summer clothes to put my summer capsule together. I had pulled some random summer clothes to wear right away, but without any thorough plan. However, planning is essential for a capsule wardrobe. My goal was to create a capsule without going shopping at all, but the reality is that lots of my summer clothes still don’t fit my...

Best Way To Find Your Personal Style

mustard zara skirt paired with ginger g top and long crochet cardigan

Best Way To Find Your Personal Style It was pretty hard for me to describe my personal style, and looking into my closet made it even harder because I had so many absolutely different styles. But when I got into cleaning my closet and adopting the wardrobe concept, I was worried that I couldn’t really describe my personal style, and how the hell would I know what to keep and what not to keep??!! But it was easier than I thought!...

Sustainable Shopping: One Pair of Shoes Three Ways

Summer brown leather sustainable eco-friendly sandals

Sustainable Shopping: One Pair of Shoes Three Ways As the weather has gotten warmer here in New Jersey (yay!!), it is time to create a summer wardrobe capsule. Same as with the spring capsule, I will try to achieve this without any shopping. However, as I have a couple “baby” pounds to shed, I might need to get a few pieces. Also, after pregnancy, my feet grew one size up. Ugh!…:(  Thus, shoe shopping it is a priority since I...

Three Months Into Capsule Wardrobe

White Converse Chucks

Three Months Into Capsule Wardrobe It has been three months since I created my first wardrobe capsule. My closet looks neat and beautiful. It makes me smile every time I walk in there. Before creating my capsule wardrobe, it would rather frustrate me. Things and changes I have noticed ever since 1. No Clutter The closet is decluttered and clean. And it stays like this; no clutter whatsoever, no rebound! 2. Lots of Things To Wear I always have some...

MY FIRST CAPSULE WARDROBE

white top and jeans outfit

It was spring when I created my first wardrobe capsule, when the weather is less than predictable in New Jersey, so I had to account for that. For my spring wardrobe, I chose rain boots, regular booties, chucks and heels, as well as several jackets. My entire wardrobe, including accessories, came in under 40 items. 33, to be exact. I managed to create a wardrobe capsule without shopping for a single additional item, which made me really happy! I realized...

Why I Purged My Closet

  Why I Purged My Closet Hi all! This is my very first post to this blog. The idea to start it was born pretty spontaneously. We have been adopting minimal living ideas for a while, and recently I was inspired by the wardrobe capsule idea. Here is some background and some confessions I have to make. Shopping In The Past I used to shop a lot in the past, which was more like therapy for me. Whether I felt happy, sad,...