I don’t keep a capsule closet, but I do enjoy reading about them. The OCD planner side of me loves the idea of assembling collections of clothes, puzzling over the different combinations, and making neat little lists 😛 So when Un-Fancy and Stylebee rolled out their spring 2018 challenge, I decided to cave in to the little planner voice in my head, and try out the challenge!
Unfortunately, reality is very different from what I had imagined. The challenge came at a particularly busy time at work, so when Friday (the first day of the challenge) hit, I had done zero planning, arghhh. I came up with a new scheme: I would pick out my favorite clothes naturally each day, trying to reuse as much as possible from the previous days. When I reached 10 items, I would stop picking new items, and instead remix those 10 items. This greedy approach would hopefully represent the “core” of my style.
This is my monthly clothing budget series. And all I can say is: budget = blown. Although my budget renewed for this spring season, I spent nearly all of it in a single month! I think it has to do with a big proposal deadline I had at work this month. Stress = online shopping = BAAD.Read More »
Sometimes, you just don’t want to decide what to wear. Although your closet is wonderfully curated and perfectly suited for your lifestyle 😉 , there are some outfits that just “call” to you more. For me, I have one particular work outfit that I reach for whenever I’m too lazy to pick out matching clothes in the morning.Read More »
This was a pretty light shopping month for me. I haven’t felt the impulse to shop as much over the past year, because of two factors: (1) I unsubscribed from most of the fashion blogs I used to follow, and (2) after a few years on the job, I’ve pretty much bought all new clothes necessary for the job and the relocation. I still enjoy shopping, and will browse sales online, but don’t go to the mall much anymore unless it’s a social event with my relatives, who really love shopping 🙂Read More »
I love reading closet inventory posts! My original inspiration was Franish, and others I’ve seen around the web like Cotton Cashmere Cat Hair. For the past couple of years, I’ve kept a detailed Google Doc of my current inventory, color-coded according to needs (regular, missing, needs tailoring, needs replacement). Here’s a screenshot of part of my spreadsheet: