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September 15, 2017

the Great Capsule Project: the Haul

I mean, FINALLY, right?! I know, this is the one everyone’s really been waiting for, but I didn’t want to do this process a disservice and not share how to get here. To the fun part. The shopping. If you haven’t read part one (the why + a purge) and part two (week one + building it out), you may want to do that first – but you do you. A couple of notes before we jump into my personal capsule.

– I’m a work at home mom, so keep that in mind as you look through this. The most dressed up I get is for a date night or the occasional wedding. Comfort is definitely important, but learning how to be well-dressed in the process has been really fun. Also, I live in south Louisiana. The land where 80° is officially “cool weather”. So you’re not going to see any parkas or even thick sweaters here.

– I don’t wear a ton of color. Never have, most likely never will. I once wore a teal colored shirt to a girls night and all of my friends were straight up confused. So, this particular capsule may not be for you if you have an aversion to:

  • H&M (I’m legit amazed by how much of their stuff I bought.)
  • Black
  • Stripes
  • Layering
  • Casual wear

– I’m going to come right out and say it: there are affiliate links all up in this post. If you’re not hip to blogger lingo (do people still say “hip”?) that means if you click through from this post and buy something I’ve suggested, I get a tiny little commission from it. Everybody wins!

Alright, without further ado, I give you my own personally curated fall/winter capsule wardrobe.

TOPS: Long Sleeve StripeGrey SweaterFlannel / Baseball Tee / Cowl Sweatshirt / Peplum Tee
Short Sleeve Stripe / Black, White, & Army Tee  /  Graphic Tees

(Note: I actually got the cowl neck sweatshirt in pink, I just couldn’t find an isolatable image of it. So there is a touch of color here, haha.)

BOTTOMS: Dark Denim / Light Denim / Pleated Skirt / Leggings
(Notes: I’m obviously having quite the love affair with H&M’s denim – but y’all. They’re so inexpensive {hello $10!} and they fit SO. GREAT. I’m legit in love. And in case we haven’t met in person: big ole booty fitting in these jeans. Also, I linked to my most favorite leggings ever up there, but you go with your favorite.
Because at this blog – leggings. are. pants.)

DRESSES: Alright, I feel real annoying here, but I got no links for you. Literally all I kept as far as dresses is a black maxi dress (that is in fact, a nursing dress), and a blue shift dress from Lush. That’s it. Everything else just didn’t fit me well, and if I’m being honest, I don’t wear a ton of dresses. I apologize if I’m leaving you sorely disappointed here.


OUTERWEAR: Leather JacketAnorak / Jean Jacket / Black Cardigan / Chunky Knit Cardigan
(I got mine off of, the deal has since expired – but there’s lots online!)



Nude Flats / Tall Brown Boots / Mustard Scarf / Flannel Scarf
Nude Mules / Short Boots / Tassel Earrings / Simple Bib Necklace
Suede Sneakers / Nude Heels / Gold Pendant Necklace / Jewel Bib Necklace


And that’s it. My 38 piece capsule wardrobe. Holy cannoli this post took a whole lot of man hours to put together, but I’m real proud of it. The final part to this series – the Outfits, is coming next week!

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