I hope everyone has been having a fantastic January! - January is always an exciting time for me as I can hit the re-start button, and pursue new goals with a new energy; that's the first week - then it always seems to drag on a bit and I can't wait for February to arrive haha.
I have however been staying true to my capsule wardrobe and now that we are mid-month, just wanted to let you all know how I'm doing at my first attempt at a capsule.
As mentioned before, I will not be including outerwear, shoes, bags or accessories, or pieces for layering in my capsules - I may try that as I get better with capsules, but for now, I'm baby-steppin' it.
As you can see, I've already decided to donate one sweater, and have added 2 pieces to the capsule. I've also noted in red squares, which items I have still yet to wear. (You'll have to bare with me on the horrible photos for a few months - I don't have my StyleBook App with me, and am working off a screen shot I had my husband send me).
The sweater I donated was something I originally purchased because I loved the style and it was something I had wanted to try. It was a great price so I didn't mind if it was 2 sizes too big and decided to shrink it in the dryer - I figured no matter how it turned out, I would be fine with it given the style of the sweater and how versatile the look was supposed to be. I did shrink it, I did wear it, and I did enjoy it for a while but now have decided that it's a bit too chunky for my liking; I can't really wear it under any coats, or without a coat (even with layering) given the seasons where I live (I'm becoming a wuss, and get cold quite easily).
The two pieces I added were items that I purchased in December. I added the white tunic because I realized that when I present offers or go for 'serious' meetings, I like to wear a solid item of black or white - I didn't realize this before until I found myself without either, one morning and was quite adamant about not making any substitutions. New Lesson! - I will be making sure to have a few black and white pieces in my future capsules. The plaid shirt I just added for a casual Friday because I miss my husband and he just loves plaid, so I was channeling his wardrobe haha. Plus, this one is thicker and pretty cozy.
Side note: On Wednesday, I purchased 3 pairs of tights to replace my old ones.