Fall Capsule 2015

It’s here! My Fall Capsule post! I’m pretty excited to be sharing it with you today, and I hope you like it!

To be perfectly honest, this capsule was super tough for me to put together, caused me a lot of frustration, and it is still somewhat in flux. Due to two pregnancies and postpartum weight fluctuations, I haven’t had a solid Fall wardrobe since 2011, and my style has changed a lot since then. So I spent a lot of time and effort trying to figure out what I really like. Some of my favorite stores are sporting styles that just aren’t me, so trying to find the ideal pieces hasn’t been easy.

As much as I would love the absolutely PERFECT capsule wardrobe, I am a SAHM and my husband is working his first job just out of school. We are on a budget and I had to try to be prudent with my purchases. The result was a few items that I ended up with aren’t absolutely ideal, but they work well in my capsule, and I can wait until next year’s capsule to replace them. For example, I really wanted a navy puffer vest for my wardrobe, but they are pretty pricey if you want a quality one, so I searched and haunted EBay until I found one (I thought) I liked! When it arrived at my door, it wasn’t exactly what I had expected. The collar was a large and floppy, and not at all what I had envisioned. But it was a non-refundable transaction, and the vest was comfortable, warm, and of high quality. Scarfs do a great job concealing the oversized collar, and when it’s super chilly out, it will look *great* zipped. So for this year, it stays. I just had to be realistic (even though it wasn’t perfect) and that was the best decision. And you know what? I’ve already worn it several times, and the collar may just grow on me as the season progresses! We’ll see!

Also, when you see my capsule below, I marked all the items I bought second-hand. This was because I wanted to show you that you CAN create a capsule that you love on a budget. I will write a more detailed post on thrifting your capsule later. Be on the lookout!

So on to the wardrobe! I have 40 items posted below (my goal is to stay at 40 or less), but at least 3 of the tops are much more summery, and will phase out as it cools off. If the item is in bold, I bought it new for this year’s capsule. If it has a * beside it, I rolled it over from my previous capsule.FallCapsuleCjpg

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From Left to Right: 41Hawthorn Navy Blue Open Cardigan: Stitch Fix August 2015, John Bay Burgundy Cardigan: JCPenny, Merino Wool Berry Cardigan: Banana Republic (thrifted)*,  Navy and White tank: Gap (thrifted)*

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Purple Sleeveless Blouse: LOFT,* Navy Blue Loose knit Sweater: Gap (thrifted from ThredUP), Gray flowy tee: Gap, Dark Gray Sweater: Gap Factory (thrifted) 

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Rust colored sweater: LOFT (thrifted from ThredUP), Denim Chambray: H&M, Plaid shirt: Maurices, White loose weave sweater: Old Navy (thrifted)*,

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Beige sweater: Maurices (thrifted), White waterfall lace tank: Zulily*,  Striped Tee: Zenana Outfitters/Ross*, Striped Long Sleeve Top: H&M

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Navy patterned blouse: Old Navy (thrifted)*, Silver Sweater: LOFT (thrifted from ThredUPPink Dress: Cynthia Steffe (thrifted)*, Striped Dress: LOFT*

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 Ponte striped dress: Merona/Target (thrifted), Navy sleeveless dress: H&M, Medium Wash Skinny Jeans: LOFT*, Straight Leg Jeans: Paige Denim (thrifted)*,  

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Ponte knit burgundy skinnies: Maurices, Gray Skinny Cords: Target, Black Ponte Skinnies: Maurices*

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Blue Pencil Skirt (thrifted)* Navy A-line skirt: Gap, Gray Pencil Skirt: Romy

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Khaki Trench Coat: Banana Republic Factory, Navy Puffer Vest: Joules (thrifted), Lightweight Khaki Anorak: St. John’s Bay/JCPenny 


Heels — Black Basic: Nine West,* Nude Alex Marie Slingbacks: (thrifted)*


Flats –Navy Ballet Flats: Payless,* Burgundy Ballet: Old Navy

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Boots — Riding Boot: Payless, Black ankle Bootie: Fergalicious, Cognac Bootie: Tesori (thrifted)

I am LOVING this capsule so far, and the weather dropped about 20 degrees this week, which has given some of these pieces a lot of use already! I would love feedback on what you all think, and like I said before, try it for yourself! You won’t regret it!


4 thoughts on “Fall Capsule 2015

  1. I love this!! Definitely saving this for when I build a capsule wardrobe. At this point (1month pp) I’m just frustrated with clothes. I did buy a dress and some tights at target today that i feel comfortable in though!


    • Ashley, I love hearing your thoughts! I definitely understand wanting to wait until your size has regulated a bit in order to start trying to put together a capsule! I’m still finding that a bit frustrating now, and I’m almost 9 months PP! Things keep changing fit– I actually just deleted a pair of pants from my Fall capsule because they were driving me crazy and I kept having to pull them up. Hoping to get them altered, but who knows? Mama bodies seem to always be in flux! And that’s so awesome that you found a dress you love at Target! I remember finding my first item of clothing I felt comfortable in after my daughter was born. It was so wonderful!


  2. I love that vest, I’ve been keeping my eye out for one. Now I might have to think about getting one with a big collar…

    Ok, so I noticed that almost all your bottoms jeans,pants, skirts are similar colors. Mostly dark blue/grey and you let your tops be the colors pops 🙂 I’ve been noticing the opposite in what I’ve been gathering for my fall capsule, tops feel “boring” and my bottoms are more colorful and different, which made me start to panic (ha!) Will I get bored if I don’t mix up the bottoms and tops more?! But now I’m wondering if this is just what and drawn to and what my style is made up of. Hm. What do you think?


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