I’m loving my summer capsule wardrobe so far! It’s basic, easy, and practical. Most of the pieces are definite favorites, and almost all of the new pieces I bought for this season are clear keepers. Sad note though: I failed to wash the dresses from Modcloth in cold water, and they shrank. They’re still wearable, but I’m going to have to hem the lining of the light blue one so that it doesn’t stick out at the bottom. I’m trying to look on the bright side and acknowledge that I’ve learned a really good lesson!
Now for my confession…I’m replacing one of my tops already. I realized a bit late that my white sleeveless blouse with the pretty detailed neckline, being a few years old as it is, has some rather nasty stains under the arms, and the crochet-ish part around the neckline is definitely showing wear as well. So, I decided I’d keep my eyes open for something similar to replace it with, thinking maybe I’d get a good deal on something towards the end of the season.
But tonight, after an impromptu date night at Red Robin + our favorite local mini golf course, we decided to stop in at Target, and I walked past this little lovely and knew it was what I wanted. So, a whole 10 days in to summer capsule season, I’ve already made another clothing purchase. (As I’ve mentioned, I’m not super strict on the no-shopping rule.)
I’ve been buying clothes at Target for years, and some have been huge hits while others have been flops. I think I’m getting better at judging a garment’s quality by its fabric and structure (here’s a great article on that), and learning what will hold up to my clean-freak habit of over-washing everything. But for the prices, Target really does have some great apparel sometimes, so no, I don’t mind admitting that I shop there for clothes. 🙂
In other news, I’m working on putting together outfits from my capsule for a photo shoot later this summer. Suggestions, anyone? [See my inspiration board here.]