Sweepin’ out the dust bunnies and cob webs in my fashion haus today so that I can share some of my versions of outfits from the fall capsule wardrobe. Have enjoyed playing dress up along side all of the other participants in Get Your Pretty On’s Fall 2018 Capsule Wardrobe. We have a private Facebook group where we post pics of the day’s outfit, offer support to one another and share sales alerts on items from the shopping list. It is great fun to see everyone’s individual ‘take’ on an outfit formula. Some of the girls are so creative in ways to make an outfit their own.
Fall 2018 Capsule Wardrobe
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The formula for this day were distressed jeans + white tee + striped fly-away or waterfall cardi + athleisure shoes.
The pieces for this outfit were all shopped from my closet. Loft distressed jeans (similar, similar) + Loft Outlet white tee + Dress Barn Roz & Ally gray cardigan + Skechers metallic slip-on shoes (exact, similar). I have since ordered this striped cardigan and this pair of maroon athleisure shoes.
We always do 2 rounds of the outfits so I will have my striped waterfall cardigan and maroon shoes to wear for the second round of Day 2.
The ingredients for the third day was olive bottoms + burgundy blouse + taupe ankle boots.
Wore my Loft Outlet olive skinny cropped jeans + Loft Outlet maroon blouse (similar, similar)+ Bandolino metallic leopard flats (similar, similar). I wore my leopard loafers instead of taupe booties. Hard for me to get excited about wearing boots or even booties when it is still close to 100* out!
I am not crazy about these pants for several reasons. Number one, they aren’t a true olive color, and B) they don’t have a very flattering fit. Need to find a pair I like better because real olive green is one of my top favorite greens to wear!
Today’s outfit equation was olive bottoms + white tee + camo scarf + long black cardigan + metallic shoes. Alison shared the shopping info for a darling olive skirt but it was a wee bit too wee for me! Wish I could find an affordable one in a longer length.
I cuffed the same olive pants from Day 3 with this outfit and liked them a little better. Still want some new olive denim, though. My scarf was more green leopard than camo, ha! This is the camo scarf Alison styled in the sample for today’s look but it is beyond my budget. A lot of the gals in the challenge have purchased and styled this one from Gap. Love the other colors in it that complement my beloved olive green. My black cardigan is from H&M (exact, similar). I liked the relaxed fit, long length and soft feel of the fabric. Before the temps cool off (surely they will sooner or later!), I wanted to wear my black cork wedges one more time.
The Fall 2018 Capsule Wardrobe only has one dress on the shopping list – a midi-length wrap dress in a floral print on a black background. Today’s formula was print dress + a neutral cardigan + gray riding boots.
My dress (exact, similar) is from Nordstrom online. Really like it but need to add a hook and eye or snap to the neckline. The ‘girls’ kept trying to pop out to say hi all night! Again, too hot for riding boots. And haven’t bought gray ones yet anyway. But I am seeing gray boots everywhere so they must be trending. These are cute and under $50. And these are just over $50. Pay day is Friday!
Not sure about this look. What do you think? The blueprint for today was distressed denim + gingham shirt + leopard belt + long black cardi + cognac mules.
I shopped my closet for the gingham shirt. Mine is a blue and white topper from Old Navy, a piece from a style challenge several years ago. Loft Outlet distressed jeans, my new H&M long black cardi, and instead of mules, I have lace-up suede flats. Haven’t found a pair of mules. Most of the ones I like, are out of my price range. Love these Frye mules but they are almost 2 week’s pay! These are affordable but look a little man-ish to me. What do you think? My leopard belt is old and rarely worn. I think maybe it is from Target.
For today we were recycling some of the pieces we have already worn. A floral blouse + dark wash skinny jeans + black cardi + gray boots.
As you can tell, I went rogue! My Loft Outlet jeans are darker wash and my Express sleeveless blouse did have a floral print but my overall look was nothing like the one Alison modeled for us. Still too hot for boots so subbed in my pink K-Mart loafers. Wore an open-weave blush cardigan from Target. Love the tassel and bead necklace from my sister.
Wore the outfit for Day 13 tonight for church and dinner out but will share that in my next fashion haus post. Hope you will pop back by when I do. It was probably my fav so far.
Has it turned off cool enough where you live to wear boots and cardigans comfortably? What trend are you trying this fall?
A couple of times, folks have mentioned that I look slim and trim to which I have replied thank you but it is my Kirkland’s mirror. Truly, it is my mirror. I have lost 2-3 pounds but that doesn’t qualify for slim and trim. Usually take photos with my phone camera looking into my skinny mirror. But have promised myself to try to use my DSLR camera more often so that you get a better idea of how skinny I’m not.
Here is a photo I took using my phone camera and standing on the edge of the bathtub looking into the vanity mirror. Closer to how I really look, I think!
The outfit was Day 5, a floral top + black pants + a denim jacket + booties. I tried on the jacket but again, too hot! Below is a photo taken with my DSLR camera the same day. I used my phone as a remote but have to hide it behind my back. Need some practice with all of this.
I see all of the beautiful fashion/style posts other bloggers do and feel kind of silly. Which is why there are cobwebs in my fashion haus! But maybe if I start practicing more with my camera and light kit and remote, I will get the hang of this stuff eventually. Or maybe not!
Thank you, gals, for overlooking the spiders and dust bunnies and poor photography that make up this post. Going to link up with some of the pros like Carrie and Gail and Jennie. Maybe their sense of style and great photography will rub off on me.
Hugs and kisses,