Last year, I did my 2014 Fall/Winter Capsule Wardrobe.  I really enjoyed getting rid of the clothes that I didn't like and (mostly) sticking with my favorites.  I only had 37 items total, but I always felt put together and enjoyed my clothes more!  The only downside was that I didn't really have any extra money to get new things.  All of my warm weather clothes were in pretty bad shape, so when I got rid of most of them last Fall, I knew that I was going to have to shop for new things this Spring.  Because of needing to replace so many things at once, I have less items in my Spring/Summer Capsule...but, I am REALLY happy with my new purchases and I am excited to wear them throughout this upcoming season.

I'll give you the breakdown:

Top #1 - TJ Maxx

Top #2 - TJ Maxx

Top #3 - Ann Taylor Loft

Top #4 - Recycled Rooster

     ^^^^^ this top from the Recycled Rooster is a 2nd hand item that I bought last Spring...I still love the colors (they are brighter in person), but need to find a tank top that can be worn underneath.

Top #5 - Stitch Fix

     ^^^^^ this top came from Stitch Fix!!!  Sometimes I am not very good about picking out clothes for myself and I rarely "branch out" and try new things...so I love that I have a personal stylist who picks stuff out for me and mails it to my house!  

Top #6 - Ann Taylor Loft

Bottoms #1 - TJ Maxx (last summer)

Bottoms #2 - Ann Taylor Loft

Bottoms #3 - hand-me-down from my sister :)

Bottoms #4 - "borrowed" from my mom's closet

Dress #1 - Ann Taylor Loft

Dress #2 - Ann Taylor Loft

Dress #3 - "borrowed" from my sister's closet (she doesn't know yet)

Shoes #1 - Target

Shoes #2 - Target (last Fall)

Shoes #3 - hand-me-downs from my sister :)
FYI:  I have undies and pjs, two sets of workout clothes, walking shoes, flip flops, a rain coat and one set of dirty work clothes...those things don't count in my Capsule.

     As you can see...it's SUPER convenient to have 3 sisters and a mother.  Although my Spring/Summer Capsule is pretty much done, I still have some work to do...

For instance:
-I'm sure that my mom wants her skinny jeans back...I am searching for my own pair.
-I need to find a tank top that can go under Top #4.
-Whether I keep Dress #3 will be determined when my sister finds out I have it!
-Shoes #3 are SUPER high (I feel like a giant) and not comfy...I am searching for a lower wedge.
-I would LOVE to find a pair a white pants or skinny jeans...know any good brands???
-When it's hot outside, the AC's are freezing inside...I am searching for some cardigans/jackets.

PS...you can tell that I am NOT big on ironing my clothes...I am trying to improve!!!!!!!!!

Do you want to makeover your wardrobe?!?!?!

Let's get started:

You are going to have to try on a LOT of items and be VERY honest with yourself.   This includes shoes, socks, underwear, bras, pants, shorts, skirts, all tops, dresses, belts, scarves, hats, pjs, bathrobes, swimsuits, coverups, all jewelry, gym clothes, EVERYTHING!

1.  Take it ALL out of of your closets, drawers, shelves, cabinets, boxes, storage bins, from under your bed, everywhere…EVERYTHING!  Take it ALL out and throw it on your bed or floor.

2.  Look at each item and ask yourself these questions:
-is the item stained?
-is the item stretched out?
-is the item an awful color on me?
-does this item make me feel ugly and/or fat?
-is this item old looking, picked, dingy, etc?
***If you answered yes to ANY of these, the item needs to go to GIVE AWAY or THROW AWAY!

3.  Now, everything that is left, should be good-looking items...Ask yourself these questions:
-have I worn this item in the last 12 months?
-is this a seasonal item, like a winter coat that I DO wear?
-is this a sentimental item, like my old wedding dress?
-is this item a special item, like a dress that I DO wear when invited to weddings and formal parties?
***If you answered "no" to all of the above, the item needs to go to GIVE AWAY or THROW AWAY!

4.  Now, EVERYTHING that is left, you are going to try on and look at yourself in the mirror.  EVERY SINGLE PIECE OF CLOTHING.  For each item that you put on, ask yourself:
-does this make me feel beautiful when I wear it?
-do I feel comfortable in this?…no cutting off circulation, no leaving deep red lines anywhere, no painful blisters...
-does this color look good with my skin tone and eye color?
-do I get compliments when I wear this?
-do I enjoy wearing this?
***If you answered "no" to any of these, the item needs to go to GIVE AWAY or THROW AWAY!

DONE!!!!  Didn't that feel good?!?!?!?!!

Now, don't get all crazy and go on a shopping spree to fill all that space...this is the perfect time to create a new wardrobe that you feel good about!!!

There are MANY bloggers and websites that you can find on minimalist wardrobes, capsule wardrobes, etc...CLICK HERE to see who my favorite is :)

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