Fall Capsule/// What I Thrifted!

At the start of September I purchased the Fall Capsule Guide from Your Everyday Style. This is my third capsule purchase from Jennifer and I absolutely love this method of building a closet full of clothes that I love and wear. In the coming weeks I will be showing what I plan to make to add to my capsule as well as all my finished pieces as they come off my machine.

I am happy to say I was able to pull a lot from what I already owned in building my capsule. It feels great to have pieces that work well together, make me feel good, and fit the lifestyle I have. Here is the promo pic for the capsule to give you an idea of the color scheme and pieces I’m using. I am adding in some sage green just because I like it so much and think it looks great with the pinks and blacks.

After I pulled from my own closet I went looking at second hand shops. I have had really good success with Thredup and highly recommend it for people that love thrifting but simply don’t have time (or the physical stores!) to go and sort through clothes. Using the links from the capsule, I was able to be really specific in my search and found so many great things.

I recommend narrowing down brands, colors, and styles to keep the site from being overwhelming. I bought the following things from the site, a JCrew sweater vest, an oversized Free People Sweater, and a pair of light wash leggings from Old Navy. I also picked up some Free People Movement leggings in that same pinky/rose color and am really impressed with the quality!

We have a new vintage/consignment shop in my town and they have a great website if you want to check it out, Sweet Hayden Boutique. The owner is a former stylist and has collected so many amazing pieces! She switches them out every week so you can always find something good. Over two visits I got a great Madewell sweatshirt dress, a black sweater vest/top, a cute Madewell heart sweater, a dark floral wrap skirt, and a beautiful Philosophy black blazer.

I’m really excited with all of these purchases! Having the capsule guide really helped me narrow down my search and keep my eye out for things I needed. Can’t wait to show you what I’m going to be making!

Vintage Gingham Wrap Top

I have my first summery make to share today! I love collecting vintage patterns but really try and only get things that I would actually make and wear today. I found this wrap top, Simplicity 7351, on Etsy (I found another one here!) and thought it worked well with some of the trends I’m seeing in stores right now.

A wrap top with two different views, one with a forward yoke and peplum style bottom and one with an interesting curved yoke that wraps and hits at the natural waist. Also options to leave sleeves loose and fluttery or add elastic for that blouson effect.

I went with view two and kept the sleeves open. I used a gingham linen from D&H Fabrics (my color isn’t available but I’ve linked to another fun summery color!) and it’s a perfect match for this pattern.

My copy of the pattern was a size medium and I did have to take it in a little but otherwise made the pattern as is. I love how it turned out! I’ve styled it up with some bottoms from my spring capsule and look forward to trying it with shorts as well.

As always, let me know if you have any questions and here’s to the weather warming up and breaking out our summer looks!

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