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!

Sustainable Fashion Haul/// My Well Loved Clothing Frock Box

A few weeks ago I found Adey’s youtube channel Well Loved Clothing and I binged all her videos. She is a thrifter that has an amazing eye and styles up her finds in unique ways. She also sells pieces and refashioned items in her shop.

I love her attitude about fashion and the joy she finds in getting dressed! When she posted that she would be selling Frock Boxes I knew I wanted to give it a try. I bought a box and then she sent me an in-depth questionnaire about sizing, pieces I was looking for, inspiration, and things I absolutely did not want. Then she went thrifting for me! In a couple of weeks I had a box full of 4 unique items that fit really well into my closet.

I have an unboxing video here and I thought I would share how I’m styling everything up this week on instagram as well.

First is this teal, oversized, cropped sweater that I think looks great with high waisted pants and skirts and I love it layered over my Kielo Wrap dress. I feel like your funky art teacher!

I told Adey I loved skirts and she did not disappoint in finding me this midi animal print skirt. I will absolutely wear this with t-shirts and sweatshirts and I love it with this thrifted Madewell sweater. I’m trying to figure out how to layer up and stay warm but still wear the silhouettes I love, I think this skirt makes that possible.

I’ve been having zero luck thrifting pants so I was nervous when I pulled out these pink cropped trousers! They fit perfectly though and I love the color. I will wear these all the time and I thought this sweater I rented from Nuuly worked perfectly with these pants.

My final piece might be the most basic, but it’s honestly something I will get the most wear out of. This mock turtle neck in the softest ribknit in a great color is a fantastic piece for layering. I love that it is sleeveless, I think it will be easier to wear under dresses this way, and I love the 70s vibe I get when I pair it with my high waisted jeans.

I was so impressed with this box! I love when people are creative with their business and offer something new to the world. If you love the idea of wearing second hand but have trouble finding the time or energy to shop yourself, check out Well Loved Clothing online!