I forgot to tell you how I spent approximately 50% of last weekend—and it might just be the same way I end up spending a good chunk of this one…
Pinterest, my old friend. I didn’t even realize we were growing apart.
(It’s funny—I still remember, very clearly, being SO confused about what Pinterest was. And not that long ago either!)
This time, I wasn’t just randomly browsing—I have a new mission. And it has nothing to do with baby rooms or recipes. (Although I still haven’t finished decorating baby’s room…oops…)
Gina has gotten me obsessed with the idea of a capsule wardrobe. Basically, it’s about paring your wardrobe down to a smaller number of items that you GENUINELY love and sticking to a pre-planned list of items you want to be part of your seasonal wardrobe, rather than constantly feeding your mediocre closet with random purchases you don’t end up wearing that much.
Caroline—my new go-to capsule expert—holds herself to 37 items per season (a mix of pre-owned and new stuff). She plans out her ideal wardrobe in advance—like, “1 chambray shirt” and “1 dark wash skinny jean”—based on a combo of what she already has (and loves) and what she wants to round out that season’s wardrobe.
Then, she only buys new stuff to fill in the gaps, focusing on one big pre-season shopping trip and then buying nothing until the next season. This sounds about a thousand times smarter than my totally sporadic new-top-here-new-pants-there method. (She’s also found that she ultimately saves money this way.)
In other words, I think having a list like this would really help me avoid impulse buys.
AND now that I’m almost not pregnant anymore, it’s SO exciting to think about wearing regular clothes again!
With pregnancy #1, I was so excited, I brought nothing but non-maternity clothes to the hospital…yeah, dumb move. Turns out the extra weight doesn’t just instantly evaporate post-birth. (Duh, right?) This time, I’ve smartened up, but I’m still just as excited for the eventual switch back to normalcy!
I’ve been having a blast brainstorming my ideal fall/winter wardrobe—here’s what I’ve found so far, if you’re interested.
Some of the basic ideas:
Something I love about fall fashion (that happens to be perfect for having just had a baby): leggings/skinny jeans + huge, flowy tops and sweaters! Bring ‘em on!
I might be the only one thinking about fall clothes already, but we’ve actually been having pretty unseasonably cool temps here. (50’s in the mornings!) As far as the being-preggo-in-the-summer thing goes, I’ve really lucked out.
Anyone else thinking about fall yet??
To be clear, I’m ONLY thinking about the clothes…and, maybe a little bit, the pumpkin beer. (Aka something else I can finally enjoy again!)
I’m not at ALL interested in the actual weather changes…
What’s a staple fall outfit for you?
P.S. The downside of spending a ton of time shopping online: my Facebook is now COVERED in ads for the EXACT things I’ve been looking at. One ad literally said “I know you’ve been looking at me!” Ha! Get out of my head, FB!
Have a great weekend! Will I see any of you on Pinterest?