College Spring Capsule

College Spring Capsule

College Spring Capsule

Well, we have come full circle.  I started my capsule college wardrobe last summer when my daughter stayed at school to work and take classes during the summer.

She was complaining how she had nothing to wear and I thought…”oh, a capsule wardrobe is perfect for college life,” so I created a summer capsule for her.  (On paper, anyway…she didn’t really adopt my amazing capsule idea.)

After the summer, I decided to take the “series” into fall and then into winter.  The idea was to use many of the same clothes, interchanging a few here and there to fit the season.

If you want to see the college capsules for the other seasons, in the archives section to the right, look at August, 2015, for the summer capsule, October 2015, for the fall capsule and January 2016, for the winter capsule.

I would tell you to click here, and then link you to them, however, I do not know how to do that yet.  (If y’all know how to do this, feel free to share with  me.  I love learning all of these helpful wordpress features.)

So we come to the end of the series.  For spring, we are using the same clothes we have used in the past season’s wardrobe and incorporated them a bit differently to accommodate the temperatures in Spring.

During the next 4 days, I will take items from this capsule and create outfits.  You will be able to see how, again, as in the other seasons, a few clothes can create multiple outfits.

If going off to college, maybe you want to start with a fall capsule, depending on where your college is located.  If August / September are still warm months, like they are here in Texas, then maybe you want to start with a summer capsule, first.

I describe the process of creating a capsule wardrobe in the summer capsule post (Aug, 2015), so if you want to read about how to do this, check out that post.

My belief still holds true…a capsule wardrobe is ideal for college life.

Let me know if you agree and if you are going to try it.  My daughter has one more year of college left and I will, once again, try to convince her that this is the way to go.  Wish me luck!!

Fondly, Sonya

 

 

 

 

Spring – Time Brunch

Easter Brunch

Easter

All of you do not celebrate Easter, and that is perfectly fine.  Religious beliefs, spirituality, those are all things that we decide for ourselves.

If, however, you do have some brunch plans today that require a bit of dressing up, why not try the two looks above.

I created a look that could be worn by a mom and one that could be worn by, possibly, an older daughter.  (I have three daughters, and I had them in mind when putting together the look on the right, although, they are not as conservative as I am, so if asked, they may say “no way would I wear that”.)

Where to Wear?

Wear these two looks to Easter brunch or any more-dressy brunch.  The dress in the mom look, paired with a blazer can be worn to work.  Even the “daughter” dress can be worn to work.  Wear these looks to a spring wedding, or to any other dressy occasion – especially one where you will be photographed together.  Can you see how beautiful these colors would look together in a photo?

Investment Pieces

The dresses can be investment pieces if this color coordinates with the rest of your wardrobe.  The pumps are pretty neutral and can be worn with many outfits.  Ditto for the sandals as this style has been popular for a few years, now.

The two bags would qualify as would the watch, earings and pearl necklace.  My daughters would love the Tory Burch earings, so for them, those would be considered an investment piece, too.

Thoughts

I for one, will most likely not be wearing a dressy, dress this Easter Sunday.  My mother is visiting and my husband is out of town. 

My mom and I, along with my children, will prepare today’s meal and then sit down at my spring-themed table and enjoy some time together.

Although the outfit I wear today will not be as dressy as the ones above, I will wear a casual dress as I prepare for and share this Sunday’s meal with my family.

Have a wonderful, relaxing day my friends. 

Fondly, Sonya

 

 

Cropped Hoodie Chic

Cropped Hoodie Chic

A Cropped Hoodie

Why not, right?  Who doesn’t need a new cropped hoodie?  I know I am teasing, but the one shown is actually quite cute.

This outfit was duplicating the look of the model shown.  If you actually wear this look, but do not wish to bear your mid-section, just add a long tank underneath the hoodie.

The hoodie is the highlight of this outfit, but what about those sneakers.  Love, love, love.  Aren’t these the perfect shade of pink?

Where to Wear?

Wear this look lounging around on a Saturday afternoon, wear it shopping, to the grocery store, the movies…and all other very casual events and places.

Investment Pieces

For investment pieces, probably the shoes, the purse, watch and earings.  Jeans can be an investment piece, but probably not these.

Thoughts

When I was younger, I loved these type of outfits – so comfortable and casual.  Now that I am older, my look is more polished and less casual.  But that’s OK, we all change as we mature.  It is how it is supposed to be. 

Have a relaxing, casual day, today. 

Fondly, Sonya

White Tee Basics

White Tee Basics

White Tees

This white tee can be worn under blazers for work, as we have seen earlier this week, it can be worn as shown for a casual Friday look, it can be worn with faded, ripped jeans for a more casual look and on and on.  White tees are certainly a wardrobe staple.

When selecting a white tee, choose one that is the perfect shade of white – keeping in mind that stark white is not the best look on all of us.  Some of us look better in a softer, less bright, white.  In addition, select a fabric and style that suits you.

You need to love this white tee, so be selective, shop around and choose very carefully.  If you do these things, then this tee will become a workhorse.

Where to Wear?

Wear this look to work on a casual Friday, wear it to brunch, to the movies, on a date, out with friends, etc.  This is one of those looks that can be worn on many days, for many events and occasions.

Investment Pieces

The white tee is a must investment piece, the blazer may be one if that color is one of yours, the jewelry is certainly an investment.  As far as the shoes and purse go, they may be investment pieces if bright yellow coordinates beautifully with the rest of your wardrobe.

Thoughts

We love Fridays, don’t we?  Wearing this fun look makes Friday even more special.  I must admit, though, I think I am less productive on Fridays than the other days of the week.  I wonder if it is because of my casual looks?

What are y’alls thoughts on productivity and Fridays?  Do you think you get less done on a Friday than any other day of the week?  If you answered yes, then it is probably because of the casual attire.  If you don’t believe me, then do an experiment and don’t wear a casual outfit on a random Friday and see if you are more productive that day.  Let me know what you find out. 

You know, with this experimenting business, y’all are just like scientist.  Good job, I knew you were intelligent!

Happy, happy hour, today!!  Be safe and have a relaxing two days off.