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Holidays 2021 capsule wardrobe

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Casual capsule wardrobe holidays 2021 from left: tweed black jacket / green v-neck long sleeve top / black sparkle puff sleeve top / red sparkle puff sleeve top / faux leather pants (if you are a RHOBH fan, check out this post) / dark wash skinny jeans /

‘Tis the season to sparkle! I am so happy the holiday season is upon us. Last year, we were still locked down here in the San Francisco Bay Area, and we were unable to gather with family members from outside our household. This year, I am looking forward to seeing my family, and enjoying the holiday season. That being said, I need to make sure I have enough festive looks for the various casual and dressy events I plan to attend!

For my casual holiday capsule wardrobe, I have this cozy tweed jacket, two sparkling puff sleeve tops, a long sleeve satin top for cold days or outdoor events, these fabulous faux leather pants, and my current go-to jeans. All of these pieces can be mixed and matched for endless outfit ideas! These holiday outfits can also be paired with sparkling crystal jewelry, or more understated, daytime jewelry; depending on the occasion. Love!

Dressy capsule wardrobe holidays 2021

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Dressy capsule wardrobe holidays 2021 from left: green pleated skirt / black cold shoulder tee / black sparkle puff sleeve tee / small gold sparkle earrings c/o The Perfect Provenance (under $50) (makes a great gift!) / statement ring / faux leather pants / large gold hoops / bead “Love” bracelet c/o The Perfect provenance (under $50) (makes a great gift!) / pleated sequin skirt (on sale, under $100) /

Well, parties are back in style this year! Therefore, I need a few dressy options. This green pleated skirt from fall is perfect to slide right into the holiday season. Of course, what holiday season is complete without a sparkling sequin piece! This skirt is currently on sale; it’s fun, festive, and the skirt version of the little black dress. It can be worn daytime, nighttime, or anytime! Love!

Since these fabulous, faux leather pants are my current obsession, they too can be worn to evening events. Paired with heels, a sparkling top and jewelry, as well as an evening bag, these pants are great for outdoor events where my legs could get cold in a skirt. Love!

If you are looking for affordable and sparkling jewelry this holiday season, The Perfect Provenance (in Tiburon and Napa) has several great pieces under $50. They make ideal holiday gifts too. You can check them out online here.

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I hope you are getting your sparkle on this holiday season! Stay tuned for more holiday coverage!

XOXO
Cathy


Fall 2021 capsule wardrobe

Fall 2021 capsule wardrobe from left: chunky cardigan sweater / beige puff sleeve tee (under$50) / long sleeve black tee (under $100) / pink scarf (under $100) / green asymmetrical hem pleated skirt / large hoop earrings (under $100) / green statement earrings / mint statement earrings (sold out, similar here) / bracelets (under $50, local designer) / black jeans / dark wash distressed jeans / (not pictured-was wearing when I took the photo-oops!) snake buckle belt / (not pictured-puff sleeve black tee )

In case you noticed, my fall capsule wardrobe is trimmed down this season. This is due to the fact that I lost close to thirty pounds since April. Yes, you read that correctly! I have lost exactly twenty-eight pounds since April.

My weight has been creeping up over the last several years, and my doctor finally read me the riot act. She put me on a diet! I am glad she did, because I am back to my normal weight, and my older clothing fits! That being said, the clothing pieces you have seen me wear over the past few years are all way too big on me now.

My hope in moving towards capsule wardrobes each season was to reduce my purchases, and have a more sustainable closet. In keeping with this spirit, my fall capsule wardrobe is small this season because I am starting over! I have had to purchase new jeans and tee’s which fit me. So the next couple seasons, I will be re-building my wardrobe; little by little! The clothing that is too big now, I am donating to charity.

So, in order to start over, I purchased these dark wash denim jeans earlier this month, as well as these black jeans for the cool weather season. They are perfect for the fall season, and will also work well into the holiday and winter seasons.

I love fashionable tee’s! My fabulous, puff sleeve tee’s from the last few seasons are way too big now; I look like I am swimming in them. Therefore, I need to re-build my tee wardrobe. I am starting with this beige, puff sleeve tee which is ideal for fall, and also this long sleeve black tee since it is basic, and will carry me through fall, winter, and the holiday season.

What if I need to dress up? Ah! My dresses are huge, so if I need a dress, I will buy one when the time comes. In the meantime, this pleated green skirt, with an asymmetrical hemline, is perfect for the fall and holiday seasons. I love the movement it offers and the emerald green hue. I hope to pick up another top to wear with it this season, but in the meantime, I will wear this puff sleeve black top, and a pair of heels.

Oversize, chunky cardigan sweaters are hotter than hot this fall season, so this neutral hued cardigan will be perfect for keeping me cozy during the cooler months. Love it!

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Since I have lost so much weight, you may see more fall pieces pop up on the blog during the season. My shoe and handbag capsules will post on the blog later this week. Stay tuned!

Thanks for stopping by!

XOXO

Cathy


Summer 2021 capsule wardrobe

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Summer 2021 capsule wardrobe from top left: knit top / black tee with eyelet puff sleeves / gold and white drop earrings / coral puff sleeve tee / gold hoop earrings / gemstone bracelets (only $25!) / olive green shorts / ivory twist sleeve tee / basket weave statement ring / butterfly necklace / stripe puff sleeve tee / classic cut jeans (under $50) / black and snake buckle belt /

It already feels like summer outside! Although I am just posting my summer 2021 capsule wardrobe today, I have already started to wear many of these pieces. The weather has been just right! Plus, I really love this capsule for summer. The neutrals and subtle colors just feel right.

The summer 2021 season is still on the casual side as everyone emerges from quarantine, and into a post-pandemic lifestyle. We are all still craving comfort, while at the same time, we want to dress up! It’s quite the catch-22.

In order to achieve a comfortable, yet on-trend look, I picked up a few tee’s with trendy touches such as ruching, puff sleeves, and texture. These tee’s were all priced under $50, and feel like comfortable t-shirt’s from the back of the closet. Love that!

Soft and comfortable tee’s are perfect for everyday wear. Plus, these tee’s look very fashionable and hot off the runway. They can easily be paired with skirts, shorts, and jeans! I have also found they are easy to dress up or depending on how they are styled. I love a comfortable tee with a skirt and heels. It gives a dressed up look, yet offers the freedom and comfort of a good ‘ol t-shirt. Perfection!

Dressy capsule wardrobe summer 2021

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Dressy capsule wardrobe summer 2021 from left: green prairie maxi skirt / knit sweater / hoop earrings / gemstone bracelets (local designer!) / black eyelet puff sleeve tee / gold and white drop earrings / ivory twist sleeve tee / butterfly necklace / basket weave statement ring /

In order to add a little bit of structure to my summer 2021 capsule wardrobe, I added in this beautiful knit sweater. It has a really pretty knit pattern plus wide sleeves. This sweater easily dresses up shorts for a backyard BBQ or looks polished with a skirt for a party or dinner out. It’s the perfect summer knit top! Love!

Most of my jewelry for summer 2021 is from my spring collection with the exception of this cute little butterfly necklace. Butterflies are a huge trend in jewelry for the summer 2021 season, so this affordable necklace, priced under $20, is perfect for rocking the butterfly jewelry trend this season.

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What are looking forward to wearing this summer season?

Stay tuned for my upcoming summer handbag, shoe, and beauty capsules!

Thanks for stopping by!

XOXO
Cathy