One of my favorite new blogs is Work that Wardrobe, written by Jane (all the way over the pond in the UK). Jane never ceases to inspire me -- she has committed to not buying any new clothes for an entire year. I can't fathom how challenging that would be. Yet, everyday, with a critical eye on her wardrobe and a little creativity, she comes up with some of the cutest outfits.
All of which cost her $0.
Well, Jane is having her first Capsule Wardrobe Challenge. The challenge was to take 10 articles of clothing from your wardrobe and up to five accessories, and create a Monday to Friday wardrobe. (As I'm re-reading Jane's rules, I realize I forgot to count my shoes as part of the challenge -- but, I've already taken my pictures. So, given that I'm a SAHM and accessories don't typically feature prominently in my wardrobe, I'm going to omit the light pink pashmina and red bead necklace I included in my accessories grouping and count my two pairs of shoes as part of my five accessories. You'll just have to use your imagination and pretend that the pashmina and the necklace aren't there. :) )
With me? Alright. Here's what I came up with...
Green Boucle Jacket -- Morgan
White Tank Top -- Old Navy
Orange Hooded Tee -- Victoria's Secret
Teal Cardigan -- Gap
Brown Turtleneck -- CW
Khaki Pants -- Ann Taylor Loft
Jeans -- Banana Republic
Pink V-Neck Sweater -- Tommy Hilfiger
Brown Pants -- Gap
Jean Jacket -- French Cuff
Brown pumps -- Naturalizer
Brown flats -- Target
For my accessories (remember, I'm omitting the pink pashmina and the red bead necklace):
Ivory knit scarf -- Target
Floating Bead Necklace -- Macy's
Turquoise Necklace -- Macy's
Here are some of the outfit choices for this week:
Remember, that pink pashmina -- NOT there. :) But, I could totally add that ivory scarf for warmth.
Again, pashmina. Not there. :)
This is what I'll wear to my son's Christmas program on Tuesday night. It will be warm, but dressy enough to work.
Jane's challenge took a little thinking, but in the end it reminded me that I have more than enough in my wardrobe to outfit me for not just one week -- but several. A good lesson as our family tries to cut expenses in a challenging economic environment.
Now, go check out what everyone else chose for their Wardrobe Capsule Challenge.