Fall/Winter 2017 Capsule

My capsule wardrobe continues to be one of the reasons I can live my brand - less is more! (If you haven't seen my first capsule wardrobe post, check it out!) Less time spent shopping for clothes, fewer decisions on what to wear because I have what I need, and I'd venture less money spent, but I'll be honest I'm not great at tracking that. What I can track is that my overall happiness and confidence has increased exponentially.

And I need to give credit where credit's due to my amazing stylist friend Lindsey who helps me purge my closet and create a list of what I need (i.e. what classic pieces are going to allow me to get the most out of the items I already own, while also being on-trend). Then I share my needs with my Trunk Club stylist who shops for me and sends the items to my home - no fees, free shipping, free returns as long as you have a Nordstrom card. Can you say amazing?! These services save me so much time so I can focus on my work and family.

So let's get to what you really what to see....what's in my capsule! 

BOTTOMS

My favorite jeans in dark blue and black (AG Farrah High Waist). 

My favorite jeans in dark blue and black (AG Farrah High Waist). 

I'm in love with ankle pants right now. I have these in navy and black. 

I'm in love with ankle pants right now. I have these in navy and black. 

Not pictured:

  • Athleta lined lounge pants
  • Workout pants (Zella crop leggings)

TOPS - KNITS

I love a stripe knit shirt and this one from J Crew had some structure with the cuffs, making it something I can wear to work without a jacket. 

I love a stripe knit shirt and this one from J Crew had some structure with the cuffs, making it something I can wear to work without a jacket. 

I have this top (Nordstrom BP Brand) and two more which I got at TJ Maxx Willi Smith brand. I love the TJ Maxx ones because they are SO soft!

I have this top (Nordstrom BP Brand) and two more which I got at TJ Maxx Willi Smith brand. I love the TJ Maxx ones because they are SO soft!

This top is super soft and flattering. 

This top is super soft and flattering. 

Not pictured:

  • Old Navy fleece in magenta circa 2008. Seriously. I love this top in the winter. 

TOPS - BLOUSES

A fitted white blouse is a necessity for me. It looks so classy with a light sweater and jeans. I normally replace twice per year because #life.

A fitted white blouse is a necessity for me. It looks so classy with a light sweater and jeans. I normally replace twice per year because #life.

I snagged this beauty from J Crew to replace mine which was worn out. This is such a core piece - wear solo, under a sweater, under a scarf.

I snagged this beauty from J Crew to replace mine which was worn out. This is such a core piece - wear solo, under a sweater, under a scarf.

Such a classic!

Such a classic!

I snagged this vintage top for a party and I love it. I mean seriously I try to find places to wear it because it makes me feel so happy. Call me - we can go out in sparkly shirts.

I snagged this vintage top for a party and I love it. I mean seriously I try to find places to wear it because it makes me feel so happy. Call me - we can go out in sparkly shirts.

Not pictured:

  • Vintage white/blue stripe blouse

TOPS - SWEATERS

I was lacking leopard, so when I saw this beauty at J Crew I said yes immediately. New for fall and looks so classic with a white blouse underneath.

I was lacking leopard, so when I saw this beauty at J Crew I said yes immediately. New for fall and looks so classic with a white blouse underneath.

I have this in 2 colors - camel and ivory. And believe it or not it was a Costco find. 100% cotton, so snuggly warm.

I have this in 2 colors - camel and ivory. And believe it or not it was a Costco find. 100% cotton, so snuggly warm.

This is a carry-forward from my summer capsule. With a blouse underneath, it's perfect for fall & winter.

This is a carry-forward from my summer capsule. With a blouse underneath, it's perfect for fall & winter.

I got a similar item from a friend who was cleaning out her closet. I needed a punch of color - something that just made me feel happy! I pair this with my black/white thin stripe blouse underneath. 

I got a similar item from a friend who was cleaning out her closet. I needed a punch of color - something that just made me feel happy! I pair this with my black/white thin stripe blouse underneath. 

JACKETS / CARDIGANS

I snagged this for a great deal at Nordstrom rack. A classic camel jacket would be great too, but this one had a modern edge that I just loved. Chic but effortless at the same time.

I snagged this for a great deal at Nordstrom rack. A classic camel jacket would be great too, but this one had a modern edge that I just loved. Chic but effortless at the same time.

I'd call this a vintage piece, but it's probably only a couple years old. Such a great investment.

I'd call this a vintage piece, but it's probably only a couple years old. Such a great investment.

Another vintage piece. This one is probably 7 years old and it just doesn't quit.

Another vintage piece. This one is probably 7 years old and it just doesn't quit.

Last year I wore the same 3 jackets over and over, so I wanted to add some sweaters for variety. This one was a splurge, but I love it.

Last year I wore the same 3 jackets over and over, so I wanted to add some sweaters for variety. This one was a splurge, but I love it.

Wear this all the time.

Wear this all the time.

I brought this into winter from my summer capsule. I wear a long-sleeve shirt under with a long necklace.

I brought this into winter from my summer capsule. I wear a long-sleeve shirt under with a long necklace.

SHOES

I'm so into loafers right now.

I'm so into loafers right now.

I got these last year and they have held up so well.

I got these last year and they have held up so well.

In Minnesota, these are shoes. And I can't believe this is my first winter with them. I will never not own a pair of these.

In Minnesota, these are shoes. And I can't believe this is my first winter with them. I will never not own a pair of these.

ACCESSORIES

I loved wearing my green scarf so much last winter I knew I needed one more. This is great with the stripe shirt, long sweater, or navy jacket.

I loved wearing my green scarf so much last winter I knew I needed one more. This is great with the stripe shirt, long sweater, or navy jacket.

I love this with the chambray short, gray cardigan, or the black faux-leather jacket.

I love this with the chambray short, gray cardigan, or the black faux-leather jacket.

I didn't have a pendant necklace that hit me in the right spot, so when I spotted this one, I knew I would wear it a ton! This was an item Lindsey identified for me to add to my capsule.

I didn't have a pendant necklace that hit me in the right spot, so when I spotted this one, I knew I would wear it a ton! This was an item Lindsey identified for me to add to my capsule.

Aren't these just gorgeous?!? My hubby got them for me for Christmas. 

Aren't these just gorgeous?!? My hubby got them for me for Christmas. 

One of my fave Etsy finds. Who doesn't love Etsy?!?

One of my fave Etsy finds. Who doesn't love Etsy?!?

A classic piece. Love tortoise.

A classic piece. Love tortoise.

I have something similar in both clear and blue. I love adding a little sparkle to spruce up an outfit.

I have something similar in both clear and blue. I love adding a little sparkle to spruce up an outfit.

I love a good brooch. Maybe I'm 90. I just think these are classic gorgeousness.

I love a good brooch. Maybe I'm 90. I just think these are classic gorgeousness.

Additional items not pictured:

  • Workout wear: Zella crop leggings and tanks (2 outfits), 2 jackets
  • PJ's: Gilligan & O'Malley pants & shirts (2 sets) - https://www.target.com/p/women's-pajama-pants---gilligan-%26-o'malley%E2%84%A2-heather-grey-l/-/A-5245913
  • Super soft robe: https://www.softiespjs.com/collections/robes/products/cloud-fleece-robe-1
  • Undergarmets

Frequently Asked Questions:

Is this all you own?

No! I have seasonal (summer) items packed away in a box that I'll pull out once the weather changes. I also have a nice collection of costume jewelry that allows me to spruce things up when I need to. I have a black dress (not pictured) that I wear if I need to, but I'm a pants girl mainly.

Do you get bored wearing the same items?

No. I love every item that I own, which makes it a joy to get dressed. I don't have any items that I don't like or don't fit, so everything in my closet is literally available to be worn every day. It's so much less stressful!

What questions do you have? Leave them in the comments.