Hi guys! Here's the third outfit in my 15X15 experiment. I'm making 15 different outfits from 15 pieces of clothing. See my 15 pieces in this post. This one's super loungey, but has a nice silky top so it doesn't look like pajamas. It still feels like pajamas, though!
Hi guys! Here's my second outfit in my 15X15 experiment, in which I make 15 different outfits from 15 pieces of clothing (plus one white tank top!).
I love the crazy shapes and angles of this outfit! What a fun time it is for awkward-length cropped jeans (look how freakishly skinny my ankles look in this outfit!). I've got a cropped sweatshirt, cropped jeans, and cropped boots on, and it feels very modern to me. I'm sure in the future I will look back on this outfit and think I looked crazy, but for now, I love it.
This spring, the temperature has varied wildly, which is normal here. It calls for a varied wardrobe, and layers are a huge help. I think I'll get through the 15 days just fine with the clothes I chose for my 15X15, though I might wish for more warm-weather pieces by the end of it!
Are you trying a mini capsule with me? I'd love to see it!
Hi guys! I thought I'd try a fun capsule experiment. I've chosen 15 items of clothing and I'll mix them together to make 15 different outfits. I also added a bonus white tank top to wear under some things. Here are the clothes I chose:
Polka dot top
Button-down linen shirt (super wrinkled, but I won't even apologize because wearing linen means never having to say you're sorry about it being wrinkled)
Black and grey striped tee
Cropped black sweatshirt
Yellow cardigan, blowing in the wind
Apricot v-neck tee
Cropped linen pants
Blue linen pants
Cropped flared jeans
Tan oxfords, maroon clogs, and black ankle boots
This kind of experiment can remind us of how few clothes we really need. You can make a lot of outfits from 15 pieces of clothing! It can also prove that no one is noticing what you wear. If you wear the same things often, most people will never pay attention. I know there are people out there who notice things like that and comment on it - if you know you have a coworker or whatever who might say something, decide ahead of time how to deal with it. You can say things like, "I love to wear my favorite clothes all the time," or "why don't you worry about your own clothes, weirdo?" or whatever is appropriate to your situation! How do you do this kind of experiment? One way is to actually wear these outfits and see what happens. Do you feel bored? Do you feel like you're missing out? Are you embarrassed that someone might think you don't have very many clothes? Or do you feel like it is extremely easy to get dressed in the morning? Are you comfortable all the time, because everything fits properly? Do you feel happy because you're always wearing your favorite, best clothes? The second way to use this 15 X 15 idea is to do a planning experiment. Choose your clothes and then put together all your outfits. Write down what they are, or take photos of the clothes laid out on your bed, or take a selfie of each outfit. Now you have a bunch of ideas of possible outfits ready to go. You also still get the benefit of knowing how much you can do with an extra-tiny capsule wardrobe. This could be a great way to plan what to pack before traveling. If you don't need 15 outfits, just cut down the number of pieces you're working with. A teeny-tiny wardrobe can also make you mix together clothes that you wouldn't have thought of putting together, giving you more options. It can make you be more creative with your outfits, and that might spread to the rest of your life! Tomorrow I'll share my first outfit. I'd love it if you want to join me in this 15 X 15 experiment!
Hi guys, how was your weekend? We got to have a lot of outdoor time, working in the yard and playing with the kids. Violet made a huge advancement in riding her skateboard, and Bodhi can now hold both feet up and glide on his balance bike. It's so cool to see their development. Today's outfit:
Striped Everlane tee, white jeans, metallic booties, and leather jacket.
Hi guys! This outfit is all about softness and comfort. I've got on a Loft Signaturesoft top, which lives up to its name. Add a linen skirt with pockets, and my Pikolinos oxfords, which fit like gloves right out of the box. I could lounge in this all day, but it doesn't look as sloppy as sweats. Perfect!
Hi guys, Today I have a super comfortable outfit to share. It's my homemade blue sweatshirt, linen pants, and silver Avarca Pons sandals.
Don't my bookshelves look nice? I went through them all again and found a bunch of books to donate and to pass on to my mom and sister. I think I could get rid of a lot more if I tackle it again on a very unsentimental day. Asking the question, "Will I really want to read this any time soon?" or "Will I really want to read this again?" helps a lot. I have shelves of books that I want to read but haven't read yet, and more books are constantly being published. So I just won't have time to read that many books a second or third time. It's better to let go of the ones that don't sound good to me anymore. I can also let go of that nagging thought that I really should read something, when I really want to read something else.
Do you have a spot in your house, or a category of things that's difficult to declutter?
Hi guys, here's an official spring outfit. It combines light and dark colors, and soft and strong fabrics. The shirt and pants are light and then I grounded the outfit with black and white high-tops. The pants are a somewhat-sturdy denim. They're not nearly-sheer like some white jeans (but I'd still recommend nude colored underwear). They also wrinkle more than I'd expect from denim. I think it's a bit tricky to find great white jeans, and I'd love to read your recommendations if you've found the perfect ones!
The shirt is super soft linen and I love the length. The weight of it is perfect for spring and summer; nice and light, but not too sheer. Of course it wrinkles easily, but that's part of the freedom of linen - just let it be wrinkly!
This outfit could be much less casual with fancy sandals or flats. I'll probably try that another time.
With this lighter outfit, I felt like wearing a light perfume and chose Benefit's Maybe Baby. Do you have a signature scent or do you wear different perfumes depending on your mood? I definitely like to mix it up. I like lighter scents and florals in the spring and summer and heavier scents for fall and winter. Currently listening to: audio versions of the Harry Potter books. Every chance I get, I listen to a bit more. Now I want to watch all the movies again. I think my kids could maybe watch the first two or three with me. The later ones are too dark!