Tuesday, 29 March 2016

A Sunday In Between

A Sunday trip in between capsules. It was still fairly chilly during the day in general and that Sunday in particular wasn't all that great weather wise, but sometimes you just need to get out anyway.

Outfit Sources

Coat / Mantel - Beatrice B.
Skinny Jeans - Mango
Sweater / Pullover - H&M
Wedge Booties - Buffalo London
Crossbody Bag / Umhaengetasche - Foley + Corinna

Thursday, 24 March 2016

What to Read on the Internet #20

How Key Pieces Made a Comeback

Iconic Wedding Dresses - Illustrations of famous wedding dresses

Worn Wear by Patagonia (The Stories We Wear) - Collection of stories of longterm loved clothes

How to Pose for Pictures - 10 little tricks every fashion blogger should know

7 Strange Questions to Find Your Life Purpose

Procarastination & the Love of Letting Go - Zen Habits

Quick Guide to Every Herb & Spice in the Cupboard - Not sure if it is indeed "every", it sure is many

Why it is okay to be weird on the Internet - Embrace the Weird. Totally reminds me of the book title by Felicia Day "You are never weird on the Internet". There's always someone out there who absolutely digs your weird.

If You Pay Crap, Expect Crap in Return - About sponsored posts & the worth of a blogger

39 Stupid Things You Probably Should Stop Doing

Monday, 21 March 2016

Capsule Wardrobe #10 - A Hint of Frost & Goodbye Winter

This is the last set of pictures from my winter capsule. It was the only day I experienced this year where it really looked like winter. And so this, one day after the Equinox, is my goodbye to Winter 2015/2016. Hello Spring. I welcome you with open arms.

Das ist der letzte Satz Bilder von meiner Winter Capsule Garderobe. Das war der einzige Tag den ich im Winter 2015/2016 erlebt habe, der wenigstens etwas nach Winter aussah. Ja ich weiss, viele von Euch hatten Schnee. Aber ich war irgendwie nie zur rechten Zeit am rechten Ort. Also nehme ich diese Bilder um mich, einen Tag nach der Tagundnachtgleiche, vom Winter zu verabschieden. Hallo Fruehling, ich heisse Dich mit offenen Armen willkommen.

Outfit Sources:

Coat / Daunenjacke - Mango --- similar & similar & similar
Skinny Jeans - Mango --- exact
Plaid Shirt / Karohemd - H&M --- exact & similar (both on sale)
Boots / Stiefel - Thrifted --- similar & similar
Crossbody Bag / Handtasche - Foley + Corinna via Shopbop --- similar & similar & similar
Scarf / Schal - Oasap --- similar & similar & similar

Wednesday, 16 March 2016

The Funky 8 Piece Wardrobe

When you start reading about capsule and minimal wardrobes, sooner or later you will come across the so called "French 5 Pieces Wardrobe". And it's not what you might initially think. It just means that, starting from your base wardrobe, you are only allowed to add 5 new and/or trendy pieces "per fashion season". Which amounts to 10 per year if you don't count "Resort" and "Pre-Fall" as fashion seasons.

At first, that sounds truly drastic, doesn't it? 10 new pieces per year only? Yikes, there have been months where I went over that mark. But then you read on and see that it actually excludes a lot of items. For example, replacements. Or essential basics that are part of the core of your wardrobe. Which you get to define what they are.

Monday, 14 March 2016

Capsule Wardrobe #9 - Untold Stories

Two more outfits from my winter capsule. There's one more, then I'm onto the March/April one. the full list of items that went into it can be found here. If you are following me on Instagram, you might already have caught a glimpse of the current selection at work.

Zwei weitere Outfits von meiner Winter Capsule. Ich habe noch Bilder von einem weiteren, danach geht es dann los mit der Maerz/April Capsule. Die Liste der Kleidungsstuecke findet Ihr hier. Und wenn Ihr mir auf Instagram folgt, dann konntet Ihr vielleicht schon den ersten Einblick der aktuellen Capsule in Aktion erhaschen.

Monday, 7 March 2016

The Capsule Wardrobe Experiment - Round Two, March & April

On March, 1st I started round two of the Capsule Wardrobe Experiment. This time, the duration will be 60 days. I'll officially be done by the 30th of April. Honestly, I'm a bit ambivalent about the time frame. The weather could be anything from mildly crappy to unusually hot, so I may have to update the capsule list on the fly.

As I said in the last post, I'll not be limiting the number of sweaters I can use, because I want to find out which ones I'm organically wanting to wear. Longsleeve tops will be counting from this capsule onwards, since they are no longer hiding below sweaters only. T-shirts will move to the layer category (I basically didn't wear them at all during winter months) if needed, tank tops will continue to stay in the layer category.

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