Spring Synopsis

For the most part, I cannot believe that spring is nearly over. These past three months have flown by, and I am happy to report that I wore every piece in my spring capsule at least twice. As it is with these things, I've reached the point in the seasonal timeline where I get to dish and divulge all of spring's highs and lows. This season was such a learning process for me. Thanks to the wisdom of some podcasts and fellow bloggers (check back for a complete run down), I'm beginning to view this capsule process in a whole new light. I can't wait to share what I have learned this season, but for now, here's what saw some serious wear and what collected dust.  Let's get to it, shall we? 

Most-Loved

1. Ripped Knee Jeans  - I probably would have worn these every day if possible. The busted knees and light-ish wash make me feel slightly edgy, and I love the overall fit. I wore these at least once or twice per week, every week, and I was even thinking about trying out a similar pair from Madewell in black. Buying duplicates? That's love. 

2. Tan Flats - Classic, comfy, business, casual, these d'orsay flats have everything (yes, it was a Stefan reference. I miss that Bill Hader).  They got tons of wear at work and on the weekends, and they will definitely be making an appearance this summer. 

3. Flares - I got these half off at Crossroads several years back and wore them sporadically until this season. They're a new favorite silhouette, though I do wish that they didn't have pink stitching along the back pockets. Still a fav., regardless. 

4. White Tee  -I've always preferred wearing black tops and blouses, but this season saw a major change of heart. In looking at my pinterest page, it's image after image of fashionable gals in white tees and blouses. I'm a total convert, and I will be adding an additional white top to my summer capsule to match my changing preference and style. Also, this Majestic tee has withstood many a wash and event and still looks as fresh as ever, and even more amazingly I haven't spilled coffee on it yet. It stays! 

 

Received Very Little to No Love  

1. Print Skirt - Try as I might, I wore this skirt twice over a three month span. It's a bit bold for my current tastes, but I'm keeping it for future seasons to see if it falls back in favor. 

2.Black Pointed Toe Wedges - Anthropologie did an EXCELLENT job shooting these booties. In person they looked almost nothing like the beautifully captured, perfectly lit image featured on their website. Plus they made a terrible squeaking noise whenever I walked. I ended up returning them after a month or so.  

3.Gray Polka Dot Shirt - I like this top in theory, but this season polka dots felt childish rather than chic to me for some reason. It's a nice little blouse though, so it'll stay on for the time being. 

4. New Balance Sneaks - These are basically the only shoes I put in my spring capsule that I couldn't wear to work, and thus they ended up hardly getting worn. I did wear them for few walking events, and a food truck/park afternoon, but twice over a three month span is not nearly as frequently as I was expecting. Though I do plan to keep them, they're going to take a little rest for summer because my new Everlane street shoes will be taking their place (insert excited face emoji)! 

Other than those four, I found it more challenging than I thought to wear my trench coat, but I am determined to put it to good use. It's such a classic look, and though it's a big thicker and heavier than what seems to be in style now, I will not be swapping it out.

Last week Andrea over at Seasons and Salt wrote about how she feels she has accomplished some of the goals she originally set out to meet when she first initiated her own capsule process. It got me thinking. Have I met any of the goals I set out to meet back in January? Have I curbed my shopping compulsions and changed my habits? Is the impetus for starting out on this whole journey null and void? The answer is a resounding no. Unfortunately for me, I do not think I have reached the same peak in my learning that my fellow bloggers have. While my habits have certainly changed (I have no desire to set foot in any fast fashion establishment and I now compulsively check labels for where items were made) I am still drawn to shopping for entirely un-utilitarian purposes. My goal is to sort some stuff out this season, all of which will be thoroughly documented on this very blog. Who knows - maybe the third season will be the charm!  

xo,

Harben