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Wardrobe Building: Capsule Foundation Dresses & Outerwear

Welcome to the fourth post in our series on building a capsule wardrobe.  Today’s focus is on dresses and outerwear.  We’ll wrap up the foundation pieces next week with shoes and with a strong foundation in place, we’ll move on to the fun stuff!

Spring/Summer Casual Capsule Foundation Dresses
Casual Caspsule Foundation Tee Dress
Eileen Fisher Ballet Neck Tee Dress
Casual Capsule Foundation Shirt Dress
Madewell Striped Shirtdress
Spring/Summer Office Capsule Foundation Dresses
Office Capsule Foundation Sheath Dress
J. Crew Resume dress
Office Capsule Foundation Sheath Dress
J. Crew Cap Sleeve V-neck
Spring/Summer Capsule Foundation Outerwear
  • A sporty, lightweight jacket.  This could be a denim jacket, lightweight moto or bomber in either a cropped or just-at-the-waist length for layering over tees and dresses.
Capsule Foundation Trench
The Iconic Burberry Trench
Friendly Reminders for Capsule Foundation Pieces
  • You don’t need every recommended piece but should work toward  collecting at least a few of them.
  • For most foundation items, buy the best you can afford.  These will be the workhorse pieces that get a lot of repeat wear.
  • Keep foundation piece silhouettes clean and minimal.  Decorative details are fun but limit versatility.
  • Commit to a primary color palette for the season – a dark base of either black/charcoal, navy or brown with a light base of either light grey, white or ivory for black/charcoal and navy or either tan or ivory for those choosing a brown dark base.

Handbag & Sunglass Trends for Spring 2017

Following up on Tuesday’s theme of what’s hot for Spring 2017, today’s focus is on handbag & sunglass trends.

Handbags

When it comes to handbag trends this spring, size matters!  Both tiny and enormous bags are on point.  A couple of the fashion trends discussed in Tuesday’s post also apply toward handbags.  There are a lot of metallics/iridescents coming out and florals/patterns/ruffles/ embellishments are all big in the handbag world right now.

Ring Handles

Handbag Trends: Ring Handels

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OOTD: Holiday Party

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Last night we had our second to last holiday party of the 2016 season. When did these things start rolling into the new year?

I wore an outfit that I received from my mother-in-law this Christmas. She got me the Mango Velvet Dress featured in this post and I thought it could be fun to show how I re-styled it for this event.  The dress code was business/cocktail (confusing, right?) so for a look that was much less boho than the original, I paired the dress with a crystal Y-necklace (LOVE! – also gift from mother-in-law), crystal earrings and a heeled stretch leather black boot.

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