Happy New Years! I hope everyone had a Merry Christmas, and Santa brought you everything you wanted under your tree. Hubby was very good to me this year, and spoiled me beyond what I deserved. As I was putting away all of my lovely items I yet again came to the conclusion that I have too many clothes. My closet is bursting at the seams and I cannot seem to fit anything else. Every time I do a closet clean out or switch for the seasons I tell myself I am going to do better with my shopping. I do really well for the first month or so, and then I fall of the bandwagon.
I’ve decided to try something new this year and to Love My Closet Again. I want to get my closet down to the pieces that I absolutely love and cannot live without. I decided that I am going to choose 10 items that I will wear over the next month. If I don’t wear the item or don’t love it when I wear it I am going to let it go. Kinda like the HGTV show Love it or List it, but with clothes. I will decided if I love the item or if it goes.
If I decide that I love all ten items for that month then I am not allowed to shop. If I decide that I don’t love an item and let it go, then I can shop that next month. The caveat though is that I can only purchase the number of items that I get rid of. I am hoping this helps curb my shopping since I feel it has gotten a bit out of control. Just because I get rid of items though doesn’t mean I am going to run out and buy something new. I am going to try to limit my shopping to pieces that are a must and will help enhance my closet.
In choosing the ten pieces I went with different types of clothing. I decided to go with four sweaters since it was winter, a top, two dresses, one tunic, and two skirts. All of these items I got last year, and have only worn once. I wanted to decide if they deserved a permanent spot in my closet.
I would love if you all joined in with me to start loving your closet again! Share on IGusing #lovingmyclosetagain or share on my Facebook page what items you are working with this month. I would also love to see how you style pieces so make sure to use the tag above or again share on my Facebook page. Hopefully together we will start to love our closets again! What are your ten pieces for the month of January?
Vests in the fall and winter are one of my favorites items to wear! I love that you can layer them in so many different looks! They can be worn casually or dressed up. I decided to pull together some of my favorite looks from last year wearing this gorgeous olive vest from Old Navy. As you can see this was a piece that I wore often and in many different ways. What is your favorite look? Can you tell that Stripes are my favorite pattern to pair it with?
Once Halloween hits time seems to go into warp speed. It is crazy to think that we are only two weeks away from Thanksgiving! I absolutely love the holidays and gathering with friends and family. I look forward to Thanksgiving every year, because it is the beginning of the Holiday shopping. On Thanksgiving, after we eat dinner, we gather around the table with our black Friday ads. Everyone is making lists and plotting out the next day’s course. We do not go out on Thanksgiving, but get up before dawn to shop on Friday.
Disclaimer: This post was done in collaboration with Couture Cottage. This posts contains affiliate links.
Of course with the Holidays comes Holiday Looks! I already have this year’s thanksgiving look picked out. Since our Thanksgiving is usually casual I tend to go towards looks that are comfy. They need to make it through multiple meals and stops. This Floral Dress from Couture Cottage was an easy choice for this year’s look! This dress is flowy and definitely forgiving with all the deserts I plan to consume! This one can definitely be paired with leggings or denim depending on your mood. I love this floppy hat, but find that I feel a bit awkward wearing it out and about. My family expects me to be a tad over the top so I don’t feel overdressed wearing it around them.
I had such a hard time choosing just one thing from Couture Cottage. I also ended up picking up this dress too. If you are local they are located at Jefferson Pointe. If you aren’t local you are in luck! Just follow them on Instagram and comment sold, and fill out the Social Shop form on their site to get items shipped to you.
In looking towards Christmas and New Year’s Eve I have already began outfit planning. I have a few pieces that I have ordered and cannot wait to style! What is your go to looks for the holidays?
|| Hat: Lane 201 (old) || Jeans:Loft || Shoes:Nike ||We all have those days where we want to dress casually, but still want to love what we wear. On the weekends, I tend to dress a lot more casual than I do during the week. Both of my boys are involved in various sports, and I spend a lot of time running them from one activity to the next. We just finished the soccer season, and now we are moving to basketball. To say comfort is key is an understatement.
Disclaimer: This post was done in collaboration with Outer Grace Boutique. All content and opinions are my own.
One of my favorite things to through on while lounging at home is hooded sweatshirts. Many of mine though are not cute enough for me to feel put together. This double hooded sweatshirt on the other hand is double the cuteness! I love the rich burgundy color that is perfect for fall and into winter. The grey lining of the sweatshirt brings in pattern mixing subtly for those who are weary of too many patterns.
This outfit I wore out trick or treating with my boys last week. It was cold here in Indiana so layers were a must! I think the key to making a casual outfit look put together is by making sure your hair is done and adding a few accessories. Whether you curl your hair or throw it up in a messy bun both looks can create an overall affect of put togetherness. Since it was chilly I decided to add a cute hat. How do you dress casual, but still feel cute?
Life this fall has been crazier than ever! As you know, we just returned from a family vacation to Disney. It was nice getting away. Life though like I said has been crazy! Things at work have been extremely busy. We have a handful of new teachers that are keeping me busy. I love the fact that I am able to help so many people in my position. The boys have been playing soccer and the season is coming to a close. Next weekend is tournament which is always a fun day. I am hoping for good weather. This week we are overlapping soccer and basketball which should be interesting! We have also been car shopping in between all of the craziness. I am looking forward to ending that process soon!
Our weather in Indiana has taken a drastic turn. Our warmer days have turned extremely cool and rainy. I love the cooler temps, but I could do without the rain. I love the fact that I am able to pull out my fall clothes though. I think this is my favorite season when it comes to clothes! There is nothing better than layers in my opinion.
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This look brings in so many of my favorite styles that it makes me happy! Is there anything better than plaid, florals, and ruffled sleeves? This top from Shein had so many of my favorite styles that I couldn’t wait to give it a try. When wearing a boxier top I like to pair it with a slimmer silhouette on the bottom. These jeans from Loft are some of the best! If you are a curvier gal like myself you need to try these! They are absolutely the best fit, and I love how they hit right at the end of my leg.
When I received this top I was really excited about the quality. I ordered a size large, but I could have gone with my normal size medium. The material is a little heavier which is perfect for perfect fall days. The embroidery is really well done too! As for wrinkles, it was super easy to remove. The best part was that new ones were not added throughout the day. These pictures were taken after a day of working! This top also comes in a basic white and blue stripes if plaid isn’t for you!
Since there was so much going on with this top I decided to keep my accessories simple. This pendent necklace from Shop Sarahndipity is simple enough that it helped enhance this top verses making the look to busy. When looking for accessories for patterned tops simpler is always better.
To keep with the easy and simple look I added my favorite bracelet stack from Centered Jewelry. This is a local company that designs the best bracelets. There are so many gorgeous stacks that you can create by just a few pieces. If you are local and looking to see pieces in person head to Outer Grace Boutique or Lane 201! If you aren’t local you can also find her on Etsy. I wear these bracelets at least once a week, because I love them so much.