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SUMMER CAPSULE FAVES I’LL WEAR THIS FALL.

Wait, what? Two fashion posts in a row!?

Yes, that’s right. Totally unintentional but the combination of not having my planned monday post ready, the cool-weather weekend we just experienced and the oodles of back to school catalogues that just showed up in my mailbox has me considering fall layers. Don’t get me wrong, I’m not ready for summer to end. Not even close. Back to school sounds like a swear word at the moment but in a few weeks it will be unavoidable so I thought I would ease myself into it with a transition post and share a few summer wardrobe pieces that I will most likely be sporting this fall.

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FLARE DENIM – pictured

  1. free people mid-rise
  2. madewell flea market flares
  3. anthropologie high-rise flare

These puppies came back in style quickly considering it seems like yesterday I had a few pairs in my goodwill pile. Anyone else? Regardless, they are back and I’m pretty excited about it. Mostly for their 70’s charm but also because (hello!) legs for days!

Side note: Loving the mid or high-rise fit with a hem the grazes the ground (like pic 1 or 2 above).

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BIRKENSTOCKS – pictured

  1. asos in black matte
  2. nordstrom in suede

Probably not the most practical item for fall since I’m not sure I’ll be brave enough to wear with socks, but this summer I’ve had to be purposeful about not wearing them everyday so my other shoes didn’t get jealous, so I’m not sure I’ll be able quit them just because the weather changes a bit. At the least I’m guessing they’ll be on repeat through mid-October :)

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JUMPSUITS – pictured

  1. twill jumpsuit at nordstrom
  2. denim romper from anthropologie
  3. madewell zip overalls

I can hardly wait to get my overalls out of seasonal retirement and I’ve gotten a lot of use out of the jumpsuits this summer so they will definitely be in my closet this fall.

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FAVORITE RESOURCES

  1. itsums – I can’t say enough about this online app/social space where you can set a budget and then start “pinning” items to your project board and let the app keep track of all the products while add things up for you… all in one place. Seriously a God-send and worth trying.
  2. @ellabrooksblog on Instagram – she is much more California cool than mio, but I find her feed so sweet, inspiring and share worthy.
  3. Emilie Maslow and her pinterest boards – a fellow pacific northwest girl and friend who has the most amazing eye for cool real life style as well as the catalogue kind.
  4. Kendi Everyday blog – Probably the only fashion blogger I follow consistently. She wears a lot of heels and outfits that aren’t as practical for my life but she keeps it fresh, tries new things and is fun and not stuffy.

So there you have it. Summer pieces that have fall staying power and my secret weapons for doing anything stylish and on budget.

What are you looking forward to wearing this fall?

XO, Rae

(Photo magic by Stacy Jacobsen)

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SUMMER CAPSULE OUTFITS (No. 2)

6 weeks or so of playing capsule wardrobe and I’m still sorting out what I think about it. You see, I’m not much of a cereal shopper and my closet has never been an overflowing one. So I’m not sure I’m experiencing the same life changing perks that I read about on other blogs. However, I am the kinda girl that takes for-evvv-er to decide on an outfit and that has definitely changed and get’s me thinking about next season.

Here is a peek at another (random) week of outfits:

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// 1. anniversary date redo, romper, shoes 1|2 // 2. everyday stuff in all white, top, shorts, sandals // 3. mostly work day in all denim, top, jeans, shoes // 4. work, park, errands in hat, shirt, shorts, birks // 5. catching up on… life and hike with the kids, top, shorts, birks // 6. baseball tourney in ozzie’s team hat, top, shorts, birks // 7. after a long night of teething, got everyone to church solo, helped in nursery and then chilled the rest of the day… in my sweats! kimono, jeans, sandals //

I think making the time to plan a seasonal wardrobe with pieces that mix and match has been the best part of this process and while I haven’t decided if I’ll be putting together an official fall capsule I will most certainly be putting together an unofficial one with those principles in mind.

Have any wardrobe tricks or hangups? Let’s dish!

Happy FRIDAY!

XO, Rae

PS – Next week I’m excited to share some of my favorite capsule resources and pieces I’ll still be wearing this fall!

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SUMMER CAPSULE, week 1

I hope your 4th of July festivities were amazing! We spent the weekend at my parent’s little lake were I got to enjoy them, my in-laws, big and little brother (who live out of state) and his family and some of our closest friends on one beach. It was like a little taste of heaven that I didn’t want to swallow.

I’m a couple weeks into this whole capsule wardrobe thing and loving it. Still holding out for a pair of nude wedge or heeled sandals and a nursing friendly summer dress — which is a capsule wardrobe no-no since your supposed to be totally done with shopping (oops) — but other than that I’ve chosen 34 items and updated them on this post. Getting dressed is a cinch as is packing since I actually like everything in my closet and most pieces work well together. Don’t remember that ever happening before!

Here is a peek (with links!) at what I wore the first week and a little bit about what was on the agenda for the day, in no particular order:

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1. Little kid Birthday party + errands //hat, top, jacket, shorts, sandals

2. First day of swim for the middles! // top, jeans, berks

3. Church + Father’s Day!!!! // top, skirt, jacket, sandals

4. Hot date for our 10 year anniversary that started with his & hers pedis and ended with the stomach flu. Somewhere in the middle was a delicious meal that I barely touched. I have since requested a re-do. // jumper, shoesdenim vest (not pictured)

5. Swim lessons, yard work and outfit winner of the most props from the fam // top, shorts, berks

6. No idea what we did this day but jumpsuits are my favorite // jumpsuit, sandals

7. Swim lessons, family bike ride and lots of computer work this day // top, shorts, berks

Now for a fun question. When it comes to fashion posts and feeds do you prefer real life bathroom mirror selfies, styled in front of a cool wall selfie or something in between?

I get inspired by both so I’m having a hard time deciding what to share with you guys. Thanks for the feedback!

XO . Rae

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MY SUMMER CAPSULE.

I’ve taken the plunge in to the world of capsule wardrobes and (excuse the cliche) couldn’t be more excited. At least half of me. The other half is shaking in my cute strappy sandals because even though I’ve done my research and know what I’m getting into I tend to be  more of a go with the flow kinda chick and all the “rules” make me nervous… Regardless, I’m looking forward to the process and making it my own while keeping things simple!

(UPDATE) I still would love to add a cute summer dress and strappy sandals with a heel or wedge, but here is what I have so far. Some of these items I did purchase new and others are rolled over from previous seasons so I’ve found something similar to picture and link to.

Here is a peek at my summer capsule (so far) and it’s nursing friendly too!

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  1.  PALM TANK (on sale)
  2. WHITE LINEN TEE (on sale)
  3. ENDLESS SHIRT (on sale) // SIMILAR in white or stripe (on sale)
  4. CROSS-BACK CROP TANK (covers midsection, on sale)
  5. CHAMBRAY TULIP-BACK TANK // similar in grey or medium wash
  6. FUCHSIA LINEN TANK
  7. AZTEC TUNIC
  8. HEATHERED GREY COTTON TANK (on sale)
  9. EYELET-HEM STITCHED PEASANT TOP (on sale)
  10. DENIM BOYSHORTS (on sale, size down one)
  11. FLEA MARKET FLARES (get $20 off in store)
  12. PULL-ON SHORTS
  13. SLIM BOYJEAN (on major sale and I absolutely love them, but size down one)
  14. CHAMBRAY ROMPER (on sale)
  15. BLACK ROMPER
  16. TIE-DYE JOGGERS (on sale)
  17. ARMY GREEN JUMPSUIT
  18. PLEATED MIDI SKIRT (on sale)
  19. KIMONO JACKET IN ARROWHEAD (on sale)
  20. MEDIUM WASH JEAN JACKET
  21. LIGHT WASH DENIM VEST (on sale and a staple in my closet every season for the last 2 years and during my last pregnancy)
  22. GREY BOMBER
  23. BASEBALL HAT
  24. STRAW MESA HAT
  25. DENIM BOYSHORTS (on sale)
  26. TOPSHOP CUTOUT LACE-UP GLADIATOR SANDAL
  27. HUARACHE SANDALS
  28. ESPADRILLE WEDGES (on sale)
  29. BIRKENSTOCK ARIZONA
  30. LINEN TEE IN RUGBY STRIPE (on sale)
  31. STRIPE TEE
  32. GREY SKINNIES
  33. MESH SWEATER (on sale)
  34. STILL LOOKING FOR THESE!
  35. SLUB CREW SWEATER
  36. AND THIS TOO!

Holy linkage! And sales. Hopefully you found some inspiration or something fun to order!

What would you add to this capsule? Anything you see that’s missing?

Next week I’ll share the final capsule, chat about my approach AND a few new resources I stumbled upon during the process. I also hope to be done with all the kids’ capsules by the end of the week and share that too!

XO . Rae

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