|my ubiquitous cuppa. i average 5 a day.|
So i figured i'd draw up a little capsule to focus my morning dressing, and make it 'idiot proof'. I set some parameters: all the clothes would be appropriate for working around the house, all the items would be comfy (my leg hurts worse in the morning and i just can't bring myself to put on certain items, like jeans, until the meds kick in), and they'd all be 'guaranteed to match'. Kind of like Garanimals.
I wasn't even thinking about Cynthia and Anne's challenge when i drew up my notes. But the challenge is about wearing your neglected pieces. And i do neglect my more casual or basic clothing items, and i've always tended to dress 'dressier'. Tackling the more casual end of my 'style spectrum' (Paula's term) has always been the real challenge for me. So during this challenge i'll dress exclusively from my 'workaday' capsule on Mondays through Fridays, with no repeat outfits (all remixed). This will make it more of a challenge for me, and should be interesting for people who are wondering about wardrobe capsules and how they 'work'. It's a bit of a 'challenge within a challenge', i guess.
My 'reserves': I reserve the right to draw from outside the 'workaday' capsule on holidays, Mr. E's days off, seasonally-specific activities, etc. I reserve the right to add additional items to the capsule if they obviously should be in (but i just forgot - thank you Lyme disease) and/or if i can manage to find the 2-3 waffle/henleys i've been shopping for the past month.
Tomorrow i'll set out my 'workaday capsule' (it's about 20 pieces). The outfit in this post i wore yesterday, drawing from the workaday capsule. The skunk skirt is a little on the fancy end, but it's cotton and a completely comfy piece. The color and pattern cancel out most staining worries. The top is a promotional polo from my mom's former workplace in size XL - too big for anyone i know! It comes down to my mid-thigh point without stretching. I've worn it a couple of times to see if i could pull it off with artful styling, but at this point i've decided to slice and dice it into some species of ruffled tee or tank. Like this - or maybe this? Either way, it stays in the 'workaday world'.
How many of you are also participating in the No Repeats Workdays and Weekends challenge?
Wrap Sweater: Nine West
Skirt: own design
Shoes: Bass Lacey Oxfords
p.s. it's very foggy and rainy here lately - & it's really bringing out my natural curl!