Odds and Ends

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camisole

1. I’m pretty confident this black silk camisole will be worn many, many times during this season’s capsule. (I think the one with the cutout trim has sold out, but the original is still available.)

2. Tips from an anonymous Sephora employee. I could read stuff like this for days.

3. The best jeans for your butt shape. This one actually has some good pointers.

4. Do you use coconut oil as an eye makeup remover? Amy’s video is awesome.

5. An interesting read on midlife crisis.

6. And another one – this one focusing at moms who gave birth later in life. Hilarious!

7. You’ve probably seen the article about what The Rock eats everyday. but this response is so funny. (What’s up with the cod?)

8. What do you all think about Baggu bags? I’ve known about their reusable shopping totes for years, but now they’re making cute leather and canvas bags as well.

9. Find the best curling iron for you. I really want to try an oval wand soon.

10. I’ve now added man buns to my boyfriend requirements – no beard, no man bun, no need to apply.

Happy Friday!

 



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Shopbop Friends and Family Sale (+ Spring Capsule Faves)

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Is it that time of the year already? Shopbop’s Friends and Family Sale is back, and their 25% discount is always a welcome treat. It’s going on right now, and it’s such a great sale for those of you who are looking for items that will be in your closet for years. Shopbop isn’t the least expensive website, so these sales are fantastic for pulling the trigger on classic items that you’ve had your eye on for awhile.

Here are just a few of my favorites I’ve purchased from Shopbop that I know will be around for years…not just this season’s capsule.

The sale ends on April 9 @ 11:59pm PST, and the code is SPRING25. Happy shopping, uh, you know, if you aren’t in the midst of a capsule right now.



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Spring Capsule 2015

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It’s Spring Capsule Time! *cue trumpet fanfare*

whoorl spring capsule 2015

This capsule took me a lot longer to piece together than last season’s…mainly due to the factors I listed in my capsule round-up post, but also because my day-to-day life has really changed since leaving California. Hmm, maybe I should say my day-to-night life? Let me explain. In California, my evenings out were fairly limited…maybe once or twice a month for a date night or drinks with friends, but in Oklahoma, things are very different. I usually have a few nights out a week for various reasons, and I really needed to add some day-to-night pieces to the mix. So, as you will see, additions to my capsule this season were all about tops, tops, tops. Let’s take a look.
whoorl spring capsule 2015

Ink Blot Camisole* ::: Pink Silk Camisole* ::: Black Camisole ::: Deep Purple Tank (similar)

My go-to evening ensemble is usually a blazer or leather jacket with a silk top underneath, however, I didn’t own any nicer tops that were appropriate for really warm weather. I spent a lot of time sourcing tops that I could wear day and night, though, and I found some great ones that fit the bill. (The asterisks denote new purchases.)

Next up, casual tees.

whoorl spring capsule 2015

White V-Neck Tee ::: Pink V-Neck Tee ::: Indigo V-Neck Tee ::: Grey Scoopneck Tee (similar)

I didn’t need to purchase any casual tops for my capsule – my current ones were in very good condition. And as you can see above, my go-to tee is a v-neck workhorse that I own in six colors. Those tees are THE BEST. Wears well, washes well, and I just love the fit. Roomy, but still feminine. I chose three colors for this season’s capsule.

whoorl spring capsule 2015

Watercolor Top* ::: Red Linen Tee* ::: Black Linen Tee* ::: White/Navy Cotton Blouse*

The two linen tees featured above are perfect for day and night, which is why I ponied up and and purchased them on a great promotion. ($27 each!) These two tops were the last purchase during my buying time period, and I felt a bit guilty because they took me above my 5-6 allotted additions for the season. However, I pulled the trigger anyway, so go ahead, JUDGE ME. I found the last blouse in Dallas, and it was absolutely love at first sight for spring and summer. Okay, enough with the buying. As you will see, I am pretty much set in every other category.

whoorl spring caspule 2015

Striped Boatneck Tee (similar) ::: White Button-Up ::: Chambray Button-Up ::: Indigo Tunic (similar)

These casual tops have all been in my closet for quite some time, and I still love them all.

whoorl spring capsule 2015

Black Silk Blouse ::: Red Silk Blouse ::: White Sweatshirt ::: Grey Open-Front Cardigan

Same with these tops – most were in my winter capsule, and I still wear the heck out of them.

whoorl spring capsule 2015

Black Blazer ::: Denim Jacket ::: Cargo Jacket (similar) ::: Trench Coat (similar)*

My existing outerwear options are all solid – didn’t need to add anything, but I did purchase a new trench coat after retiring my decade-old one that was in a sad, sad state. (I bought the new APC trench at Shopbop with credit, so that was pretty fantastic.)

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Distressed Skinny Jean ::: Distressed Boyfriend Jean ::: High-Waisted Grey Skinny* ::: Slim Cropped Pant ::: Black Woven Pant

One thing I learned about myself that will save so much time in the dressing room in the future is that I don’t need to look anywhere but Citizens of Humanity for jeans. When I look through my denim collection, the ones I love and wear constantly are all COH. The quality is fantastic, and the back pocket placement is perfect for my bubble butt. I highly encourage fellow bubble butts to check them out.

I didn’t need to purchase anything new in regards to pants, except for the grey skinny jeans from Madewell. As you might have noticed, there are no white jeans in my capsule, despite trying on every pair known to man. Another lesson learned from capsule shopping – if something doesn’t make you feel fantastic, don’t do it. Before wearing a capsule wardrobe, I would have bought a pair anyway – just to have a pair, even if they didn’t look and feel exactly the way I wanted. But, when you realize that you have a limited amount of clothing to wear for the next 3 months, you see things very differently. The grey jeans were a random try-on, but I love them, and they fill that lighter denim spot for me. Win win.

whoorl spring capsule 2015

Black Skinny Jean ::: Dark Denim Skinny Jean ::: Trench Midi Skirt* ::: Sleeveless Dress (Similiar) ::: Black Silk Dress

The two skinnies are, surprise, Citizens of Humanity, and the dresses are great staples that I love to wear. Very happy to add some dresses and skirts to the mix after the last capsule’s blatant lack of femininity. The trench skirt was a new purchase, and can’t wait to start wearing it.

Things that are changing with this capsule:

1. For now, I am considering this my spring capsule, although it might just carry on through summer as well. I don’t see myself needing to make many additions once summer comes around (probably just switching out jeans for shorts, and replacing outerwear with more dresses I already own), but of course that might change. We’ll see how it goes.

2. You might have noticed the lack of shoes in my capsule. Well, I’m not including shoes in the overall number – I’m not buying any new shoes, but I’m allowing myself to wear all the shoes I already own. Like I stated in an earlier post, it felt kind of ridiculous not to be able to wear shoes that were already in my closet. I dropped the overall number of my capsule from 37 to 33 this season, and I’m feeling good about that number.

Things that are staying the same:

Pretty much everything else. Rules are the same (minus the shoe part.) Taking daily outfit photos on the Whoorl’s Closet Instagram account. Wearing the heck out of my accessories as to not die from boredom. Not shopping until my allotted purchasing time at the end of the capsule season. Answering any questions you might have about the process. (Although many might already be answered here, here and here.) Most importantly, not spending all morning staring at my closet overwhelmed with mediocre choices. Let’s get this party started.

Has anyone decided to jump on board? Or jump ship?



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Odds and Ends

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awesome

1. If people left parties like they leave Facebook. Ha!

2. I wish I could take Mariah to the carpool line.

3. MRI scans of fruits and vegetables. (People have too much time on their hands, no?)

4. This is the sweetest thing ever, and I’m not even an animal lover. (Although this cat? This cat is slowly working its way into my HEART, people.)

5. A new post about my top 3 makeup brands and fave products here.

6. Listen, I’m not trying to enable you, but if you are looking for the perfect tee, look no further. (I own 6 colors, 3 of which are in my spring capsule.)

7. Last, but certainly not least! I am part of a fab giveaway on Instagram this week. Up for grabs? A $500 Amex gift card for you, and a $500 Amex gift card for a friend of your choosing. All the details are here. Good luck!

image credit: lauren conrad



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