Summer Capsule Wardrobe – Update

So.. You know how I said my summer capsule wardrobe would be around 60 items because of the weird weather? Well, I thought about it more and now have a 40-45 piece capsule wardrobe.

So that’s my general update for you.
I’ll be posting all the items this week.

No Shame in Bailing

You know how I mentioned that I had already failed my Spring Capsule? Well… I failed it even more, I failed it so much that I think the best idea would be to bail and start again.

I need to solve my spending problem – just this weekend I bought two shirts. I somehow got back into my terrible habit of spending all of my paycheque two days after I got it. Thats not a good way to live, that is dangerous because now I have to borrow money from D to pay for my eye exam.

I need to change, I need to fix myself.

I’m not going to beat myself up about bailing on the capsule wardrobe and starting again, that’s fine and it happens, it was my first true capsule and I learned something. But I can’t pretend like I’m okay with my spending habits or that it’s okay that I went from having $450 to having $30 in a matter of days.

I think what I’m going to do is track my spending, everything I buy and everything that comes in and goes out. Maybe for a month, maybe longer – because I know that’s what they do on Money Moron and that’s what I am. I think seeing a professional would be a good idea but I’m not sure.

But I think it’s a mindset thing, I think my issue is in me – I need to figure out why my spending habits are like this and I need to find better, more productive ways of living.

Does anyone out there have any tips on how to stop a terrible terrible spending habit?

Capsule Wardrobe Fail

I have failed my capsule wardrobe already, I failed 12 days in because I felt super spendy on my birthday and I was in a “treat yo’self” mood.  I will say that two things I bought were replacements for other items that needed replacement so I am not too upset about those pieces but I did not need the two tank tops I bought to be quite honest.

What do you guys do if you “fail” a challenge you set out for yourself? Would you have returned the clothes? Would you accept your mistake and move on?

 

… I don’t feel too much remorse about it.. Should I?

Spring Capsule Wardrobe – Bottoms

This morning I took pictures of every item in my spring cap (except for one t-shirt that I just cannot find and one pair of sweatpants) and I was just going to post them all in one post but I felt like that would be too much so I am going to divide them up into categories then do a “summary” at the end.

Today’s category is – Bottoms which is mostly jeans because one of my April goals is to wear every pair of my jeans at least once.

All of the jeans are from Forever21 they are their high-waisted skinny jeans/jeggings (they are constantly changing names and prices) and there is one pair of leggings in there that represent leggings in general because they are also my lounge wear, etc.

 

what i wore – two

I wore clothes yesterday but didn’t take a full body picture so I thought this would be a good idea and it might be something I continue with my OOTD’s.

I looked like a cowboy and I loved it.

Jeans – Forever 21, T-shirt – Thrifted (Originally Walmart), Bandana – Walmart