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.

Summer Capsule Wardrobe – An Introduction

Let us try a capsule wardrobe season one more time.

Here’s some information about the summer capsule before we get started:

  • This capsule includes more items that normal (I think 60?) but they will not all be staying in my wardrobe. It is June currently in Nova Scotia but it is still incredibly cold so there are many days where I will need a sweater, hopefully the weather will change soon but until then I need to keep some more “transitional” items in my wardrobe.
  • There are a few items in my capsule that I tend to only wear when it is CRAZY hot (so mid-July) so I would say these also go into the “transitional” item category.
  • There are three items that I will be altering and trying to make work – the overalls, the Vegas shirt and the long floral dress. I wanted to include them because I assume that once I have them working around
  • My sister is getting married this summer so that is why I have a few more “dresses” in the capsule so that I can wear them/look appropriate for the events leading up to her wedding. I am not including my Maid of Honour dress because I do not have it yet/have no idea what it will be yet.
  • Some of the items are missing from the capsule pictures because it was laundry day when I took them but I’m pretty sure it’s like two shirts, a light sweater and a romper.  But I will try to post pictures of them soon.
  • There are a few items I may actually remove from my capsule, because I just noticed that I have 3 black tank tops that look incredibly similar. But I will keep you updated.

 

Like last season I will be posting all the items in different categories, every category will have their own post and at the end I will post a tally of what items I have.

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?