Fall Capsule #1: Orange You Glad


Today’s fun highlights:

  • This orange peacoat makes everything better.
  • Off today (and the rest of the Fridays in 2014). Hip hip hooray!
  • Some of our Christmas presents got wrapped this week (thanks to Thursday night football), and I can’t wait to spend some time with my loved ones the next two weekends.
  • The Puppy (Cooper) has been extra cuddly this week, and we’ve been playing many rounds of his favorite game, “Hide and Seek.” Basically, we throw his stuffed toy (which we call a “baby”, don’t judge us too much if you hear us say “Go get us a baby”) up or down a set of stairs and then hide. He runs, gets the toy, and then tries to find us. It’s hilarious if he can’t find you and extra cute when he does, because he’s so proud and happy. That pup is a keeper for sure!
  • Almost everything I bought from Target.com during Black Friday was a major flop, which is sad because it was a cheat day on my no-spending ban, but good in the fact that I’m not just “settling” for items. I’m slowly but surely learning what I like and what looks good. Yay! One thing I did love? This plaid sweater (just $12 this week!).
  • 64 outfits down. 9 to go! I’m only pushing through to the end because I hate quitters.
Today’s not-so-fun highlights:
  • After last weekend’s expensive car tune ups (The Husband ended up having notable issues with his brakes), I have to go to the dentist tomorrow. I’m also a big baby, and my mom made my dentist appointment for me. #perpetually12

Happy weekend, friends! What are you up to?


Outfit 65

  • On Target item: Merona Black/White Stripe Boatneck Tee (stripes, solids)
  • Hat: Old Navy (exact)
  • Coat*: Old Navy (old; similar, affordable pea coat options below)
  • Jeans: Denizen, Target (exact)
  • Purse: Merona, Target (exact)
  • Ankle Boots: Loft (exact)

*Not part of the capsule, but outerwear doesn’t count!

Fall Capsule #1: In-VEST-ed


True life: I’ve worn this outfit three times since getting this vest in the last three weeks. It’s the perfect cure for those winter time blues.

I love the mix of the navy/green vest with the camel colored sweater, and I love to top it all off with this cute little beanie (which is the steal of the century from Old Navy). Plus, this vest is so fluffy and is practically a built-in personal heater. Which is great, if you can get past the fact that it makes you a bit “fluffier.”

Blame it on the vest, blame it on the six Thanksgiving meals you had this past week, or blame it on all those holiday cookies from your co-workers…just don’t blame it on me!


Outfit 59

  • On Target item: Denizen Jeans, exclusively at Target (exact)
  • Hat: Old Navy (exact – so cute in navy/bright blue and in tan/pink)
  • Vest: Old Navy (sold out online, similar plaid options below)
  • Sweater: Old Navy (old; almost exact)
  • Purse: Merona, Target (exact – also in black)
  • Ankle Boots: Loft (exact – sold out online, but check for your local stores; similar 1, similar 2)

Fall Capsule #1: Whirlwind Weekend


Holy cats, guys. I needed this weekend, but somehow, I also needed another four days tacked onto it! I had a great time chilling with my family, making eating way too many delicious cookies, online shopping my butt off, and watching my two favorite football teams win (go Colts and go Indiana University…keep that Olde Oaken Bucket)!

I’ve also reached the last month of my capsule challenge! I’m excited to stretch my closet (which shouldn’t be that hard) for another 19 outfits and then move onto the piles of sweaters that have not seen the light of day since this challenge started. I miss you rest of my closet.

I am planning on cleaning out my closet/drawers/shoe racks, because I definitely need to get rid of some stuff. I have missed some pieces and then also realized I don’t miss other pieces. I’m also excited to continue to develop my style, which this blog has definitely helped to do, and see what missing pieces I have to compile my 2015 Wishlist (since I feel my 2014 Wishlist has been successful). I’m still not sure if I’m planning on doing a winter capsule, but if I do, it won’t be until 2015.

How about you? Are you doing a winter capsule? How was your Thanksgiving!?


Outfit 56

  • On Target item: Merona Taupe Wool Coat (I love it and got several compliments on it this weekend!)
  • Sweater: Mossimo, Target (exact – so many colors and SUPER soft!)
  • Scarf: H&M (exact)
  • Jeans: Denizen, Target (exact)
  • Purse: Merona, Target (exact – buy it! My favorite bag of all time!)
  • Ankle Boots: Loft (exact)

Fall Capsule #1: Horsing Around (Again)


Guys, I’m officially a style blogger now! I bought a used, but still fancy “style blogger lens” (aka a 50mm f/1.8 Mid-Range Lens) one and half weeks ago, and I’m slowly but surely learning how to use it.

I shot about 3 outfits before I think I figured out some of the tricks, so the next couple of outfit photos might be a bit overexposed (read super white and light), so bear with me.  I’m really hoping that this takes my blog to the next level, plus it’s kind of fun to figure stuff out like that (I think? ;)).

Anyways, the browns and navys of this outfit were calling my name one early morning in my closet, so I had to give in and let them hang out together.

ps. Any tips and tricks on working with this type of lens?


Outfit 53

Fall Capsule #1: 90s Vibe


Today’s fun highlights:

  • The 90s are back (or so I’ve heard), and I didn’t mean for this outfit to reflect it, but I’m kinda getting a minimal 90s grunge vibe from it. You?
  • I worked today. It was rough (#poorme), mainly because it was the first Friday I’ve worked in a month, but luckily it was also the last Friday I work for THE REST OF THE YEAR. Booya!
  • I’m catching the new Hunger Games movie this weekend with friends and hopefully going out dancing this week. Can’t. Wait!
  • No shopping ban break this week, even those these Toms were calling my name (and the black ones too) early this week. The collaborations this year have been SO good.
  • I’m so ready for Thanksgiving. So ready!
  • 50 outfits down. 24 to go! That’s about 5 more weeks of this capsule. Are you all ready for it to be over?
Today’s not-so-fun highlights:
  • It snowed here…and stuck this week. Winter, go home.

Happy weekend, friends! What are you up to?


Outfit 50

*Not part of the capsule, but outerwear doesn’t count!