Wednesday, September 4, 2013

back to work, school, life

back to work back to work back to work back to work

I'm back at work for the school year. It feels normal, ya know? After so many years of following the school calendar, the transition back to school in the fall is not as hard as I sometimes expect it to be.

I love dressing for work.  This outfit is simple and it's just the direction I seem to be headed with my wardrobe right now.  The top is a silk top from J. Crew.  The pants are off-white linen from Talbot's (a couple years ago).  This is perfect for right now because my office is hot hot hot!  I really need to get a fan, but either way sleeveless is the only way to survive.

What's new in my wardrobe:  I'm transitioning (sort of) to a capsule wardrobe concept.  I've been so inspired by Jennifer L. Scott of the Daily Connoisseur.  She explains the advantages of a capsule wardrobe and why it is so freeing.  I was so intrigued by this concept that I took most of my wardrobe out of my closet and bagged it up and stored it elsewhere.  You guys--having fewer clothing items feels amazing.  If you haven't tried it, I highly recommend it--even as just an experiment.  And be sure to jump over to Jennifer's site and watch her videos about her capsule wardrobe.  So inspiring!

Wardrobe details:
top:  J. Crew
Pants:  Talbot's
Heels:  Clark's
Watch:  Michael Kors (a birthday gift from Ken!)


  1. That is a great outfit. I think I first heard about the capsule wardrobe from you via IG. But since then, I discovered this e-book:

    It explains it quite well- she did a series on her blog that has really changed how I look at my clothes. I will check out the links you included in your post as well. Thanks!

  2. I'll look into the capsule wardrobe! We are moving right now, so it's good timing. Also...I've missed your style posts!! Glad you are back!

  3. welcome back :)
    Now I am all curious about this capsule wardrobe - thanks for the link!!

  4. I will have to check that out. I have never heard of a capsule wardrobe. I do have a very small closet so I have to switch wardrobes each season for myself and somewhat for my daughters (switch summer dresses to winter ones, etc.). We've been back to school for a month now and it's hot here in the N CA Central Valley - supposed to be 100 this weekend.

  5. I love your posts and your blog. Your clothing style is so great, too! I recently found The Daily Connoisseur blog when searching for how French women might dress and watched so many of her videos. I love the concept of a capsule wardrobe and I also like the idea of trying to buy quality over quantity. I'm hoping to get a watch like yours someday!

  6. hey there, mary beth!
    dang, that's a cute top!
    i'm headed to read up on capsule wardrobes at the DC ♥