Winter Capsule Wardrobe Week 4 and 5 – My Outfits

It’s time (technically way past time) for the weekly Winter Capsule Wardrobe round up.  If you have no idea what I am talking about then start with this post.  Missed a few of the weekly roundups?  You can find Week 1, Week 2 and Week 3 there.  All caught up?  Read on!  This week you are actually getting a double dose of outfits because I’m doing both Week 4 and Week 5 (of course Week 5 was only a half week.)  #StillCounts

Week 4 Winter Capsule Wardrobe

I’m starting to the get the hang of this whole capsule wardrobe thing.  I’m also kinda (kinda) starting to get tired of these pieces.  #Kinda

Day 1

Today was a reprieve.  It would have been a suit day but this was the day the government shutdown for the day.  If you don’t know what I’m talking about you should watch more news.  #JustKidding #Kinda   Since I could be more casual, I opted for a day of all black (Black turtleneck sweater (mine is from Kohls) and BetaBrand pants).  Color came from a fun scarf (mine was purchased in Molesworth, U.K. about tens years ago and I have no idea from what store). #IDidSay10Years  But here is brighter, but similar one from ASOS.  

Day 2

Because the all black worked yesterday, I thought I would try it again.  This time I wore the leather midi skirt (similar from J.Crew) with a Black turtleneck and added a red corset belt for fun (similar).  It was a day of meetings so the suit jacket was included for most of the day.   I linked a ton of similar belts below because it is such a cool look.   

Day 3

On Wednesday’s I wear suits.  (And Monday’s and Tuesday’s and … you get the idea).  More suit.  I feel like my black Hugo Boss Suit and I have become way too close over the course of the last month.  I’m ready for a different HUGO.  #ClosetFullofThem Today’s pairing was the red turtleneck sweater.  Mine is from the Something Navy collection at Nordstrom and now sold out … but this one or this one or this one are all very similar.    

Day 4

On Thursday, because I still needed to be formal but I was tired of Hugo, I opted for the LOFT blazer (they just added this red option to their inventory) paired with a striped silk blouse (similar from everlane) and the pencil skirt from my suit.  Tights and booties completed the look.  

Day 5

I was rather silent on the matter, but on Friday we left Northern Virginia for warmer weather.  The boys had a school break and we opted to take them to the happiest place on earth.  I like to travel in a Blazer (similar) – that’s my thing – even if I’m traveling to play.  While I maintained capsule compliance up until this point, for the Disney Weekend I wore only the Paige Denim from the Capsule and my Striped turtleneck didn’t last long once we landed in the warmer weather.   Needless to say I don’t have any weekend capsule looks.  #SorryNotSorry

Wide Red Belts

Week 5 Winter Capsule Wardrobe

The last week of January was short but still counts as part of the Challenge.  Here was the big finish!  

Day 1

Another travel day for me so I opted for silk blouse, Hugo Boss Suit jacket and jeans (similar High Rise Denim from Madewell).  You can also see I opted to sleep rather than shower as my hair is looking a little chaotic.  

Day 2

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This was one of my favorite looks from the challenge.  I loved the bright colors and the color blocking effect.  It was also a great way to break up the winter blahs! The shell ultimately replaced the dress in the challenge as I wore this in a similar manner as I would a sheath dress … pair with turtlenecks, silk blouses or leave by itself in warmer weather.  My skirt is sold out but I’ve linked tons of blue skirts below!    

Day 3

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I thought it might be fun to finish the challenge with the same top I started with.  I wore the Windowpane Sweater again but this time I paired with the Betabrand Pants.  

You’ve now seen all the outfits from the Challenge.  This Monday, I will round up the full month of looks in one post, show you the final Capsule Collection and offer some of my thoughts on the whole challenge.  #BottomLineSuccess

Cobalt Skirts

 

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