Forever waiting for the days to slow down.
If you've been wondering, my experiment was more or less a failure. It turns out a capsule wardrobe isn't exactly for me, but I'm very glad I tried it out! The experiment was well worth it, however short-lived. It lasted two weeks, by the way. Not too bad...for me.
Why I'm glad I tried:
Why it was a "no" for me:
Despite it's many failings, I am very glad I gave the experiment a go. It has completely changed my views and selection process while shopping and planning for the season ahead. I am no longer picking pieces just from looks and am instead also considering how often I'll be able to use an item, and what purpose(s) it will serve. I am putting much more thought into what I'm consuming.
Furthermore, I've realized that little matters less in my day to day than shopping for new items. The experiment allowed me to spend some more time with my husband or reading or having breakfast and less time obsessing over the perfect outfit for the day. While it's fun for me to overanalyze every outfit, it's also tiring and trivial. Time spent learning or loving is anything but, and I'm thrilled to announce I've learned how to balance them a bit more elegantly.
Thanks for following along, friends!
Behind the dainty days is a whole lot of planning. And coffee.