Capsule Wardrobe: Spring/Summer

By Marisa Lerin Wed, 06/24/2015 - 08:07

I thought I'd do a little update on my capsule wardrobe experience. (For a little background info see here and here. For my winter capsule see here.) I'm definitely a convert to having a small and simple closet, filled only with clothes I actually wear. And now that I have a bit better idea of what I'm doing, getting things ready for the spring and summer was pretty easy.

I already had in my closet several basics that I wear in all seasons. I will admit to having a small obsession with long-sleeve shirts with roll-up sleeves (the ones that have a little strap to hold up the sleeve when rolled). I own four, two in chambray. I wear these in the winter under sweaters and in the summer as a sweater. I love that the sleeves roll-up so I can wear them for a little sun protection, but not be too hot.

And since I had these, plus a few more basics in my closet already, it was a lot easier to consider what few pieces I wanted to add this season. Over the months since I started my new wardrobe I have been curating a board on Pinterest. Unlike previously when I just pinned anything that caught my fancy, I kept this board limited to outfits I could already make with my clothes, or outfits that were really close to what I owned. When it was time to do a little shopping all I did was take a look at the board and it gave me a shopping list: A striped t-shirt, a floral t-shirt, some drapey cardigans, including kimono style. A pair (or two) of shorts. Then I went to the store and bought those items. Easy and simple.


I know capsule wardrobes and similar ideas are really popular right now. Anyone else experimenting with closet ideas?

New Kits: Pocket Doodle Pages

By Marisa Lerin Mon, 06/22/2015 - 08:06

Something fun and whimsical for you today. These doodle frames can be used on any layout to add a little fun.

Pocket Doodle Frames

Plus, being a bit pocket obsessed, I made these fun pocket style layout templates!

Doodle Pocket Page Templates

See how cute:

By Krissy
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By Marlyn
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By Emily
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By Brenda
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By Melanie
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By Tina
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