Last week I shared with you “my picks” for fall this year: a few new-to-me additions + some pieces I just felt deserved the spotlight.
I explained that I thought it was the next logical step in the “sharing process” since my last two all seasons capsule updates looked almost identical with just a few swaps. AND I did this without regard to what may or may not be beneficial to you: my awesome reader + friend.
So I’d like to first pose the question that I probably should have asked before hitting “Publish” on that last blog post… Which would you benefit from more + like better?
Option A. Continuation of an entire wardrobe share in the form of a seasonal blog post with photos + links to all pieces. An overview of pieces removed and/or added and the thought processes behind those removals/additions.
Option B. A real time view into my closet shared on an easy to find page on my blog with photos + links to all pieces. A detailed seasonal blog post spotlighting the pieces removed and/or added and the thought processes behind those removals/additions.
Option C. Some other sharing process I haven’t thought of yet that you are going to enlighten me on ;)
Now’s your chance to speak and up let me know what you’d really like to see me share. Lemme’ hear your thoughts in the comments!
Okay, now that that’s all cleared up I have even more sharing to do today:
At the end of this past winter, after three successful capsule wardrobes per the Unfancy model I sorta had a vision. I envisioned me having this minimal piece closet that worked year round: one in which I wasn’t packing up my summer capsule when the first week in September was in the high 50’s, only to have to unpack it the very next week when the the high are in the 80’s. Sigh, #midwestweather
I also envisioned me having the ability make purchases year round, so that I could have a little more flexibility in the thrifting department.
All while maintaining the spirit of the seasonal capsule wardrobes I’d been experimenting successfully with for the past 9 months.
Well guys, I must have messed something up because I totally feel the want creeping back in. Do you know what I’m talking about? That senseless desire for new stuff. The itch to look and look some more and finally feel compelled to buy something you’ve convinced yourself you actually need? Yeah. I’ve been calling that the want.
Here are just a few of the zillion questions + thoughts I’ve been pondering for about the past month:
Dressing a postpartum body is tough stuff. It’s ever changing + requires you to extend a lot of grace toward yourself — something I’m not so sure I’m good at.
WHY do I want All Of the Things?!
Building a versatile, high quality wardrobe takes time. BUT I WANT IT NOW. Why can’t I be more patient?
Why am I still impulsive? I thought I’d overcome that?
Maybe I should have stuck to the “only buy seasonally” rule?
Maybe I should have kept a larger budget?
Maybe I should have gone on a shopping strike…
Did I prematurely pursue a year round capsule?
I’m in such rapidly changing season of life, should I have stuck with a seasonal capsule and only taken it 3 months at a time?
Should I switch back?
Am I starting to feel unsatisfied because I loosened the reigns to much? Too little?
Why do I always want more stuff when I start to get down?
Maybe I changed too many rules at once?
Maybe I pursued too many goals at once?
How am I ever going to stop being an emotional shopper?
Why do I always feeling like buying more stuff when I become unhappy?
Especially when excess + clutter makes me very unhappy?
What the heck do I have to be unhappy about?
Yikes. Always so many words with me, right? I’m honestly not sure if there is a take away for you here — out of that free thought word dump craziness that just happened up there. Maybe to let you know that you’re not alone? Maybe to assure myself that I’m not either?
Just to be clear, I’m not making any decisions right now: about continuing with a year round capsule, switching back to a seasonal one or coming up with some new plan all together. This I have a least learned; I’m going to let this one simmer for awhile.
Maybe if I just continue to dredge through all this uncertainty it will all get a lot clearer again?
I definitely still want you to weigh in on your preferred sharing process method though!
Thank you so much for reading. Seriously. I don’t thank you nearly enough.