Summer hasn’t officially begun just yet, but in Jennifer’s Capsule Wardrobe-land, it started last week. And things in Jennifer’s Capsule Wardrobe-land are officially running behind.
I can’t say I’m super-surprised, this seems to be a running theme in my life thus far, but I’ll admit I’m a bit disappointed. The plan was to shop for new summer staples during the last two weeks of May, and be ready to show off the complete wardrobe in the first week. As things stand now, as I type this post, I’m still trying to track down items on the list! I really ought to have known that I’d need more than two weeks. I’m incredibly picky, and my body shape has its own issues when confronted with the standard shaped clothing stocking the store shelves. I came to accept this fact years ago, so it’s not as traumatic as it once was, but it does mean that I need more time shopping than the average bear.
So that’s the situation. But, I’m going to share what I have anyway! Why not, this blog is a place of learning, and I think this is a good lesson to record.
Spring Capsule Recap:
I was fairly pleased with my first capsule to be honest. I know that it included a bit too many clothes, and at the end of the season, I chose several pieces to “discard,” i.e. sell or donate. There were also a few hardworking soldiers that didn’t make it through their tour of service, and that was mostly my fault. I’ve realized that I’m a bit careless when it comes to doing my laundry, and when you add to that a husband that needs to wash his Army uniforms (with yards of Velcro), you end up with battered clothes. In future, I’ll try to think before I wash!
If you’re counting, there are 38 pieces in my capsule (including shoes this time!). Still above the common 30 to 37 items, but an improvement over 53 just clothing items… right? Like I said, I still haven’t found a couple wish-list items, so the end number will probably be closer to 40. And that’s A-OK with me 🙂