Fashion

Timeless Capsule Wardrobe Series

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Welcome back! I have decided to introduce a new mini-series to my blog: the Timeless Capsule Wardrobe. It has been a long-time coming, so I am excited to finally be sharing it with you all.

As you know, I am currently in university and am living the life of a broke student 😦 My reality involves working 30+ hour weeks to be able to pay for school out-of-pocket as I go. My goal is to avoid student loans in order to graduate debt-free. It is doable, however it is challenging and takes great discipline in order to maintain a tight budget.

Unfortunately, as much as I love fashion and beauty, I do not have the funds to afford all the luxuries that I desire. Therefore, when shopping, my philosophy is putting more money towards one item with high quality that I know will last me a long time. I am not a fan of fast-fashion; buying multiple cheap clothing items of low quality that do not last long. You might get a couple of wears out of them before having to purchase a whole new item once again. This shopping mentality not only exhausts your money, but also your time. Time that could be spent at your job working and making more money (increasing your cash inflow), instead of spending more money (increasing your cash outflow).

With that in mind, I have chosen a few items that I find every wardrobe needs, but that create a variety of timeless outfits. The whole point of a capsule wardrobe is to exploit as many different outfit combinations with a select number of clothing items. The trick is to buy neutral pieces that can alternate well with each other.

Every week, I will be posting a continuation of this series, focusing on a certain type of clothing item. First one to come will be about coats, jackets, and blazers. Stay tuned!

Fashion

Valentine’s Day Outfit Inspirations

Valentine’s day is fast approaching and is the cause for many celebrations. February was orignally a day for celebrating the numerous Saint Valentines in the Catholic church. Now, it represents a day of love and romance. Below are three outfits inspired by Valentine’s Day. Enjoy!

Outfit 1

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In this outfit, the focus is on the red blouse. This look is great the office, and can easily be worn for dinner also. For the office, you might have a larger tote, which can be traded for a clutch and shoulder bag for dinner.

Outfit 2

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This ensemble can be worn for a semi-formal occasion, or an event that requires dressier     attire. This cocktail dress ornamented with lace is flattering an any figure, and emanates elegance. Using nude a bag and shoes brings our attention to the dress.

Outfit 3

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This outfit is a unique take of a typical Valentine’s day outfit. The red jumpsuit is a statement piece, bringing to surface an edgier glam look. Paired with a red lip, this radiates with empowerment.

Featured image: photo credit to the pretty pink studio. Her work is gorgeous, she is so talented!