|Hubby pulling Miss. E and I in our sleds! Oh, the Winter fun!|
What I LOVED:
-Old Navy Skinny Jeans (Sweetheart style)
-black pleated skirt from Joe Fresh
-black leggings from Reitmans
-black dress pants with leather detail from Reitmans
-Plum sweater from Reitmans
-White collared button up tank from Old Navy
-Blue breastfeeding top- Thyme Maternity
-Purple breastfeeding top-Thyme Maternity
-Buffalo check shirt- Joe Fresh
-Black breastfeeding top- Thyme Maternity
-Striped top- Reitmans
Some of my favourites:
I was happy with all of my footwear and outerwear.
What I DISLIKED:
I really didn't like my grey leggings. They always seemed inappropriate to wear outside. I styled them a few different ways but I was never happy with the results.
My Denver Hayes sweater. white sweater from Joe Fresh and my red cable-knit sweater from Joe Fresh all made the dislike pile. I didn't choose good shapes for my body type and these sweater were not flattering at all. They were comfortable, but I don't think that flattering and comfortable have to be mutually exclusive.
|Weird shape, right?|
What I had MIXED FEELINGS about:
The dark green cardigan was a beautiful colour but I wish it had been a bit longer. It worked well paired with a jacket, but on it's own, I never really loved it.
The oatmeal wool cape was super warm, but I hardly used it. I also like the denim skirt and black and white tank, but I didn't really wear them because of the cold. I hope that these pieces will be more useful in my future wardrobes, in more appropriate seasons.
I had a black shirt in addition to my black breastfeeding top. This was redundant. I wouldn't do that again. It was a waste of a wardrobe piece.
What I RUINED:
My black cardigan from Joe Fresh. I really liked the way that this sweater looked and fit but my mommy-brain (ie. super sleep-deprived) somehow tossed it in with a load of fuzzy sleepers and towels. Ugh. I tried salvaging it, but nothing worked.
What I LEARNED:
People with mommy-brain shouldn't do laundry. Seriously. (Did you hear that Hubby?) I just need to pay more attention to how I launder my clothes.
Thick knits and bulky material do not flatter my figure. I am not a big person in height or build, but I have hips, a bum and my "leftover" baby bump (though it is slowly disappearing). The aforementioned styles of sweaters don't work for me. I should aim for tighter knits that sit closer to the body.
I got a lot of use out of my plum sweater. It had a tighter knit, some "see-through" detailing on the shoulders and it was a good length. I also got a lot of use out of my striped shirt. It was comfy enough for at home, but could be styled a bit if we were going somewhere.
I plan to buy a bright cardigan for my Spring Wardrobe, in a similar length to the one I ruined. It hit me mid-hip and was far more flattering than the cardigan that hit the top of my hips. I hope I can find one I like!
Somewhere along the line I lost my plaid scarf. I think I left it at my parent's cabin on New Year's Eve. I really like the scarf, so I hope it turns up!
I plan to take my lessons into this next capsule wardrobe. I hope I don't make as many mistakes this time! I will have a few things to donate! I am (almost) ready! Bring it on, Spring!