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Saturday, June 5, 2010

Summer Capsule Wardobe Challenge

It's time once again for The Small Fabric of My Life's wardrobe capsule challenge, and this time the rules are for a seven day challenge, with only five pieces and unlimited accessories.

Since it's summer and I tend to wear a lot of dresses, I put two in my capsule, along with my romper, a skirt and a top. In order to not freeze at work, I think I will be wearing a lot of scarves, since I'd rather have a second dress than a cardigan or jacket.

For day one I went with my romper, it was quite hot and humid out, so it seemed perfect.
Summer Wardobe Capsule Day 1

My beader friend Klara invited me over for some gin and tonics and an afternoon turned evening of beading.
I made two very bold necklaces and a pair of earrings.

Seafoam Squall

Yes, that's right, my very own Stormy Sea - I'm calling it the Seafoam Squall (Squall, to pay homage to my favorite final fantasy character).

Crystialized

I can't even help myself, my neck is going to die from the weight of these.

litte burst of sunshine

And Klara made a necklace, but two of the beads got ruined from glue, so she wouldn't be able to sell it, and gave it to me. Super awesome.

two tone


The Rundown
Romper NY&Co. - Belt TJMaxx - Earrings and bracelet Kohls - Shoes Bandolino

Day two is my simply vera dress and a new beaded necklace. Nice and beachy.

capsuel challenge day 2

A new shop opened in town last weekend. Not quite a second hand shop, (but not quite new) it's full of really nice designer items, some with tags still on, at very reduced prices. So most things were under $50, but had labels like Miu Miu, Dolce & Gabbana, and Ralph Lauren. I don't think the necklace I chose has a brand like that, but it was $24 and I really love it.

Also I've reached 100 followers! Which means there will be a giveaway on Monday!* So you can look forward to that....

The Rundown
Dress Simply Vera - Sandals Guess - Necklace Coco's on the Green

*Small edit, in my haste, I didn't proof read very well and sort of left out that important bit about the giveaway.

38 comments:

  1. i love your romper and the color of your sandals! :D

    http://whatmimiwrites.blogspot.com/

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  2. My god I love the light blue bold necklace & yellow earrings... very chic ! I wonder how it looks worn ♥

    Mon Mode Blog

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  3. Cute dress, Lyddie.

    OMG I loooooove that 'storm' necklace (pale blue) - wow! NICE WORK CHICKA!

    A.Co @ A.Co est. 1984

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  4. Such a great dress and necklace! Love how you paired them together.

    my life in style

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  5. Oh Lyddie that Stormy sea necklace is breath-taking! You did a wonderful job! I love that romper on you, and the dress has an awesome print.

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  6. Wow.. You really have a knack for jewelry making and not that cheap looking stuff but actual classic, chic, wearable jewelry. You should start selling them on etsy!

    clothed much, a modest fashion blog

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  7. I love gin and tonic and those necklace's sounds like the most perfect evening to me!

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  8. I LOVE both of the necklaces that you made. I would love to own both of them :-) Great job!!

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  9. I love this entire post! The jewelry you made is gorgeous, I can't believe you did it yourself.

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  10. Your jewelry is amazing. I am in love with the first necklace, it's just gorgeous!!

    Have a wonderful weekend!

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  11. Free necklace! Score!! ;)

    Sarah
    theantiquepearl.blogspot.com

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  12. Gorgeous jewelery! You guys are so talented!

    I thought the summer capsule wardrobe challenge didn't start until Monday? I was only planning on doing 5 days - can't wait to see what else you have planned!

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  13. Those necklaces are so amazing...so stylish! Such a great post my friend...Kisses sweetie and enjoy your Sunday :)

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  14. Gorgeous blue sandals, the colour really pops out.

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  15. Beautiful outfits. I can't imagine capsule dressing, so I bow down to you for trying this!

    We must have been on the same page this weekend! I spent yesterday afternoon surrounded by my bead collection working on necklaces! I adore your turquoise one!

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  16. I am in love with the dress in your second picture! That's a perfect work outfit for me. So pretty and classy :)

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  17. I love rompers and I need that turquoise necklace!! Make me one pleaseeeee :)

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  18. Great job on that necklace. I don't think I could ever pull off such bold pieces but they look amazing on you!

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  19. The seafoam squall necklace is amazing!! I want one! How much is it?

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  20. i can't believe you made those necklaces--they are FABULOUS!

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  21. Oh, I love the necklace that you made ...and the name. It's gorgeous. It would actually look fabulous with the romper you're wearing.

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  22. Fabulous outfit and pictures! Love it!
    xx Robine

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  23. I like your stormy version even better!

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  24. That is one cute romper! I recently bought one, but haven't yet had the nerve to wear it. . .

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  25. You make the cutest jewelry! Seriously, that necklace is so cute and has the perfect colors! So soft and pretty. :D Plus I love your outfit, you're not afraid of color at all and I wish I could wear an outfit without black like you!

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  26. the blue necklace is really nice and you make really wearable jewelry! I love them <3

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  27. Like a lot of other commentors I love the blue necklace. If you ever think of selling it you'll have a bidding war on your hands :-)

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  28. Both outfits are just amazing (as usual). I'm so glad that rompers are back this season, they're just as cute as mini skirts but much more comfortable. Yours is great-looking and you definitely know how to wear it! Same goes for the dress (the color is awesome and so is the pattern). And the necklaces are amazing, too!

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  29. these necklaces are gorgeous and i can't believe you made them! my favorite is DEFINITELY the first one. and i can't wait to see all your remixed looks with your capsule challenge. it's such a great idea! :)

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  30. wow what a great necklace you made. wish i had the time / commitment to make jewelry sihghhh been trying to strin together these used keys deco-ed with nail polish but.. its been 3 months and the keys are still sitting here. hahaaa

    great romper and i LOVE the yellow belt

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  31. obssessed with rompers right now and love yours

    and i WANT A BEADER friend!!!

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  32. Gorgeous necklace, in particular the first!

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  33. Oh wow love the accessories!! And this sounds like a fun challenge!!! :D
    http://aclosetfashionista.blogspot.com/

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  34. I love your romper! I have never owned one, but it looks so cute that I am tempted to get one..

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  35. i love the romper with the yellow belt! and the earrings are very cute!

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