Saturday, March 28, 2015

Out of Limitation Comes Creativity

Few experiences give me the same sense of calm satisfaction as dialing back to the pure essentials. I've experimented (and continue to experiment) with this concept in varying areas of my life, including the foods I eat, spurts of water-only hair washing, and living without internet or a dishwasher.

So.. inspired by Caroline's journey from Unfancy, I've decided to embrace the lifestyle of living with a capsule wardrobe. What's a capsule wardrobe, you ask? It basically means paring down to a seemingly small, but surprisingly versatile, number of clothing items that truly reflect the aesthetic you want to portray.

And what better time to try such an experiment than SPRING.

I've crawled out of my wintery cave, hiking my oversized sweatpants as I step away from the furnace, enticed by the year's first inklings of warmth-giving sunshine. The grass has a scent again, and I've already slept one night with open windows, lulled by the night's breeze and pattering rain.

Yep, spring fever has hit.

I was more than willing to toss unwanted garments in a to-donate box, step back, and sigh relief at the sight of  s p a c e  between the clothes in my closet.

This is outfit #1. I'm excited to see where this little experiment goes.  :)

Thursday, March 5, 2015


Sweater: TJ Maxx

Coat: Gap

Jeans: H&M

Rain boots: Madewell

Scarf: Unknown (sorry!)

Thursday, February 26, 2015


*Please excuse the wrinkles   : )

Photos by Craig Wynn

Turtleneck: Ann Taylor hand me down

Dress: H&M

Belt: hand me down

Sweater Tights: Kohl's

Booties: Target

Thursday, February 12, 2015

Wednesday, February 4, 2015


Photos by Craig Wynn
An unusually warm-for-winter day prompted me to brave a little bare skin in this trusty polka dot shirtdress, topped with cozy sweater to make it feel a little more seasonally appropriate. I'm loving the monochromatic blue on blue, contrasted by material type and texture.

Dress: (old) Forever 21
Sweater: Gap
Shoes: (old) Forever 21

Monday, February 2, 2015


February Wishlist

1. I believe I'm ready to finally introduce a new watch into my life. Though the one pictured above may not be the exact one I purchase, I'm pretty stuck on the color combination of tan strap, white face, and gold hardware. 

2. Now that I'm starting to feel fully settled into my new apartment, I'm aiming to bring a little life to a cute shelf I have via some useful plants. I'm thinking an adorable herb set up will do the trick.

3. This one may be a stretch to hope for, but right now I'm really yearning for an iPad mini. I think it would make an incredibly useful and portable blogging tool. 

4. Again, I'm not shooting for the exact item shown above, but a new pair of rock climbing shoes is on my radar. I got my first pair for about $25 from, with the notion that I would upgrade if I found climbing to truly be up my alley. I think it's safe to say that that is indeed the case. 

February Wishlist by lexiedixon 

Friday, January 30, 2015