Do you remember that scene from the movie Clueless when Cher is getting dressed and she uses a computerized catalog of her clothes to decide what to wear? Well first of all, I was obsessed with that concept from the moment I first saw the movie. It was like THE ULTIMATE in fashion organization.
As my style has gravitated more and more steadily toward timeless classics, I have found that my wardrobe sort of effortlessly does what Cher did with 1995's version of state-of-the-art technology. One of the neat things about classic fashion is that most pieces can mix and match with ease. I haven't tried this (although how funny it might be!) but I could probably let my seven-year-old pick an outfit for me using everything in my closet and I bet it would look great.
I recently decided to give the capsule wardrobe concept a try, and this is a look born from that experiment. The outfit is entirely investment pieces, some of which I purchased new, and others, secondhand. As I get deeper into my career and deeper into parenting, my life just gets busier and busier. I love that I can reach into my closet and pull out pieces I love every time, and bring them together in lots of different ways.
I also love the subtle indulgence of investment pieces. Recently, it has become one of my favorite ways to practice self-care. I often don't have much time for myself, but even an hour in a Chanel skirt makes me feel like I'm letting myself know I'm worth it.
Prada sweater (out of stock) // Isli jacket (old) // Chanel skirt (secondhand) // J.Crew shoes (secondhand) // Coach bag (similar)