Playing in the closet again

So, I have a few events coming up and the weather has shifted from 90's to the 60's. I certainly want to break out with the fall attire but I am not quite ready for fall's moody color palette. I like soft gray because it's light and airy with white and lightens up black I decided to work with a few new items:

  • Gray Old Navy Rockstar jeans
  • Silver and beige Vera Wang Ballet flats
  • Fit and flare black and white dress
  • Blue & Gray sleeveless Simply Vera tee 
I also thought this would be a great exercise today because DH's birthday is Sunday, I am going to a party tomorrow night, and I'm attending an evening reception at the Art Institute in the next few weeks. These are my favorite outfits I came up with. I can't really call this a capsule as the inspiration for some of these outfits come directly from or were inspired by my Pinterest boards. No make up in any of the pics ( I hope I don't scare anybody ;-)) Let me know what you think.

BTW #16 is going to the party tomorrow. I twisted my ankle slightly earlier this week so standing around and dancing in heels is not going to work.

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21 Comments

  • kellygirl replied 6 years ago

    Love the new grey jeans in all iterations. The outfits with the floral tank are gorgeous too--it seems to go with everything! Your party outfit looks perfect. I like the version with the black jacket as well but the denim one definitely seems more fun/casual for dancing. Hope the ankle feels better :) 

  • Suz replied 6 years ago

    #16 is perfect for the party. But I am sorry about your ankle! Hope it feels better soon. 

    Fun exercise and it is capsule like in its effects, with all the soft greys, whites, and other soft neutrals. #2 and #6 are standouts in very different ways. Will you wear #6 to the art institute? I also really like #7 and #8. 

  • Karie replied 6 years ago

    Fantastic outfits! I have the same/almost the same top as the one you're wearing in #1, and I have all the elements to put together #12, so....I will be copying those outfits! Hope your ankle feels better soon.

  • cobaltblue replied 6 years ago

    These are great. I'd like to add #12 as worthy of special attention!

  • deb replied 6 years ago

    I love #14. And woman, you do not need makeup!

  • Ingunn replied 6 years ago

    Ok. You are making this so hard. I can't pick a favorite! The grey jeans are going to become workhorses, I'm sure. I love the addition of the red skirt and green pants to this quite subdued collection. you also know how to twist and turn collars, belts etc to make each outfit a winner. This is great work! I hope your ankle is better soon, and that the party will be awesome!

  • Caro in Oz replied 6 years ago

    Gorgeous - #8 is too fab.

  • Day Vies replied 6 years ago

    Ingunn - First off, Happy Birthday! I hope it's a wonderful fun-filed day.
    I think you're right about the gray jeans they are going to be worn happily and often. The skirt is actually a really bright orange I thought it was an interesting combination. The green jeans are my camo jeans in reverse! How fun is that?! #12&#13 are directly inspired by this picture on pinterest.

    Kellygirl - I think the floral tank is going to be another workhorse. I love the blue in the background of that tank. It is a cerulean blue and pops so nicely against the neutral flowers.  Outfits 8-10 just came together so easily I didn't really think about it.

    Suz - #2 is a variation of an outfit from my fall  capsule. #6 is a version of this outfit from pinterest. #6 is a contender for the Art Institute. I think it will depend on my mood that day. 4,6,8,12, and 14 are contenders for that event. 8 was definitely one of my impromptu favorites because of the organic feel of the jacket with the water color effect of the tee. I'm glad you pointed out your favorites I value your eye/ style perspective.

    Karie - I can't wait to see, you have to send me a PM when you do. I literally lifted #12 right off of Pinterest and I think that was the exact comment I wrote when I pinned it. My ankle will be fine. I had a severe soft tissue ankle injury 7 years ago. I know when I've tweaked it I just need to pamper it for the next 2 weeks or so -- then it will be back to heels. Wedges and flats work better in the meantime because it's unstable.

    Cobaltblue -- #12 must be a magic formula it's getting the most votes.

    Deb -- you are so sweet to say I don't need makeup. Maybe I don't but I certainly like it ;-)

    Caro - I know you play around with proportion and lines a lot and I find it interesting given the difference between you and Suz's styles that you both like #8. I'm really happy with that one it does have this boho polished-ness to it.

  • Lantana replied 6 years ago

    You have such a sure hand at putting outfits together, DayVies. It's always a treat to see.

  • In My Joi replied 6 years ago

    I love your sense of style DV! All of the combinations work well, I second Deb, # 14 is my fav! 
    P.S. You look great w/o make-up! ;)

  • goldenpig replied 6 years ago

    What a versatile capsule! I love them all, but #14 is my favorite! You look lovely with your polished makeup, but it's so nice to see your natural face too--you look so fresh and dewy!

  • jlyns replied 6 years ago

    I agree with Suz on #6!  I immediately thought that this was the art institute outfit!  You are the definition of elegance in it!

  • lyn* replied 6 years ago

    I think you do natural makeup very well - I am pretty sure "no makeup" is a myth - I scare people (including ER docs) when I show up without makeup at all - haha; I think that's why they stop paging me after I take off my makeup :p 

    I really love the fit and flare style on you (of course I would, style twin). #9 is one of my favorite looks for sure - your red skirts are so pretty!

  • dakotacheryl replied 6 years ago

    Wowsa...simply divine !!

    Love the grey jeans, the red skirt, the striped dress...oh well, really all of your looks!!

  • unfrumped replied 6 years ago

    These are all great looks and with lots of variations for your different events. . I love the gray jeans and your mix of neutrals. And, I don't think there's a color out there you can't wear. Amazing.

  • cheryl replied 6 years ago

    These are all fantastic. You look wonderful in all but #14 is my favorite :)

  • replied 6 years ago

    I need to sit down and take some deep breaths after looking at your photos DV! Stunning! The colours are all playing together so well and I love little touches like pearls with the snake booties in #5 and the pop of orangey/red with your skirt. I find your casual outfits inspiring (great ideas for my lifestyle ;))and your dressy outfits equally fab. I agree about #6, that would be lovely for the Art institute evening... love the clutch.

  • Angie replied 6 years ago

    Aren't you clever.

    An extra shout out for #2, #4, #8, #11 and #16, as extra killer. Take care of your ankle. xo

  • Adelfa replied 6 years ago

    This is a great capsule! I agree with Ingunn, the addition of the extra color makes things really special. My love is THAT DRESS--wow! In all the variations.

  • Day Vies replied 6 years ago

    Lantana - you know when I think about it I learned this from my Mom (yes blaming it all on mothers ;-) ) She would spend Saturday morning mixing and matching her new favorite pieces, while she played her new favorite songs. Now she never took pictures but I'm pretty sure she had a mental note on each combination she liked. I'm just doing the same. 

    Joi - I love #14 it's the fit and flare. The shock of coral is nice. Oddly the belt came with the dress. I probably never would have put the jacket and dress together had it not been for my fit and flare muse Lyn*. 

    GP -Thank you! I once sat next to a lady on the bus when I was about 14 and she told me that one day I would be grateful for dewy (read oily skin) perhaps maybe now I am. 

    Jlyns- I really hadn't made up my mind before I posted but it's really looking like #6 is going to the Art Institute event. I think it will work since a PR firm is hosting the event. 

    Lyn - you were definitely the inspiration for #14. I was so happy to find that dress because rarely can I just buy a dress off the rack and have it fit perfectly. 

    DianeG- I like making casual outfits best only because I am usually at a loss. I usually always have to ask myself how are people wearing that?

    Angie - the ankle is elevated and I've been wearing flats.

  • VenusCow replied 6 years ago

    No 14 is the hot ticket. It is extremely flattering. And the trousers in 6, 7, and 8 really elongate, a great cut for you.

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