Monday, October 13, 2014

My Fall 2014 Capsule Wardrobe

Fall is here, which means it's time for me to show you my Fall 2014 Capsule Wardrobe. 

Before I selected my pieces I looked through my current closet to see what fall colors already reside in my wardrobe. Then I looked at what colors were trending for Fall 2014 and I created my Fall color palette. 

These are the colors I'll be focusing on:


Near Neutrals


Since I have a LOT of clothes in my tiny little closet and I haven't successfully used a capsule wardrobe before, I decided not to limit my clothing selection to any particular number (I have 56 items in this capsule overall). My capsule includes pants, skirts, dresses, shoes, tops and jackets, but I realize that I may have to swap out some of my jackets for heavier coats as the temperatures get colder. Here are my items:

Pants, Skirts, Dresses and Shoes

Tops, Cardigans and Jackets

Have you created a capsule wardrobe or have you considered it? Let me know in the comments below.

Inspired by INTO Mind and Un-Fancy.

Sunday, October 12, 2014

What's Making Me Laugh: Puss in Boots (the movie)

This weekend I decided to re-watch an underrated cartoon favorite, Puss in Boots. This movie tells the background story of Shrek's lovable sword fighting friend, Puss, with a great cast of characters such as Antonio Banderas, Salma Hayek, Zack Galifinakis, Billy Bob Thornton, Amy Sedaris and Guillermo del Toro. The story is great, there's plenty of references for adults, and it has a strong female lead. I love it!

What I'm Listening To- Hospitality "I MIss Your Bones"

This week I've been rocking out to American indie pop rock band, Hospitality, from my husband's homemade mix tape. I suppose I'm a fan because:

 "you can't piss on Hospitality, I won't allow it"- obligatory Troll 2 quote.

Anyways, this song is called "I Miss Your Bones" and I think it's the perfect song to listen to when the husband is away for work or out with friends.

Tuesday, October 7, 2014

My Vintage Style

70's wrap dress SadieMaybelline on Etsy

Have you ever seen a piece of clothing online and just knew it was going to be perfect for you? Well, that's pretty much what happened with this dress. I knew the style would be flattering for my frame, I loved the colors, and the measurements were a perfect match for me. I can't wait to wear this out on a date with my husband. 

Sunday, October 5, 2014

What's Making Me Laugh: Chris Pratt's SNL Marvel Trailer

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Did you catch the season premier of Saturday Night Live? Well last weekend SNL kicked off their 40th season with Chris Pratt and music from Ariana Grande and there were several laugh out loud moments. 

If you have HULU you can check out the SNL Marvel Trailer below.

Saturday, October 4, 2014

What I'm Listening To: The Broods "Never Gonna Change"

Here's another song that my husband put on my latest mixed tape. The band is Swedish brother/sister duo, The Broods, and the song is called "Never Gonna Change." My husband told me that this song sounded like the kind of song I would make if I started my own indie band. 

Warning: This video is unsuitable for prudes.

I'm fairly certain that The Broods didn't act in their own music video, but then again I've never been to Sweden.

Thursday, October 2, 2014

Transitioning Your Wardrobe with Julep Nail Polish

Happy October everyone! I don't know if you're experiencing this yet, but here in the UK the temperatures are falling, the leaves are changing, Pumpkin Spice lattes are being served, and it's time to start transitioning our summer outfits to fall. 

Fall is by far my favorite season for fashion because the colors become darker, the prints become bolder, and I get to start layering my most favorite pieces.

I've teamed up with Julep, which has released a new Autumn range of nail polishes, to create an outfit  inspired by the new fall shades to help you transition from summer to fall.

I imagine pairing this outfit with a casual cardigan to wear to school/work and then layering on some statement necklaces and a cute camel colored wrap coat for the evening. 

You can check out Julep's fall transition colors below. Which colors are your favorite?

Summer colors: Tamara, Princess Grace, Maddy, Bette, Margaret, Kam, Florence
Fall colors: Claudette (available in the Girly Perfect set), Brielle, Clara, Beverly, Misti, Roc Solid, Alaina.

Tuesday, September 30, 2014

Ever Wanted to Shop My Closet?

Have you ever wanted to shop my closet? Well now you can. Over the weekend I decided to edit my wardrobe and now I'm giving you an opportunity to shop for barely/gently worn items from my closet. All of my clothes come from a smoke and pet free home. If you have a question about an item simply leave a comment, and if you're interested in purchasing an item, leave a comment with your e-mail address and how much you're willing to pay for the item. Items will go to the highest bidder at 9am CDT and payments should be made through PayPal. Items not sold will be donated to charity.

Be sure to check the page frequently because I've got a lot of stuff to give away.

Instagram user name: shopohsarahchick

Sunday, September 28, 2014

What's Making Me Laugh: EE Musical Cat Ad

So last week I FINALLY went to see Guardian's of the Galaxy at the local movie theater. I feel like I was the last person on the planet to have seen the film (even though I'm sure there are tons of people out there that haven't seen the movie).

Side Note: Guardian's was really great! It may be the best Marvel movie to date (although I'll always have a soft spot for Iron Man. I <3 RDJr.

During the opening trailers and ads preceding the movie they played the newest commercial from the EE cell phone network (a.k.a. the EE Musical Cat Ad). This ad totally cracked me up in the theater and it's still got me laughing. Check it out!

Thursday, September 25, 2014

The Marion KAL

September 10- October 25

Last week I decided to join the Marion KAL hosted by Untangling Knots via The Marion KAL ravelry forum. I'd fallen in love with Lladybird's cranberry colored Marion cardigan this summer, so I decided to make one of my own using the same Knit Picks Wool of the Andes worsted yarn in Cranberry. So far it has been pretty easy to knit, although it does take some concentration to create the cables. Here's my progress after 1 day of knitting:

Are you participating in The Marion Knit Along or do you want to join? Let me know in the comments below. Stay tuned for more posts on my progress.


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