Thursday, 24 February 2011

And the winner of the fourth international annucal capsule wardrobe challenge is......


Madam Owl.
Again, I could not decide so I let the random number generator do it for me.
Madam Owl please email me your address at workthatwardrobe@gmail.com so that I can send your prize.
Congratulations to everyone who entered.
A special mention must go to Franca who created 12 different combinations.
Here's to next year.

Sunday, 20 February 2011

The Fourth Annual International Capsule Wardrobe Challenge


The Fourth Annual International Capsule Wardrobe Challenge drew contenders from across the globe.
Fourteen of us worked our wardrobes to the max to create an admirable assortment of collections.
I was impressed with the creativity of contenders and I felt I learned a lot by the way everyone mixed and matched.
I hope everyone who took part enjoyed the challenge as much as I did.
Thank you so much to:

1. Meli
2. Kasmira
3. Franca
4. Cara
5. Sheila
6. Biba
7. laniza
8. Kate
9. Fi
10. Lorena
11. Lyddie
12. Emma
13. Tess
14. Madam Owl
15. TigerLily

The winner will be announced tomorrow as I am still torn between several collections.

Thursday, 17 February 2011

Capsule Wardrobe Day Five



Day Five and still so many possibilities.
I haven't worn the black ballet shoes or used the dress as a skirt with the Zara blouse.
I would carry on but for the fact that it is my birthday tomorrow and I have a new outfit in mind.
I hope everyone has enjoyed taking part in the challenge as much as I have.
Have a wonderful weekend and look out for a post next listing all the challengers and the winner.

Today I wore:
Jeans - Top Shop
Boots - Clarks
Tunic - Dorothy Perkins

Capsule Wardrobe Day Four



It's the fourth day and over the half-way point.
I'm glad to see everyone is rising to the challenge and no drop-outs so far.
Talking of contenders.
I can see 14 of us so far.
Hope I haven't missed anyone out - let me know if I have.
1. Meli
2. Kasmira
3. Franca
4. Cara
5. Sheila
6. Biba
7. laniza
8. Kate
9. Fi
10. Lorena
11. Lyddie
12. Emma
13. Tess
14. Madam Owl

Today I wore:
Jeans - Top Shop
Boots - Clarks
T-shirt - Primark
Cardigan - Tesco
Scarf & Belt - Gift

Wednesday, 16 February 2011

Capsule Wardrobe Day Three


Almost a repeat of day one but the smart jacket rings the changes.
Off to the university library now to make a start on writing up my research project.
Not looking forward to wading through the Harvard referencing and identifying the methodology for my research.
It is like learning a new language.
Still it will all be worth it when I get my Masters.
Have fun.

Today I wore:
Jeans - Top Shop
Boots - Clarks
Top and Jacket - Zara
Bag - TK Maxx
Necklace - Next

Tuesday, 15 February 2011

Capsule Wardrobe Day Two


It's Granny's birthday today and we are all going out to lunch.
Granny is my mother in law and she will be celebrating her 83rd birthday.
Three of her five children will be there which will be nice.
The last time all of her children were together was in 2008 for her 80th birthday.
Today I added three more accessories - the bag, the belt and the scarf.

I wore:
Dress - Marks and Spencer
Top (underneath) - Primark
Boots

Monday, 14 February 2011

Capsule Wardrobe Day One


An easy day at home today.
I had forgotten how lovely it feels to go for a morning run.
Although it is only February I can feel spring in the air.
Today will be spent taking it easy with my children who are off school, some baking perhaps and maybe a little peek at my research project which I will have to start tomorrow.
Today also sees the addition of two of my five accessories:
The necklace from Next and the gold hoop ear-rings.

Today I wore:
Jeans - Top Shop
Cardigan - Tesco
Top - Zara
Boots - Clarks
Necklace - Next
Ear-rings - gift

Saturday, 12 February 2011

My Capsule Feb 14th - Feb 18th


And here we are again.
I know my wardrobe is not very imaginative this time but I plead academic woes.
This week I am not teaching but have to write up my research project as part of my PGCE studies.
For those who are interested, my project was to test the theory that an author visit can raise literacy skills equivalent to a term's work.
In order to do this I have had to mark two sets of papers - one before an author visit and one after.
I have also had to compile a literature review and some research stuff that I am still not too sure about.
It will mean lots of hot vimto, screwed up pieces of paper and night-time visits to the university library to get it done.
I need to be warm, comfortable and dressed quickly.

So here it is.
The capsule to get me through 5,000 words.
1. Shirt (Zara)
2. Tunic (Dorothy Perkins)
3. Blazer (Zara)
4. Cardigan (Tesco)
5. Martha Jeans (Top Shop)
6. Black Dress ( Marks and Spencer)
7. Black long sleeve t-shirt (Primark)
8. Black ankle boots (Clarks)
9. Black boots (Dorothy Perkins)
10. Black ballerina shoes (Clarks)

Friday, 11 February 2011

The Fourth Annual Capsule Wardrobe Challenge is just hours away


It's nearly time.
And this Valentine's Day it's time to start loving the wardrobe you have with the Fourth Annual Capsule Wardrobe Challenge.
If you complete the challenge don't forget to send me an email at workthatwardrobe@googlemail.com with your blog details.
If possible email a picture of your outfits.
A round-up will appear the week beginning February 21st when a winner will be announced.
Good Luck.