date night: winter capsule 2016

Here is a very quick post on what items I wore for a date night this past weekend. My capsule wardrobe (remember, 48 items) is extremely casual. I am working with a pretty strict budget and focusing on building my wardrobe one quality piece at a time, so I am hoping I can add more dimension in the seasons to come.

In the meantime, I have learned that even if an outfit is very casual, it only takes one or two items to dress it up, for example, a nice jacket or some stylish heels. My outfit this past weekend was basically a t-shirt and jeans with just a tiny bit of flair. My mother-in-law Tasa found the Eileen Fisher jacket I’m wearing at the New Years’ Day Sale at Dillard’s and we went back on forth on which one of us would buy it. I am so glad I ended up with it! (But I told her she could borrow it whenever she wanted 😉 ) It was a ridiculous steal. I am still hoping I can find it marked down somewhere else to share with everyone. Check it out and let me know what you think!

How do you add interest to your plain outfits? My mother-in-law, Kelly, (I am so lucky, I have two!) suggested that I try adding leg warmers (I know what you’re thinking) and it was genius! I just folded down the top of my boots so you could see the top of the leg warmers. GREAT idea to add a little more personality to your boot-and-jean routine and so warm for Winter – like sweaters for your calves! Ha!

Shop this look:


Jacket: Eileen Fisher (warning: I got this on MAJOR sale at the Dillard’s big New Years’ Day sale. I have yet to find it marked down anywhere else!)

Gray denim: Old Navy

Black long sleeve: old from Banana Republic

Over-the-knee boots: old from Nordstrom; similar here

Purse: Kate Spade; similar in two-tone here

Necklaces: francesca’s and Kendra Scott (not counted in my 48)


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