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Curated Closet Workbook Exercise: Document Your Outfits – Week One

I am embarking on a 8-week (or longer) excursion to do this exercise from one of my favourite style books – The Curated Closet – and to show you what my Curated Closet Workbook (companion workbook to the actual book) looks like at every step of the way.

Why do this?

Because I know what I like but I have no idea why I like what I do. I just do, and it seems very hodge-podge and all over the place. Being very Type A, I kind of want to pin it down and to know WHY.

I feel like it would help me narrow down my style personas more, and stop me from making bad / stupid shopping mistakes.

Also, I really like reading about these kinds of things from other people. I love it when people go through and talk about their style evolution and why.

So here we go!

The first pages, are to document your outfits for two weeks. Luckily for you all, I am on Instagram @saverspender and therefore, am compelled to take pictures of what I wear on the daily.

 


I wore my 52 Conversations marble printed shirt I bought at FULL PRICE because the print was so arresting. It was a 2 Petite and luckily it is a bit oversized so it fit well.

The accessories were all bee-themed from the necklace to the watch.

I paired it with some Akris Punto grey wool pants to kind of tamp down on the whimsy and a YSL Sac de Jour bag which is very classic.

 

I started with the Eileen Fisher linen tank because I wanted something light underneath a warm cosy cashmere James Perse shawl (their cashmere is the bomb!)

The jeans are super old from Citizens of Humanity (my first pair of designer skinny jeans), dating back circa 2007 (yes they still fit and zip up, and when I feel them getting tight, I know it is time to cut back on the KitKats). I bought them at Holt Renfrew on sale, and felt so indulgent.

Then I got bored with this base outfit and then decided to showcase my DIY Galaxies necklace (yeah I made this!).

I wanted a comfy outfit. I also am really starting to play with the mix of collared shirts under sweaters and decided on a simple striped shirt from Banana Republic and a cashmere boyfriend vee from J. Crew.

The watch was a Little Bun touch (his favourite from Olivia Burton), and the flats are handmade leather, hurrache-inspired by Huma Blanco.

I love these flats so much I have them in silver (pictured) and caramel. They are both feminine and yet masculine in shape (a pointed loafer).

I love this bow blouse but refuse to tie it in an actual bow. I picked it up in Paris looking like a traveling, tourist-y hobo. The saleswoman almost ignored me until she saw me reach for this shirt out of everything on the rack.

I guess seeing me go for this piece, she realized I had some sort of style sense and she started talking to me (my French was so rusty!).

To this day, I love putting it on. Soft, super luxurious silk (unlike mainstream brands with their flat, plastic-polyester-feeling silks), that is tissue thin and so delicate.

It is a surprising staple in my wardrobe and I showcased it with a vegan suede skirt from Aritzia and a very beautiful taupe clutch from m0851 I now regret I did not buy in a smaller size (I took the legal size thinking I’d need the space but it is slightly too oversized..)

A luxe looking Zara striped top, simple grey wool flannel pants (I know, AGAIN..) and I tried a belt around the waist from Muse Belts (handmade, eco-friendly dyed leather from Peru).

I kept it simple with a Rosefield watch and a Foley and Corinna clutch I almost sold but now can’t let go.

A Joe Fresh turtleneck. I’m a sucker for marked knit which is why I went for it, but damn I’m a real fabric snob. I hate picking off the pills.

Great tank watch from Rosefield (super femme) and my favourite AG jeans in Farrah.

I don’t know why I don’t wear linen and this combo more often.

The shirt has a slight gold metallic sheen to it which makes it special and the linen blazer is so chic.

I didn’t want to go so ladylike so I wore Joe Fresh distressed jeans (funnily enough I got them on a discount because they were ripped. YES. The distressed jeans were ripped so I got a further discount. I just sewed up the rip as it was in an unfortunate spot near the bum.)

The accessories are simple – Claudine Moncion necklace (local designer), and another simple Olivia Burton watch.

The bag is the YSL Sac de Jour which I find ridiculously practical and organized. Perfect for a work bag.

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Interested in reading more?

Flip through all of my Curated Closet Workbook pages and notes.

A little about this series:

I am embarking on a 8-week (or longer) excursion to do this exercise from one of my favourite style books – The Curated Closet – and to show you what my Curated Closet Workbook (companion workbook to the actual book) looks like at every step of the way.

Why do this?

Because I know what I like but I have no idea why I like what I do. I just do, and it seems very hodge-podge and all over the place. Being very Type A, I kind of want to pin it down and to know WHY.

I feel like it would help me narrow down my style personas more, and stop me from making bad / stupid shopping mistakes.

Also, I really like reading about these kinds of things from other people. I love it when people go through and talk about their style evolution and why.


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Sherry of Save. Spend. Splurge.

Am my own Sugar Daddy. Am a millionaire at 36 after getting out of $60K of student debt in 18 months, a little over a decade earlier, using TheBudgetingTool.com. I have worked 50% of my career (taking 1-2 year breaks), and quadrupled my income within 2 years of graduating, going from $65K to $260K with an average lifetime savings rate of 50%. I have 11 side incomes that are on track in 2020 to make me $50K - $75K. I could retire today if I wanted, but love my work-life balance as a freelancing consultant in STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering, Math). I am all about balance - between time and money, and also enjoying my money. I also post daily on Instagram @saverspender.

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