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Wednesday, March 25, 2015

My Spring & Summer Wardrobe Refresh

I cleaned out my closet this past weekend. I really didn't have much of a choice, because temps were reaching 80 degrees, here in New Orleans. Birds are chirping, days are getting longer, and there is a surge of maxi skirts and designer prom dresses making their debut. I swear before blogging, it use to take me almost a week to clean my closet. Since blogging, I've learned to purge and pair down better. I can now go through it in 2 days. Incorporating more neutrals into my wardrobe, has helped. I can mix & match more of the same items. I've been shopping online over the past couple of weeks, to add some things to my wardrobe! I scored a pair of never worn J Crew sandals on eBay for $40. Target had a buy 1, get 1 50% off sale on sandals. I'm seeing lots of white in fashion this year, so I purchased these shorts & jeans from Talbots. I've always been a fan of eyelet during the hotter months, so I also purchased this eyelet skirt & navy striped tee after a cool sale at Gap. Since Aveeno sent me a luggage color Angela Roi bucket bag, I've been loving the color "luggage" (beige, brown, caramel etc.) lately. So this Fossil cross-body bag fell into my Nordstrom shopping cart! HaHaHa Not on sale! Eeek! And Zara had the cutest perforated clutch (also works as a cross body) and organic tees. Their prices are amazing! So this is my Spring/Summer wardrobe update refresh. As you can see, my style is classic, minimal and basic. HaHaHa These items will work with other things in my closet and kind of freshen things up. Do you shop at many different places? Or do you stick to a few favorite stores? I like to mix it up (high end, middle end & low end), catch sales and use Ebates to get cash back.

3. eBay - JCrew (2014) Elsa Piped Sandals 4. JCrew (2015) Tassel Sandals 

5. JCrew Factory Clare Cardigan Sweater 6. Nordstrom Fossil Small Erin Crossbody Bag 


Andrea said...

i need to clean my closet too... its been way too long since i have... i love the pieces you have selected! very fresh and minimal! I need to get some new pieces! thanks for sharing! xo

ps. regarding your comment on one of my posts, apparel candy did pay me, although i was worried they wouldn't because they took an extra day... sorry you had a such a horrible experience :(

Kizzy Von Doll said...

I've been organizing my closet as well, I just need to coordinate it all, so I can easily find the pieces I need. But, it feels good to get rid of stuff you barely wear and look at it all nice and neat. I have some bags to take to the charities now, haha!! This is super...I like B&W as it's a great building block to adding other colours or just wearing on its own for a classic appeal. Super :) Happy day doll xx

Candice Petersen said...

These are super cute


LoveT. said...

Love the Cardigan with the Roses :)


Tijana Momcilovic said...

nice post :)


Jackie Harrison said...

This is why I like when the season change we give away items we do not use to replace with new ones.

Stanislava E. said...

This is a great idea! Love the ZARA clutch and the b&w items! I need to do the same very soon!


oomph. said...

i love the fossil crossbody you got. i'm always on the lookout for simple ones like these.

Rakhshanda Rizvi said...

Wow, great selection for spring. I need some fresh pieces for my wardrobe. Loved the dresses the clutches. Have a lovely day dear Kim. Kisses <3

Lilli said...

Ahah, Kim, you had a huge splurge, well done! I wish I was as much good as you on cleaning my closet but still have to do and I know it will be sooo hard!:) I love everything you got, especially the Fossil bag and the JCrey cardi, I like that shade too, how chic is paired with white then? I need a striped item too and that Zara shirt seems perfect. Hugs! xo

Irene said...

All those clothes look wonderful! I love the GAP skirt, the Fossil bag and all three pairs of Target sandals! I've been seeing so many pretty clothes lately, specially in Mango (my fave shop hehe)
But right now I'm very in between normal and maternity clothes and I'm trying to do with what I already have as long as possible! But I'm looking forward to the summer sales and hoping I will be able to fit some pretty regular clothes by then :)

Have a great day, Kim! xoxo

Seersucker Sass said...

So so many cute pieces! I'm a huge fan of those J.Crew cardigans :)

XX, SS || A Little Seersucker Sass

Emmylou said...

I love the "luggage" colour palette too...they go with anything! And so lemming now for that Fossil bag:D

Have a good one, Kim!

Samantha Mariko said...

I love the clean feel of black and white! i would definitely add some brown accessories like the sandals too a summer outfit :)

Elizabeth Rose Hisle said...

I've been trying to not shop lately... haha. Though I must admit when I do I tend to stick to my tried and true staples - H&M and Free People, with pieces from Anthropologie and Urban Outfitters here and there. Oh, and I do have a few good Lucky pieces. I probably should branch out, but keeping my money where I know I'll be satisfied is so easy. Good on you for changing it up! BTW, love love love that striped top. I'm such a sucker for stripes!


Cee said...

One of the most fun parts of spring is getting to refresh your wardrobe :) As you know, I'm a huge fan of neutrals as well, and over the past few years I've really pared my wardrobe down to black, white and grey. But this season I've been loving luggage colours as well so I'm looking to add a few of those into my wardrobe for the coming season.

Shireen L. Platt said...

First of all, gurlllll you have an online shopping addiction! LMAO! And secondly, I hate (love) you and wish I can shop as much as you. LOL!!!

Jokes aside, I have never been huge in fashion, never was really interested in buying clothes. Strange eh? I have been fairly lucky as my size has never really changed, am the same weight since my teen, actually slightly smaller so my jeans still pretty much fit after 6-7 years, my tops has always been simple and neutral so I still wear them.

I know I should put more effort and follow some trends but it's such a cumbersome thing for me to do. LOL!

Shireen | Reflection of Sanity

Rowena @ rolala loves said...

80 degrees! Wow Kim, it's hot by you! I love the Zara striped tee. I cleaned out my closet earlier this year and have vowed to shop within it as opposed to buying new things and I 'm discovering many pieces I'd forgotten about.

Rowena @ rolala loves

Lorena said...

Now that you mention it maybe that's the reason I fall in a rut… there is no season change… the same clothes all year long.
I think the pieces you picked would suit my closet too. I am specially fond of the sandals and white bottoms.

Ashley said...

I love all that stuff you picked out, especially that cute little fossil purse!! Fossil is my favorite! I really need to clean out my closet too but I'm so lazy Kim lol!

Julie's Lifestyle said...

Hi Kim, I really need to take some time and clean out my closet. I love all of these outfits that you have picked out. They are great because you can mix and match. Hope you are having a nice week.
Julie xo

Robin Hardeman said...

I am in serious need of a closet makeover. I am in love with those crystal earrings!

Miss Val's Creations said...

Great pieces here! I like simple classics too. It is so much easier to mix and match. Quality is very important. It is a bonus that the pieces don't go out of style! I really need to clean my closet again since I started working from home last spring and don't need so much any more.

Natalia | Fashioned by Love said...

Really nice additions, Kim! Lots of classics and beautiful colour combinations! I've been doing a bit of shopping, too, but also part of it was going through everything I've got already and finding new ways to wear it. :) I did buy a special dress, though - have been looking for it for years and it just popped up! Couldn't resit. :)

Diana Hoyos said...

Love all these ideas, great inspiration!




Annie Sand said...

Cleaning out the closet and adding some new items can really make you feel like a completely new person. And I love the addition you made to your closet, so many cute items!

Layla Sprinkles said...

Oh wow - I am loving everything and have spotted that lovely black and white clutch bag - it's beautiful for the spring months even though it's still really cold here in the UK! :(

Layla xx


Layla Sprinkles said...

Oh wow - I am loving everything and have spotted that lovely black and white clutch bag - it's beautiful for the spring months even though it's still really cold here in the UK! :(

Layla xx


Coco said...

I love stripes, they are trendy and look great on you (I recall seeing you wear a striped top),
Coco et La vie en rose - Valeria Arizzi

Stephanie G said...

B&W always work for me! You should get that clutch, it's super cute!

steph / absolutely-fuzzy.com

Tina Bradley said...

What elegant and stylish pieces you've assembled for this new season, Kim! Wow--80 degrees! I think it cracked 40 here today. LOL! Loved seeing these new items! T. http://tickledpinkwoman.blogspot.com

Nerline Germain said...

My closet is so upside down, I am afraid to walk in it. I am glad it took you less than a week to get yours done.

Jane @ anothermommablog.blogspot.com said...

I'm the same way; I've been better at cleaning out my closet since blogging.
I used to shop at different stores, but now I try to stick to a few favorites. It helps with keeping my closet to a minimum, lol!

Maria Cartagena said...

I'm loving all the black and white and nautical is always a spring/summer staple. Ah if only I was on a boat in a nice exotic island. lol

Great spring cleaning your wardrobe post Kim! xo


jo said...

Kim, I was so excited to see your teaser of a fashion post on IG. So awesome! I love white for summer too! I actually have a similar pair of earrings (#7), will see it on the blog soon!

xo Jo


Jackie Lee said...

Serious style envy. Loving the black and white.

Jackie Lee

Mica T said...

That cardigan is my favourite piece - too cute! :)

I've been trying really hard to reduce the size of my wardrobe and thinking more about what I buy - like you I'm finding I'm sticking to neutral things when I buy now, trying to get pieces that will all work together in my wardrobe. Plus I've got a professional coming around to help me do a wardrobe detox, ha! I'll let you know how that goes!

Away From The Blue

Rebeca Muñoz López said...

You have done very good choices Kim, basic garments work to achieve better combinations.


little luxury list said...

i'm feeling you with the white and stripes - what a fun look for spring!

little luxury list formerly Chic 'n Cheap Living

Jane said...

I cleaned out my closet as well. I thought I wouldn't have any left to purge but I was wrong. My closet is really bare now. Just some essentials and also pieces that I love.

Ashley R said...

I am loving white pants lately!! I love these picks.

Nails My Dreams said...

I only have leggings and long blouses in my closet. lol. But I'm definitely feeling that black and white and navy combination. Maybe I'll go look for that here.

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