How to Build a Timeless Capsule Wardrobe

If you find it difficult to decide what to wear when you wake up in the morning, you’re not alone. Even if you have a wardrobe bursting with lots of amazing clothes, it’s easy to find yourself wearing the exact same outfits day in day out or standing in your underwear feeling angry and upset that you can’t find an outfit that you like the look of. 

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If this sounds like you, now might be the time to learn how to create a timeless capsule wardrobe that you love. A capsule wardrobe is a restricted number of interchangeable clothing items that always remain in fashion. Here are some of our top tips to help you create your capsule wardrobe:

  1. Empty Out Your Wardrobe

The first step to creating a timeless capsule wardrobe is to empty all of the clothes and accessories out of your wardrobe. Once you’ve done this, you will need to spread them out around the room. Not only will this allow you to clearly see what clothes you’ve got, but it will also make you realise how many clothes you own and how much money you spend on clothes that you don’t wear.

2. Narrow Your Selection

Once you can see all of the clothes you’ve got, you then need to ask yourself these questions for each item of clothing:

  • Do you like it?
  • Have you worn it recently?
  • Are you likely to wear it again?

If you answer “no” to any of these questions, it’s time to let go and move these items into a no longer wanted pile. You can then choose to donate your old clothes to a charity, sell them, or bin the clothes in this pile.

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3. Plan Your Capsule Wardrobe

In order to create a capsule wardrobe, you first need to make a plan. Start by making a list of all of the pieces of clothing you already have. You then need to make a list of all of the categories of clothing that you need, such as dresses, blouses, jeans, t-shirts, and blazers. Once you’ve done this, you will be able to see what items of clothing you are missing from your wardrobe.

Remember, the goal of a capsule wardrobe is to own around 35-50 items of clothing. This includes accessories such as shoes, bags, and scarves. However, you don’t need to include underwear, workwear, or sleepwear in this.

4. Refill Your Wardrobe

Even though the idea of a capsule wardrobe is to reduce the number of clothes you own, there’s a good chance you will need to purchase a few staple pieces in order to have a complete capsule wardrobe. 

When purchasing new items for your capsule wardrobe, it’s a good idea to choose high-quality items that match the rest of your wardrobe. You can find lots of high-quality timeless pieces of clothing at Luella. Luella is a retail brand that specializes in unique collections, combining the highest quality products with accessible prices. All of their clothing is easy to care for, wonderfully durable, and made to last. 

5. Enjoy

Once you’ve restocked your wardrobe, you’re ready to enjoy it. There are lots of advantages to creating a capsule wardrobe: not only will your closet be full of clothes that make you feel good and happy, but by creating a capsule wardrobe, you’ll be helping to save the environment, and your budget at the same time

Creating a capsule wardrobe is a brilliant idea. Not only does it allow you to simplify your closet, but it’s also great for the environment. If you like the idea of creating a timeless capsule wardrobe, make sure you follow our advice above.

Outdoor Living For Fall With Decorative Firepits.

One way to achieve an endless summer is to set up an outdoor firepit. There are so many beautiful options around that is so easy to create a stylish yet comfortable look to extend outdoor living well into the fall months. I am going to rework my outdoor seating plan to include optimal seating around the fire pit on my own patio. It’s so nice to go out on a crisp evening and talk and entertain friends while the fire is glowing and keeping everyone warm. I found the following layouts in my search and I am swooning over all of them. Each one is better than the next, it is so hard to decide on a favorite!!!

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Can’t Get to Broadway….Tune into Everybody’s Talking About Jamie….

When I was in London a couple of summers ago, I was invited to a showing of the Oliver winning play Everybody’s Talking About Jamie. I had heard it was the new smash sensation on the London theater scene so I was really curious about it. From the minute it started, I really loved everything about the show. Jamie was incredible. The story was heartwarming and the music terrific. Afterwards, we met with the actors and the directors and discussed the possibility of it coming to Broadway. They were hoping but then a little over a year later the pandemic hit and I had not heard much more. Until today, I just found out that the FILM ADAPTION IS COMING TO AMAZON PRIME next week.

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With over 1,000 sold-out shows on London’s West End and making its debut on Amazon Prime on September 17thMacRae’s passion project has been slated to run at the Ahmanson in Los Angeles for its national tour. Both the playwright and the screenwriter, British creative genius television writer, author, lyricist, television producer, and screenwriter Tom MacRae, is the next Ryan Murphy taking over from stage to screen with his Olivier Award-winning play that’s now a film. 

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Everybody’s Talking About Jamie tells the tale of Jamie New: sixteen, not quite fitting in on a council estate in Sheffield – but with big aspirations. Supported by his brilliant loving mum and surrounded by his friends, Jamie overcomes prejudice, beats the bullies, and steps out of the darkness into the spotlight to become a sensation, in a fearless, funny, fabulous musical.

EVERYBODY’S TALKING ABOUT JAMIE

Are You Starting To Dream About Christmas?

I know it’s a little early BUT there are only 113 days until Christmas…Last year I partnered with the most amazing Christmas decor company American Christmas. They create some of the most gorgeous Holiday decorations all over NYC from Saks to Cartier to Rock Center and so many more. Throughout December, they held a huge spectacular warehouse sale where our readers were invited to come and buy some of the most beautiful decorations that had been featured in previous years at some of their famous client locations.

In addition to the business-to-business side of American Christmas, they are about to open a gorgeous retail location, Christmas in America next month to the public Here they are planning a fabulous Christmas experience extravaganza. Not only will you be able to find everything to decorate your home but also they will be holding special event photos with Santa, holiday workshops, and decorating classes. Also starting in October, we will be hosting some special SAFE events with Christmas in America to help you get into the Holiday Spirit. If you have a minute, drop me an EMAIL letting me know what types of lectures, classes (wreath, Christmas trees, outdoor, etc) that you would be interested in. I luckily was given a sneak peek into their Holiday wonderland. I cannot wait until we can all go and see it together!!!

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One-Pot Mexican Chicken and Rice

I just made this really good, really easy back to school family dinner..We made enchiladas so many times during the pandemic that I thought this would be a great alternative. We all loved it just as much. I did add some black beans as well and it came out perfect and all in under 30 minutes. This is definitely worth a try. Bon Appetit!

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Ingredients

• 3 tablespoons extra virgin olive oil

• 1/2 white onion, diced finely

• 1 pound boneless skinless chicken breasts, cut into bite-sized pieces

• 1 teaspoon kosher salt and freshly ground pepper to taste

• 2 cloves of garlic, minced• 1 cup uncooked long-grain white rice

• 1 (10-ounce) can red enchilada sauce

• 1 (10-ounce) can diced tomatoes and green chilies, undrained

• 1 cup water

• 1/2 teaspoon ground cumin

• 1 cup shredded cheddar cheese or Mexican-blend cheese

• toppings: sour cream, tomatoes, diced avocado, cilantro (optional)


Directions

Step 1

In a large skillet or pot, sauté the onions in two tablespoons of olive oil over medium heat. Season the chicken with salt and pepper.

Once the onions soften, increase the heat to medium-high and add the chicken to the pan.

Brown the chicken pieces and add the garlic. Cook for about 1 more minute.

Push the chicken to one side of the pan and add an additional tablespoon of olive oil to the other side

Add the uncooked rice to the olive oil and saute it for a couple of minutes.

Add the enchilada sauce, diced tomatoes, water, and cumin. Stir to combine. Bring mixture to a boil, then lower the heat to a simmer and cover the pan with a tight-fitting lid.

Cover the pan. Cook the chicken and rice mixture, making sure to stir every once in a while, for about 15 minutes or until the rice is tender and the liquid is absorbed.

Sprinkle cheese on top and cover the pan with a lid, letting it sit for 1-2 minutes or until the cheese has melted.

Serve, sprinkle with desired toppings, and enjoy!

5 Tips In Creating the Most Comfortable Living Environment For Your Family.

Many people spend a lot of time and money on their homes but don’t always consider how to make their homes the most comfortable place for them to live. This post will give you five tips on creating the most comfortable living environment for your family.

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1 Keep Your Home Neat and Tidy

When you are comfortable in your surroundings, it will let you relax and enjoy being at home. This may seem like a no-brainer, but many people don’t keep their homes clean or free of clutter because they feel too tired after work to do anything about the mess. Keeping your house tidy is an easy way to help make your home more comfortable. This will also give you far more peace of mind when you consider the amount of time you and your family will be spending at home.

2 Invest in Comfortable Furniture for Everyone

When you are comfortable, it will help you to relax and truly enjoy your time at home. This means that everyone should have a piece of furniture in the house where they can sit down comfortably and just be themselves without feeling like there is pressure on them to stand up straight or look perfect for other people. In addition, you should invest in family room furniture that is comfortable so the whole family can enjoy spending time together.

3 Keep Systems Up to Date and Maintained

When your systems in the house are up to date and maintained, you will feel much more comfortable at home. For example, if your air conditioner is old or broken, it can make the summer months uncomfortable when it’s hot outside. Consider air conditioning repair for a more comfortable temperature. In addition, keeping all of your appliances (and other systems) updated and well maintained helps keep everyone comfortable during different seasons.

4 Invest in Smart Home Technology

With the growing trend of innovative home technology, it’s easy to make your house a comfortable place for everyone. For example, using smart thermostats not only help keep your family comfortable with an adjustable temperature and save you money on energy costs. Other examples include sensors that turn lights off when no one is in a room and wifi-enabled appliances that can be controlled from anywhere (including outside the house).

5 Create a Comfy Patio for Family Time

There’s nothing like enjoying the fantastic weather from a comfortable place. If you don’t have one already, consider building or purchasing a patio for your home where everyone can enjoy spending time outside together in the summer months. This is an easy way to make your entire house more comfortable and create lasting memories with family and friends!

One final tip: Remember Your Garden! Nobody wants to come to work or relax at home after spending hours taking care of their yard and garden all day long – if there isn’t any grass or flowers, then what’s even the point? Also, investing time into making sure your outdoor space is clean and free from debris will help make your house a comfortable place to be.