As promised, I spent exactly one hour this weekend clearing out my closet and putting together my Second Trimester 333. I tried to pick tops that would mix and match with multiple bottoms, and cardis and wraps that could be layered. Most of my outfits feature pants since it is winter here and I spend a lot of time walking to work or standing outside waiting on the bus!
I did a little shopping yesterday and found a pair of Pea in the Pod maternity jeans on clearance (thanks for the suggestion!) that actually make my ass look fant-ass-tic. In addition, I rummaged through Old Navy’s clearance rack and walked away with three cute maternity tops for under $30.
I discovered the prices in Old Navy stores do not always match the prices online. Currently my tops are much cheaper in store than online so if you are thrifty and in the market for some inexpensive pieces, price compare before you buy.
I’m pretty pleased with what I put together. I also went through my jewelry and identified key pieces that I’ll circulate with this capsule wardrobe. I did not count the following in my 33 pieces: undies, PJs, workout clothing, shoes, jewelry or winter wear (coats, hats, gloves, scarves for warmth). I did count my wrap scarves as I often view these as variations on cardigans.
1 – Olive “Bettona” pants (Athleta – seen above)
2 – Black skinny pants (Gap – clearance)
3 – Navy rouched leggings (Zappos – Sort of seen here)
4 – Gray maternity leggings (Gap – clearance)
5 – Dark rinse boot cut maternity jeans (Pea in the Pod – clearance)
6 – Black wide leg maternity dress pants (Consignment shop – $15 clearance)
7 – Chocolate brown skirt (Consignment shop – $10 clearance)
8 – Mustard Cardi (Loft – seen here)
9 – Teal cardi (Loft)
10 – Ruffled long teal sweater (ModCloth fall 2012)
11 – Lime green cropped sweater (Banana Republic Outlet two years ago)
12 – Sheer cream cashmere long sweater (Guess – gift six years ago)
13 – Tan “boyfriend” cardi (Loft – clearance)
19 – Sheer dress shirt with attached sweater vest in brown
20 – Maternity long sleeved T in “Bright Nite” (Old Navy – $7 clearance – seen above)
21 – Maternity long sleeved T in “Imperial Jade” (Old Navy – $7 clearance)
22 – Plum cowl neck tunic (Old Navy $8 clearance)
23 – Maternity tunic (Gap clearance – seen here)
24 – Navy and white striped long sleeve T (Gap – $12 clearance)
25 – Dolomon sweater (Loft – $20 clearance)
26 -Black and gray striped tunic (Old Navy – old)
27 -White stretchy long sleeve top (gift)
30 – Cream cashmere wrap (gift)
31 – Multi color cashmere wrap (gift)
32 – Mustard sheer scarf (Modcloth last fall)
33 – Cream and black feather printed wrap (H&M two years ago)
Getting ready today was such a pleasure – I did not try on four things that did not fit. I did not wrestle through a closet full of stuff. I did not fret about anything. I just picked what would fit my day, played with accessories and went on my way. It’s good to be back to a minimal wardrobe!