Summer 2016

Capsule Combination #4 – Posting Photos I hate


My face is shrouded in shadow, my t-shirt is wrinkled, I hate the way my hair looks, and you can see the bandaid on my hand. My most frequent collaborator, Jerran, hates that I am this critical of myself. He travels to my house on his off day–personal time that should be spent reading or lying on the couch in central air–to take my photos. If he shows up and I’m not dressed he waits patiently for me to paint on the last coat of lipstick or decide on the perfect piece to complete a look. He stands in the sun holding the heavy DSLR, taking my demanding directions. “Up! Up! Hold the camera up! Angles matter!” I shout out at him as teenagers in baggy jeans and dread locs eye us inquisitively on their walk to the corner store we stand on the side of to take photos.

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Capsule Combination #3 – Summer Capsule Wardrobe Problems


Plus Size Capsule Wardrobe

After my post about creating my first capsule wardrobe you may be wondering what items I’ve chosen to wear this summer. I haven’t created any content about my current capsule because it has been riddled with issues. Even though summer is nearly over (praise!) I will show my current capsule before the month ends.

I started my summer capsule at the beginning of July and before the month was out two of my t-shirts were rendered unwearable because of stubborn stains. I tried everything both and I and google could think of to save these two tops but alas I handed them off to my grandmother to be upcycled into rags. Then, due to weight loss, two pairs of my jeans were also no longer wearable. Once the jeans became two big I felt really uncomfortable with the way they fit my stomach and realized that I only had two tops felt comfortable wearing them with.

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Capsule Combination #1

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I stopped blogging at Fat Shopaholic because consumerism is no longer a primary focus in my life. It felt disingenuous to continue posting on a platform born out of the need to shower myself with things I neither deserved or could afford when I’d been using a capsule wardrobe since November 2015. Capsule dressing has brought a tremendous about of ease to my life. I wear more of my clothing than ever before, getting dressed in the morning no longer requires digging through over flowing bins and sloppy piles of clothes, and I can redirect the money spent on clothing to experiencing more and paying off debts.

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