Learning Time Capsule Wardrobes

Have you ever heard of a time capsule wardrobe? It’s something that was brought to my attention in this video by The Anna Edit (of whom I love, so check her out). It was started by Caroline Rector (of Unfancy) when she realized she was shopping too much and not really adding anything of value to her closet. She stopped shopping for three months and only wore items from a strategically picked 37 item wardrobe. Now every 3 months (basically every season) she only adds specific items she’s missing to her wardrobe. This also means you can’t shop for three months. Eep.

So I like the idea behind this a LOT, but I think not shopping for three months and then splurging on some big items doesn’t feel doable to me. I would rather just strategically pick items every three months and buy throughout. Does that make sense? I know it’s basically the same, but homegirl needs to get her shopping bug out slowly over time. 😉 Caroline even made a free planner that you can fill out while figuring out your time capsule!

Step 1 is to purge. I am reeeeally good at this step, but I need to take it further. I purge every few months of things I don’t love, but somehow my closet is still filled to the brim (to be fair I only have one and it’s got my whole life in there). As I’m moving (!!!!) in the next couple of months I really need to go ham on my closet and purge everything. Friends, be ready, my wardrobe is comin’ at you.

Time Capsule Wardrobe | Moddie Blog Time Capsule Wardrobe | Moddie BlogBut the most fun part is picking out items for the next season! Also, if you can’t get everything this season this idea is pretty cool because you can write down what pieces you still need and pull them back out for next year. Like if you want a solid pair of black boots and you 1) can’t afford them or 2) haven’t found the exact right pair then just wait and next year you might get luckier. I really adore this minimalistic idea and have been trying to emulate that in my apartment now, but I need to keep pushing out things little by little.

On to the fun part, Step 2 — What I need for winter:

So here’s my strategy. Pinterest. I literally spent about five hours the other night scrolling through pinterest and pinning all my winter fashion inspiration. A common theme occurred of the style I want. So lets dig in.

1. A long, neutral coat — I have been pinning these looks like crazy. A long coat over a sweater or sweatshirt with some ripped denim. Staple piece that is missing from my closet. I literally only have 1 red coat. Time for a neutral gorgeous thing. Found this one on Madewell, so that might be the one! Or this one from Topshop.

2. Brown Chelsea Boots — I had a pair of brown chelsea boots for years through college up to this past year when I finally had to toss them because they had a giant hole in the sole of the shoe. I wore them through New Zealand, I wore them to bars, I was obsessed with them. I immediately tried to look for a replacement and have had no such luck yet. So I’m definitely keeping my eye out and willing to splurge a tiny bit because I know I’ll wear them almost every day.

3. A classic leather belt — Again found this one on Madewell that I think will do. Once again just a staple wardrobe piece that I can always come back to that will add a little something extra to my outfits.

Time Capsule Wardrobe | Moddie Blog4. Classic White Tee — I actually already got this one, although I’ll keep you updated on how I like it as it hasn’t arrived yet. Everyone has a solid white tee that they loves, but I have yet to have found mine! So I went with this crew tee from a Hanes collab with x Karla.

5. Pair of Mules — This is definitely a little trendy, but I think I’ll get good use out of some mules if I can find some that won’t completely break the bank and are of good quality. I love these from St. Agni. Not completely sold on these from Madewell, but the price point is definitely better. I tried these ones from Everlane and they were unfortunately a little big, but so gorgeous!

Time Capsule Wardrobe | Moddie BlogI’m good on jeans for the time being and don’t have much inspiration as far as bags go! The only other thing I’d like for Winter would be an oversized chunky sweater, but I have some sweaters that may do.

What would be in your time capsule wardrobe?

New in Fashion + Beauty | Fall 2017
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New in Beauty + Fashion | Fall 2017

Hellooooo, friends. It is mid September which means I get to tell you about some random stuff that I’ve gotten this month. Some beauty, some fashion. I know you can see it already from the photos, but I’m going to type all my feelings out anyways.

  1. Deciem’s Serum Foundation: I ordered this stuff as soon as it came back in stock in JULY, you guys. I got the email and I immediately raced over to the website to get this $6.70 foundation. Mostly because it’s cheaper than even drugstore foundations and also because I’m in love with The Ordinary. I tried this on yesterday and it’s a pretty good match for me — I got the 1.1 P shade which basically means I’m pale AF with pink undertones. Cool. So you only need a tiny bit of this, I used a full pump and it was way too much. It spread easily (I used my fingers instead of a brush) and felt really nice on my skin. Kind of exactly how you’d imagine a serum foundation to feel. Almost like a bit thicker tinted moisturizer. The staying power was good all yesterday and it gave a good amount of coverage. So far so good on this lil guy.
  2. The pointed slide by Everlane: Have you ever seen something so pretty? Maybe you have, but this is a really nice contender. I’ve been wanting some slides all summer but haven’t found the perfect or most price efficient ones. Then I found these on Everlane for $145. Not too heft, but definitely pretty enough to justify the price. They’re gorgeous in person. Unfortunately slightly too big so I’m having to return for a half size smaller. But ver excited about these.
  3. Milky Jelly Cleanser by Glossier: Finally a full bottle of this stuff to call my own. I’ve been living off of samples from my other purchases & I finally have it in my possession. This stuff is kind of jelly, but in a way that I’m into it. It’s got the same gentle cleaning agents found in contact solutions so you can use it around the eyes safely. Eeeee can’t wait to use this all up.
  4. Super Pure by Glossier: I just finished up my Super Bounce serum so I’m very excited to get into Super Pure (which I think has the best reviews of all three of their serums). This is a niacinamide and zinc serum made to calm your breakouts and the redness in your skin. That’s me! Okay, I’ll be sure to report back on this one but I think it’s going to be amazing.

ALSO, don’t forget you can get 20% off your entire Glossier purchase if you shop with me HERE.

What are you using this fall that you love? Let me know in the comments.



Three Reads | Past, Current, & Future

One of the things I love most in this world is reading. Since 2012 I’ve had a Goodreads account where I keep track of what I’ve read and get inspiration for what to read next and y’all I have more than 2,000 friends on that thing. I thought I’d share with you three reads that I’ve been into — the last book I read, the one I’m currently reading, and the one I’m planning on reading next. Still following? Maybe I’ll make this a series.


The Versions of Us by Laura Barnett

The Versions of Us starts with a quintessential beginning. A boy and a girl meet. But three tiny different decisions change up their futures. The book follows three different paths that these decisions impacted, showing three different futures for Eva and Jim. It’s very Sliding Doors-esque. It was based in Europe which made me want to get the heck over there right now, and follows their lives as they take heartbreaking and heartwarming paths. It very much explores love and how it evolves as we grow and stumble through life. I’d give this a 7/10 I think.


The Hate U Give by Angie Thomas

OKAY. I am blowing through this book and halfway done. You know it’s good when that’s happening. The Hate U Give follows Starr Carter after she witnesses her friend, Khalil, get shot by a police officer while he was unarmed. Starr struggles with telling the truth as she worries for the outcome of her own life and her families’. This book is unfortunately incredibly timely right now and is written so well that you can jump from sections about high school musical to sections on rioting and gangbanging and not blink an eye. So far I’m loving this & am hoping my eyes will continue to open as I read.


The Women in the Castle by Jessica Shattuck

Y’all probably don’t know this about me but I can’t really get enough of World War II fiction (or nonfiction). Such an interesting and scary time, especially now since nazis are apparently still around (disgusting). Anyways, The Women in the Castle is a novel about a woman who retires back to her late husband’s ancestor’s castle right after WW II. Marianne von Lingenfels’ husband was murdered after trying to sabotage Hitler and she plans to uphold the promise she made to her husband’s brave conspirators: to find and protect their wives, her fellow resistance widows. Does this not sound amazing? After reading (and loving) The Nightingale, I’m very very excited to get into this.

THOSE are my three most current reads. What are you reading? Recommendations are welcome in the comments below! 🙂