One of my New Year's resolutions this year is to create a neutral, mini capsule wardrobe for each season. When I cleaned out my closet the other day I realized this would be harder than I thought. I LOVE color! It brightens up my day and often times completes the perfect outfit. However, at other times, I find myself struggling to find classic outfits I can mix and match on a day-to-day basis.
The reason I decided to do a “mini capsule” is so that I can throw in my more color and printed pieces with my neutrals and it will help expand my wardrobe’s potential. Here are a few easy steps on how to create your own personal mini capsule wardrobe!
1.) Decide on a daily color palette to base it off of
I love shades of beige and will always be a grey girl! You will be shopping for your missing staple items in these colors.
2.) Find your staple styles for each season
For me this would be different types of turtleneck sweaters and skinny jeans for fall and winter; more of a French, casual style. During the warmer months I thrive off of dresses and mini skirts. Once you know what you are more likely to grab off the hanger on a rushed morning, you can shop for styles that will mix and match in your “capsule palette.” For example, I also wear a lot of different pinks. I love how these Free People pants are almost neutral, still bring color into my outfit, but I can wear a lot of different solid tops with them to switch it up.
3.) Instead of Prints, gravitate towards texture
I’m not saying you have to throw out your prints, because those are your accent pieces! What I am saying though, is that having solid textures or monochromatic prints helps you mix and match more. One great thing about sweater styles right now is all of the different weaves that are perfect for adding detail to your look. Find a nice pair of textured pants you can wear to the office with a blouse but can change into a fitted top with those same pants when you head out for dinner.
Just because it’s a capsule wardrobe doesn’t mean it has to be boring and basic, it just means it has to fit your current wardrobe to elevate and expand it! Happy capsuling ladies!! ;)
I love nothing more than a piece for my closet that can be worn from the office straight to date night! This. Bag. Has. It! Melie Bianco handbags are vegan, cruelty free in every way (workers included), and just overall amazing quality! For all you animals lovers like me out there, they are also Peta award winners as 'Best Animal-Friendly Accessories'
I love that I can wear this one two ways: as a hands-free waist bag to edge up my look, or with the cross body strap for everyday wear. Throw it on with a faux fur coat, your favorite pair of booties, and your outfit is elevated X 100! For someone who is always running around from work on a Friday to dinner and a night out, I am always looking for pieces that can transition well as staples, but one's that aren't too basic and boring. This Stalking Gia Convertible Crossbody is the perfect answer and it's now on sale!! It also comes in black and a sassy red to really be a statement piece; I'm obsessed. Don't miss their sale, I have a feeling it's going to be an 'add to cart' kind of weekend for me :)
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Happy weekend loves!
When someone asks me where my favorite place to buy comfortable bras is, I always have a round about answer of "well I like this fit here and this fit here... but I also like these!" Honestly, it's because what I wear under my clothes is so different depending on my mood and the occasions. I like to have options, ya know? :)
True & Co gifted me this nude set and weekend bra and I can honestly say that I LOVE THEM!! Supportive, and light, and I don't even think about the fact that I have one on, which is the whole point ladies!! They are having a major sale right now and the True Weekend Adjustable is on sale for $15 from $54!!! Such a steal. Their True Body Line is perfect for any shape and size, and has different cuts for what you need for your body. I love this V Neck bra and the underwear to match are all 3 for $33 right now. Don't miss out on this sale and find your perfect fit and styles using their quiz here.
Happy Sunday loves! xx
I can't get enough of the leaves and I can't get enough of this dress!! Shoutout to Austin, he picked this out for me for our 6 year anniversary (OMG SIX) and I'm obsessed with it because a.) it's Free People and b.) it's floral AND polka dot!! Ugh, he just gets me :)
Today I wanted to hop on here and talk about finding balance in your life. It's so, so important to make this a priority in your life. Even small steps toward balance can bring you happiness and content. The other day I heard a quote that really hit home with me:
"Balance is not something you find, it's something you create."
Here are a few tips on how to create more balance in your daily life:
1.) Health: Not just physical health, but mind and spirit too! Give yourself a break when you feel like life has been getting crazy, even if you have to just give yourself some alone time from the world. This helps me refresh more than anything!
I don't always eat super healthy, but I don't always eat take out. If I felt bad about what I ate earlier in the day, I try to make sure I find time to hit the gym. If I eat super healthy the next day, I sometimes give myself a break. My favorite way to balance healthy eating is by eating a healthy breakfast and lunch and then enjoying myself at dinner after a long day (but not going too crazy haha).
2.) Work: Having a good work life balance is super challenging when you don't draw a line. I'm that girl that would rather be early or on time to work than roll in late and have to stay at the office late finishing things up. I take time management seriously so that when I'm out of the office I can do whatever the heck I want and not have to worry about what I needed to finish!
3.) Setting Goals: At the beginning of each week, I sit down and write down my goals for the week in my agenda planner. Gym goals, blog goals, even me time goals. Being able to check off a list helps me to accomplish things and keeps me reminded of why I wanted to do a certain thing in the first place. Setting realistic goals is also incredibly important; sometimes you just need to start with your priorities.
Creating balance is hard, but with baby steps, your growth as an individual leads to security in your mental peace and well being. Try and start tomorrow with one part of your balance, and see how it slowly brings peace into every aspect of your life! You've got this girl!
Two words: Platform oxfords. How fun are these!? Madden Girl partnered with the up and coming artist Ezi to encourage individuality and fun when wearing your own style. She recently released a few new songs, one including DaNcing in a Ro0m, that I can't stop listening to! It's such a bop and her voice is seriously amazing! She is the premiere artist on Steve Madden’s record label 5 Towns Records, and has made a name for herself in the music industry. Go check her out right now! Or right after your read this whole post and watch my video at the end ;) She's on tour right now and it ends in January so don't miss out because Ezi is gonna be huge!
I'm always looking for fun but comfortable shoes that I can wear anywhere from work, to date night, or a fun night out and Steve Madden is always my go to! The Madden Girl X Ezi collection is the perfect fit. I think I also need the snake skin booties and pink sneaker for my closet this fall and winter. Honestly I could wear these comfy shoes year round!
They can be styled SO many different ways. These platform oxfords, for example, I will be wearing with jeans, business pants, skirts, and dresses. Also, who doesn't want to be a few inches taller on a daily basis!?
What I love about this line is that anyone can easily express their own style and individuality through just the shoes. Madden Girl is the sister brand of Steve Madden with a little bit of edge and youthful spirit, just like Ezi. She's not here to conform to a specific look or lifestyle, but inspiring girls to make a life for themselves that is fun and beautiful in their own way. Something I always try to embrace in my own life within myself and my brand.
Go check them out here and go check out Ezi's newest releases!
This post is sponsored by Steve Madden and Her Campus Media. All opinions are my own. Thank you for supporting the brands that make Haley's Dailies possible!
Mustard is EVERYWHERE this fall and I. Am. Here. For. It!! I even saw a furry mustard coat at Marshall's the other day and was sooooo close to getting it. Not only is it a nice warm color, but it pairs so well with almost any other warm color, even blues and greens. It also looks good with all skin tones, hair colors, and brings out the yellow in my eyes :)
I can't believe Thanksgiving is so soon. Everyone said that once you start working full time, time flies by so fast. I never wanted to believe them, but here we are I feel like I barely blinked and 2018 is already wrapping up!! It makes me stop and think to appreciate each and every moment.
I was listening to a podcast the other day and I thought I'd share one of the quotes she shared:
"Worrying doesn't take away tomorrows trouble, it takes away todays peace."
Worrying about something that is coming up tomorrow, later this week, or even this month is not worth the stress and time you put into it. When I notice myself worrying about something out of my control, I have to remind myself to take a deep breath and save the worry for the moment, even thought it will probably end up working out how it is supposed to anyways. I always find myself worrying about something useless that works itself out in the end or ends up better than I would have ever even expected!
Happy almost weekend loves!! xx
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