Friday, 26 August 2016

The Last #SummerCapsule Update (& #Passion4Fashion Update)

Well, I wrote this post at the beginning of the week whilst being super organised and efficient and then accidentally deleted the whole bloody thing. AND i've only just realised it now.. 
Professional blogger I think not.. Plus I'm super sleepy and can't even remember what i talked about when I first wrote this post.Typical.
Let's carry on regardless shall we? 

So this is the last of the summer capsule wardrobe update.. woohoo!!
I've mentioned it briefly before, but the summer capsule was tough due to bi-polar British weather and needing raincoats one minute then summer dresses the next.
There was also still a handful of things i didn't wear, or only wore once (chino's, jumpsuit and a black dress) but I can hand on heart say that most of my pieces got a lot of wear. 

I also worked on a more flexi-capsule process what with looking further in to the #30wearscampaign and wanting to go wear out of some of my older pieces.
In total i probably worked to about 45-50 pieces, which is still more than i originally intended but a lot less than i've previously worked at when i had hundreds of pieces crammed in my wardrobe. 
And I definitely spent a lot less this season on clothes.. again a huge Plus point for me and my bank balance.

I think this summer I was a huge fan of Maxi Dresses, the ultimate easy to wear piece,
Boho Peasant Blouses, again, laid back vibes were my jam this season.
And my flared jeans, which were a surprise and not in my original line up, but very much worn and appreciated after I added them in from storage (my pair are old, but there are some stunning ones here.

And now I'm giving myself a few days off and wearing whatever I fancy, whilst on holiday with my family.
We're off to Cornwall once again, and I absolutely can't wait. The weather forecast in questionable so may have to take a whole array of outfits, but honestly? I may just end up in a slouchy hoodie and jeans all week, just lapping up every minute, happily with my family.

What have been your favourite items this summer?

Wishing you all a very happy Friday... Here's to the weekend with loved ones!



  1. Maxi dresses are always a summer favourite for me, as are denim shorts! You had lots of great summer outfits, even if the weather was tricky.

    Thank you for the link up!

    Away From The Blue Blog

  2. There are so many brilliant looks here, I'm not going to choose a favorite. One thing that I'm really happy about (smiling) is that you make mistakes just like me ! What a pain in the backside to have to re write huh? That's just the sort of thing I do. Enjoy your holiday Rachel. Well earned x

  3. Where is the red and black midi boho dress from? It's gorgeous!

  4. You are such a stunner and love your capsule wardrobe. I literally have a clothes addiction and need to get organising my wardrobe when I get home to get more wear about of things I've forgotten x

  5. All perfectly styled summer looks, I'm obsessed with every dress you wore!! They are all so pretty, you always look amazing & thanks for hosting the link-up every Friday:)

  6. I love all of your maxi dresses!!!!! Have a great holiday!!

  7. Oh no ... can't believe you deleted the whole thing and had to start over! Anyway, on a positive note: you are absolutely ravishing and one of my fav fashionistas to watch no doubt!

    Dawn Lucy

  8. Rachel, you are so adorable with such impeccable style that is difficult to choose a favorite look of yours! But I am really loving your printed maxi dresses. So, so cute! And the denim dress is fabulous and will transition brilliantly to cooler weather with layers!


  9. You had such a great summer capsule! I love the maxi dresses and flare jeans on you. Thank you for joining the Weekend Wear link up, and I'm following your blog roll! I hope you have a wonderful holiday!

  10. I am loving each and every single one of these looks!! So versatile and beautiful!

    xx, Elise

  11. Rachael, I love the dresses on you, the red, the beautiful denim styles. All lovely and many will transition to Fall. I love reading about your capsule wardrobe, even though I dont own one!
    jess xx

  12. I love your style! Thank you for hosting. :)

  13. Great outfits! I love that you are making the capsule concept work for you and gave yourself a bit of flexibility. I think that's what's needed to make something like this work long term. My plan is to put some sort of capsule together for fall while I seriously work on organizing and sorting through my closet.

    Have a fabulous vacation!

    Andrea’s Wellness Notes

  14. I love a maxi dress and as I am just over five foot, they can be difficult to come across but they are perfect for this time of year, I just wish my Scottish weather was warmer!

  15. So many lovely outfits, it's impossible to pick a favourite! I surprised myself by digging out a pair of flared jeans as I'm usually in boyfriend or skinny cropped jeans. Hope you have a fab time in Cornwall :-)

    Emma xxx

  16. I LOVE all your dresses! I think one of my favorite items to wear is dresses! I haven't been a dress or skirt girl at all and this Summer I had a lot of fun wearing and trying dresses!

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