WAHOO. This is a very exciting day. I’ve been playing with the capsule wardrobe concept for the past year; this is my fourth season, and I’m finally ready to share my fall 2015 capsule wardrobe with you. I’ve found a lot of value in implementing the capsule wardrobe into my life—my style has become very clear, I do less impulse shopping and all the items in my closet bring me joy and happiness. Gone are the days of having “nothing to wear.” As you’ll see by clicking the links below is that my fall capsule combines both high and low fashion.
I AM SO EXCITED to share my fall ’15 capsule wardrobe with you all this coming week. This post is a bit of a teaser before I share all the deets of what I’m wearing this fall. If you haven’t heard of a capsule wardrobe, start by reading what it is and how to create one. So, now that we’re all caught up and you are somewhat familiar with the whole concept (you did read those posts, right!?) I’m going to share updates on how I have implemented the capsule wardrobe into my life, the rules I follow and don’t follow and where my inspiration for this fall’s capsule came from. I FULLY believe in the capsule wardrobe; what I also believe is that in order for it to work in your life, you have to personalize the concept to fit your lifestyle. There are a lot of things I love about the capsule wardrobe but there are also many things I don’t like. Now that I’ve been playing with the concept for over one year, I’ve learned a lot; here are some of my biggest takeaways…
This soup is the bomb. HOLY balls, yes. Sorry, was that inappropriate? Let’s talk bone broth. With the season changing and the cooler months approaching, it’s the perfect time to get back into the routine of making broth. Why make broth, you’re wondering? Because it is a nutrient powerhouse and will help support your immune system, can aid in healing leaky gut syndrome and will give you beautiful hair, skin and nails because it is rich in collagen. I wrote a post about how to make bone broth here, in case you’re wondering what it is and how you can make it at home. Broth is so deeply nourishing on a soul level, especially when you make a beautiful sippable broth with aromatic additions and yummy kelp noodles. No spoon or fork required. The best.
Erica Indira Swanson is one of my favorite lady boss friends and badass business owners. She is creative, driven and owns the best damn Tea Bar in Portland, Oregon. With a white minimalist interior and a dynamic tea menu, Tea Bar is literally the place to be. On top of running a successful tea house with talk of expansion, Erica also runs Little Beirut Properties, a real estate company based in Portland. She is clearly a girl about town and constantly inspires me to dream bigger. Did I mention Erica is twenty-three years old!? I’ve had the privilege of being Erica’s health coach (and friend) and her commitment to all aspects of her life (business, health, friendship) is nothing short of inspiring. I asked Erica to be September’s Inspired By guest so we could get a tour + interview of Portland’s Tea Bar and how she manages her business, personal life and health.
When it comes to cooking for myself, easy does it is my mantra. I like to focus on sourcing high-quality foods and then I create dishes that are simple and honor the integrity of the ingredients. I like to use high-quality oils, herbs, salts, spices and citrus to add flavor and depth to meals (my favorite place to buy these are from Hatchery!!) This easy roast chicken is a weekly staple in my life. I often prep this on either Friday morning or Sunday afternoon and it carries me through many meals. I’ve been meaning to share this recipe on the blog for ages, but never quite captured it beautifully enough to share—but finally, the moody light of the fall delivered, and I was able to take images that I love. This easy roast chicken is awesome because it is a full on one dish meal and takes only ten minutes to prepare.