Black, Gray & A Pop Of Plaid (TW #141)

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Black Gray and Pop of Plaid

Black Gray and Pop of Plaid

Black Gray and Pop of Plaid

Black Gray and Pop of Plaid

Black Gray and Pop of Plaid

Black Gray and Pop of Plaid

Black Gray and Pop of Plaid

Outfit Details:

black double layer cami / plus-size option
gray marled cardigan (under $25!) / plus-size option
sunnies (under $20!)
silver hoop earrings (similar)
silver adjustable chain bracelet
plaid scarf
black satchel bag
distressed raw hem jeans / plus-size option
black loafers

We’ve had temps in the 70’s for a few days a it feels like Fall!  Yea!  I was starting to think that Summer didn’t get the memo that it was now Fall and that it was time to leave.  Hopefully the cooler temps are here to stay.

This Fall capsule has been a bit challenging, because, 1) I kind of guessed what I thought I would be wearing since I work at home now, and, 2) with the temps being in the 80’s so far, I’ve only worn just about half of my capsule.  With that being said, I’ve found that I have worn mostly short sleeve tops and jeans.  Since it’s gotten cooler outside, I’ll throw on a cardigan, denim jacket or utility vest.  I dressed for the warm temps in my Fall 10×10 challenge a couple of weeks ago.  You can see all the outfits I wore for 10 straight days.

I changed up a couple of items in my Fall capsule wardrobe.  I have wanted a gray marled cardigan and a pink cardigan ever since my daughter assumed ownership of them last year!  I know when she likes things I wear, because she’ll tell me that she might have to put that in her closet.  She’s almost 13 and has discovered her style, which is a little bit boho and classic mixed together.  She’s not into capsule wardrobes (yet), I guess because she’s a teen and loves clothes.

I was on H&M’s site last week looking at possible clothes to put in the Winter capsule wardrobe eBooks, when I discovered this knit gray marled cardigan in “natural white melange”.  I ordered it and also the “powder pink” color.  When they arrived and tried them on I was so excited that I found my wardrobe replacements!  They fit perfectly, are well made, love the soft material and the colors are perfect.  Plus, they were only $24.99 each!  Score!  I knew that I needed a couple of cami’s to wear under my cardigans and denim jacket, so I ordered this “pitch black” double layer satin cami and also one in “vintage pink”.  They are similar to my white barcelona cami that I’ve had for a few years.

Since this outfit was a bit plain with just black and gray, I added a pop of plaid with this Sole Society plaid scarf.  I bought this scarf last year and it’s super warm, perfect for windy days like today and the colder days to come in the Winter!  I was excited to see it’s back again this year because it’s such a pretty scarf.  The colors in the scarf are ivory, beige, black and red.  I posted this outfit yesterday in a #flatlay on Instagram, but I added a pendant necklace (similar) instead.  Then when my husband and I went outside to take a few photos for today’s post, it was chilly and windy, so I went back inside and grabbed this scarf.  These Sam Edelman loafers are so comfy!  They are classic black loafers accented with gold hardware.  I can walk literally all day in these and not worry about my feet getting tired.  That’s one of the reasons that Sam Edelman is my favorite shoe brand.  These loafers would look great with the outfits in The French Minimalist Capsule Wardrobe: Fall 2017 Collection!

Black Gray and Pop of Plaidvia Instagram @classyyettrendy

My gray cardigan that I had in my Fall capsule wardrobe, which I bought at Kohl’s a couple of months ago, I’m now using as loungewear to wear around the house.  A few weeks ago I cleaned out my pajama drawer and now am wearing lounging pants, leggings, graphic tees and my long cardigan.  I now have a loungewear capsule wardrobe!  All the colors are black and gray and coordinate with each other, so no matter what I wear it all matches!  Plus, they all double as pajamas.  Let me know if you would like to see a post on capsule wardrobe loungewear?

I’ve already started scouting out items for the Winter capsule wardrobe eBooks.  As always there will be core closet items in each of them, but there will also be slightly trendy pieces too.  Let me know if you have any requests for items that you would like to see includedEither comment below or send me an email to





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  1. Aw thank you so much for the feature!!
    I LOVE your shoes in this look! I have been looking for a pair just like that (that aren’t mules – mules are everywhere and I don’t find them comfortable). Ill need to buy a pair of these! Thanks for sharing!
    Lee | LegalLee Blonde

  2. You have perfected these capsule wardrobes. WOW. That grey marled cardigan is awesome, no wonder your daughter took it from you. I need one just like it. This type of outfit you have on today is a Fall uniform for me. I love the rich colorful blanket scarf with this. I am currently doing my own capsule wardrobe this month alongside some other ladies called “The Common Threads Challenge” where we picked 5 items to style all month. So you pick at least one of those 5 items to wear with the rest of your closet for each day, for a full month. It is fun, come check it out. =)

    Welcome by today and then tomorrow for a New Thursday Moda linkup, and link up with me, Emelia. Thanks, Ada. =)

  3. Great post, adorable scarf and marled cardi, and good timing on the mention of a loungewear capsule. I was just thinking of this yesterday as I realized I sometimes run late night errands after I’ve swapped out my cardi or jacket for a sweatshirt that’s in my loungewear category. Also, I sometimes swap my jeans for a pair of lounge pants but leave on my top and cardi from the day until it’s time for bed. So I’d like my loungewear to fit with my regular capsule. I would LOVE to see a loungewear capsule post from you!

  4. I love the plaid pattern of the scarf, but the scarf itself seems too big in proportion with the other outfit elements, makes your top half too bulky. I think it looks better with the necklace.
    Thanks for the shoe recommendation, they look really comfy, and we all need a pair like that!

  5. Allie,

    I’ve received a few requests to see my loungewear capsule, so I’ll be doing a post on how to create a loungewear capsule wardrobe soon!

    Leanne 🙂

  6. Is the sweater cotton feel or more itchy wool feel? Allergies….ugh!
    I was feel like a poser in a scarf but YOU look great!


  7. Mary,

    Since it was breezy and a little bit cold when I was having these photos taken, a scarf was a better choice than a necklace. I’m cold natured anyway, so the scarf was better for me being outside.

    Leanne 🙂

  8. Lynette,

    My gray cardigan I’m wearing in the photos feels like soft cotton. When it comes to buying clothes I’m picky. I like to feel comfortable wearing them, so the softer the material the better!

  9. I’ve really been enjoying the stay-at-home mom fall wardrobe! I live in Minnesota, so we are already in the 40’s! Any suggestions for making adjustments for our climate here?When creating your winter capsule wardrobe will there be enough warm clothing for our sub-zero winters? Hope so! You have made my life easier and I look forward to getting dressed in the morning. Thank you!

  10. Nancy,

    Brr, it sounds cold there! We’ve had temps in the 40’s the other night, so when we woke up the next morning it felt like Winter. That’s cold, as I live in the South. You could add a few blanket scarves (the thicker kind), wear your wool coat over your outfits and add a pair of Sorels, Sperrys or riding boots to your wardrobe to keep warm.

  11. I hear you! Cleveland has been unseasonably warm this fall and coming up with autumnal looking yet not too warm outfits has been a challenge. Fortunately (or not, depending on your perspective) we’ve had a cool down this past week and think in all likelihood fall has finally arrived. Have a great weekend!

    Elizabeth |

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