This hat, right?! I told you it was awesome.
Anyway … that’s my one sentence about this outfit today. Because there are more exciting things to talk about …
Notice anything different around here?
Unfancy got a new blog header! What do ya think?!
My rockstar friend Becky designed it.
Becky’s got it going on. She’s super talented at lettering + illustrating (see aforementioned blog header). She wrote and illustrated a really heartfelt + hilarious book. She stands up and inspires people at conferences. And she creates things that make people smile.
My favorite thing about Becky? She took something that used to make her feel insecure (her height — she says, “On my tallest day I’m five feet tall.”) + she turned it into something positive. And then wrote a book about it, highlighting 100 reasons why it’s great to be short. She turned a curse into a gift. And in the process, gave everyone else permission to do the same.
Pretty cool stuff if you ask me. Let’s give Becky some serious love today.
You can keep up with Becky on Instagram, Twitter, or her blog Chipper Things.
Shoes: Madewel (similar in a different color)
Love it! Great job, Becky!
So rad! Thank you for all of the sweet words, Caroline. I think that header found the perfect home. Love me some Unfancy.
Pinned a couple things from Becky’s Etsy shop. Her work is so fun and the header is looking lovely up there!
Love the new header and need to read this book! I’m a shorty, and it doesn’t bother me at all, I have issues with the way people associate height with age. I’m 5’2 and I notice that sometimes people assume I’m a kid and treat me as a child initially until I speak and they realize they are talking to an adult. #rantover :)
xx – Cyn from popofcyn.com
Love the mix of pattern here, Caroline. Since reading Unfancy, I’ve been getting a bit more creative with pairing stripes, plaids, and animal prints. Not all three at once, but hm, maybe that could work too. :-)
Love the new watercolor-y header! And I’m having a great time over at Becky’s site now.
Caroline I just have a quick question — are the Madewell flats comfy enough to walk around in all day? I think I’ve been eyeing those shoes online for over a year now (no Madewell store in Waco!), but I’m going back and forth on if they’re practical for everyday. Reviews all say they are either super comfortable or really painful, but I just wonder if you’ve spent a day out in them versus just wearing them to a lunch for a short time. Know what I mean?
Tania [girlwithanakita] says
I just finished listening to your podcast with Jess Lively (I’m so late!) and just wanted to say how freaking adorably positive you are!
I remember a section where you mentioned how you had awful style back in college. I was wondering if you’d be open to a post about your past. To maybe give us a visual of how you’ve changed. I know it’ll be super personal, but just thought I’d throw it out there :)
Great new header. And wonderful blog. My favorite!!
At barely 5′ 1″ I fully support your friend Becky.
the new header that becky designed is so perfect! love it! also, i just finished listening to your podcast of the lively show and loved it. i loved hearing about your journey and loved putting a voice to these words on the blog. great job!
Love the new header! A quick random advice question (for you or any other helpful readers): I am a university student, and I don’t have space to store out-of-season capsule wardrobes. Is there a way I can have a quasi-capsule wardrobe and maintain outfit creativity while still keeping all my seasons’ clothes in my closet together?
I would recommend investing in seasonless, crossover clothes which is what I basically started doing after moving to San Francisco where summer is cold and fall is hot. ;-) Do you have under bed space? I keep most of my clothes in one closet although the truly seasonal summer/winter items get rotated out of one under bed box. Wishing you luck with your configuration!
Hi Mara! I actually do this. When Caroline said she put her up in storage, I pictured boxes upon boxes of clothes in a storage unit — and I’m like OMG that sounds like so much work. Then she clarified that she had two boxes that she keeps under the bed and now I feel like an idiot. If you don’t have under-the-bed space, what I do is put my clothes to the side of the closet. But I also only have two main one and overlap a lot of my clothing into multiple seasons.
I found when I really pared down to a capsule (40 items) I easily had space for the other out-of-season stuff in my closet. Because I like seeing fewer things (and not being tempted to “borrow” from another season), I ended up putting those items in a storage bin that fit on the top shelf of my closet, but those items would easily have fit on the other half of my closet if I had to keep them there. Right now I only have one bin of stuff that is out of season and my current capsule is supposed to last me through February. (I live in Seattle so Winter isn’t really a distinct season from Fall.)
Thanks Cynthia, Tania, and ARC! It’s so great getting different ideas from people as I go through the crazy process of narrowing down my clothes. I live in Southern California so basically there’s summer half the time and cardigan weather half the time. I do have under bed space, so I think I will allow myself a slightly bigger capsule and then put only truly seasonal clothes (as Cynthia said) such as shorts or wool coats under there. Four capsules seemed like too many from the beginning so y’all have convinced me that maybe just two is more manageable. I also would probably want to borrow from other capsules if I did four because occasionally we have a super hot day in fall/winter and a cold day in spring/summer. Thanks for the help and encouragement!
Lol at “cardigan weather” :) I went to college in Pasadena and definitely miss SoCal!
Instead of doing four capsules, I’ll do 3 with some significant overlap between fall/winter and the spring one. So I’m hoping over time, I still won’t have a bunch of stuff to store.
Audrey | Brunch at Audrey's says
Cute hat! -Audrey | Brunch at Audrey’s