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How to Create a Capsule Wardrobe | Fall 2018
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The weather is slowly transitioning to fall and it's my favorite time of the year for fashion! Transitioning your summer wardrobe into fall fabulous is easy with just a few key pieces! I've got the deets on how to make what's in your closet work for you, so keep reading! For reference I'll be listing an outline of my capsule wardrobe to help you get an idea of how to create your own! Most of the items I have, but some are similar items because what I purchased two seasons ago is no longer available but still going strong!! *hands to face, shocked white eyes emoji* That's just the beauty of simplifying your wardrobe, ladies. And it doesn't have to cost a fortune either! All images will be linked so you know where to find each item! All items are under $50! Ready??? Let's start with covering your butt. ;) 


BOTTOMS

First, you'll want to hang onto your favorite denim shorts and ankle cropped jeans. Seriously!!! They are the perfect bottoms for fall! You can pair shorts with a tee and long cardigan/kimono, or put a sweater on top to balance it out! The key is to get creative with how you layer your tops with your bottoms. Keep scrolling to see what I mean!

  • 2 pairs of bermuda shorts

  • 2 pairs of denim crops

  • 1 pair of distressed black skinny jeans


TOPS:

Below are some examples of tops to keep in your fall capsule wardrobe. Take notice, they are ALL short sleeve. This will make it so you don't get too hot during the day, but you can use your layering piece of choice to help warm you/change things up when things cool down a little. Pick some tops that are more lightweight and basic, and some that are a little more warm and patterned. Find fall colored stripes or a classic plaid top to give all those fall vibes!

  • 1 graphic tee

  • 1 button up blouse

  • 2 basic tees in neutral colors (I count the black/white mock neck top as a basic neutral)

  • 2 fall toned/patterned tops


SWEATERS:

These are the layering pieces I was referring to earlier. Using these will add interest and warmth to your basics! Add this kimono over a pair of shorts, graphic tee and booties for a boho vibe. Throw the midi cardigan over a mock neck top and high waisted distressed jean with a pair of mules for a modern edgy look. You can layer a neutral sweater over a collared button up with some cropped cuffed jeans and white tennis shoes for a preppy look! I'm telling you, the possibilities are endless for mixing and matching with these simple layering pieces!

  • 1 crochet/lace kimono

  • 1 neutral crew sweater

  • 1 long sweater cardigan


DRESSES + JUMPSUITS

These pieces are so much fun to dress up or down. That's something that's so great about having simple base pieces. You can always layer them and style them in so many different ways! Pair the jumpsuit with a graphic tee and some tennis shoes or put it with a collared top, statement earrings and some mules for a more dressy look. Go sporty with your dresses by pairing them with a sweater and tennis shoes or throw on your kimono and booties. You can't go wrong, I'm telling you.

  • 1 jumpsuit

  • 2 simple dresses


SHOES + ACCESSORIES

I mean, did I say enough about mixing and matching basics yet? Haha these are definitely my most worn shoes styles in my closet right now. Although, I have faux leather strap slides that I've been wearing, not mules. Mules are definitely on my list to purchase for fall and these ones are so cute/affordable! Grab a few trendy accessories like these bandana scarfs and some tassel earrings to take any look to the next level! I also have a couple baseball caps and chokers that I like to switch it up with as well. Accessories and layers are where all the fun is for fall! 

  • 1 pair black booties

  • 1 pair faux leather mules/slides

  • 1 pair white tennis shoes

  • 2 bandanas for around neck/hair

  • 1+ pairs of fun fall toned earrings

  • 2 baseball caps

  • 1 choker necklace

There you go! 25 pieces total and I'm ready for fall!! Once you have the basic essential pieces for your style, you'll find yourself being more satisfied with your closet from season to season. Then all you need to add are a few layering or accessory pieces to freshen up your look! Which is overall way cheaper in the long run! Do you think you could survive the season with only 25 pieces?

Simplifying my wardrobe is one of the best things I've ever done for myself! I feel like I have way more pieces I LOVE and less pieces that I just bought because they were on sale and wanted more clothes but never wear because they don't go with anything. Ha! I have become so much more intentional about each piece and only buy something if I love it, feel comfortable in it and know I'll wear it multiple times. It's been so good for my confidence and my budget!

If you have any questions about creating your own capsule wardrobe, I'm happy to answer them! Just leave them in the comments below or send me a DM on instagram @adashofsalter!

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*This post contains affiliate links, but all are items exactly/similar to ones I have already purchased and all opinions are my own!*

Comfort and Style in Vegas || Cleo Madison

I spent the first week in August in Vegas with my husband, kid free!! It was a really big deal. We attended the Mike Ferry Superstar Retreat at the Bellagio on the Las Vegas Strip. It was incredibly hot and surprisingly humid. This modest dress from Cleo Madison could not have been a more perfect choice for the climate. It's incredibly soft, breezy, flattering, and it has pockets!! It's this girl's perfect recipe for everything a dress should be. 

Cleo Madison has so many modest dress options it was difficult for me to pick just one!! They also have tops, skirts and swimwear that are darling! I'm so grateful there are people like Liz out there who decide to make stylish modest clothing more accessible. I'm so inspired by all of the women in my life who see a hole that needs to be filled and decide to do something about it. 

I of course had to pair it with my Maskcara clutch and some cute comfortable sandals. Walking the strip is not for the faint of heart, so I'm glad I came properly prepared! I know I'll be wearing this dress at least once a week. Whether it's playing with my boys, going out on errands or doing makeovers, this dress has me covered. Pun intended. ;)

I know it's been forever since I've posted something, but I've got several posts I'm working on to start posting more regularly again. Thanks for sticking around guys. I promise I'll be more consistent for you!! Outfit details are linked at the bottom of this post. 

Dress || c/o Cleo Madison
Clutch || Maskcara Beauty
Sandals || c/o Roolee 

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Life Lately || August
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1. STYLING: 

This braided headband style that I did a tutorial on in my last post. To watch the video scroll to the post below or click here. Try it out and let me know what you think!

2. WEARING: 

PJ's and workout clothes until 2 p.m. over here. Haha! I've been trying to workout during nap time so I can avoid interruptions and increase my personal zen. You mama's know what I mean.  Unfortunately that means putting off showering until that time as well. I'm probably being judged, but I couldn't care less because I'm so proud of myself for sticking with my new routine! 

3. EATING: 

Tacos, enchiladas, ya know. All the Mexican food. Because it's the way to Matthew's heart. Now if only I could get Turner to eat it, life would be perfect. 

4. WATCHING: 

Pysch. It's become my go to relax-and-laugh-while-the-kids-are-napping show. It's cheesy, goofy and quirky which has me laughing out loud more than I'd probably like to admit. 

5. LOVING: 

Our new king size bed. Seriously, I've never slept this good in my life. A review of our amazing mattress coming to the blog in the future! 

6. WANTING: 

All of the fall fashion and things. Like this amazing dress from Roolee Boutique! Sweaters, boots, pumpkin flavored everything and that crisp fall weather. It's my JAM. 


And just like that, the summer comes to an end. It's been one to remember! Before I sign off, I wanted to let you guys know that Roolee extended their end of summer clearance sale and it's all going like hot cakes! Go snag yourself some discounted goodies by clicking here and you can thank me later. 

xo, Cheree

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Family First || Monthly Free Printable Kick-Off!

I just want to say THANK YOU! So many of you have loved my free general conference quote printables! Well, they have been so popular that I decided to start giving a freebie out every month! I'm going to make them based on recent experiences or things I would want to post about our life on the blog. The most recent being the importance of putting my family first. The whole reason we decided to move was because of this ideal. Family isn't just an important thing, it's EVERYTHING. And they really are everything to me. I'd do anything to make our lives together a happier one. 

To kick off this new adventure, I designed this darling print using some tropical watercolor florals from Angie Makes. They make me feel like it's a tropical summer oasis inside my home. Who doesn't want that? I also designed a plain black and white print for the more minimalist folks out there. Scroll and click below the images to download them! 

Family Is Everything || Free Printable || 8x10 floral, peach, tropical, print, important, family, love, home, decor
Family Is Everything || Free Printable || 8x10 floral, gray text, tropical, print, important, family, love, home, decor
Family Is Everything || Free Printable || 8x10 floral, black and white, minimalist, quote , print, important, family, love, home, decor

 Family Is Everything - Minimal Black 8x10

There you go! I hope you guys love these new prints! Be sure to subscribe to my email list below if you don't want to miss any freebies!

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Please let me know what you think and I'd love to hear what style prints you would like me to do in the future! Lots of love!

xo
Cheree

Summer Bucket List || UPDATE

As many of you know, I posted a Summer Bucket List with my toddler in mind. I created it to encourage us to get out more and do new things together. To be honest, I kind of forgot about it for a while. Since opening the shop, our summer schedule has been super busy. When I remembered our bucket list, I looked over it to see if we had, unknowingly, completed things on it. To my surprise, we had! So I thought I'd update you on the things we've crossed off the list!

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1. SWIMMING:

We've been swimming at least 5 times this summer. Turner is a fish just like me. He can't get enough of water and slippery slides! His bravery is somewhat terrifying for me, but the happiness in his face helps me endure the constant anxiety. 

Summer Bucket List || Bubble Blowing Machine || A Dash of Salter

2. BLOW BUBBLES:

Turner is obsessed with bubbles. OBSESSED. I mean, most kids are, but I have to hide them from him so I can maintain consciousness and the oxygen in my body. I need one of these automatic bubble blowing machines. Batteries are easier to replace than lungs.

Splash Pad || Summer Bucket List || A Dash of Salter

3. SPLASH PAD:

We went to the South Ogden Splash Pad for Hazel's 2nd birthday party, and he was the only kid at the party to go in. Turner had a blast! He kept splashing in all of the puddles and giggling. I just adore him. Oh, and do you want to know the best part about this splash pad? It's free!! 

Run through the sprinklers || Summer Bucket List || A Dash of Salter

4. RUN THROUGH THE SPRINKLERS:

Are you seeing a theme yet? Haha! It's too hot outside to do an activity that doesn't involve water, okay? Now that I've been reminded about all of the other activities on our list, I'm excited to take Turner on some exciting adventures. 

What fun things have you done with your toddler this summer? What awesome things do you plan to do with your little one over the remainder of the summer? I'd love to hear about them!

Lots of love!

Signature || Cheree || A Dash of Salter