Hey friends! 5 pieces 1 outfit is a twice monthly series where we feature 5 pieces that bring together 1 perfect outfit. It doesn’t take a lot of time, money, and or pieces to create a fashionable look that anyone can create. 5 pieces is all you need to make another outfit killer. First, I find it’s best to have a theme so you have a place to build from. That can be a color combo or maybe even an event. But most of all you just need a good base piece. This week’s theme is awards season! I’ve always wanted to throw a fancy party for the oscars! But I live a fairly casual life in a small beach town in Florida so I’ve never gotten the chance.
A girl can still dream tho, and this year I’d choose this! My favorite thing about this dress is that it’s only $250!! That’s pretty affordable! It’d be the perfect bridesmaids dress for a fancy wedding. Sometimes it’s a struggle to limit myself to 5 pieces, but this one was actually incredibly easy. For an event like the Oscar’s, it’s best to keep it simple. Let the dress speak for itself!
dress . heels . earrings . clutch . lipstick
I am in love with this druzy necklace! Druzy is my favorite stone since it’s inexpensive and super sparkly. Unfortunately, this one is a couple years old (and I borrowed it), but I linked a couple similar ones that will do the job. It’s almost like druzy has an opal effect to it that features several different colors. So even tho the purple and the blue are both bold colors, it’s works especially since there’s so much purple in blue.
But the most important thing I want to talk about is my new haircut. A new haircut can change everything right!? I know quite a few women who’ve gotten their hair majorly cut off after having a baby. Then they end up with regrets. I didn’t want that, but I still had the urge for a little something new. So I had a few inches cut off, some layers added, and a few highlights added around my face. Turns out . . . I regretted it. It was just a little too short, and I want more highlights. But it’s starting to grow, and the blow dryer really leaves it bouncy!!
Have you ever regretted a haircut?
similar necklace . similar necklace . swing tee . jeans . booties
When I booked our flights to go home I reserved 1 large checked bag and 1 carry on bag. I figured that plus backpacks for under our seats would be plenty. We can buy diapers once we’re in Indiana and we’re breastfeeding. So other than clothes, Jack only adds a noise machine, a breast pump, and a carrier. The car seat will not be packed, and we’re not taking the stroller (maybe I should tho?). But I forgot about presents. I have to somehow get our presents home. So we’re all going to be on a capsule wardrobe. Especially mama and daddy whose clothes take up quite a lot of room.
I’ve done the capsule wardrobe many times, but never for a vacation. So I was little lost. After some research and some pinteresting, I came up on the 5,4,3,2,1 idea and decided to make it my own for this vacation capsule. With the 5,4,3,2,1 idea, you take 5 of the main item and go down from there. For me the main items were tops, bottoms, shoes, and jackets (since we’re going North). Then I just needed accessories. So my list looks like this 5 tops and 5 earrings. 4 bottoms/dresses and 4 shoes. 3 jackets and 3 bags. 2 sunglasses and 2 necklaces. 1 hat and 1 watch.
split neck top . navy v neck . chambray . button up . graphic tee . amethyst studs . black studs . tear drop earrings . cluster earrings . tassel earrings . jeans . black jeans . striped dress . green dress
leopard flats . riding boots . booties . sperry’s . jean jacket . northface jacket . cardigan . clutch . crossbody . tote . initial necklace . statement necklace
hexagon sunglasses . coach sunglasses . hat . watch
Most of the time I’ll need to be dressy, casual so jeans and nicer tops were the way to go. The dresses are for when I need to be dressed up. I chose some dainty jewelry to wear during the day and a few statement pieces for the dressier times. The jackets I chose are mostly for warmth and to add over the simple shirts I’m bringing. Jackets are great finisher pieces when you need a simple, warm outfit. I almost didn’t bring 3 bags. Jack will be with me the whole time as far as I know so I’ll always need the diaper bag. There is a chance we’ll go see a movie after he goes to bed (while grandma stays with him), and the clutch doesn’t take much room.
The rest I think is pretty self explanatory! Have you ever done a vacation capsule?