capsule wardrobe

I have nothing to wear.

My name is Courtney, a social worker and style blogger based in Houston, TX. I used to look in my closet and think, “I have nothing to wear”. If you're like how I was, your closet is a huge source of overwhelm.

I have been a style blogger since 2014. In 2016, I realized that I had filled my closet with cheap and trendy items, but had nothing to wear. This, for me (and maybe for you, too) translated to “I don't have a personal style”. I was shopping based on what was popular, with no regard to how these products were sourced or how they looked on me.

I knew that I needed to change. So I made the transition to a capsule-style wardrobe to try to manage my closet better. I needed to keep track of my purchases, how the products were sourced, the quality of items, and how they worked with my other pieces.

Since moving to a more minimalist lifestyle, I have made intentional (and ethically when possible!) purchases in order to curate my own personal style. I've learned how to really focus on what I want my clothes to say about me.

MINIMALISTA is about finding new ways to mix and match items already in your closet, closet curating tips and developing a personal style using products made by socially responsible companies. My hope for you is that you find resources and inspiration on MINIMALISTA to lead a more intentional life. I hope that you never think “I have nothing to wear” again.

A little about me: I live in Houston, TX with my sweet cat, Queen Bee. I'm a social worker, which is why you will find a lot of ethical clothing options that all over my blog, Instagram, and wardrobe.

Other things I enjoy: Steel City Pops, talking about politics and legislation, and rescuing animals off the street (much to my dad's dismay).

  • If I were to pick a favorite outfit of the week, it would probably be Tuesday’s. The office I work in gets really cold, so even though it’s in the 70’s in Texas, I have to dress warmer for work. Anyone else work in an icebox? ❄️
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  • Is it bad that I kind of want it to get super cold again so I can wear this coat? 🙈 I got it at a vintage shop in Deep Ellum called @fleastyle. It’s been in the 70’s all week in DFW, which means it’s officially time for me to switch my closet over to spring. Would y’all like to see a post on the blog about switching over your closet? Let me know in the comments! ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀
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  • Sooooooo I didn’t get the chop... yet! Why? Because this was my first time having a new stylist cut my hair in about 10 years. I would have gotten it cut before I moved, but I didn’t realize how bad of shape it was in! How long have you gone to your hair stylist? 
I highly recommend Liz at @metsalonco in Plano! She completely understood and put my fears at ease. I’ll be seeing her again in a couple months to do something a little more drastic! 😉
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  • Should I cut my hair short? Leave a 💇‍♀️ or 🙅‍♀️ in the comments! .
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I have a hair appointment tomorrow and I’m trying to decide if I should keep it long or get a lob. .
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  • Yesterday, I DELETED over 500 😱 followers from my Instagram, and I’m SO HAPPY I did. I took the suggestion from another blogger, @austentosone, to go through my followers and check for spam accounts. I thought I’d have a few, but y’all, it was out of control. •
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I really care about community. I create content not only because I love creating things, but because I love sharing them with people who are also interested in sustainable fashion. I want this to be a space where we can talk about ethical and sustainable fashion. A two way conversation. I want my blog to be a resource for people who are seeking a new lifestyle. What are some questions you’ve had about ethical and sustainable fashion? Let me know in the comments below! •
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If you’re a fellow influencer who is struggling with comparison and just keeping up with the rest, you’re not alone. Know that your value is NOT found in a number. You are loved. You were created with a purpose. Don’t lose sight of that purpose by focusing on a number. •
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Today on the blog, I’m sharing why I deleted all those followers and more about my intention for MINIMALISTA.
  • Who else is happy it’s spring? 🌸
Confession: I still haven’t switched my closet over. My parents are coming to town this weekend, so I’m going to wait until after their visit to switch over. 🌷
Because I still haven’t unpacked my spring clothing, this is a #tbt to my trip to NYC over Labor Day. This top is the Texture & Thread brand at @madewell, and it will definitely be featured again this spring! While this exact print isn’t available anymore, there are some solid ones in beautiful colors. Both of the tops I did find at Madewell are under $40! #LTKunder50 🌼
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  • What is one item you have in your closet that you consistently use? Today, I’m wearing this top I got 7 years ago for spring. It’s amazing how long clothing will last when you take care of it! 
But aside from this top, I don’t have a lot of spring/summer clothing. So yesterday I shared 8 items on my wishlist for spring! You can check that out by going to the link in my profile. 
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  • What do you wear on days where the weather can’t decide what it wants to do? In Dallas today, it’s 60 degrees but gloomy and rainy 🌧 so we can’t go out and enjoy. 
I’ve had this tote from @nisoloshoes for three years now and it’s still the best bag I’ve ever purchased. The exact style isn’t available anymore (the Joann tote), but I’ve linked the Lori tote which is similar! Plus, with @afterpayusa, you can purchase ethically while being a bit easier on the budget! 
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  • Can we talk about my love for this coat I picked up a couple of weeks ago at @shopfleastyle in Dallas? It caught my eye as soon as I walked in! Have you ever bought vintage clothing before? If so, what are your favorite vintage shops? •
I’ve slowly but surely been settling into my new routine! The month of February was insanely busy for me at work, and on top of that, I was still unpacking! (Confession: I’m still unpacking 🙈)
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Today on the blog, I answered a question people ask me a lot: What is ethical fashion? So head that way to learn more. •
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