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Today I woke to a crying child whose eye was glued shut due to an infection. Since she struggles with chronic eye issues, it was imperative that we get to the doctor asap. Any plans we had, such as Bible study and a playdate, flew out the window.

That’s life as Mom.

You do what you have to do, and you try not to worry about the things that you miss. All in the call of duty. And that’s how it should be.

At the same time, it’s good to remember to take care of you, too. I’ll admit it was pretty easy for me to skip breakfast in my rush out the door to make the last minute doctor appointment.

I know all too well how easy it is to forget yourself in the day-to-day doings of caring for kids, managing a home, and figuring out all you can do in a day.

For years once of the biggest things that I let go was my appearance. Lack of funds was my original excuse, and then cluelessness. It got so that I felt like a fool each time I went someplace nicer than my laundry room.

But, at least I could boast of being a frugal minimalist, right? 😉

It’s been about 5 months since I started fighting the frump, and it’s been a game-changer. Not only do I feel a little more put together, but I feel better about myself.

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No, appearances are not the biggest deal in the world. Charm is deceitful and beauty is vain. While externals don’t matter in the big scheme of things, looking our best and taking good care of ourselves can help us act with confidence.

You have to get dressed, right? Why not look your best?

One of the resources that has helped me tremendously over the last weeks and months AND given me such a fun pastime are the style capsules that my friend Alison puts together. I got so excited when she told me about her newest capsule: the SAHM Casual Wardrobe Basics Builder.

This capsule lists all the wardrobe basics to work perfectly for your life as mom. There are

  • 20 wardrobe basics – pieces that you can shop your closet for
  • 20 daily outfits to get you from carpools to grocery shopping to soccer practice and even casual date nights
  • specific shopping links so you don’t have to spend hours looking
  • tips and tricks for dressing for success as a SAHM/WAHM

I’ve been able to shop most of these pieces from my closet and will be using many of these wardrobe basics for our upcoming trip to England.

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Are you looking to give your wardrobe a little makeover? Want to simplify and make it easy to dress and feel good about what you wear? I’ve told you how much I love the style challenges, but if the annual membership is a little outside your budget, this SAHM Casual Wardrobe Basics Builder is a perfect starter project.

Even better, if you decide to do one of the seasonal style challenges, you’ll have some wardrobe basics already since these pieces serve as building blocks in Alison’s style challenges.

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This SAHM Casual Wardrobe Basics Builder is available for only $29. While that may seem like a lot of money here’s my rationale:

I’ve wasted too much money trying to buy clothes on my own and find out that nothing really looks right. A little investment in fashion advice helps me shop more wisely and save money in the long run. Win-win!

If you end up getting The SAHM Casual Wardrobe Basics Builder or have done one of the style challenges in the past, let us know in the comments how it’s worked for you. I’d love to know about your experience!

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  1. I am interested in this but being mostly a skirt and dress kind of gal I wonder if it would work for me? I’m not against pants (I sometimes wear them with a tunic), but I prefer skirts at this point in my life. Do you think I could modify this enough?

    1. Hi Rachel, I emailed Alison with your question since she’s more of the fashion expert. Clearly. 😉

      Here’s what she said, “This particular capsule is more casual than most others. That makes it a bit harder to dress up. However the spring challenge will be a great one for her. I have a floral dress on there and other dressed up versions of the daily outfits. It would be a better fit if she can wait.”

      I’ll be posting about the spring challenge when it opens next week. I think it will be $10 more than this capsule, so it’s not a huge difference. I’ve had some sneak peeks, and it’s beautiful! Very feminine and right up your alley, I think.

  2. I do have a question- which I know I could direct to Alison but since you’ve done this many times, and I’m a long-time reader here, I figured I’d ask you. I signed up for the SAHM capsule today, and it seems like for many items in the capsule, the recommended links do not actually take you to the pictured item, but other options (or lists of search results) at sites like Target, Macy’s, Nordstrom, Old Navy, Zappos, Loft, etc. I appreciate that not every suggestion for purchase is a high ticket designer item, but if I like the look of what’s pictured, it would be nice to know where that specific item came from, you know? (For some, one of the links does show the pictured item). And beyond that, many of the links return products that are now sold out. Out of her control I know, but a bummer. Has this been your experience with other challenges? I’ve never done one of these things or any online shopping service before so I’m hoping I can make it work for me. Thanks!

    1. That’s a good question. I don’t have years of experience under me, but from the two seasonal challenges I’ve done, I know that the original links do include the pictured items. However, they do usually sell out and so Alison replaces the links with comparable items. I know that some online stores are fickle about how quickly something is sold old or which regions it’s available to. When I linked to my gray cardigan from Kohls, only people on the west coast could order it. It showed out of stock/unavailable to people elsewhere in the country.

      I know that during the challenge period, the GYPO team will replace links the items sell out. You’re definitely going to find in the past season capsules that the items will be sold out and the links might not get replaced. For instance if you bought the Spring 2016 capsule now, the links might not work anymore. Once the season is retired, they don’t replace the links. At least this is my assumption.

      It’s rare that I end up buying the exact items linked because I have preferred stores to shop at or I find something in person or I’m replacing with something in my closet. Ross has come through for me with some major bargains when I couldn’t find the right things online.

      Plus, when it comes to certain blouses I’ve had to veer from the recommendations since I’m so busty. DD cup. Ahem. For instance, I can’t do boatnecks with stripes. A v-neck looks much better, but I love the striped look.

      I hope that helps! I’ll forward your question to Alison as well.

  3. Totally enjoyed your tips! First time seeing your site. Laughed out loud reading your honest comments! Thanks for expressing from a non-judgy attitude. 🙂 Bg

  4. I did the 14 Day Style Challenge. I work in a hospital and my “uniform” can either be scrubs or business casual. I threw out my scrubs years ago and prefer business casual. I was surprised at how much I could shop from my closet and my daughter’s (who is away at college….don’t tell). I have been able to modify some of the outfits to be work compliant. Opened toe shoes, leggings as pants and jeans are not allowed. As I have whittled down my closet, I actually have more outfits to wear than I thought and have been able to put pieces together that actually work.