Creating a Capsule Library

Posted October 17, 2017 by Andi in Creating a Capsule Library / 2 Comments

It’s been a hot minutes since I took part in a post I was tagged in, but Rachel of Hello, Chelly tagged me in this one and I couldn’t pass it up.

Apparently Hannah of So Obsessed With came up with idea to create a Capsule Library using the guidelines one would use for a capsule wardrobe. I honestly have never been brave enough to try a capsule wardrobe. I love the idea in theory but I know I would never be able to do it in practice. But I love the idea of doing one on paper and connecting it with books.

Here’s the breakdown:
The Clothes: 5-7 authors (any/all of their books would be in your library)
The Accessories: 3-5 individual books (no cheating with a series! )

Surprisingly the clothing part of this exercise was easier than the book part. I’m not sure what that says about me, but here you go:

The Clothes

Army Green Jacket ||Suzanne Young • An army green jacket is the kind of jacket that is for people with all kinds of tastes. You can really make it work with just about any kind of outfit and it comes in a variety of style much like Suzanne Young’s books. Want to read a contemporary? She’s got you covered. What a more dystopian feel? She has that too.

Grey Cardigan || Stephanie Perkins • A grey cardigan will get you through anything. It is a comfort piece that matches whatever you are wearing. When I wear my grey cardigan I’m happy and that is how I feel reading a Perkins book.

Skinny Jeans || Sarah J. Maas • I love a good pair of skinny jeans. Actually this is one of the only style of jeans I own. But I also understand they aren’t for everyone, much like Maas books. But as long as I love them then that is all that matters.

Button Down White Shirt || Sarah Ockler • When I don’t know what I want to wear I reach for a buttoned down white shirt. It’s an easy fix when I am struggle. That’s what I do with Ockler books. When I don’t know what I want to read I sometimes find myself reading Twenty Boy Summer or one of her other fabulous books.

Black Leggings || Emery Lord • My black leggings are my go to item when I’m home, on the weekends, even to work sometimes. Much like Emery Lord books they are a perfect fit for me.

Distressed Denim Jacket || Melina Marchetta • A lot of people don’t understand why you would buy a jacket (or jeans) with holes in it. They can’t seem to grasp it. Just like how it sometimes takes 250 pages of a Marchetta book to understand what is happening.

The Accessories

Animal Print Ballet Flats || Parallel by Lauren Miller • Animal print ballet flats have become an expected neutral. Much like Parallel, where Abby really has no idea how her day will go in her parallel life, you didn’t know animal print goes with everything, even stripes.

LV MM Neverfull || I’ll Meet You There by Heather Demetrios • My Neverfull is my favorite bag. It carries everything I need to carry which is much like Skylar in I’ll Meet You There carrying on worries about what life will be like for her mother after she leaves for college.

Delicate Necklace || More Than We Can Tell by Brigid Kemmerer • I wear a delicate necklace every day. I worry that it may break but it is actually stronger than it looks. Rev on the other hand is more delicate than he looks. He feels everything but he still refuses to break.

Frye Riding Boots || All Our Yesterdays by Cristin Terrill • My Frye riding boots are a Fall staple for me. I wear them as soon as it is chilly enough. For some reason I connect All Our Yesterdays to Fall. I don’t know if it is because of the changes they face going back in time or what, but I connect it with Fall.

Statement Ring || The Geek’s Guide to Unrequited Love by Sarvenaz Tash• Everyday I wear the same green stone ring that I bought from Silpada 10 years ago. It is my “statement piece”. It’s something that stands out because it is bright and green and I love it. Graham in The Geek’s Guide is definitely a guy that stands out and there is nothing wrong with that.


A huge thanks to Rachel for the tag in this one. It was hard but a lot of fun to do. I’m not going to tag anyone, but if you do it tweet you link at me or put it in the comments.

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