I was lucky enough to get to go to the first day of the NAS pre-sale with my sister, who was visiting that week. She's an excellent fashion advisor and has serious shopping stamina. My main goal was to find a suit - I need one for work and don't have any in my closet. I found this nice four season (for the Pacific NW) suit and bought both the skirt and slacks. The skirt has a cute pleat in the back so it's not quite as boring as shown. I bought two tops to specifically go with the suit - the black and white and the blue Bellatrix. (I have other tops already that will also pair with it.) I also chose the Munro booties as I've been looking for a good business shoe that is comfortable enough for travel, being on my feet all day at conferences, etc.

My wildcard were the Steve Madden boots - I just adore these and they fit well. I bought the Eileen Fisher knit pants to upgrade my NYDJ ponte pants which bag horribly. I'm hoping the EF ones are made of sterner stuff. FYI: I'm 5'6" and these are long enough I can wear with low heels - this model is clearly quite tall.

The camel tunic is one of my favorite colors, and I love the mod feel to the stripes and shape. Those three pieces all happen to play well together, and with the the multi-color Bellatrix blouse I can consider this a mini-capsule. (The third blouse is just a wonderful color combination for me - works well with black and with an olive green knit skirt I have.) I have other pieces that will play well with these - a skirt that I think will work with the tunic, and slouchy sweaters that will look well with the pants.

I also bought the Spanx diamond textured beige hose. It's hard for me to find textured pale hose in my size and these fit the bill so I bought two pairs I hope they don't run easily. And, finally, a pair of Zella pants. I have a pair of Zella capris and I love them, so these will replace an ancient and lower quality pair of black yoga pants.

My sister and I had a ton of fun shopping together and she of course had some good finds too, including the gorgeous Brahmin espresso satchel - I think she got the last one in the store.

What do you think? Any ideas on how to make these capsules even more versatile or stylish? Do you think I can carry off the Munro booties with a skirt?