January 19, 2012

Basics

Blazer - Macy's, Tee - Target, Jeans - Mavi, Necklace - (borrowed), Cuff - F21

Today I'm wearing a combination of simple basics that every girl's wardrobe ought to have, and if you don't have these items, you should get them. Like, pretty much right now. Rigggght...NOW. Trust me, each of these items are must-have staples and will go well with hundreds of outfits, not to mention with each other.
  • A classic black boyfriend blazer is such a great wardrobe anchor because it adds a little structure to any outfit, whether it be a loose jersey dress, jeans and a tee-shirt, or some smart textured leggings and a loose tunic top. I grab this baby whenever I'm lacking inspiration, and it instantly gives my outfit a boost.  
  • A simple but comfy white tee shirt is SUCH a must. It's perfect for wearing with jeans under shrunken blazers or this season's cropped leather jackets or for tucking into a skirt or slacks. The jersey material lets you dress down a fancy piece, which is a great tool for letting you wear your evening wear during the day without a lot of funny looks.
  • Every girl needs a fantastic pair of skinny jeans that hugs her curves in all the right places. They should fit well but not cut off circulation. Let's keep those muffin tops on, well, muffins, ladies.
  • Finally, my new wardrobe staple is a pair of hidden platform, nude patent leather pumps. These shoes go with jeans, slacks, skirts, dresses, and even fancy leather shorts. They are so versaitile and chic, I have to fight the urge to wear them everyday. There's just something about nude patent leather that I can't get enough of. My sister and I spent the better part of last weekend looking for a perfect pair of nude patent leather flats. We were unsuccessful, but that's part of the fun. We love the hunt!  
Speaking of the hunt, I'll be spending my weekend perusing furniture stores and decor shops and hopefully some vintage markets looking for pieces for the new place! Moving day is next weekend, and of course I haven't packed. I'm supposed to do that this weekend. But I'm waiting for the little elves to come out and do it while I'm sleeping since I HATE PACKING. They have those, right? Packing elves? Yeah, I'm pretty sure they're real. (Don't tell me if they're not #denialisnotacrime).

Have a great weekend!

 

9 comments:

Z said...

This is such a perfect post! I absolutely LOVE boyfriend blazers [am currently looking for a new one to replace my current - it's worn to tatters, practically] and have been waiting to invest in good pumps - thanks for the nude heads up! Plus, the all over look is just adorable. Best of luck looking for furniture! :]]]

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-Z

Court Collects said...

Love this simple look...blazers are my favorite! Also loving your blog!

Rebcca said...

Hey, saw your post about finding the perfect nude patent leather flats and I saw a pair at Payless. Let me know what you think...

http://www.payless.com/store/product/detail.jsp?catId=cat10088&subCatId=cat10276&skuId=091571055&productId=68790&lotId=091571&category=&catdisplayName=Womens

Fash Boulevard said...

omg. this blazer is perfection on you. so classic and stunning. great post, love. I hope you had a wonderful weekend. I've got a brand new outfit post and a fabulous giveaway. I'd love to hear your thoughts. xo

www.fashboulevard.blogspot.com

KK said...

@Z and @court collects - Thank you!
@rebecca - YOU ARE AWESOME. Am totally going to go and look for these this week, they are SO perfect! Thank you!
@Fash Boulevard - Aw, thanks, love...will def check out your new post!

Stylepint said...

Great outfit! I agree with your essentials list, I use my basics like 80-90% of the time cuz it goes with everything! =)

Erin @ Currently Coveting said...

I love everything about this outfit. I have a strange addiction to nude shoes..I keep buying them over and over again. Anyway you look great! And I totally feel ya on trying to look fashionable in the corporate world, it's definitely hard! New follower :)

Love from DC,
Erin
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Rebcca said...

You're welcome! Thanks for all the style inspiration through your blog! :)

Katie Q. said...

This is so lovely and simple, it really works. And I really lve how you jazzed it up with that cuff.

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