My Essentials (and why you might like them too!)

(above items are from Modcloth, Ruche and Anthropologie, respectively)

We all have go-to items in our closets and dressers that have more outings than our other clothes. Their cute-factor, practicality and versatility have us wearing them again and again. In short, they make the outfit. Here, I have compiled a list of my essential shoes and clothes. They are great for starting you on your way to being more stylish, or just sprucing up your present wardrobe. Though you may not like them as much as I do, or find them to fit your lifestyle, they are what has worked for me and I just want to share them. J

Striped knit tee

This is so simple and yet so fun. The secret is in the stripes! If you want a quick way to make a casual outfit more chic, wear some stripes.

A Neutral Cardigan
After buying this oatmeal cardigan, I wore it almost nonstop until a recent heat wave. I usually wear it with the sleeves pushed up, and it goes with nearly everything. Cardigans add warmth and are classier than an ordinary hoodie.

A Neutral Casual Dress

When I'm not sure what to wear, I need to look no further than this brown button-down dress. It goes with both sneakers and heels, looks great with my red leather belt, and has an updated 40's/50's feel to it.


A Full Knee-length Skirt              
This item is wonderfully feminine! It can be worn with tights, leggings or bare legs, depending on the weather. It’s another one of those garments equally at home with either dress shoes or sneakers.

 Jean Skirt

This skirt has taken me through many years, and thus needs to be replaced. It goes with every color and is among the most easy-going of skirts.


Good Jeans
Most of the time I wear skirts and dresses, but there some occasions – such as cold weather, or lack of coming up with a more complex outfit - when I prefer to wear jeans. I like the dark color and contrast stitching on this boot cut pair. I enjoy wearing them with my favorite Converse or flats. Note that these are the good jeans and not the ones with a hole in the knee.
Beloved Shoes
As far as shoes go, here are my three most-worn pairs. These are soles that I think most ladies would do well to have: A favorite pair of sneakers (I’m a Converse fan), riding/biker style boots (or some kind of comfy casual boot), and ladylike flats that go with everything.
Mauve scarf
I wear this often, because A) I like shades in the purple family and B) I really like scarves. You don’t want to know how many I have. ;) They can be useful for adding a cute or colorful element to an otherwise ho-hum ensemble.
Neutral Blazer
To top it all off (literally), here is a blazer. It is admittedly not the best blazer in the world, but a blazer of any kind is great when you require outerwear that has a sharper look than a baggy sweatshirt or windbreaker.
 So, those are “a few of my favorite things”. :)  
"He has made everything beautiful in its time. He has also set eternity in the human heart; yet no one can fathom what God has done from beginning to end"
~ Ecclesiastes 3:11


  1. Good stuff, good stuff! :D I'm liking this blog ;)

    Just ONE thing, though. I'm thinking the boots you (we, actually) have are called biker or harness boots and riding boots are actually (usually!) hardware-free or have minimal hardware and are made of shiner, often two-tone leather and hug the calf very snugly.

    again, not SURE but guessing?

  2. Thanks! :D
    Haha, yes you are right, they are biker boots. >.< I just feel so weird calling them that.
    However, I have seen boots with hardware and different materials under the heading "riding boots" on clothing websites. So I think they would fit under that as a loose definition. Who knows! :)

  3. BOOTS! =) I love boots, but don't own nearly enough, or wear them nearly enough! :P

    1. I know! I only have one pair right now, but I want some brown ones at some point. ;)


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