Friday, August 10, 2012

Fashion & Beauty Essentials

The title of this post might make you think that I've got it all figured out already.  I do not.  Not at all.  But I've been alive for 22 years, and for 22 years I've been learning what works for me and what doesn't.

Wouldn't it be amazing if, at birth, you were given a handbook that stated the best clothes for you to wear and the best products for you to use?  Everyone would look so amazing all the time and there would be no awkward middle school years.  But alas, such a handbook doesn't exist, and have to figure things out along the way for ourselves.  This is what I've figured out so far.

The Jean // The Boot // The Blouse // The Statement Jewelry

I'm starting to realize that what works best for me (and what I feel most confident in) are classic silhouettes and pieces that are still a bit edgy and fun.  These eight pieces represent the essentials that make the base of my personal wardrobe.  I highly respect people who can pull off clothing that is more high fashion, like the Beckerman Girls, whose amazing, daring style I just discovered this week.  But for me this is what I love to wear right now.

The Blotter // The Perfume // The Hair Remedy // The Nail Color
The Body Wash // The Hair Product // The Liner // The Foundation

I have been using most of the items on this list for years.  I am particularly obsessed with Aveda products, and have been using them for almost 10 years. And Parisienne by Yves Saint Laurant has been my signature scent since the beginning of college.  I absolutely love it.

What are your fashion and beauty essentials?  I would love to hear them!  Happy Friday everyone!


  1. That handbook would be amazing! Alas, you have some great picks :) Those Tory boots are amazing! She does so well with her work. I might add a killer winter coat (especially for those Minneapolis winters!) and a structured, classic black handbag.

    Happy Friday, darling!

    <3 Josephine

  2. You're right...these are some great essentials that every girl should have! Love your blog, following now!



  3. I think I'll still be "figuring it out" for the rest of my life. Regardless, these are all perfect essentials and I wish I was smart enough to stock my closet with these instead of impulse buying all the time.

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    just leave me a comment and I'll follow u back!

  5. that blazer is a perfect colour!

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