Tuesday, September 18, 2012


One of the perks of (finally) being employed after a summer of unemployment is being able to shop again.  I was on a spending freeze almost all summer, at least in terms of things like clothing, accessories and shoes.  It was painful.  But it made me more creative with the clothing that I did have so I suppose that was a plus.

And although I will have a bit of extra income soon, I still plan to be a bit...stingy...with my money for a little longer.  Therefore I want to focus on one group of clothing in my closet to build up during this time of stinginess.  That group is basics.  Sweaters, tees and blazers.  Simple, versatile and classic.  Pieces that I could wear every week if need be and could still mix and match without getting tired of them.  Pieces that can go from the office to the weekend seamlessly.  These are a few of my favorite basics lately.

ShoeMint Hillary Flat // Gap Shift Dress // StyleMint Phoenix T 
J. Crew Factory Sweater // J. Crew Cafe Capri
StyleMint Rosebud T // Stella & Dot Bracelet // BaubleBar Wrap // Zara Coat

Thoughts?  Opinions?  I would love to hear them, as usual.  Happy Tuesday! 


  1. that heart sweater is too cute. and i LOVE that stella and dot bracelet. basics are so wonderful - with anything in my closet i try and imagine 5-6 things i can wear with it before i buy it

    <3 katherine
    of corgis and cocktails

  2. wow! nice collage!
    i like your blog)

    Hope we can follow each other. :)

  3. love the oversized trench!

  4. love an oversized t


  5. Well first of all congrats on the new job!
    I adore those trousers. I can honestly say that there is not a hint of yellow in my whole wardrobe but these pants have pitched that color to me perfectly and I am sold.

  6. I actually JUST created a list on my phone of basics that I need to buy for fall before I buy anything else! I love all the items you find, you always nail it. I'm especially digging that heart sweater and yellow pants!

  7. I love those yellow trousers.

  8. love the cut of that black style mint tee! but i don't really love their quality- what do you think?

  9. Basics are definitely a must! Are you going for more of a long lasting basic collection? As a poor college girl, I love the cheap t-shirts from Old Navy. But that sweater and killer bracelets are definitely worth the splurge!!
    Libby at

  10. Love these! Stocking up on basics is always a good idea. The shift dress and heart sweater are my favorites :) Great picks!

    <3 Josephine

  11. Love love love that striped dress - so cute!

    The Other Side of Gray

  12. the bracelets so great <3
    i am following now, hope we can follow each others
    dwita, xoxo

  13. I really like the Gap shift dress. It will probably be a good dress for work on casual fridays ~ off to search for it.

  14. The zara coat is fab!!!
    Came here blog hopping and liked your blog!
    Do drop by my blog sometime.
    And do follow if you like and let me know with a comment! :)