Posts tagged ‘striped top’

August 8, 2011

Must Haves – Fall 2011

For the first time in my life, I’m putting some thought into looks and trends for the coming fall. I’ve been surveying my closet and analyzing what pieces work together and so forth. I’m actually looking forward to buying my first ever copy of Vogue’s September Issue! About a year ago, I watched the Anna Wintour documentary, The September Issue, and without knowing at the time, started my subconscious obsession with fashion.

I spent the weekend going through some old makeup and budgeted in my grocery list to purchase new mascara. I’m noticing that as long as I take some time to think about where my money is going, I actually can afford some nice things! My husband and I were sitting around with the Sunday blues last night and while normally we’d run down the street to shoot tequila and have fish tacos, instead I decided to save $30 and put it towards some skinny jeans!

To help me make wise purchases, I’ve put together a list of what I can safely afford this fall without breaking the bank. In fact, two of the items are already en route to my doorstep! At some point, I’m going to start rummaging through my closet and donating what I don’t need anymore, but I can’t do that yet since it would be like 75% of the closet!

Check it out and see if you agree. I’m just thinking basics at this point and I’ll share my purchases when I get them!

June 28, 2011

Where Do I Begin?

As part of this yearlong journey to transform my wardrobe, I have made a list an extensive list of essentials, seeing that I’m coming from logo tees and ripped jeans. After scouring blogs and blogs and more blogs I have come up with lists and lists that are scary and long:

  • 10 Pairs of Shoes Every Woman Should Own
  • Handbags For Every Occasion
  • A Nautical Top
  • The Perfect Jean, Black Pant, Cardigan, Trench…
  • Accessories: Sunglasses, Belts, Hats, Jewelry, Nail Polish
And of course seasons change so winter, spring, fall, summer all need appropriate clothing. Oh my goodness, this is going to cost me more than graduate school. I’ve come up with a plan of action. I like to believe that some of the things I own are salvageable so I’m not going to donate everything! My husband may shoot me. But I will have to budget and wisely choose what’s necessary. Going with that, I’m going to start with shoes.