Posts Tagged: pencil skirt

Thriftable Classics

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Now, you all know I’m no fan of the must-have list. There is no one-list-fits-all set of classic items that will suit every possible body type, budget, and lifestyle. Plus, so many must-have lists overlook bodily diversity and try to shoehorn a huge array of body sizes and shapes into a single mold. Nevertheless, these lists can serve as good jumping-off points if you’re just beginning to build your wardrobe, or looking to take your style in a more conservative direction. And, of course, many “must-have” items are beloved by individual women regardless of their fashion-sanctioned status. read more

Originally posted 2013-06-10 06:14:17.

Reader Request: Making Sense of “Must-have” Lists

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Brenda popped this question into the suggestion box:

I’d like to hear more about how to use “the must have lists” of fashion as concepts instead of edicts. For example, I don’t wear black or white, so the LBD and the ubiquitous white shirt are never going to be in my closet.

Nearly every style guide includes a list of wardrobe staples, items that every fashionable woman simply MUST own. These garments and accessories are generally conservative, classic, and a bit dull … yet they are meant to form the foundation of every modern woman’s well-rounded wardrobe. read more

Originally posted 2012-06-19 06:28:20.

Daily Outfit: 4/18/11

Already Pretty Daily Outfit 4/18/11 featuring tie-neck blouse

Ocelot-print blouse, vintage via Mighty Swellmore tie-neck animal print blousesbudget option
Black skirt, Banana Republic (no longer available) – similar
Fishnets, CK via Nordstrom Rack – similar
Boots, Coclico Awasos (no longer available) – more Coclico boots
Bracelet, J.Crew (no longer available) – similar
CZ studs, a gift – similar

While I did have to go to work today, I mostly dressed for tonight: We’re off to a screening of the Bill Cunningham documentary, and I wanted to look appropriately fashionable. Somewhere between spiffy and glam. read more