I have a lot of clothes. I mean, never enough, but still more than your average bear. Just the same, all of my outfits will consistently follow one of three patterns. Not really on purpose. It's just how I always end up picking my ensemble in the morning. And I think I've got a good basic set-up. Granted I don't Louboutins, or that gorgeous art-deco necklace, but all of this ought to give you a general idea.
The jeans, black sweater, and flats outfit:
The lbd, jean jacket, and riding boots outfit: The pencil skirt, blousey blouse, and heels outfit:
Darling readers, take a look at your wardrobe and consider your usual ensembles. I know Maura usually combines everything to do a skinny jeans, flats, and oversized cardigan combo (v. Alexa Chung), and Helene rocks the mini dresses and high heels on a regular basis. Once you figure out what sort of outfits you tend to create, then you know what to look for shopping. It means no more of that whole buying-things-then-never-wearing-them routine. That's something I can live with.
I really like clothes. Like really really like them. I'm also partial to classic rock and F. Scott Fitzgerald novels, but seriously. Fashion trumps all. When I'm not musing about riding boots and little black dresses, I'm either studying or exploring Chicago with my friends. Life is beautiful.
Special thanks to Maura and Helene. Without them, this blog would not be possible. They are my stylish muses and support. Maura, a leggy blonde with silvery eyes, is my sister and an aspiring model. Helene, a darling gamine with a killer smile is Maura's best friend and the future of iconic actresses. Their dress is revolutionary and bold and their love is infinite. Thanks girls. You're my heroes.