Favorite Wardrobe Pieces

  1. Reef Women’s Dream Flip Flop: the most comfortable flip flops I’ve ever invested in. screen-shot-2016-09-22-at-1-46-28-pmI’ve worn through three pair since moving to California seven years ago. I live in flip flops, so I know which are comfortable. These? Black on black perfection on my sock-hating feet!
  2. Banana Republic Zero Gravity Skinny Ankle screen-shot-2016-09-22-at-1-48-42-pmjeans: I buy these most often from the outlet store, but I would gladly spend $120 on a pair of Banana Republic Zero Gravity Skinny Ankle jeans. They stay UP all day (zero gravity!) and they are thick enough to feel like denim. They look like leggings, work like denim, and squeeze my butt perfectly. I love these jeans. I did find that you can get a pair of Banana Republic Factory Regular Skinny-fit jeans  on Amazon if you’re looking to pay half-price!
  3. Maidenform’s Women’s Dream Lace Hipsters are my go-to undies. screen-shot-2016-09-22-at-1-57-12-pmI’ve got fifteen pair (all a size too big now!) and I wear them with anything and everything. I rarely ever get a panty line from these undies, and I always feel cute, if not sexy, in them. The lace does tear easily, but if you’re aware that you’re pulling on lace, you can keep it in one whole piece. There are dozens of prints and patterns you can choose from, and even though they’ll cover your booty, they’ll also make your man want to take them OFF your booty.
  4. Since I’ve been working out, my least favorite body part has shrunk. I’m thrilled screen-shot-2016-09-22-at-1-59-43-pmbecause it means I can then wear these Bustier Floral Lace Crop Top Bralettes instead of the Maidenform maximum coverage nude boring bras. I wish now I had purchased a few of these in bright cheerful colors, but for now I own a white, black, and nude one. I also would recommend buying a size smaller than you think you’ll need. Maybe it’s just me, but screen-shot-2016-09-22-at-2-06-47-pmI bought a large, and my chest is now apparently a medium! Anyway, it’s stretchy, comfortable, the lace is not itchy, and the straps stay up. This bralette is even cute enough to poke out from the side or bottom of a tank or crop top if you’re brave!
  5. Throwing on a cute tunic top over my Banana Republic skinny jeans is the way to go — no matter how much wheat I’ve eaten the day before, I can hide a bit of bulge with a beautiful blue top. I also am of the mindset that LEGGINGS ARE NOT PANTS and so if I want to wear leggings, I also have to wear something that screen-shot-2016-09-22-at-2-09-42-pmkeeps my booty and front-junk covered. Throwing on a blue tunic makes my eyes pop (they are blue, too), and covers all the requisite parts, so I’m absolutely comfortable all day long.
  6. The final addition to my favorite pieces of an outfit are a set of silver splashy earrings. The pairs I’ve been wearing lately have been an investment from StitchFix, but Amazon has heaps of sterling silver earrings that I could lovingly add to my collection. These Sterling Silver Filigree Teardrop Earrings from Amazon would be among the first additions to my collection.

 

What are some of your favorite wardrobe pieces?

Piece by piece

One of my most vivid childhood memories is cutting off the tags of new clothes the weekend before school started. Getting new clothes was always a thrill to me as a child, because I knew we were poor and I believed that if I could just find the right kind of jeans, no one would notice that I only had two pair and wore them every other day religiously. (I did get teased one time and I so clearly remember that one time. I don’t remember who it was, but I remember the words. Don’t be a jerk; people remember when you’re mean to them.)

Getting new clothes allowed me to piece outfits together to make myself feel more confident – which in middle school, I was desperate to do. As a grown woman, I still love to get new clothes, and cutting tags off beautiful pieces still makes me grin. I probably have too many clothes as an adult; but the ability to create and wear so many different outfits is important to me after being teased in middle school.

Using StitchFix and Pinterest, I have been able to grow up but continue to plan my outfits; nothing has changed in my style, my go-to piece of clothing is a pair of jeans.

justblackjeansIf I’m not in yoga pants, I’m in jeans. StitchFix has broadened my taste in jeans, so I no longer simply wear the basics from Old Navy. My favorite investment so far has been a pair of Just Black dark wash skinny jeans. They opened my eyes to the fact that my body is worth showing off. The fact that they’re versatile and comfortable only adds to the long list of why I love these pants.

Though I am not much into “fashion” in the industry sense, but I do like to look cute and put together. I’ve learned to trust my StitchFix stylist when I ask for something snazzy, and I always at least try on everything she picks out for me. Pairing everything with jeans makes life easier, and having the perfect pairs has made my life so much easier. With a super cute top, a trendy sweater, or even a simple T and a statement-necklace, I can do anything with a pair of good jeans!

 

What is your go-t0 fashion piece?