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The Basics

 

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There have been too many mornings (and sometimes afternoons) where I have sat and stared into my closet and thought to myself, ‘I have nothing to wear.’ I know that some of you reading this know exactly what I am talking about! After a few long sighs, and without fail, I end up pulling out a pair of skinny jeans and a T. This is my go to uniform on the weekends and what you will most likely find me in while I am running around Boston checking off my to do list.

I know.  There is nothing earth shattering about pairing jeans with a T. These are basic items every girl should have in her closet.  However, it’s all about having the right mix of accessories. Throw on on a few bangles here, a colorful bag there, mix in some print, and voila! You have a styled look that is easy, casual and cool.

How do you dress up your jeans and T look?

My Outfit Details:

T-Shirt: Gap essential short-sleeve V-neck T, $10

Faux Leather Jacket: 5 l 48 from Saks off the 5th, $35. Piperlime  has a great selection of faux leather jackets for under $100.

Jeans: Joe’s; (fit: skinny visionaire) from Joe’s Jeans Outlet, $75. For a selection of skinny jeans under $75, check out Piperlime.

Shoes: Dolce Vita from Bloomingdale’s Outlet, $30. You can find similar shoes online at Bloomingdale’s. *Use Code: FRIENDS20* expires 4/7

Bracelets: Alex and Ani, price ranges and starts at $24/bangle *Use Code: FRIENDS20*online at Bloomingdale’s, expires 4/7

Rings: Gold plated open triangle ring by gorjana via Rue La La, $26. Check out the gorjana-girffin website for current sale items. Gold band, my dad’s wedding band.

Necklace: Horse head medallion, gift from a friend by way of New Orleans. Check out Piperlime  for a great selection of gold statement necklaces for under $30

Handbag: Botkier Valentina satchel, $177.50—I follow @botkier on Instagram and it paid off. I scored this bag during a 2 day surprise 50% sale announced on Instagram. Follow now! Or check out the website for other bags on sale.

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548 faux leather jacket

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3 Comments on The Basics

  1. Stephanie K.
    April 6, 2013 at 11:16 am (4 years ago)

    I love this blog! A fabulous idea from a very fashionable lady!

  2. Alison
    April 8, 2013 at 9:19 am (4 years ago)

    Love the color of that bag, very different!

  3. Stephanie
    April 8, 2013 at 9:45 am (4 years ago)

    Adding you to list of regular reads lady. Congrats on starting this!