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SHOPPING FOR BASICS

My August calendar is quickly filling up with blog conferences, dinner dates, and trade shows and it's hard not to want to buy a new outfit for every occasion. Instead I'll be investing in and replenishing my wardrobe basics: a few solid pieces that can be worn myriad ways. Case in point:
Madewell blazer (a must on my wishlist for fall) // J.Crew t-shirt

The blazer would work just as well with my go-to skinny jeans and the skirt would be adorable with a classic blue oxford tucked in. And yes, this is the way I justify all my purchases ;) Do you shop the same way I do?!

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22 comments:

Landi {Freckled Confessions} said...

What great essentials! Love that DVF skirt :) That bag would go with literally anything... whatever the season!

Vnee said...

cute skirt!

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Lily Lemontree said...

Love the blazer and the skirt, too cute! I am dying for those orange flats though, just adore the pointy toe!

Alex said...

love that bag!

Liz {Sequins And Stripes} said...

That blazer is perfection!

Brighton said...

These basics are great! A little pop of pink and orange are always fabulous!

XOXO
Brighton Keller

http://www.brightontheday.com/

 

Sam [The Peak of Tres Chic] said...

I LOVE that See by Chloe bag. So cute. I can't wait for our dinner date! :)

Sam [The Peak of Tres Chic] said...

I LOVE that See by Chloe bag. So cute. I can't wait for our dinner date! :)

Melissa Cahoon said...

When I use to go shopping with mom in tow, she'd always tell me I should be buying outfits, not pieces. I shop exactly like you though and try to think of as many outfits as possible before I leave the store with an item!

Jessica @ Here(and)Now said...

Such a cute outfit idea! I love my white blazer... such a closet rockstar! But now I am seriously eyeing those amazing orange flats!
xx
Here&Now

Caitlin C. said...

That bag... I'm dying! It's a must-have. Love this look :)

thestatestreetedit.com said...

I definitely shop the same way! Really, any justification will do :) I would wear those flats absolutely everywhere! The great thing about colorful accessories is that they really do go with a million outfits, depending on how bright you want to be. Love it!

Viviana said...

Love the pink and orange!

Dominique DeLaney said...

Dying over the See by Chloe bag and those J.Crew ballet flats...what perfect essentials! I definitely shop the same way and "justify" every purchase! haha

Jen of MadeByGirl said...

great outfit, especially love the white blazer! and the necklace.

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PopCosmo said...

Love them all! Definitely going to have to check out the necklace... and skirt... and jacket. Oh my!

Grace said...

That bag is SO gorgeous! Love the flats, too. :)

Melissah said...

That looks like my kind of outfit! Last week I mentioned I added you to my blogroll - I just noticed it never showed up for show reason, so I have done it again & it's up & running! I always find your posts inspiring.
x
Melissah from Scrapbook

A Preppy State of Mind said...

Ahhh I want it all!! I LOVE that tortoise shell necklace! That Chloe bag is to die for! And that pink skirt is SO happy! Your posts are so inspirational :)

-Rachel @ A Preppy State of Mind

{Hi Sugarplum!} said...

super cute outfit!!!

Meredith said...

Love the bag! Too bad it's sold out :-(
Meredith
www.thelovelyowl.com

Bridget Hall said...

That looks like a really awesome set! If I get to sign up for a dating site and wear them for my profile pic, I'm sure to get a lot of hot guys up!