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The Wardrobe

If you are new to the blog, or know very little about me, you may be wondering–what exactly does a stylist wear?  Especially when that stylist has two little ones, an Etsy shop, homeschools, and tries to stay active.  Well, somedays I’m lucky if I make it from my PJs into my workout wear…anything past the workout wear is a huge victory.  However, since I do trek out into public sometimes–the library, church, social gathering–I figure I might want to put my wardrobe to good use.

People often assume I have an extensive wardrobe, and that is definitely not the case.  I do however, have pieces that are very basic, but good quality, that I wear over and over and over again.  The majority of my wardrobe space is consumed by shoes—as I’ve mentioned before, this family has a sneaker addiction.  Do you need to spend a fortune to have an amazing wardrobe?  No, not at all.  Should you build your wardrobe with well made pieces that you love and will find a million ways to wear?  Yes.  My top three wardrobe staples:  black denim, black t-shirts, and white woven tops.  I have more than I probably should of each, but I love them, and have an endless mix and match wardrobe.  For those moments I’m wanting to add color, I usually pair my ensemble with colorful kicks or sometimes a scarf.

The look I’m sharing this week is basic, comfy and easy to replicate–no matter what colors or styles you prefer.  This basic black James Perse dress went thru my entire pregnancy, kept its shape, and still fits like a dream.  It is the most versatile dress I own and have worn it too many times to count.  A simple tank silhouette, with side ruching, its very flattering no matter your shape.  I just topped it off with a classic deep indigo denim jacket from Gap, and the Corso Como calf hair slip ons that I’ve been wearing none stop since they were given to me.  Comfort, style and flexibility.

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