Wednesday, December 19, 2012

a few of my favourite things.

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bag: vintage // hat : just jeans // pants: target // belt: forever new // shoes: barkins // necklace: shesaid

When I put this outfit on yesterday I realised that I was wearing four of my favourite items the bag, shoes, pants and belt. These are honestly some of the best purchases I have made and I will let you in on a little secret, all together these items cost me less than $60!

The reason that these are my favourite items are because they go with everything - their comfortable but they stand out just enough that their not ‘boring’. The bag for example gets a compliment every time I wear it but isn’t that outrageous that I can only use it with certain outfits.

I honestly wear the belt and shoes at least twice a week and usually the pants once. I guess what I am trying to say is that the most loved pieces in my wardrobe are not necessarily the most expensive.

If I could give any tips for starting to build up your wardrobe with pieces that will be timeless and worn often is concentrate on fit, quality, how it will go with other pieces in your wardrobe and most importantly don’t rush – look around for the piece that fits you, your wardrobe and your budget because trust me they’re out there.

16 comments:

  1. Well said.
    Do you also realise that timeless pieces rarely have prints or patterns? Or could it be just me talking? :)

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    1. I think your right - its all about the fit and cut!

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  2. I love this post :) One of my new Years resolutions is to build a closet full of timeless pieces that go with everything :) Ok, maybe not a full closet but start to build a full closet ha ha :) I just LOVE your hat by the way! It looks so gorgeous paired with those lovely waves you got going on in you hair :)

    Love, Rachel

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    1. I definitely need to be a little more strategic with my purchases, something to work on :)

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  3. This is such a lovely outfit, I can see why these pieces are some of your favourites! I think it's really important to have 'staples' in your wardrobe that go with most of the other items you own, makes dressing so much easier in the mornings ha xx

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    1. I completely agree - I am going to work on more staples and less trend items.

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  4. Your hair looks so pretty long, and you just look adorable in general. :)

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  5. Love this simple but smart outfit! And I totally agree - the most-worn pants in my wardrobe are $15 black jeans from KMart that just fit perfectly :)

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    1. I need to check out I have no jeans at the moment!!

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  6. I'm in absolute need for these tips! I'm in need of a wardrobe update desperately!

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  7. looking gorgeous megan!! love the hat and pants xo

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  8. I love this outfit! You look so gorgeous and very comfortable. I think we all have items in our wardrobe that we love a lot. x

    P.S. Watch out for a belated gift for you.

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  9. I love this outfit. It's classic and understated while still being chic :)

    I'm envious of your ability to tuck your shirt into your pants! I don't have a body shape that allows for that. Darn my birthing hips!

    x Jasmine

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