After my internship in this city this past winter, I began to realize I was not the best when it came to packing, especially when I had limited carrying/storage space. I was under the impression that, in order to make a good impression I had to have my entire closet hanging from my arm. Yet, I soon figured out that that obviously wasn’t going to work out so well… After the first week of lugging my fifty pound suitcase up my walk up I sat down, dumped out my bag and re-evaluated my packing scheme. I decided to make a list of what I brought and then throughout the week keep track of what I actually wore. I figured this way I could help myself for next week’s endeavor (by the way, I was a weekly commuter, went home to Connecticut on the weekends). The results were astonishing. I wore practically the same 3 basics (black tights, black very loose flowing short sleeve blouse, and black suede pumps) all week with a few tweeks. The tweeks are what matter and make a world of a difference. Some of mine included: my very “MJ” sequin fitted blazer, various vintage/stolen from mom scarves, layering chunky/delicate necklaces (3-5 at a time). The tweeks should always be cheap, and NOT where you spend your whole paycheck. These are usually things that will go out of style in a year or two, and you never want to be a slave to fashion. Remember to always stay true to your own style, but adding a bit of “fad” never hurt anyone.
I have discovered over time that it is very important to spend your money on the essentials. Things that will never go out of style, and that you will keep until your old, grey, yet still young at heart.
So stock up on your essentials, no matter the price, they’ll repay for themselves:
ALL SEASONS: the most perfectly simple little black dress, perfect fitting jeans, black flats, loose fitting white v-neck (and crew neck), wrap dress, fitted black blazer, black pumps (2-3 inches), classic Converse, solid ever lasting watch (Seiko, Rolex, Tag Heuer), simple gold 18K chain (not thick, not thin- these are great for an easy change of look with any charm)
FALL/WINTER: black and brown flat riding boots (knee length), fitted brown leather jacket, khaki belted trench coat, brown & black leather tote, cashmere cardigan
SPRING/SUMMER: black wedges, perfect fitting white jeans, navy sundress, large straw tote
Everything else are just additions to make your wardrobe really POP and be truly yours.
“fresh is an opinion, love is objective, taste is selective, and expression is my favorite elective”
As an old school blogger, I have decided to make a return. And this time, I mean business. I am not exactly sure where I am headed with this but I do know that it will not be boring, not in the least. I tend to think of myself as overly organized so I always find it humorous when I try to organize thoughts like these and it comes out, well, like this.
some things I DO know I will be including:
- how to dress the part when you’re not exactly receiving it’s paycheck
- healthy, delicious, easy recipes for this same paycheck
- inspirational quotes (not quite as corny as they sound)
stick around, if you may, for the ever changing and developing project that is my life- moment by moment, confusion and chaos…