Five Easy Pieces: My Current Wardrobe Staples

These are the easy to reach for pieces. The tops look great dressed down with jeans (Madewell’s 10″ skinny high-rise styles are my favorites), or tucked into a pencil or midi skirt. The tunic dress is everything I want right now — loose but not shapeless, comfortable, understated chic. And thank you, fashion world, for making high-rise ‘in’ again! I feel my best in that proportion and when it’s currently trending, it’s so much easier to find clothes that work for me and my style.

5 Easy Pieces - Wardrobe Basics

  1. Flutter Bar Back Top, LOFT – $44.50 $40

  2. Lantern Sleeve Blouse, Ann Taylor – $69.50

  3. Cupro Tunic Dress, Universal Standard for J.Crew – $130

  4. 4″ Pleated Shorts, Target – $23 $16 (so good!)

  5. Melina Paperbag Pants, Boden – $120 $84 (they also carry a few more paperbag waist pants and skirts)

I had high hopes of dressing in these and taking photos so you could see them on, but I have mostly been waking up, tiling the laundry room in grubby work clothes, taking a cold shower, and going to bed (but we finally got the hot water tank back in yesterday, woohoo!). Can I ask though, is it helpful to see the pieces I recommend actually on? Like those shorts. I called them out last week because they are my favorite find in forever. $16! Flattering! Cute! I want you all to have them and love them as I do! Are the brands’ product photos enough for you to get a sense of the fit, or do you like seeing them on a person (as opposed to model) too?

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  • EmH
    July 13, 2018 at 11:42 am

    Definitely love seeing the clothes on! Models are great and all, but just not realistic.

  • Arli
    July 13, 2018 at 12:44 pm

    Yeah, seeing clothes on a non-model is much better.

  • Linda
    July 13, 2018 at 11:32 pm

    I vote seeing them on a person. It helps to have your recommendation, but really,it’s so frustrating because some clothes look nothing like the modeled version.

  • Wally
    July 14, 2018 at 5:26 am

    I’d prefer to see them not on a model and styled in creative ways. I dislike basics because they hide my personality – but you have personality in spades and I like to see how it comes out in your outfits!

  • Geneviève
    July 15, 2018 at 7:21 am

    I know the timing wasn’t good for you this time, but I also prefer to see the items on a non model person. Nice picks though.

  • Laura
    July 16, 2018 at 11:00 am

    Fashion show! Fashion show!
    That’s what my sisters and I used to shout when we had new clothes and wanted to show each other. Let’s see the outfits “in real life” as my four-year-old says.

    • Amy KS
      July 16, 2018 at 11:29 am

      My daughters refer to the fashion show after getting new clothes as PPA…post purchase appreciation. now everyone in the family has to participate, even my husband and son.

  • Shelly
    July 17, 2018 at 6:25 am

    Thank you for the pictures and the prices. A lot of other folks don’t show anything so you have to click on every item and then it takes you to the website of the item, so much time involved. Some give you a little hint from the blogger like” I like this” or “you might like this”, no pic, no price! I hate that. So thanks again, good job!

  • hannah
    September 20, 2018 at 1:19 pm

    I would love a post about where you find the awesome jewelry you’ve been wearing on instastories, the big funky jewelry trend must never end.