The Essentials

Every gal needs these essentials in her wardrobe.

Edward Gebel Photography


Hat: via Buffalo Exchange (love this) ; Coat: J. Crew- old (love this) ; Shirt: Banana Republic ; Jeans: H&M ; Shoes: Christian Louboutin- So Kate ; Bag: Marc by Marc Jacobs


When trying to create a new wardrobe, don’t forget to add these key pieces:

  • White Button- Down Shirt
  • Black Leather Pointy Pumps
  • Brown Leather Bag
  • Bold Statement Coat

I wore this look a few weeks ago to a meeting/publication interview. I was running late and had to come up with something stylish, and come up with it fast! I have many white shirts like these; and part of the reason why is because in the past I used to buy them from H&M and Joe Fresh. After several washes they change color and start looking raggedy. So I realized I needed to invest in a better quality classic white shirt that  can be paired with literally anything, all while standing the test of time. Banana Republic’s Riley Shirt does the trick!

If you recall, I used to have the Christian Louboutin So Kate in Patent Leather (remember this blog post?) but I had to part ways. I wanted the shoes so badly, I bought them in the only size available (38). Trying them on at Christian Louboutin’s carpeted boutique is very different from wearing them on concrete. And although I thought they would stretch (as they usually do) and be more comfortable, they never did after 4 wears. So I sold them to someone with a more narrow foot. Fast forward two years later, I  get them again, this time in classic leather, in a size 39, and for free. (Still waiting for my blog post on how to shop for free, right?)

Have a blessed day!


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