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Necessities, Staples and Other Closet Essentials: The Leather Jacket


Yet another can’t live without item! The perfect black leather biker jacket. One word – badass!

I just found mine this season, but have been wanting one for years. My mother had one when I was growing up, and I absolutely loved it. So now I am rocking mine!

It is such a strong piece that can be accessorized in so many different ways, and worn on many different occasions. It can make up a simple dress, or a white top and make them chic and edgy. I wear mine with a scarf to soften the look a bit. It gives up an urban vibe, but yet stylish and classic.

So these are mine two suggestions:

The Aspirational Amazingness:

Alexander McQueen on Net-a-Porter

Marvelous Choice for Mortals:

Gap

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Necessities, Staples and Other Closet Essentials: The Little Black Dress


What is more of a staple than the little black dress? Simple, elegant, versatile… a piece that is more than a “must”, it is an iconic and classy “go-to” item. My friends make fun of me, because I own more than a couple of LBDs, but to be honest it is the one thing that is completely worth investing in. A little black dress is great for work, party, cocktail, dinner with friends, day, night, evening… basically think of an event and you can wear the coveted LBD. If you don’t know what to wear… well you know the answer.

It is all about accessorizing, so you can make it own and stand out. Necklaces, scarves, brooches, belts, tights…the little black dress is an empty canvas that can be manipulated to fit any style and occasion. But indeed the dress itself is so very important too. The main feature is timelessness. So it should be clean and classic; great fabric and perfect cut are essential too!

Here are some choices…

The Aspirational Amazingness:

Jason Wu on Net-a-Porter

Marvelous Choice for Mortals:

DKNY on the Outnet

Calvin Klein

Thank you Coco Chanel!