The top ten pieces I couldn't live without!!

1. Black Blazer - it can instantly glam up an outfit!
Charlotte Russe, $32

2. The basic white tee - layer it or wear it alone, the timelessness of this piece is so versatile! (my favorite is to wear the black blazer over with with a bold print scarf!)
Target, $7.99

3. Dark-wash skinny jeans. Now, I hated this trend for the first couple years, til I tried on a pair that actually slimmed me and made me look good! Now I wear them all the time!
Charlotte Russe, $29.99 - this is actually where I found my jean too - and being 5'8 I was concerned about the length, but they fit great, I can wear them rolled-up with flats or perfectly with heels!

4. Classic black pump (just add this to the blazer, tee and jeans and already an adorable outfit!), $24.99
Steve Madden is my favorite designer to buy heels from, they are so comfortable and great quality. I definitely think they're worth the price...but I got a pair of Madden pumps from Macy's on clearance for $20! Clearance is my best friend..

5. Bold Print Scarf
Target - $12-$15.
Secret: I buy my scarves from New York City's Chinatown. I lived there for a year, and bought many while I was there, I got solid color pashmina's for $3.30each, and other printed scarves for about $5. I love them!!

6. A pretty dress.
A dress can go so many wears, dress it up or down - cardigans, jackets, shrugs, denim jackets, tees - anything can go over or under it to play it up or down. Pair it with tights, boots, flats, pumps, belt - there are so many options when it comes to a dress, it's good to have a "default dress". My favorites are those you can wear year round - often a simple black dress does the trick, but it's fun to have something cute too.
some favorites:
Alloy, Lia Knit dress $39.90
Delias Kellie Dress, $44.50
Delias, $44.50, Nadine
Charlotte Russe Dress, $32
Anyway...just a few options!!

7. A cardigan. because I love them. And can be paired with anything. I love the embellished cardigans, but the simpler ones are pretty awesome too - I love pairing them with leggings!
Old Navy, $26.50
Old Navy, $24.99

8. Black leggings/Tights. These are a MUST for me because I live in MN! Not only do I wear them under my jeans for extra warmth, but if you get some that are warm enough you can wear dresses or skirts nearly everyday and not have to worry about freezing to death. I wear them with black boots!,,

9. An awesome Go-with-everything-bag
Now, this is another thing that I bought in NY that you can get for a great price in Chinatown. haha.
Target, $20

Shopruche, $49

ooh the big ten.
you know I think I'll sit and debate this one for a bit, cause I'm not sure what my other staple is... hahaha.
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