Sunday, February 15, 2009

Back to the Basics




With spring just around the corner, I'm dying to bring out my "springy" clothes!  I seriously cannot wait to wear my shift dresses and critter shorts!  While fun prints and bright colors are exciting, sometimes it's nice to just be able to throw on a comfortable outfit, while still looking put together.  I think the trick is to go back to the basics.  

I'm obsessed with Gap's Favorite T's.  They come in all types (v-neck, crew neck, etc) and lots of colors.  J. Crew jeans can't be beat.  They actually carry "short" sizes, which saves on alterations or shipping costs.  I just purchased the Matchstick and Bootcut jeans yesterday.  LOVE THEM!  Sandals or ballet flats complete the look.  I prefer Jack Rogers.  My feet have permanent circles on my heels from the soles of the shoes.  I wear them all the time.  

For extra flair, that's still simple, I'll add a belt, a hair ribbon, or (don't get carried away... remember: basic!) an enamel bracelet.  I really hate overdoing it with jewelry.  Most days I'll only wear pearl earrings and a pearl necklace.  



Simplicity is key here!  You'll look stylish, preppy, and ultimately put together... all the while comfortable.  Perfect for running mundane errands around town :)

6 comments :

  1. I am so ready to bring out my nautical stuff (critter shorts, critter polos, I have it all!)!

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  2. you nailed my saturday morning attire! Comfy but classy!

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  3. Ahhh!!! Spring sounds wonderful!!! Maybe you will be finding some cute pink?green flip flops to show us!!! You are like a personal shopper for all of us followers of your blog. Our feet want flip flops Carly...search them out..please!
    Betsy

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  4. "Prepster": http://thepreppyprincess.wordpress.com/2008/07/30/the-ultimate-preppy-ribbon-flip-flops-and-belts/

    you've probably already seen them. But it'd be cool if you could change the monogram from the company initials to yours.

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  5. I used to have over 20 of the gap favorite tees- so many fun colors! I gave most to good will in an attempt to wear more of my "nice" clothing, but it's still so nice just to be able to throw on a basic and head out the door.

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