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 :)


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

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

  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 them out..please!

  4. "Prepster":

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

  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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