Don't you love finding an item you know you will wear again and again? Every single piece I'm wearing in this post is like that. They are all my "go-to" items. The skirt and bag are new, I only got them in the past two months, but everything else in my outfit I've worn again and again and again for over a year.
The necklace. Junam Jewelry on Etsy. She was kind enough to send me this necklace, and it quickly became a favorite. I love classic gold that I can wear with most things. I tend to go through necklace phases. And if I go traveling, I usually take two or three necklaces and I realize that's all I ever need! Alas, getting rid of jewelry has not been easy. This piece is a keeper!
The shirt. Uniqlo. Uniqlo is a wonderful place to get basics. I was looking for the perfect, simple black shirt and after a long (long!) search, I stumbled upon this classic piece at Uniqlo. As I've said before, I'm tired of buying crappy clothes. I want things that I can wear often, that are GOOD QUALITY, and that are classic. I don't mind spending a little extra for something that will last, but Uniqlo still has excellent prices! I just got a pair of jeans and a cashmere sweater from Uniqlo that I am so in love with. It's a magical place!
Madewell skirt and bag. Oh Madewell, all the love in the world for Madewell! I know I've talked a lot about this brand in the past few months. Especially since I dedicated a whole post to my new bag last week. What can I say? Madewell is amazing. I can't wait to travel to the US so I can visit one of their stores... (items I'm loving: chambray shirt / jumpsuit / boots)
Danskin tights. When I started ballet at Smith, I bought two leotards, a few pink and black tights, Repetto ballet slippers, a skirt, and a shrug. It's hard to find an excuse to wear the sheer skirt and the slippers, but I have bought four more pairs of black tights since then because I have been converted! Ballet tights are the best. You can find some for 10 dollars, and some for 30 dollars. I had always been the one to buy cheap tights – 3 euro tights and such, because tights never last, so why spend money on them? These do last. I spend around 15 dollars a pair, and I've yet to get a hole in any of them. Even after dancing! Now I wear them all the time. Highly recommend ballet tights.
Andre boots. I remember getting these. I remember they were classic and simple and exactly what I wanted, and I remember wearing them the first few times and thinking I had made a mistake because my feet hurt a lot. Luckily, I was able to break them in quickly, and they have become my go-to travel boots. I've worn them so much I actually need to go get the inside fixed because my heel wore the back of the boot! I love them, I love them, I love them.