I have about 24 or so (exaggeration for effect) necklaces with a simple pendant on the end and I wear one of them almost everyday. I love the way a long necklace extends my short silhouette and lays on most fabric. I also love playing with said pendants when I'm wearing them and it gives me something to do in awkward social moments.
I don't know when or how my little collection of leather bags started, but if you look at my handbags you'll see that 75% of these goodies are a reddish brown color and worn around the edges. I think I gravitate towards the red browns because they'll go with black or brown and that color leather never goes out of style. Also I buy them thrifted and vintage because I'm cheap and can't afford newer models.
Ryan made a comment this past Spring about how I buy pretty much the same color shoes over and over again, and though I am trying to branch out, I think it's important to buy my more expensive investment pieces in a color that I can wear with a lot of clothing options. So you'll always see me rocking tans, browns, and blacks; sorry if it bores you.
Okay so to be fair this is something I've known for a long time, but knee length skirts/dresses (or just above) are the most flattering length for my petite frame. I love a good maxi every now and again, and minis are great for date nights, but knee length skirts are classy and timeless and I like that in my clothes.
I have loved striped shirts since about the age of 12; when I first heard of their mystique, and saw their glamour in old movies. I have since owned at least one black and white striped shirt without fail. I have continued to add to my stripe collection through the years, and there are a couple of tops that are wearing a bit thin. Soon I'll be adding a couple more of these cuties to my wardrobe, because I just can't stop myself.
I bet if you look through my archives you'll notice a lot of these things in past outfit posts. What are some of your style essentials? Have you too been bit by the simplification bug? I'd love to hear. big kiss, bekuh