The Essentials

Cashmere Sweater and Leggings @Theory.com

Who hasn’t made mistakes with their wardrobe in the early stages of figuring one self out. I’ve given away so much clothes, mainly because it was something I should never have purchased in the first place, there was even a purple sweater I bought twice, crazy.

Oversized Cardigan $115 @Cos.com
Cuyana Leggings

The essentials to wardrobe building begin with a basic foundation, mine is Black, various shades of grey and white. I throw in color, every now and then, like a light green or olive green for my Maui vacations, I mean I can’t always wear black.

My mother actually hated it that I wore black so much, that I added the grey and I do have a few pieces of pink, and a colorful coat my mother had approved of, that I will never part with. It’s one of the last things I purchased when she was able to get out of the house for afternoon lunch.

Audrey Wearing the Crisp White Shirt
Pleated Shirt Dress $115 @Cos
The Elly Bag $599_@Aninebing

I tend to shop at Cos and Cuyana, the quality is great and the prices affordable, plus it helps modernize my style.

$138 @Chanel.com
$98 @Chanel.com

A handbag that is on my wish list is from Anine Bing, It’s the Elly Bag, but because I bought jewelry, I have to pace myself, the handbag is lovely and budget friendly. I just have to exercise patience.

The fragrance I’ve been thinking about is newish, it’s by Chanel. It’s the Gabrielle Chanel Essence, I found a sample laying about and since I am on the market for a new scent, tried it on and liked it.

Lauren Bacall proving that Black and White is Chic
Dior 999 @Dior.com

Just don’t forget your red lipstick……

Here’s to running around chic in basic essentials……

Published by Anita Rivas

Founder, Writer& Editor of www.citygirlinredlipstick.com and www.mylifeinbeauty.com - you can also find me on www.examiner.com

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