A very nice, tailored, white blouse
Good fitting khakis
one pair of gabardine slacks
one pair of heavier wool slacks
one funeral/wedding dress Think a von Furstenburg type wrap that travels well and can go to a funeral or day time wedding, church or anything else
one linen sheath dress any color
A black, white, gray, and brown cardigan. I really love cardigans and you can pair them with anything.
My black patent stilettos. They're Nine West and I bought them, VERY gently used, at Goodwill for five bucks. I nearly cried tears of joy that day.
Silver hoop earrings.
A skinny belt.
A basic little black dress.
An awesome fitting pair of jeans.
Strappy camis. Great for wearing under sheer or low-cut shirts.
A good pair of dress pants for work.
A stylish pair of sneakers or flats. I actually do wear flats sometimes.
A denim jacket.
If we're talking barn gear:
Fitted basic tees
Straight leg jeans
I think you are in college, so that's going to be a lot different than us middle aged gals.
I always have one pair or black and one pair of brown dress pants.
A fitted white button down shirt, you can accessorize it a lot.
A blazer or a nice cardigan.
I love scarves, and I think they dress you up and make you look unique. I learned to tie them on youtube =)
One of those long necklaces, I think Target has great inexpensive jewelry.
Gold and silver earrings in a tasteful style.
A pair of black jeans. They can go dressy.
I like a long sleeved or 3/4 sleeve cotton t, that's kind of dressy and fun.
A black 3/4 length sleeve shirt in a nice fabric, goes with everything.
A little black dress.
A skirt that goes with your tops.
I am a shoe collector, but I just satisfy my Emelda Marcos addiction by going to the Goodwill and buying them for $3.
My husband is fanatical about carry on luggage only, and I have gone to Europe with one small carryone bag for two weeks. Makes you really consider what you must wear!
For the barn: dark colored breeches in a heavier weight fabric that doesn't show the lumps, long tshirts that go over my fanny, since it's not that small anymore, gloves, hard hat.
Ditto to many of the above suggestions; my list would be
-one good pair of black and one good pair of khaki pants
-dark wash jeans with a little stretch - they feel great and stay nicer longer
-nice structured blazer in tweed or navy - you can dress it up or down
-simple silver necklace
-pair black pumps iwth a mid heel - good with jeans or dress pants
-tops in a fabric that is wash and wear - I have several with either a defined waist or a wraparound - kind of a stretchy fabric so no ironing or wrinkles
Today I hit a yard sale EARLY - 7:45 - and cleaned up - two Liz Claiborne suits, 9-10 summer tops, two additional skirts, another blazer, a pair of Oleg Cassini pants in WHITE (a good friend who also rides was snickering with me about the idea of a horseman owning white pants) - and a few other things - for forty bucks!
PS - anybody have any suggestions for what to do with a pair of slightly-too-short jeans? Lace trim? I can wear them to the barn but they are NICE jeans! Sorry to sidetrack!
Scarves - not wintery ones, but silk/rayon/linen
Black pencil skirt
A few cotton weekend dresses
A nice suit that can also be worn as separates
A pair of heels in a color other than black
Last edited by Natalie A; May. 29, 2011 at 03:30 PM.
Reason: My phone corrected wintery to Winfrey! Not exactly.