Tipsy Tuesday...Showing you my 10 Essentials straight from my closet.
Click HERE for the full catalog of Essentials recommendations.
Links from Tipsy Tuesday video:
1. Light Gray V-neck: http://bit.ly/2OjjTiY
Charcoal (similar): https://amzn.to/2I84ynu
2. Black Top:
Short Sleeve: http://bit.ly/2E5eYjp
Blouse: (similar, on sale) http://bit.ly/2IaM8T0
3. White Top
Button Up: https://amzn.to/2E5IS77
V-Neck Pima Core: http://bit.ly/2E62uIl
4. Stripe Top (my JCew is sold out, this amazon gets good reviews): https://amzn.to/2GF5fST
5. Chambray Top: https://amzn.to/2TLTkpT
6. Dark Wash Jeans, my Paige: https://amzn.to/2E6Mcz6
More affordable, great jeans: http://bit.ly/2mTSpEZ
7. Black Pants
Ankle Pants: http://bit.ly/2E83lZd
Ponte Moto Leggings: http://bit.ly/2prvq5I
Pencil Skirt: http://bit.ly/2E5hsyg
8. Black Dress, budget, Amazon: https://amzn.to/2GFqx2w
9. Black Blazer: http://bit.ly/2E6zWhX
10. Neutral Shoe
Suede Pumps: https://amzn.to/2N2UnPG
Snake Print Loafers: http://bit.ly/2IaPpSi
Tipsy Tuesday Time! What's the most POWERUL of all the Essentials?
My Top 10 Essentials: https://hueandstripe.com/catalog/224H&STzTT
Ponte Knit Blazer: http://bit.ly/2HUgTvi
Necklaces: https://www.stelladot.com/p/kari-layered-necklace?s=bethroy and https://www.stelladot.com/p/rhett-necklace?s=bethroy
Leopard Print Belt: https://amzn.to/2Ty6kzj
Go-to socks to wear with booties in winter: http://bit.ly/2Sabd54
My elevated Peach sweatshirt is still available - limited quantities though.
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Now that you've heard my Amazon shopping lecture and tips, here's a preview of some of my favorite finds that I've either read about and researched, or own myself.
Click HERE to access the entire catalog of picks, and bookmark it as I will update it frequently.
There are five questions I recommend we ask ourselves before items from the Amazon box get put into our closet (or better yet, before we click "buy now":)
1. Do you LOVE it....I mean does it really resonate with you, or to quote Marie Kondo,, "does it spark joy?"
2. Do you have at a minimum of 3-4 ways to wear/style the item? Think outside the box...dress it up, dress it down.
3. Are you sure you don't have anything just like this or similar in your closet?
4. Would you really want to buy this item even before knowing the Amazon price on it? This is an important questions to ask...and it's the one I forgot in the video. How often do we click "buy now" just because the price is so good...without enough thought??
5. When you try it on, take a mirror selfie (I swear it's a better way to evaluate than just looking in the mirror). Do you LOVE the way it makes you look and feel?
There you have it! Just remember to buy with thought and a plan, and eliminate the impulsive "buy now" clicking.
And one last piece of advice...Take it from me, do not drink and Amazon shop. They do not mix 😉
Ever since the early days of FlirtyFinds and B.Styled, my mantra has been, keep the foundation simple and then change it up with accessories and the Magic Third Piece. It’s so simple, and I say it so much, but that’s because it’s SO true. One of my first ever blog posts as B.Styled was when I went an entire week wearing jeans and a white top – every day. No one noticed my xeroxed outfit and it was so easy to make it look completely different each day. The hardest part was keeping the white top clean;)
So the next time you’re at loss for what to wear and are tempted to stay in your yoga pants, grab these pieces that you “should” have in your closet already:
You could call it day at that point, but to add interest and warmth, and change the look, just add any of your Third Pieces: cardigans, jackets, wraps, scarves, vests.
Easy, right? Here are 10 looks I came up with just grabbing things from my closet. You can do the same! Shop your closet first, but there are shopping links below as well.
Now, my dearies…go #justgetdressed 😉
Peach just introduced a special new product and it's a winner -- .both as a gift for just about any woman on your list...and as an outfit maker for YOU. You know I'm all about versatility and this one definitely checks that box.
I'll wear this little number with jeans or moto leggings and boots as cozy and chic alternative to a sweater. I'll wear it dressed up as a wrap over over a little black dress or jumpsuit. And I'll wear it on the beach over a sundress. It's a light-weight knit, so you warm-weather gals can enjoy it too.
With 10% cashmere and 90% wool, it's soft and elegant, not at all scratchy, and has a flattering asymmetrical drape that fits and flatters. And one-size-fits-all makes it the perfect gift for your sister, mother, daughter and girlfriend.
Join me next month for a free challenge: The 12 Days of #JUSTGETDRESSED. I'll be helping with winter dressing questions, providing outfit formulas and tips to get you out of any wintertime ruts, and into easy, comfortable, and great-looking outfits! Click here to sign up!
Thanks for reading, friends! Now go #justgetdressed 😉
Not too long ago, the idea of camo pants would have been a Nay for me. But since hitting 50, I’ve grown to really love the look (go figure).
What do you think of camo? One of my clients from Alabama told me they have a lot of hunters near her who wear camo “for real” so she just can’t jump on this style. Ha! What do you think? Yea or nay?
Thanks for reading. Now go #justgetdressed 😉
Google "Fall Wardrobe Essentials" and chances are the Chambray Shirt will appear on most lists. I have my own catalog of B.Styled Essentials, and yes, the chambray shirt is on it. The reason it makes the cut is that, like denim jeans, chambray is incredibly versatile and works with so many colors and fabrics. I also think the light blue denim color (which I prefer over the darker versions) is flattering to most people. Finally, I'm a fan (as you'll see below) of the 'collar pop' that works so well with this shirt.
That said, I was having a conversation with a member of my Fall Style System Program and she was saying that she never really got on board the Chambray Shirt Train. Some find these shirts too masculine or bulky. And those with larger chests can have a hard time with button up shirts in general.
And that's ok -- If it doesn't work for you, skip it! Don't get too caught up with "must-haves" (unless it's neutral booties...those ARE a must have. This pair is my personal pick...and bonus: they're waterproof!)
If you love the look of a chambray shirt, there are many ways to style it and it can be one of the most versatile items in your closet.
I decided to make yesterday's outfit formula for the Fall Style System feature a chambray shirt and I took several outfit pictures to show various ways to style the classic JCrew version (currently 40% off with free ship from Nordstrom). In my Essentials Catalog, I've included various styles including a more feminine pop-over version.
What do you think? Do you have a chambray shirt and consider it a must-have or are you skipping it? No judging here!
These are some examples of Chambray Shirt looks you can create from your closet. Don't feel like you need to "copy" the looks exactly! Use your building blocks and basic essentials and have fun mixing and matching. See below for shopping links, but chances are these wardrobe essentials, or something similar, are already in your closet!
Black Ponte Leggings (shown throughout, this one pair is replacing all my other leggings...never going back...these are almost pants too - not what the high school girls wear;) • Cognac Tote (an investment but worth every single penny) • Cream Pullover (similar)
Poncho Wrap (see above for white jeans, booties and leopard belt)
Slip-on Sneakers or Budget Slip-on Sneakers • Color Cardi (magenta is really hard to find...I did find this highly rated cardi that comes in several colors on amazon prime wardrobe. I'm trying it and will keep you posted! Make sure you follow me on facebook so you can see my review).
Thanks for reading...now go #justgetdressed 😉