Tuesday, April 22, 2014

Wardrobe Essentials #7: Shoes, Bags & Accessories

Catch up on dressesjeanspantsshorts & skirtstops & blouses and sweaters & outerwear if you want to, if you really really want to.

Today imma talk about the funsies. Shoes, bags & accessories. This little area is where I am my most obsessed, though you wouldn't know it from looking at my outfits. I love bags, wallets, shoes, scarves.. so much fun! 

Shoes.

I'm not gonna go all crazy and list all the shoes. Just a few.

It took me many years to realise that not all heels are comfortable. I don't particularly like high heels anymore (over 3 inches) and I love me some wedges. There's nothing better than finding a perfect pair of shoes that fit, are in your price range and don't hurt like a mother.



To me, the essential heels are black and nude. Boom, done. 

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fourfive  (these come in ALL the colours) / six (these come in black and mint!) /

Of course, that's not all I own. Patterns, bright colours.. such fun! I think a pair or two of 'different' shoes are a great addition to any wardrobe, and can really change an outfit.


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I love me some flats as well. Again with the black, but I also love tan flats. I guess those are the essentials, but I totally rock my 'natural' (beige with a pink tinge) and leopard print flats way more than the black or tan. So I guess really, I would say any 2 flats are essential. Whatever works!


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Boots, boots, glorious boots!

My mum has 57 pairs of boots. That is not an exaggeration. She loves them. So I don't know why it took me so long to get on the boot wagon, but I only got my first pair of brown boots a year ago, and I love them. Honestly, I would say these are my only 'essential' pair. I think they go with more things than my black boots, though I still wear those.

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I also love love love my ankle boots. I had a pair of black wedge booties that I wore occasionally, but just got a pair of tan boots that are more casual and have already worn them a ton and they are 1000% coming to Aus with me.
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I like the 'tougher' style boots that people wear, but that's just not for me. I think that's whats important - realising something is not your style, and not forcing it because it's trendy or looks good on everyone else.


As for other shoes, I won't go into runners and all that. I will say that I have never been a converse girl, they make my feet look even longer, and sperrys were just plain weird on me. Of course I would love a pair of rain boots, maybe one day.

Bags.

Well, how can I talk about essentials for bags? That's just silly. They are all essential. Right? No, but for reals. I think 1 crossbody, 1 smaller / everyday purse and 1 large you-look-like-a-bag-lady-tote. One each.. for every day of the week.


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Accessories.

Ahhh accessories. Scarves, belts.. sunglasses! Honestly, this too is hard to write an essentials for - I love all of them. But honestly, I could do with 1 pair of oversized black sunglasses, 2-3 scarves, 2-3 belts. 


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Scarves, I think pops of colours or patterns are where its at. I love my mustard, red, leopard and floral scarves. They add so much to an outfit, love them. I don't like thin scarves, they have to be functional for me as well. 


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Belts - must haves would be 1 black and 1 tan. Then for funsies, all the colours and patterns - mustard, red, pink, leopard - again, they can change an outfit and bring it all together.

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I'm not going to go into jewellery too much because again with the so many. Everyone is different, and honestly this is the area I struggle the most with. I will leave you all with one last note: I think everyone should have 1 go to necklace, an everyday watch and a go to pair of earrings. My go to necklace is my faux pearls, and my go to earrings are some sparkly studs.


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So, what other accessories am I missing that are essential to you? Do share - I know I am lacking in the accessories department, and I don't need much encouragement to buy new things!

15 comments:

  1. Absolutely loving all of these! Shoes and accessories are my absolute favorite. I can't believe your mom has 57 pairs of boots! That's crazy! I'm beyond jealous though!

    <3, Pamela
    sequinsandseabreezes.blogspot.com

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  2. I have those nude chinese laundry pumps! (It looks like they are chinese laundry not sure)They are perfect! I love my faux pearls too lol!

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  3. AHHHHHHHHHHHHH stop it with the shoes! They are a huge vice of mine and I can't buy anymore ;)!

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  4. Now I just want to go shopping. Ha! -xo

    Plumtickledpink.blogspot.com

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  5. Ahhhh girl you are speaking my language!!! Shoes, boots, scarves, purses, jewelry! All of my weaknesses!!!!

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  6. you really have the best taste! i need that pearl & gold necklace! Xo

    welltraveledwife.com

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  7. I am a huge accessories girl, and I want all of these! I need none of them!

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  8. Omg. I want all of it! I especially love those striped flats! Thanks for sending me on a spending spree :) haha.

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  9. I'll take all the sunglasses scarves and necklaces! Lol

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  10. I need to find more wedges for my wardrobe because they're so much easier for the cobblestone walkways at my work!

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  11. Yes to all of the above. I've never been a fashionista but I've been getting more on the accessory bandwagon lately. Currently I'm obsessed with rings and watches :) Also can I just say you are freakin beautiful!! Girl crush status has been achieved lol

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  12. Love this! And it is right on. My problem is the "in your price range" part. There is a pair of sandals I want right now that will have to wait until my birthday in July! All of your pics are pretty!

    Jenni

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  13. 57 pairs?? Your mom is my boots hero! So many pretty accessories in here...I may need to track down that kitten scarf, I have a couple of friends who would go nuts for it!

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  14. Your mom has 57 pairs of boots!?!? Um, can I come raid her closet! That is impressive. I think my husband would throw me out if I had that many. But I do loooove my boot so I get it!

    I am working on building my shoe collection. I used to just wear cheapies that fell apart after a week and made my back hurt. So I'm saving up and trying to invest!

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