• In My Closet,  The Essentials

    the Essentials: F is for Fly Fall Boots

    in the “One Hundred”, Nina G. lists fishnets, frye harness boots and a fur stole (geez, really? who wears those?!) among the “F”s that every stylish woman must own. i’ve opted for a pair of heeled pointy-toed boots as a staple for the working girl.  how i work it: mostly with pants but i may pair it with a leather pencil skirt. off duty? rock these with a pair of boyfriend jeans, a button down and a bad-ass leather jacket (jacket will be in an upcoming post).  me

  • In My Closet,  The Essentials

    the Essentials: say hola! to the leather espadrilles

    Nina G. describes these as the “ultimate summer shoe”. maybe. i personally love these because i can wear them all day without getting my heel caught in a sidewalk crack. how i work it: these rudsak espadrilles are patiently waiting for next summer when they can work it out with my flirty skirts, summer dresses, white wide-legged trousers, skinny jeans and cropped pants. basically, i plan to wear these a lot! me how do you feel about the espadrille, too casual for the cube or just your style?

  • In My Closet,  The Essentials

    The Essentials: why ride a horse when u can rock a camel..coat

    the essentials – C is for Camel Coat Nina G. says that the (classic) camel coat can look elegant and expensive if you get the colour right. i don’t know about all that but i happen to love my inexpensive Zara one all the same.  bring on the colder weather. i’m getting ready the work the heck out of this  for fall and for many falls to come! me how to do you work your camel coat?

  • In My Closet,  The Essentials

    The Essentials: The Booties

    The Essentials: B is for (ankle) booties Nina G. says, if worn properly booties can elongate the legs. Now, who wouldn’t want that?!  how i work it: these are my new black suede Ateliers booties which i plan to wear with opaque tights and dresses and skirts and on casual fridays with some skinnys this fall. me how do you work your ankle boots?

  • In My Closet,  The Essentials

    The Essentials: A is for Animal Print

    The Essentials: A is for animal print It’s September and students are back at school. I’ve decided to educate myself as well, on style that is. I’ve gone back to my copy of “The One Hundred: A guide to the pieces every stylish woman must own”  by Nina Garcia. I have tons of purple tabs throughout from my first read. This time I’m looking at the list of must-haves and focusing on pieces that workwear worthy. So my list will be a lot shorter and I may add my own items. hope you will enjoy my take on the One Hundred (more like 30ish) pieces every working girl should own…