Wardrobe Essentials for Women

Here’s the thing: I have way too many clothes. I realize that. Most of us realize that, I think. My problem is that my style is starting to change. No longer do I enjoy running around in XXI clothes (or, heaven forbid, my old obsession for Charlotte Russe). Almost every time I look through my clothes, I have this overwhelming urge to throw everything I own away and start from scratch.

But how do you start from scratch? Thus started my idea to put together a list of essential pieces to buy again if I ever actually get around to starting a fresh wardrobe. Obviously, everything listed here can be altered to fit your style!

Bottoms and tops:

c600x600

dark wash jeans, regular wash jeans, high-waisted black leggings (my favorite), sweat pants, pencil skirt, jean shorts, tan shorts; black tee, white tee, button-up, sweater, zip-up jacket, flannel, blazer, pea coat, hoodie.

Dresses, shoes, socks:

Wardrobe Essentials (dresses, shoes, socks)a night dress, a day dress; nude heels, black heels, brown boots, black boots, athletic shoes, day-to-day tennis shoes, ballet flats, sandals, slippers; knee socks, ankle socks, no-show socks, regular socks, tights.

Winter accessories, bags, & underwear:

Wardrobe Essentials (winter, bags, underwear)an infinity scarf, regular scarf, beanie & gloves; wallet, clutch, black bag, brown bag, overnight bag, backpack; bathing suit; thongs, regular underwear, sports bra, white/tan/black bra (with at least one with a strapless option).

So if you ask me, these are the basic building blocks to any wardrobe! Let me know if there’s a piece you can’t live without.

Keep up-to-date on my new postings by following me on Twitter. You can also contact me through my website here, email me at brittany@lacelollipops.com, or send me a message to my Facebook. Thank you!

Service helps the heart

sparrow dress v2

Sometimes it feels so silly putting these photos up and saying “this is what I wore today,” but I’ve been doing it for a year and a half, so I guess why stop now? Plus I totally love that sweater I’m wearing and I wanted to wear the shoes, so this is what I came up with. I also did those loose braids, which I haven’t done in years. Also I haven’t worn this dress in forever. The weather was around 32 degrees F today, so of course it felt like springtime and I just had to wear something a little lighter than usual.

Something great happened to me yesterday afternoon, and I wanted to share:

I am a worrier and a chronic over-thinker and sometimes I create entire problems that don’t exist with people I know. Even though I’m aware that it’s probably just made up in my head, I can’t forget about it when I’m around that person and tend to treat them accordingly. Anyway, I decided to get over the perceived injustices and participate in an activity at which said person would be present. At first, it was a little bit hard on the heart (it usually is when you want to dislike someone you know you shouldn’t), but I ended up realizing that I really don’t care about my imaginary problem and finally managed to get over it.

As you may suppose, I felt way better.

THEN, I was driving home from said activity and as I was nearing my neighborhood, a song I really like came on the radio. I was feeling awfully good about myself and the song was helping, so instead of turning onto my street, I decided to turn around and go to the store across the street to buy some Oreos and take them to my mom (since she had mentioned wanting some).

WELL, I was about to have two good-deeds done (sucking up my issues and being kind PLUS Oreos for my mother), when I pulled into a parking spot and a lady came up to me and asked me if I had jumper cables. I did of course (usually my car’s the one that needs them) and let her use both them and my battery to help start their little yellow bug.

I didn’t feel like it was anything special–I mean, I didn’t even do anything! They just had me stay in the the car while one of the men there did most of the work. Afterward, I was about to walk into the store when the woman came up to me and said how much she appreciated what I did for them. The girls with her all chorused in agreement. I was so surprised! I just felt like it was what anyone one do, and I was so happy to help (helping others really does give you a high)–but their gratitude made it so much better.

And then she shook my hand and handed me a folded bill, insisted I take it and hurried me off. When I went into the store, I looked and realized she gave me $20. Twenty dollars! When I came back out, they were gone and I was left with two packs of double-stuffed Oreos (one for me and for my mom), $20 and some serious warmfuzzies (best part)–none of which would have happened if I hadn’t finally decided to suck up my self-pity in the first place.

Feels good.

Keep up-to-date on my new postings by following me on Twitter. You can also contact me through my website here, email me at brittany@lacelollipops.com, or send me a message to my Facebook. Thank you!

Playing in the November Snow

 

I love contrasting black and cream. I don’t know why, but it just makes my eyes happy. Especially in Winter. All the clothes I’m wearing in the photos were gifts. I don’t know where anything is from, except my tights, but I can’t remember where I got them! I remember WHEN I got them, and what they were FOR, but not where…

I need more patterned tights.

And less snow. Don’t get me wrong, snow is perfect for photographing and playing, but I am deathly afraid of driving in snow. Yes, I realize I picked the wrong state to live in.

Keep up-to-date on my new postings by following me on Twitter. You can also contact me through my website here, email me at brittany@lacelollipops.com, or send me a message to my Facebook (show your support and send me a like!) Check out my Pinterest, too! Thank you all so much!

Spring Fever

So I’m still in love with Spring! Also, I’m totally aware in the 2nd photo you can see the top of my tights. I blame the wind. And the photos seem weirdly out of focus a little, but THAT’S what happens when you can’t clone yourself to take photos. Of yourself. No, really, thank you Dad for taking them. (Next time press the button half way so it can auto focus on me)

Cardigan: Forever21 (it’s a new fav of mine); Shirt: Papaya; Skirt: Papaya; Shoes: Charlotte Russe (also wore these shoes here)

Keep up-to-date on my new postings by following me on Twitter. You can also contact me through my website here, email me at brittany@lacelollipops.com, or send me a message to my Facebook. Thank you!

New Years Dress

Yes, I know it’s a little blury. Yes, I know it’s not even Christmas yet.

The thing is, I bought this dress online and I just got it a couple days ago. I’ve never been so excited about a dress.

And the party I’m going to wear it to is an annual thing–and supposed to be amazing.

I guess we’ll see!

Make sure you subscribe to the blog to current on our giveaways. Another one is coming sometime this week, so keep checking!

Keep up-to-date on my new postings by following me on Twitter. You can also contact me through my website here, email me at brittany@lacelollipops.com, or send me a message to my Facebook. Thank you!

Tights pt I and New Years Dress Preview

I love tights! I just got these Vera Wang black ribbed ones today. And I already ripped a huge hole in them with my heels… right over the calf. Like within two minutes of putting them on. I was going to wear these with my New Years dress, but now–now I’m not.

Speaking of my New Years dress, here’s a sneak peak:

Imagine me doing the wiggly eyebrows at you.

Another giveaway coming soon! Subscribe to the blog so you don’t miss it! It’s handmade jewelry!

Keep up-to-date on my new postings by following me on Twitter. You can also contact me through my website here, email me at brittany@lacelollipops.com, or send me a message to my Facebook. Thank you!

Fall Favorites pt. II

The other two outfits to complete my $500 shopping spree (in my dreams): (see part one here.)
Outfit #3: I love the idea of using trench coats as dresses when it rains. I think I’d wear like a plain black shirt under and shorts over the tights just in case, though. The boots are especially great because I think they look fabulous, but would also keep you from slipping on the wet pavement!
Fall Outfit #3
Classic Trench by Asos, Boots are Date by Big Buddha and 120 Denier Black Tights by Asos. Not counting the umbrella in the total, although it’s super cute. Outfit total around $195.
That basically takes the rest of my imaginary $500, but I promised 2 outfits today, so the next is a complete dream look totaling just over $500!.
Fall Outfit #4
So the socks would be over the tights and just high enough to peak over the top of the boots (I think that’s cute). The cape/jacket would obv only be worn if necessary since it’d pretty much cover up the whole outfit which I’m in love with completely.
Skirt is Asos Flannel Skirt with Belt, top is Asos Deep V Cuff Shirt, boots are Asos Caramel, socks are Burlington Wool Argyle, tights are Asos Bow Seam Sheer, cape is Asos Cape with Fur Trim, clutch is Asos Faux Snake, snood (never heard of it before Asos, but totally cute!) is Asos Cable Knit Hooded Snood. Hope you’ve enjoyed this little 2-part fashion wishlist!

Keep up-to-date on my new postings by following me on Twitter. You can also contact me through my website here, or send me a message to my Facebook. Thank you!

Fall Favorites pt. I

I’m a big online shopper. Asos.com is my absolute favorite online store right now. They are originally a UK only store, but now they are available online for free shipping to the US!! The style of clothes they have is 100% different than anything you could buy at Forever 21 or Charlotte Russe. Which is a great thing. Especially since their website is way easier to navigate.

If I had an extra $500 laying around, I’d spend it on the following outfits. Since I don’t have that much, or any money, laying around, I’m going to dream and maybe buy one piece at a time for the rest of my life.

Outfit #1: Knit dress (Fairisle by Asos) with tights (by Asos) and boots (Liebrecht by Aldo) is always a classic. The tights make for a wonderful twist! The total for the outfit is around $145.

Outfit #2: A more casual must have look of feminine boots (Rosalie by Volatile) to go with the feminine bow on the shirt from Asos and a great pair of skinnies, also from Asos! Outfit total is around $155.

Fall Outfit #2
2 more outfits that complete the $500 in part two! Enjoy these and I’ll see ya then!

Keep up-to-date on my new postings by following me on Twitter. You can also contact me through my website here, or send me a message to my Facebook. Thank you!