Wardrobe Must-Haves

November 3, 2014

Hello, and happy Monday! Today I'm sharing some of my wardrobe must-haves. I believe that "staples" don't have to be boring or basic. Here are a few items in my closet that have more than payed for themselves.


I went back and forth before buying them debating which color to get. I was worried that getting them in red would be limiting, but I'm so happy I went for it. They stand out, and I've been able to make dozens of outfits around them. I wear them from September-April, so you better believe I'm getting my money's worth. 

A chambray:

I was hesitant to wear denim as anything other than pants, but after buying and wearing the hell out of this this J. Crew chambray you can consider me converted. It can be worn on its own, under a cardigan, under a crew-neck sweater, or to balance out a statement piece like the the above floral and gold skirts. I like that it can be worn with pretty much anything, but is more interesting than a plain white oxford.

A leopard skirt:

I bought this skirt on a whim from Target last summer, and I could not be happier that I did. I've made countless outfits around this skirt. I know that in the blog-o-sphere you hear that leopard is a neutral over and over, but it couldn't be truer. Here's a similar option

A gingham button up:

Gingham is a classic print, and can add some fun to an otherwise simple outfit. I find myself reaching for this Old Navy number week after week as a layering piece. The options are truly endless, I even have more outfits planned for this fall/winter around this top! Here's a similar option

While these four items certainly aren't the only pieces pulling their weight in my closet, I do find myself reaching for them time and time again. 

xo Catherine

p.s.  I had a lovely weekend in California with Mark. We went to a couple Halloween parties on Friday as the Victory in Japan kissing couple: 


  1. I love the variation in all of your looks! I've been meaning to buy myself a chambray shirt for a while now and you've just given me inspiration for a ton of ways that it can be worn!

    xo, Rochana | thatsaskgirl.ca


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