And when we go crashing down, we come back every time, ‘Cause we never go out of style

1. CK Leather Jacket
2. Asos White Midi Dress
3. DVF Wrap Dress
4. Equipment White blouse
5. Alexander McQueen Skull Scarf
6. Ann Taylor LOFT leather skirt
7. J. Crew Wool Trousers (Grey and Camel)
8. DVF Pencil Skirt
9. Jimmy Choo Flats
10. Manolo Blahnik pumps

With these ten pieces I’m taking my favourite basics to build upon.  A little update if you will on your typical building blocks.  I wanted to keep a little on the A/W side, being that we will all be bundled up in the next few weeks to months, depending upon your part of the country.  Yes, get that pair of black trousers, and the perfect pair of dark wash denim.  The quintessential LBD, and an oh so Jackie strand of pearls, maybe a navy blazer and a tasteful pair of diamond studs.  And always get that perfectly tailored suit for those times you need a perfectly tailored suit.  Then add in bitchin’ pieces pieces like a leather jacket (I scored mine on sale marked down to $99.99 from $499.99, a super steal!) and a silk scarf with attitude, like my Alexander McQueen skull scarf I found on sale for under $200 (they typically retail for $295+, emphasis on the plus)!  Have updated classics like this newly acquired Equipment blouse (a perfect year round staple), Loft leather skirt (all the sass and edge one ensemble could possible ask for), and my J.Crew wool trousers, perfect cut for my petite frame and still very elegant and on trend!  LWD is also a recent on trend option, I love my Asos midi dress for this!  Dressed up or down, it fits the bill, it’s also a very versatile layering piece.  When speaking of work wear a pencil skirt is always a win!  I own several, but this royal blue DVF dream is my favourite.  A wrap dress is the perfect day to evening transition.  For work (with a cami people!) tasteful make up and accessories it rocks the office.  Change up the shoes, jewelry and either a smokey eye or bold lip and you have evening wear gold.  And last but certainly not least.  Shoes!  My faves are this pair of Manolo Blahnik Mary Jane pointy toe patent leather Fever pump, they are classic that are a force to be reckoned with.  I was young 19 or so, I had received a bonus from working with my Father.  And I went to Bergdorf Goodman with my now MIL.  I wanted so desperately to buy a pair of expensive shoes.  I looked and looked and looked some more.  Each go round the full floor shoe department I found the Manolos.  As soon as I put them on my feet I  knew I was home, and that is where they would end up.  I may have paid full price, and it may have been a silly thing to do, but when ever I wear these shoes I am still in love.  As far as flats go my Jimmy Choo Jury flats are arguably the most comfortable and chic pair I have ever owned, perfect with trousers, skirts and dresses, even jeans for weekend!  I even had my own Pretty Woman experience when I bought them…  And on that note, it’s time to end!

All for now,
Kiki

Title from: Style by Taylor Swift

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