Ten-Item Wardrobe Talk-Through Fall Winter 2015
Thank you for your enthusiastic response to my fall/ winter ten-item wardrobe for 2015! Today we are going to do a talk-through of the core pieces. If you are unable to see the video above, click here, look in the sidebar of this blog, or visit my channel: www.youtube.com/TheDailyConnoisseur
For still pictures of all the pieces as well as pertinent links, please visit my original ten-item wardrobe fall/ winter 2015 post.
A few key points:
There were many holes to fill because last year's wardrobe was more budget-geared and filled with older items. I filled the spots with higher-end, higher-quality items this year with the hope that they will wear well and last to show up in next year's wardrobe.
I often purchase from the same retailers as I put these wardrobes together in some what of a "rush" for the blog. I also like to purchase from stores that are ready available to people online. If I wasn't blogging my ten-item wardrobe, I would take my time purchasing pieces from more diverse retailers.
While there are many new pieces, almost nothing was purchased at full price. A wonderful aspect to purchasing from online retailers is they often have big promotions and sales. Every purchase took advantage of one of these promotions and so the full retail price you see online, more often than not, is not what I paid. (After all, I enjoy a sale just like everyone else!)
The lace tees from Loft look like blouses but are actually tee shirts. Loft label them as "tee shirts" so I included them in my extras. There are so many wonderful dressy options today for tee shirts that can help dress up even the most casual looks, which is something I love to advocate.
I purchased a few of the Boden dresses in a size up as an experiment. I find that after two seasons of heavy wear and washing, some of my clothes shrink. I will see if purchasing a size up makes a difference and will allow my clothes to last until next year. **This is a point that I forgot to mention in the video.
You will notice there are no jeans in this year's wardrobe. I need a break from jeans. I still love jeans, don't get me wrong, but I am tired of always seeing them. Jeans, like exercise clothes, can become a "uniform" for many people and I like to rebel against that in my own way...
I love my ten-item wardrobe this year! There are so many different combinations of outfits that I can compile. I will aim to do one or two "one week of outfits" videos for you this year so you can see it in action.
Polish Your Poise with Madame Chic: Lessons in Everyday Elegance comes out on October 27th! Pre-order available now.
I will be speaking and signing books at Pages Bookstore in Manhattan Beach, Thursday, October 29th 7pm.
Comments of the Week
Shannon M writes in response to my commentary on job hunting in the recent reader questions answered:
I've got a great story for you! When I graduated from my first degree, I couldn't find a job so I worked at the coffee shop that I worked at while I was in school. Well, guess who I met there? My husband! So if it weren't for that job I wouldn't have my husband or my 3 kids! Also, one of my customers noticed how hard working I was and hired me to work in my first 'real' job in my field! So, I agree, do your best at whatever you're doing, you never know what will happen!
Thank you for sharing your story Shannon! You never know who you will meet or what doors will open for you on any given day so it's a great idea to give everything you do your absolute best.
On Facebook, Alicia writes:
You have helped me think of my wardrobe as a garden to be cultivated and pruned until there are no weeds!
Alicia, I adore that analogy! Thank you for your comment.
Question of the Week
Many people asked about the music in my ten-item wardrobe video. It is a piece called "Beautiful Emotional Piano". I download my copyright-free music to use in my videos from AudioMicro. If you are ever curious about features in a video (such as music, etc.), always look in the info box below the YouTube video, where it will be listed.
Good morning Jennifer,
I just wanted to stop by and say I'm so excited about your upcoming book and can't wait to read what all you have to say on the subject of poise!
I also wanted to share a movie recommendation with you and the D.C. community here. I was recently on a long flight and as I was scrolling through the in-flight movie options I stumbled across a 2015 French film called Un peu, beaucoup, aveuglément (Blind Date). This quirky romantic comedy had me laughing out loud on my flight and reminded me a bit of Amelie (which I know you love). Its a sweet romantic film that I know other daily connoisseurs will love. Plus, it is devoid of the sexual vulgarity that we have come to expect from the majority of our American romantic comedies.
Thank you for this recommendation Megan!
This week I would love to hear from you. What are your thoughts on the talk-through? How is your ten-item wardrobe coming along?
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