Lookbook: Back to Basics

I did not realize that I was wearing head to toe Vince until I sat down to write this lookbook.  While I think $5 tank tops from Forever 21 are totally acceptable, you also need to invest in a few basics that you know will last you a long time and Vince is my favorite brand for that.  I was going for a no frills look that day, as you can see a rare day with totally straight hair!  The vintage necklace is my newest find that added just the right touch to a very basic outfit.

What I’m Wearing
Sweater: Vince
Tank: Vince
Jeans: Vince
Boots: Roberto del Carlo
Necklace: Vintage
Bracelet: Vintage and J Crew (the two middle ones)
Rings: Jewelmint (the heart) and Good Charma


I also got this Vince striped sweater and I loooove it.  Perfect drapey-ness and so soft. Adore the look of the uneven hem sweater will have to go to Nordstrom and try it on to see how it looks on.

All my Vince jeans are all really soft and comfy. I often wear them on the plane, they are my comfiest jeans.  I’m loving the color of these jeans and these dark rinse jeans are great and on sale.

I contemplated getting these DVF boots before I got mine.  They are really cute!  Or I’m loving these flat over the knee boots (great price too!) or these wedge over the knee boots are fantastic. I love the color.

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  • PetiteLittleGirl
    March 8, 2011 at 1:18 pm

    I love your straight hair. Although you don't like your short hair but it'll grow back in no time. This is such a cute and comfy outfit for the weekend. Thanks for sharing!

  • amy
    March 8, 2011 at 1:33 pm

    Your one vintage bracelet looks a lot like the Cartier Love Bracelet! That necklace was a great find. Lovely outfit as usual!

  • Christina
    March 8, 2011 at 2:08 pm

    That necklace is such a great find! I love that see through top. It is quite a fun departure for you!

  • curls-and-pearls
    March 8, 2011 at 2:20 pm

    Love this outfit, so easy to wear and put together!

  • agnes-in-wonderland
    March 8, 2011 at 2:37 pm

    Great outfit. I like these quite dark colours and the necklace is beautiful 😉

  • Hannah @ The New Black
    March 8, 2011 at 3:26 pm

    That LOVE ring is too cute! I just clicked over and it's on back order…of course!

  • Shen Dove
    March 8, 2011 at 3:35 pm

    Love your boots! This look is so effortless and stylish.

  • IrresistibleIcing.com
    March 8, 2011 at 3:56 pm

    I love the necklace! I included it in this weeks Irresistible Eye Candy on my blog!


  • J.
    March 8, 2011 at 4:21 pm

    So chic! I agree with you, the basics are almost always something I spend more money on but they are so worth it because they'll last forever!

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  • CessOviedo
    March 8, 2011 at 4:55 pm

    Necklace is so pretty, vintage pieces are always so unique, love your hair like this, don't remember ever seeing it that straight before, love it!

    <3 Cess O.

  • Emily
    March 8, 2011 at 4:56 pm

    Vince is fantastic for basics! I love their sweaters and jackets! I haven't tried their jeans but after seeing them in several of your look books I really want to go try some on! I also love you how mixed metals with your accessories-it looks great!

  • taryn
    March 8, 2011 at 5:05 pm

    LOVE this look! *swoon

  • Meg
    March 8, 2011 at 5:22 pm

    I absolutely adore the 'love' and heart rings! Totally loving everything about this look. 🙂

  • Youa
    March 8, 2011 at 6:03 pm

    i have the same exact over the knee boots but mine are black. 🙂

  • Katie
    March 8, 2011 at 6:26 pm

    Investment basics last so much longer!

  • Lisa
    March 8, 2011 at 6:38 pm

    love this look totally urban street chic! i know what you mean about basic t-shirts from forever and h&m… it costs $5 bucks.. but it only lasts for one or two wears!! ::wahhh::

  • kimmie
    March 8, 2011 at 7:20 pm

    Where do you get all your vintage jewelery? I love them!! 🙂

  • House of Hemingway
    March 8, 2011 at 7:41 pm

    You look so different with no frills! 😀
    Either way, you always look great. How's the hair adjustment coming along? I doubt there's something that you can't make look great, so stop worrying girl!


  • WendyB
    March 8, 2011 at 9:11 pm

    Those boots! Love them.

  • Empee
    March 9, 2011 at 1:01 am

    I adore that watch! It's that rose gold and a Rolex!?

  • MizzJ
    March 9, 2011 at 1:24 am

    You look good with straight hair! More mature and grounded.

  • Looms, Lids, and layers
    March 9, 2011 at 2:28 am

    I love the boots and the jewelry! Glad I have you on my blogroll!!

  • Tanya @ Dans le Townhouse
    March 9, 2011 at 3:14 am

    Such a cute and comfy looking outfit!

  • Fashion to Go
    March 9, 2011 at 3:29 am

    Really love your style girl! Going to follow 🙂

  • Really Petite
    March 9, 2011 at 4:54 am

    This outfit is so adorable- those boots are so HOT on you:) And loving the vintage necklace:)

  • Mitzi
    March 9, 2011 at 8:18 am

    basics are the best things!

  • Style by Buett
    March 9, 2011 at 2:43 pm

    i love all your jewelery….

  • iamstylish
    March 9, 2011 at 4:20 pm

    @kimmie my favorite place is Pacific Galleries in SoDo. I can spend hours in that place! There's also a few places in Georgetown that I go to as well.

  • iamstylish
    March 9, 2011 at 4:20 pm

    @Empee Good eye! Yes it is! 🙂

  • Kayla
    March 9, 2011 at 6:29 pm

    I love this outfit. Simple, sexy and perfect. I think the necklace is my favorite part.

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  • joyce
    March 10, 2011 at 12:53 am

    I love your straight hair! You should wear it like that more often!

  • featherfactor
    March 10, 2011 at 5:30 am

    I love Vince, they make some of my favorite basics and I love their alpaca sweaters. Beautiful jewelry choices as well.


  • Ida
    March 10, 2011 at 5:45 am

    That's a great outfit on you! Tops like that would make me look fat, though, I fear!

  • Cara
    March 10, 2011 at 4:42 pm

    Love the watch and bracelets! Looks fabulous
    xo Cara

  • Gina
    March 10, 2011 at 7:47 pm

    Ooh, sexy outfit! Also, I'm madly in love with that necklace.

  • Saba
    March 11, 2011 at 4:31 am

    love it..it's casual but still really cute!


  • Lily Gray
    March 13, 2011 at 10:12 pm

    Love the Vince top. Vince is great, nice casual basics ! The watch is super fab too ! Love me some rose gold 🙂