I have decided that the new year is the perfect time to begin updating my wardrobe. While there are some that will swear that I have been dressing like a kindergarten teacher since high school, I feel like my wardrobe is currently more "high school student slouch" than young professional. And that needs to change.
Over the past couple of years I have been acquiring new bits and pieces here and there, but I want to get serious with what I have and what I need and getting rid of the stuff that is simply taking up space! I got a good start at Christmas this year, but there are still some things I need.
Khakis - plain old khaki pants that I can wear anywhere with anything. CJ Banks has been letting me down, but I'm still hopeful I can find some there because I really love the way their pants fit me!
Black dress pants - I have one pair that I'm not digging and don't really wear, so I need some I'll actually get out of the closet!
Denim jacket - preferable something a little feminine. There are a couple on the Dress Barn website that have my attention, but I will need to see them in person and try them on. I'm also open to other suggestions.
Sturdy cardigan - My friend Betsy has one that I have coveted for years but have never been able to find something like it. I don't want something super-thin and clingy, but something that will be a good go-to for a long time! I have found two from Lands End that aren't exactly what I want, but may be what I end up with because they're pretty close!
Shells/Tanks/Tees in lots of colors - Preferably something that is not super fitted/clingy but that is knit and has a little movement to it.
White button down - I know this is one of those things that every person needs, but I simply don't have it because I have yet to find one that fits comfortably and looks nice on me! Perhaps I need to shift simply to a nice white blouse?
No, I don't have a basic little black dress and no I don't want a basic little black dress. I know they're a classic, timeless staple, but my body is so odd right now that dresses in general don't fit me correctly! I have a good black skirt (part of a suit) and that is doing me for now!
And of course please feel free to let me in on any things you know of that I need and aren't on my list!