1.22.2010

Staple Pieces & My indian feather tee





For the past month or two I've casually searched the thrift stores for basic staple pieces that could be used time and time again in my closet remixes. When I say staple pieces, I'm including the very important little black dress, several different solid colored skirts (black, khaki, denim), and maybe even a romper or two. Of course my bargain store nature has kept me from spending too much money on anything just yet, but I'm starting to think it would be worth the investment if I intent to wear them a lot. I know Modcloth and Urban Outfitters would probably have the pieces that I'm dreaming of, but I think I'm going to do some shopping around before I make a final decision. And even though the quality's as cheap as the price, I bought this Miley Cyrus skirt from Wal-Mart as a temporary fix. The elastic waistband sorta folds up and looks like weird stomach rolls, but it's hardly even noticeable when I pair with a belt. I'll use those rolls as motivation to save up for something of a much preferred quality.

Do you have a favorite staple piece?

BCBG Indian Sequin Tee: Saver's $4
Skirt: Miley Cyrus for Wal-Mart $14
Sheer Heart Tights: Tabio $14
Vintage Shoes: Goodwill $3
Scarf: Hem from old dress

18 comments:

Claradevi said...

Oh gorgeous! I love this paired outfit - it's simple and classic, yet so neat and pretty in the same time!
I agree, if you intend to wear them often then it would be a good investment. I also have similar black skirt as one of my forever-staple,that's why I adore your piece so much.
Have a great day there, sunshine!

Lara said...

Hehe. I love Miley Cyrus for Walmart! Its a bit too young for me but some of the stuff is so darned cute!

The Owl's Closet said...

i love this outfit! the tee is so cute:) my favorite staple other than denims are definitely my black skirt:) have a great weekend!

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Chelsea said...

I love this! It is so casual and fun. Those tights are great too. I'd love a pair like that, but I would tear a hole in them as soon as I put them on, I'm pretty sure.

Rosie said...

I also sort of love the Miley Cyrus collection for Wal-mart. I got the cutest ruffled shirt. These are great! The third picture of you is stunning!

jayne said...

I love your t-shirt!

M. said...

I would never guess thats from the Miley line, it looks good on you! It's a good temp for a great skirt

lovelove, M.
http://marissaexplains.blogspot.com

LyddieGal said...

My black cardigan gets more use than anything else in my closet, and surprisingly, it came from forever 21! It's been going strong for over two years, which somehow feels impressive, considering the typical lifespan of an F21 item.

Love your heart tights, they are so cute!

Delightfully Tacky said...

I want your whole outfit on me right now. Okay, maybe not right now, because I'm about to go to bed, but ... tomorrow. It's perfection!

Sher said...

You look great in your monochrome outfit! I definitely need to shop for more staple items:)

Gracie. said...

I love your shirt! x

Jen said...

i love your indian feather tee paired with those dotted tights. what gorgeous pictures (as usual) :)my staple pieces are usually most comfortable basics. i get so lazy haha.

i remember trying on that miley cyrus skirt. i was actually surprised at her collection at wal-mart...it wasn't too bad :)

Violet Folklore said...

I have seen these adorable tights, or some very similar to them, on every blog lately! They are just perfect.
And you my dear are just beautiful. Lovely photos.
I don't think that I do have too many staples. I rotate through newly acquired favorites too quickly for that.

Clare said...

Stunning pictures, as always, and that tee is so fun!

D. said...

I love the last picture for some reason. I've been wanting to do some bottom half photos like this. They seem so accidental. I love it.

The Perfect Stranger said...

Amaziiing Pictures And Gorgeous Outfiit:)

Valencia Lia said...

Beautiful beautiful photos Starr!!

Ohhhh if I ever got the chance,I would love to photograph you too :) And I really do love the tee and the simple skirt you paired with heart tights,so darling!

Is that a jacket you're holding on your hand,it looks so gorgeous! Do wear it on sometime to show us all.

Annie, Time Enough for Drums said...

I think my favorite staple might be my black Steve Madden riding boots. You look so cute here! Love this ensemble. Annie.