I just adore Courtney's classic, effortless style in both interior design.........
She's a true beauty inside and out, and I feel honored to call her a friend! As you have gathered from the above photos, she most definitely knows what's up in the world of all things stylish- so I'll let her take it from here!
I'm so excited to be hanging out here at Our Fifth House. Carmel never ceases to amaze me with her beautiful home, impeccable taste, and sweet manner. We all know Carmel has it going on fashion wise but I am thrilled to be sharing some of my favorite pieces with you. I am the first one to shop a great sale and keep a few trendy pieces in rotation at all times. But there are some investments that stand the test of time. Maybe it's the preppy vibe that runs through my wardrobe, but I certainly find that the following items could be considered classic and timeless.
I love the simplicity of a simple striped dress. It works well dressed up or dressed down and lends itself to a great statement necklace. If you spend a little more on a classic dress, it's easy to add a trendy inexpensive piece of jewelry to the look. Likewise, the red blazer never goes out of style. You can toss it over a black dress or pair it with an old well loved pair of jeans. A huge staple in my wardrobe is the scarf. A plaid is timeless and looks great with anything. I am also a huge fan of the black rain boot. With all of the darling trendy boot liners, you can instantly update the look without spending a fortune. While the skinny jean may come and go, a well fitting jean looks great under a boot or worn with a sexy heel. That brings me to the nude heel. I have always loved this shoe. It let's our outfit shine and makes the leg look even longer. And lastly, a classic handbag is key. I literally carry the same one almost all year long. If you keep it neutral with pretty detail it will go with anything you own.
I tried to find a save and splurge option for each of these classic looks. While I think any of these are worth splurging a bit, it's not always possible and there are plenty of darling options out there.
Okay is it just me, or do you all feel like you need to buy all 7 of those items - like right now?! How is it even possible that I don't already own a red blazer?! And, how fabulous is that striped dress? Such a fun look in place of the basic little black dress. Thanks so much Courtney!