the basics . . . now’s the time | bonus: cfda red carpet best dressed

whew! just starting to recover from tax season and paying for the 7 millions summer camp fees. and so, now, it’s time to return focus to the thoughtful collection of basics for the wardrobe.  the best way to build a wardrobe is with quality. the best time to buy quality is right now . . . when the spring sales are in full swing and when 1/2 price is the name of the game. to obtain true success here, it is so important not to fall prey to trendy pieces at 1/2 price — that’s a budget and wardrobe killer. before you go shopping, assess your wardrobe . . .

ask yourself . . . do i have a good jean skirt?  do i have a good white cotton blouse for summer? how about my denim shirt – what is it looking like these days?  how does it fit?  do i have a great pair of bermuda shorts?  what are my go-to sandals looking like these days?  what does my best black blazer look like — and fit like these days?  is it nubby at the cuffs? is it too tight?  has it grown threadbare from too many trips to the dry cleaners? do i have a great pair of black pants?  do i have a great belt to wear with everything “summer” in my wardrobe?  what does my go-to white cotton tank look like?  are the pits stained? how about my bathing suit?  is it yellowed or stretched out? do I have a great looking winter coat?

once you have figured out what you have the greatest need of, you will be less tempted by trends and more focused on a real and identified goal. word.

good luck!!!

xo,
cg



cfda red carpet best dressed . . . 

the cfda awards were last night and the red carpet did not disappoint.  below, my picks for best dressed . . .

photos courtesy of eonline.com

natasha-poly-cfda-red-carpet-2015-stylebriefs

natasha poly.  (killed it in kors.  my vote for bd, hands down).

jessica-hart-cfda-red-carpet-2015-stylebriefs

jessica hart (lwd.  love).

jemima-kirke-cfda-red-carpet-2015-stylebriefs

jemima kirke

karlie-kloss-cfda-red-carpet-2015-stylebriefs

karlie kloss (that hair, though).

tory-burch-cfda-red-carpet-2015-stylebriefs

tory burch

vanessa-hudgens-cfda-red-carpet-2015-stylebriefs

vanessa hudgens

gigi-hadid-cfda-red-carpet-2015-stylebriefs

gigi hadid (smokin’).

janelle-monai-cfda-red-carpet-2015-stylebriefs

jonelle monai

michelle-moynahan-cfda-red-carpet-2015-stylebriefs

michelle moynahan (perfection).

diane-kruger-cfda-red-carpet-2015-stylebriefs

diane kruger

katie-holmes-cfda-red-carpet-2015-stylebriefs

 katie holmes

diane-von-furtenburg-cfda-red-carpet-2015-stylebriefs

dvf

tell us what you think!!!