Thursday, August 11, 2011

The Perfect Ten are the classic pieces that every woman should have in her wardrobe. They will take you from day-to-night and transition from season-to-season. 

1. The Black Pantsuit will give you maximum use because you can wear these pieces separately.  Invest in a quality tailored pantsuit or a black suit jacket with matching skirt or pants. Select one that reflects your style and personality. 

Marc Jacobs Pantsuit
2. The Perfect Pair of Jeans in a dark rinse can be dressed up or down. Choose a pair that fits well and flatters your assets. 

3. Plain Black Pumps that can take you from the office to happy hour are a must-have in your closet. 

4. A White Shirt is always stylish whatever way you wear it. From the basic white-tee, to a tailored collared shirt, a great white shirt is a must have.

5. A "Big" Leather Bag large and sturdy enough to carry your essentials for the office; weekend errands and traveling.

6. The Little Black Dress is a great piece that can be dressed up for that last minute cocktail party or worn casually.
Nicole Miller Satin Dress
7. The Pencil Skirt is a classic piece that flatters every woman's figure in all the right places. When selecting a pencil skirt, the hem should hit about an inch above the knee.

Banana Republic Pencil Skirt (Thrifted)
8. Thomas Burberry designed the first Trench Coat in 1901, as a raincoat for army officers. Since then this raingear has become synonymous with class and style. It is versatile and comes in a variety of fabric and color options. 

9. When you buy a pair of knee high boots, you can be assured that those boots will always be in fashion. Whether you wear your knee high boots with skirts or pants, you'll feel stylish and chic in your boots.

Michael Kors Trench Coat and Knee Boots
10. A Signature Piece that reminds people of you. High heels, a pearl necklace, a short haircut, the list goes on. It should be all you and reflects your personality. My signature piece is my rose gold Michael Kors Watch amd my short haircut.
Michael Kors Rose Gold Watch
Is your wardrobe a perfect ten? What pieces do you need to add?

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  1. I like number 6 it is the perfect black dress very classic looking ideal for Christmas parties, dinner out or even a funeral

  2. Choosing a top 10---I don't know if I could do it. I love yours though!

  3. @lesbelles thanks for the compliments! I got that yellow jacket from a fashion's one of my favorite swap finds.

  4. Really chic!! A refreshing reminder that I need to evaluate my basics in my wardrobe!!  I love my short cut too and that has become my trademark.  Thank you again for the reminders.  Please look me up at  I am new to blogging and you and so many others have been great inspiration!!

  5. @dr_regina you are one stylish lady!!

  6. Yes, I try to evaluate my basics at the beginning of the upcoming season..just to make sure I have everything that I need to avoid the dreaded " I have nothing to wear"... I will head over to your blog to show some #bloggerlove...Thanks for the compliments.

  7. I love your list!! My signature "piece" is my short cut, too. =)  I need to add a few more pairs of boots. I wore the heck out of my black pair last year. I also need some new black pumps and a bunch of brightly colored pencil skirts!

  8. Thanks @babyshopa.. As I writing the post, I realized there are a few pieces that I need to update too...especially some new jeans. I have worn my sevens to shreds..LOL

  9. @goodwill_huntng I see so many beautiful broochs when I'm thrifting...may have to pick up a few to add to my accessories collection.

  10. Definitely all must haves!

    I'm on the market for the perfect white shirt myself...

    Virginie ♥    

  11. Everything you wear becomes magical.
    I just adore that yellow jacket so much.
    I have missd you.

  12. @mattieologie Thanks..I am glad you you enjoyed the post. Yes I was talking about Kim's bag...but subliminally her hair and body is inspirational too..LOL  Thanks for the heads up about my MK watch..I got my eyes on you doll. I will check out your post too!!

  13. Yes this list is a great foundation for your fall wardrobe. Good luck on your quest for the perfect white shirt.

  14. les Beaux et les BellesSeptember 19, 2012 at 3:37 AM

    That yellow jacket is amaaazing! Only you could pull it off!! Such unique style, and it looks great on you! 

  15. Yes I need to add the perfect pair of sunglasses to my list too! 

  16. Great list, and you are absolutely right with everything! I think I have most of those except a big black leather bag...must get!
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  17. Love this post!  Great jacket!  I love that you kept the skirt and top neutral and let the jacket stand out!  Great post!  For me I have to have the perfect classic peacoat (Michigan weather), great oversized handbag, and neutral pumps!  


  18. I love this list! I dont have all of these items, but I am getting there, I think. What I like best is that you included #10, because we are all unique, so our perfect 10 should be, too.

  19. Love the Marc Jacobs suit and his use of the BROOCH! (My new jewelry staple!)


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  20. Great Post!  I agree with all.  I need a new LBD!

  21. Spot on Kay. I have all of these.

  22. Yes! This is a fab post. It has everything a girl needs. Like Kim Kardashian's hair and body. Oh, you were talking about her bag :) 

    Great minds think alike... I created a similar list of the "Essential Eight." Garcia was the inspiration behind this with her Little Black Book of Style. 

    Oh yeah, don't ever wear that Michael Kors watch around me. It will come up missing. LOL.


  23. Oh... I need to add a couple of things to my wardrobe! Love this list :)

    Please come style me at

    much love,

  24. This is a great list! For me, I need the perfect pair of sunglasses. I've had one pair for 3 years now...luckily they're holding up pretty well. When they finally give out on me I'm not sure what I'll do!!