My August calendar is quickly filling up with blog conferences, dinner dates, and trade shows and it’s hard not to want to buy a new outfit for every occasion. Instead I’ll be investing in and replenishing my wardrobe basics: a few solid pieces that can be worn myriad ways. Case in point:
Madewell blazer (a must on my wishlist for fall) // J.Crew t-shirt

The blazer would work just as well with my go-to skinny jeans and the skirt would be adorable with a classic blue oxford tucked in. And yes, this is the way I justify all my purchases 😉 Do you shop the same way I do?!

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  1. That looks like my kind of outfit! Last week I mentioned I added you to my blogroll – I just noticed it never showed up for show reason, so I have done it again & it’s up & running! I always find your posts inspiring.
    Melissah from Scrapbook

  2. I definitely shop the same way! Really, any justification will do 🙂 I would wear those flats absolutely everywhere! The great thing about colorful accessories is that they really do go with a million outfits, depending on how bright you want to be. Love it!

  3. When I use to go shopping with mom in tow, she’d always tell me I should be buying outfits, not pieces. I shop exactly like you though and try to think of as many outfits as possible before I leave the store with an item!