Tuesday, January 31, 2012

MVP

In this outfit:
Cardigan: J.Crew Factory ($24)
Sweater top: Urban Outfitters (swapped)
Skirt: Urban Outfitters ($20 old)
Tights: AA Super Opaque ($20 ish)
Shoes: Vintage, flea market ($10)
Coat: J.Crew (last year)
Belt: Dior, thrifted ($2)
Franklin Necklace: "Dream Bigger" c/o Jess LC

This skirt was one of those purchases that I hemmed and hawed over while at the store, was it too basic? Would I wear it often enough? I ended up buying it, and since then I've worn this little blue skirt more times than I can count. It's one of those Most Valuable Purchases (I know, I know) that gets worn more than anything else in my closet. I've been thinking of those staple pieces lately, a concept that's a little difficult for me, since personally, I think my style is all over the place. But these versatile items are important to have, a good foundation for an easy outfit.

Do you have a wardrobe MVP?

P.S. Thank you all so much for the birthday wishes! xo

31 comments:

Brigita said...

Uff, LOVE that coat! And the color combo you have made is pretty darn cute. Just as the bees :)

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xx Brigita

chantilly said...

i LOVE it when you buy something, and it turns into an mvp. i strive for all purchases to be like that, although no one can be perfect :)

anyway, i'm so glad you get so much mileage out of that skirt, because it does look great on you :)

Kitsune-kun said...

love everything about this outfit! those shoes are perfect! those little bees are the perfect detail! those tights are such a pretty shade!

Jessica said...

i really love the colours in this outfit, and that skirt is really perfect - i wish i had more MPVs!

ilene @ muchloveilly said...

love the sweater and oxfords! cute!

Steffys Pros and Cons said...

i love the cut of your skirt! ive been searching for one similar in pastel ;)

<3 steffy
Steffys Pros and Cons

Hanna said...

Please, Julie, tell me, how do you do that? Most of the time you wear pretty basic outfits, but still they look so cute and special. You actually own my dream closet.

Have a good week!

Shannon said...

Really lovely look, and I really love that necklace.

http://shannonhearts.blogspot.com

luc said...

I love that skirt and the colour of those tights is gorgeous!
and also, that sweater looked so familiar and then I realised that Spencer from PLL wore it in yesterday's episode :)

Amy said...

That is ONE great top!!

hello DODO said...

This is so cute :o)

GIRL AND CLOSET said...

Julie - I adore that shape of skirt, great to see that you bought it. It's a fabulous addition to any closet!! And oh my goodness, the little bee's on your sweater are so cute. Not to mention, your colour palettes are always perfection. Hope your day is fantastic & happy belated!! xo veronika

ps - thank you so much for your comment, sweet lady! :)

Lauren said...

I have something of an irrational dislike of bees, but even I'm won over by their cuteness on that cardigan. Lovely as always!

Allison Young said...

i love your jcrew cardigan!! it was such a great deal too.

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Dawn said...

Julie, your style is not all over the place like you have stated...it is cohesive and gorgeous. I love that about you. Great skirt...like an old friend you know you can count on. Dawn Suitcase Vignettes

niki said...

LOVE this outfit. so simple and classic
~niki <3
http://nikiisyoungandimmortal.blogspot.com/

Melis said...

that swapping thing sounds really interesting. i'd love to do that with you. how can i get involved?

Vanessa said...

Love this color combination! The cardigan is especially amazing

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Rae Veda said...

You look darling. I love your hair it's just so pretty. xo, rv

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Sweet Harvest Moon said...

Love the skirt! Looks lovely

A Daily Vignette said...

My MVP is definitely my black wool winter coat! I splurged and bought myself a nice one when I lived in France and it has been a staple of my winter wardrobe for the past five years. Also, a good pair of shoes--my nice hiking boots are completely un-glamorous but a critical part of my outdoor gear, plus I've worn my black calf-high boots innumerable times.

HollyDolly said...

Which swap did you get that sweater at? If it was at one of the last couple of Boston swaps, it may have been mine! Haha, I definitely swapped that exact same one at some point.

rebelrousher said...

Cute outfit! I love the skirt and maroon tights :)

xx
Kat
rebelrousher.blogspot.com

Jamie Rose said...

These colors are all fantastic together! I love your cute little pleated skirt too. And those shoes are awesome.

Robyn said...

Your sweater has tiny bees on it! Kate spade made a bee print blouse a few years ago that still haunts me. I am super cheap (aka broke. aka awesome), and could never bring myself to buy the epic bee print blouse. Who knew J crew had an affordable alternative. Don't be alarmed if I go hunting for the same piece.

curious constellation said...

I have quite a few MVP's in my closet. I have this little cardigan that I've been wearing non-stop lately.

Kultur und Stil said...

lovely outfit, the necklace is so beautiful! and the skirt was a good buy, definitely!
my MVP are a black skirt (i absolutely love it) and my trench coat from massimo dutti, I already have it for two years now and I love love love it!
xxx Anita

Tess said...

Love it all! I love the colors. They're some of my favorites.

jamie cassell said...

this might be one of my favorite outfits!

Hazardous Area said...

Cute skirt:)
www.thehazardousarea.blogspot.com
xx

Seeking Style said...

I love the shape of the skirt; it was definitely a good buy! My Gap jeggings are probably my MVP.. wear them all weekend long (no jeans at work)!

xo Jennifer

http://seekingstyleblog.wordpress.com

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