2 New Staples

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To avoid aimless buying when the stores are bursting with newness at the start of a season, I try to make a list of things that I really feel are missing from my wardrobe. You know, to keep me focused. Sometimes it even works.

This fall, 2 of the things on my list were a light chambray shirt and skinny black pants. The chambray was easy, but for some reason black pants were really hard. I wanted a pair that I could wear to work (once I have one of those job things again), so not jeans. But I also wanted to wear them more casually with flats, so not too long. But that means they needed to have a nice slim fit without being too tight, so not leggings. You see how this got hard? Finally I found these from Ann Taylor and they’re about as close to perfect as I could find! I haven’t washed them yet so we’ll see how they hold up.

What on your shopping list is stumping you right now?

Shirt // Pants (on sale) // Necklace* // similar Shoes // similar Bag (on sale) // Bracelet

*Necklace provided courtesy of Max & Chloe.

Wardrobe Workhorse: Leopard Loafers

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I had a request a while back for a post on the top 5 (or 10 or whatever) things every woman should have in her closet. I never did it because I felt like those lists have been done over and over and most of them are the same (classic trench! black pumps! earth shattering ideas!).

But the other day when I wore the Cole Haan leopard loafers I bought last summer, I started thinking about how glad I was I got them because I’ve worn them so many times over the past year.

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Most “must have” lists probably don’t include leopard loafers, but they’ve nonetheless been a staple for me! Basics are great and all, but I for one think it’s those unique, unexpected pieces that will make you stand out and look awesome every time you wear them.

So I’m officially starting the Sarah’s Wardrobe Workhorse series, and leopard loafers are first on the list! If you have an inkling to add some to your closet, I have some great options for you below.

Leopard Loafers

Shop here:  1. Sam Edelman // 2. Steve Madden // 3. Marais USA //

4. Minnetonka // 5. Truth or Dare by Madonna