*this post is for inclusion with Rare London’s Favorite Things competition which you can enter here*
As my style and location has changed, matured, and all around grown, there’s always been a handful of items that are consistent. Some are older than time (okay, that’s a slight exaggeration) and some are newer. There’s nothing overly fancy, I am an UnderEmployed Fashionistas afterall, but they all hold some importance to me. Here’s an insight into a few of my favorite things (cue the Sound of Music soundtrack).
1. Luggage Tote
This bag was the carry-on from a luggage set of my parents’, back in the 80s. As a tot, I used it as a “doctor’s bag” in dress up and play pretend. As a teenager, I kept the doctoral theme and used it as storage for my braces and bandages from reoccurring cheerleading injuries. Flash forward to college and I realize it’s a perfect sized carry all! The classic leather has defied the test of time, and I’m hoping it continues to and I can then hand it on to my children.
2. Leather Jacket
My first boyfriend bought me this jacket, during a tough time in my life when I was craving something edgy and new. 6 years later it’s still my most worn jacket. Surprisingly the H&M quality has stood its own test of time and proved sturdy.
3. Pencil Skirt
A newer item to my must-have wardrobe this vintage Moschino skirt was a fabulous price at my old employer, TARI. While it’s slightly too big, the classic silhouette and print has me thinking it will be my favorite for a good long time to come.
4. Cashmere Cardi
Thick, heavy, quality cashmere; this Qi New York sweater, which I won in a Refinery29 giveaway back when they first launched, has proven to be an article I can’t live without. It’s warm and cozy, and perfect for both winter layering and cold summer nights.
5. Ombre Fringe Dress
This dress is a MUST. Trendy ombre and fringe. this Free People dress is perfect as a summer beach cover all, night out on the town, and for token 1920′s era parties. It’s classy with the right amount of edge and fun!
What are a few of your favorite closet staples? Be sure to enter the Rare London competition by April 30th!