As I was getting dressed for our Sunday evening church service a few days ago, I was rooting around my closet for a crisp, white long sleeve shirt
to wear with this polka dot maxi skirt. To my amazement, I do not own one (anymore…I know I had one)! I had plenty of denim and chambray shirts
, and I know I typically don’t like to wear denim or chambray to church, but I did on Sunday!
I found this polka dot maxi skirt in San Francisco several weeks ago, and it reminded me of this skirt I wore last year. I didn’t get to wear a white shirt (obviously), but that got me thinking.
I should own a white shirt! As I was looking through my closet, I realized I owned several whimsical print tops (like this
, this orange print shirt
, and this floral top
). I’m always a sucker for those crazy J. Crew prints, but every now and then it’s nice to grab a basic item and wear it sans over-the-top flair.
I went back through my closet again on Monday, and I decided to take a little assessment. I’ve been going through my closet all summer and weeding out items, but I decided to write down things I’m missing. Essentials I guess? As much as I like this polka dot maxi skirt, it’s not something I’ll be wearing anytime soon!
My closet is missing:
- A white fitted dress shirt–I like these Brooks Brothers shirts, but I’m going to read some reviews. I do plan to spend some money of a shirt, so I want it to be good quality and long lasting. I also like this Everlane shirt.
- A 3/4 length black shirt–Something similar to this.)
- A nice denim skirt–No rips, no tears, no ruffles, no rhinestones, not floor sweeping, not raggedy, not a-line. This denim skirt has buttons down the front. It’s below the knee, on sale, and an extra 15% off.
- A versatile black dress–I blogged about this ASOS dress. It’s great for church, business, and professional events, but not for everyday teaching. I was able to wear it to my school’s open house in May and to our 8th grade graduation, but I want something flowing and moveable for day time. That’s a big problem for me. Some things are great for work, but not for church! BOO. I really like this LOFT dress, but I’d like to go to the store and check it out. This Everlane dress was recently restocked, and I think this might be a great option.
You’ll have to let me know if you’ve had success finding any of these items. It’d also be good to know if you purchased from a particular brand, and found the garment to not be flattering or of good quality.
I’m wearing a polka dot maxi skirt (similar options below), a denim GAP shirt (similar options here
), and ASOS heels (on sale here
, other colors here