Thursday, February 19, 2009

Tim Gunn has Passion for Fashion

I am a fan of Tim Gunn. That being said I like his show Tim Gunn's Guide to Style. I like the idea of having great basics to build a wardrobe on. I have been working on building the basics in my wardrobe.

Tim's Ten Items Every Woman Should Have:
• Basic black dress
• Trench coat
• Classic dress pants
• Classic white shirt
• Skirt
• Blazer
• Day dress
• Cashmere sweater
• Jeans
• A comfortable alternative to a sweatsuit

In the past couple weeks, I have added a day dress, a couple pencil skirts, a little black dress, and a cashmere sweater to my wardrobe. I was missing more than half of this list of what Tim Gunn (I agree) thinks are good basics to have. Thank you Tim for opening my eyes. Since I have a black trench coat, some dress pants, a white shirt, a blazer, and some jeans I think I am doing well now. I am not really a sweatsuit person so I must have an alternative already. Does that mean that I am well dressed? Probably not but I think I am well on my way to being happy with my wardrobe. I definetly haven't had many I have nothing to wear days.

My sister in law did open my eyes to the fact that although I have great clothes for everyday and for work, I do NOT have the proper club attire. Jess, we will need to fix this problem PRONTO!

Lately I have been thinking about the point in the show where they ask the person to pull their five must have, can't live without items out of their closet. They are supposed to pick items that make them happy, that make them smile. I don't really know what I would pick for this? I am sure that at least some of my jeans would make the cut. But what else would I pick? Could I pick as many as five? Could I pick as few as five if I changed how I look at it? I would want these five items to be so fabulous I almost wouldn't want to wear them. I would want them to be so fabulous that I would want to hang them in the living room to stare at all the time. Do I have anything that reaches that status? Do I own too many clothes that I don't love any of what I have? Are my standards to high to pick five? Are they too low when I purchase things?

What do you think?
Do you have five FAVORITE items?
What are they?


Jess said...

As for the club attire, you do just fine and really, how often do you go to the club so no worries!
I think I have two things that I really enjoy that makes me happy in my closet.....sad. It's that jacket that I picked up last time I was with you and the dress that you gave me, I need to find a place to wear that to! Maybe if I lose ten lbs then the number will rise!

MizzJ said...

Hmm usually my newest items become my favourite items of the moment lol, and those would be my black & white striped AE sweater, my new cut-out booties, my pleather black mini-skirt, my boyfriend cardigan, my white tanks for layering, and my black patent croc Nygard tote!

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