CLASSIC WARDROBE PIECES

A wardrobe full of classic pieces and basics, makes for effortless dressing. Invest in these essentials to ensure you get the most longevity per garment. When shopping for classic wardrobe pieces take into consideration an items cost per wear.

Cost per wear refers to its cost in relation to how many times a piece is worn. Classic wardrobe staples with high price tags that are worn year after year, often have conservative cost per wear.

For example, let’s say I bought a timeless wool trench coat for $200 that I wore 3 times a week for six months. The cost per wear would be $2.78. My dad would be asking me to ‘show my work’, so here it is: 12 wears a month for 6 months is 72 wears. $200 divided 72 wears equals $2.77777778. When you break down your investment purchases in these terms, it makes sense to invest in classic durable wardrobe pieces, does it not?

Do yourself a favor and validate your investment pieces in terms of cost per wear. Do they still look amazing? Are they being utilized?

If you answered yes to these questions, chances are those wardrobe essentials are made of quality fabrics that are worth every penny. Bravo for taking care of your clothes and investing in classic pieces, Queen!

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brunch with mimosas

Brunch Time

I’m a boujee B who enjoys a mimosa at brunch. There I said it. If this sounds like you, then pull up a chair (or in my case stand round the island because I can’t sit down) with me and my brunch bunch. Juicy food and conversation welcome!

So what is the trick to having ZERO melt downs before an early brunch? Do as much as you can in advance. Finalize the menu at least a week before the party, grocery shop 3-5 days before, set out platters, glassware, plates, etc days in advance. Doing these tasks in advance takes the edge off of the chaos. For more planning tips, check out my Thanksgiving Feast Prep blog post.

brunch with mimosas

Say your brunch is at 10:30, then most certainly you need to make many dishes the evening before. One of the only things I cook on brunch day is scrambled eggs. Mostly everything else is made the day before, except the scones. I made that dough a week ago and tucked it in the deep freeze then baked them the morning of the party. But that’s how you have to do it so you don’t lose your mind. Be that hostess who embodies easy breezy beautiful at the party. And remember, have fun in the kitchen, Queens!

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Sneaker Outfits

I’ve coined a phrase for pieces whose function is solely to LOOK GOOD. That acronym is F.L.O. (For Looks Only). These things are the bomb dot com, but serve me little on the functionality scale. I will not be running marathons in any of these sneakers. Nor have any stepped foot in a gym, no matter, because their purpose is to FLO!

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