Back to Basics

Fall is in the air here in Brooklyn and it's got me thinking .. what will my uniform be this year? I rarely deviate from jeans, t-shirt, and booties, but this year I'm upping the ante with some well-made basics that will see me through November. 

A hat just makes everything cooler, and I've been pining over one from Janessa Leone for a few years now. Rather than buying a couple of $40 hats throughout the season, this one will be the hat. Rationalizing! 

Ah, this J.Crew blouse with it's Ulla Johnson styling meets Gap price.. how could you say no? 

Zara has been killing it in the denim department lately with their "REAL" vintage denim collection. No stretch, high rises and great washes (and under $50 price tag).. you'll be like RE/DONE who??

And I think my hunt for the perfect black leather Chelsea boot may have ended...

1. Cigar band ring- Vrai & Oro (cheaper version here); 2. Hat- Janessa Leone (cheaper options here and here); 3. Eyelet blouse- J. Crew (cheaper options here and here); 4. Hi-Rise jeans- Zara (more options here and here); 5. Chelsea boots- Raye (more options here and here)