My Wardrobe Staple



I love dresses… simple as that.

If I could wear a dress every single day I would (apart from when I’m wearing a hoodie and sweats). I think they look smart and classy and they’re a great staple to have in your wardrobe. Recently I’ve been trying to morph my wardrobe into a capsule wardrobe, so I’m only buying well made pieces that can get a lot of use.

I saw this black and white striped dress at Joe Fresh and I knew I needed to get it. When I looked at the price tag and saw that it was $5 it was a done deal. Thankfully the dress fit me perfectly so I bought it.


This timeless dress can be wore so many different ways, and that is why I love it so much. It’s the perfect fall dress because of the length of the hem and the longer sleeves. It looks great with a pair of boots or a colourful shoe. It could also work as a summer dress with a cute pair of sandals.


You can class it up with a blazer, or wear it down with a scarf. I am obsessed with it and I think this dress will be my go to dress for a long time.

Plus… the fabric feels so sturdy on me that I know it will last as well, and that’s what a capsule wardrobe is all about!

What’s your one staple item in your wardrobe?

Simplicity is the ultimate form of sophistication.

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    November 9, 2015 at 7:42 am

    I love dresses too but mine always seem to need ironing!!! I’ve been looking at dresses exactly like you have on, but certainly not for $5. I think I’ll definitely get one this week.

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      November 10, 2015 at 7:31 pm

      It was on sale! I was just as blown away as you are haha. It’s a great piece to have! Let me know if you end up getting one ๐Ÿ™‚

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    Natalie Marie Collins
    November 9, 2015 at 4:08 pm

    Love this dress! Especially with the red shoes. You look fabulous in it!

    I started switching to a capsule wardrobe this summer and found that not only do I love what I wear, but it has changed the way I think about literally everything. Do I love it? No – out it goes! I’ve been applying this to the rest of my house and my business.

    The capsule wardrobe has been a game changer for me.

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      November 10, 2015 at 7:31 pm

      That’s exactly what I’m trying to do! I just have a hard time getting rid of sweaters and hoodies haah.

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    November 9, 2015 at 4:10 pm

    One of my favorite dresses is a black and white stripe, too! So timeless, classic and goes with anything.

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    November 9, 2015 at 4:15 pm

    That is such a pretty dress!!! <3 I wish I could wear dresses more but since I'm nursing my son still it's hard! Once he's weaned you better believe I'll be back in dresses all the time! <3

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    November 9, 2015 at 5:05 pm

    What a cute dress! I love how it’s simple but still makes a statement. My staple item would have to be jeans. My love for denim has no bounds!
    Love your blog!

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      November 10, 2015 at 7:30 pm

      Thanks Haley! I also love a good pair of jeans ox

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    Leslie Soto
    November 9, 2015 at 5:21 pm

    That dress looks very cute and comfy! I love it. I can imagine how many ways you can accessorize and dress it up or down.

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    November 9, 2015 at 5:36 pm

    I love it! Black and white stripes are so perfect and you can change up the style.

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    Shann Eva
    November 9, 2015 at 7:03 pm

    What an awesome dress! And you can’t beat that price! I also love dresses and wear them all the time. Thanks for sharing this cute one.

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    November 10, 2015 at 12:20 am

    Five dollars? Seriously??!!

    May I confess, though, that I am eyeballing those red shoes…

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      November 10, 2015 at 7:29 pm

      It was on sale! The shoes were my college graduation shoes. I’ll be honest, they’re from Walmart!

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    Jessie Marie
    November 10, 2015 at 12:33 am

    I’m all about some stripes! Love the dress and what a bargain!

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    The Oracle
    November 10, 2015 at 1:41 am

    Awesome! I have a dress like that too. I’d say my staple is my tree necklace.

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    Joscelyn | Wifemamafoodie
    November 10, 2015 at 2:00 am

    Love it! The pop of red with the black and white looks fabulous too! I can’t believe you found it for so little.. what a great buy!

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    Kristina Padgett
    November 10, 2015 at 2:12 am

    I loved this striped dress on you! ๐Ÿ™‚

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    November 10, 2015 at 2:58 am

    I love this dress!
    It’s so classy and classic.

    xoxo, Jenny

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    November 10, 2015 at 8:01 am

    Love this dress! Whilst I’m not much of a dress wearer (give me jeans any day!), I am a BIG fan of stripes, so this is right up my street!

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    November 11, 2015 at 5:09 am

    Such a cute dress! I can see why you love it.

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