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After a number of months of being on a clothes shopping ban, I recently added a few new pieces to my wardrobe. I took a step back because I didn't really need anything and I decided that I would only add classic, versatile pieces that fill a need in my closet. I think each of these purchases meets that criteria and all three together were less than $100. I actually have some more black clothing now. Yes I realize it's very atypical New Yorker of me to not wear much black.

Other Stories Metallic Silk Blend Blouse
Silk blouses are a staple for me and I love how they can be easily dressed up or down. I was attracted to the shape and cool metallic honeycomb texture of this and the under $30 price tag was pretty attractive too.

Who What Wear x Target Bateau Tee 
Striped tops are my weakness and I was attracted to the substantial weight and shoulder detail of this one. There were actually a few things in the Who What Wear for Target collection that caught my eye but this was the only one I felt like I needed since it replaces another striped top that I had to retire because it's seen better days.

J. Crew Contrast Floral Lace Skirt
I've been wearing midi length skirts since before they became popular in recent years and I'm still in a habit of hoarding them because I don't know how long the trend will last. This a-line scalloped lace skirt is both chic and feminine and I can see myself wearing it for many years to come.

Have you added anything new to your closet recently?

41 comments

Brown Eyed Toast said...

All three of these pieces are such beautiful and classic items! This is inspiring me to buy the same!! <3

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Jackie Harrison said...

Stunning pieces great taste have a lovely weekend.

Lilli said...

Well done Rowena, what gorgeous newins! The skirt is simply amazing and will be so lovely on u! And I do like the striped top a lot, a must-have for spring and so very u!:) Happy weekend dear! xo

Emmylou MW said...

Oh man! I want all of them, Rowena:D Great addition to your wardrobe, or anyone's, really....That skirt. I die!

Anonymous said...

That lace skirt looks nice!

Idu Emeziem said...

Cute skirt. I'm never lucky enough to find great things at JCrew. Looking forward to you styling it here. Enjoy.

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Linda Libra Loca said...

I haven't added anything lately, as all I fit at the moment is resembling a tent more than clothing, but I am looking forward to get some stuff once spring is around.

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Elle Sees said...

nothing new on my end, but i love the pieces you chose. SO pretty.

May Cho said...

If there's a length of skirt I wear the most, it'll have to be midi skirts just because they're the only things appropriate enough to wear to university here. I'm loving the J Crew one you picked up, Rowena!

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This is beautiful! I have fun reading. Happy weekend.

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Stanislava E. said...

I actually had the feeling that you are more into classic and black&white items, but I might have been wrong. The metallic shirt looks interesting, and I think the striped top is a must. Personally I have 2 or 3 in my wardrobe. What really caught my attention is the midi skirt - looks lovely and I'd love to see it on you! Happy Friday, Rowena! xo

Natalia | Fashioned by Love said...

Wonderful additions. I really like the blouse, such a pretty one! x

Shireen L. Platt said...

Oh gosh, that's a lovely little addition to your wardrobe, Rowena! I am a huge fan of stripe too or as I say, "Stripes for Life". LOL!

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Paola Lauretano said...

Wow, amazing new entries... I'm going crazy with your lace skirt!!!
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Anonymous said...

These three items were definitely worth breaking your shopping ban! There are so many outfits that you can create with these clothes.

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Beauty Unearthly said...

Lovely post dear! Have a great weekend! xx

Valerie Price said...

These are all such beautiful pieces! I'm loving the floral lace skirt!

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Maggie Dallospedale said...

This set looks amazing. I really like it Rowena.
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Alicia Mackin said...

OMG that skirt is gorgeous!!! I heard about Who What Wear for Target but did not have a chance to check it out.

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Kim said...

Love the print of that top! I'm currently on a clothes shopping ban myself but I've a feeling it's going to fall apart when spring comes around lol

Margarita Bloom said...

I haven't added anything to my closet lately...darn it all! lol...my lack of funds is killing me right now. I ADORE that skirt and the striped tee!! So girly and pretty. Not sure if I could pull off a midi length though. I tend to go for shorter skater skirt styles.

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Tash Collier said...

I love lace items! :) Adore the skirt!

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Ivana Split said...

I do like what you added to your closet recently. That silk blouse is so pretty...and it would match that gorgeous lace skirt perfectly...and same goes for that striped tee. All of these items are very classic indeed. You made excellent shopping choices.

I don't have much black in my closet either. I tent to gravitate towards colourful clothes, but never say never...who knows maybe one day I will look like a typical New Yorker.

Midnight Cowgirl said...

Fabulous finds! I love that lace skirt :)

sonia de macedo said...

I haven't purchased a single thing this month! Mostly because of travel and being so busy hehehe. I'm pretty disappointed that I didn't do much shopping while in the US, especially to hit up a J.Crew.

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little luxury list said...

What classic pieces! These would totally fit into my closet as well. I love, love the lace skirt!

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sassy said...

That skirt is amazing!! I also love midi skirts & peplum tops and stock up on them

Gabrielle said...

Oh my gosh, the J.Crew lace black skirt is utterly beautiful, what a fantastic choice Rowena!!

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Kelly said...

This lace skirt is beautiful!

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Sybil said...

gorgeous pieces!

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Jane @ anothermommablog.blogspot.com said...

All of them are beautiful and versatile. The lace skirt in midi length is especially lovely; so true, that length is hard to find most days, definitely a good idea to stock up while they're in trend.

Jane said...

I love love that skirt! Gorgeous :)

JOURNAL OF STYLE said...

Such a smart decision, my dear Rowena! Lately I'm feeling like the more I see in the shops the less I need, if that make sense... haha! That's why I'm loving your minimalist classy, timeless pieces. Love your taste, Rowena!

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Kim Alston said...

Rowena, I am lusting over that lace midi skirt! Oh now I want one. I love BLACK with texture. Looks so good! You've given me inspiration!
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homestilo said...

I like all of these pieces- the t-shirt is definitely on my list now.

da ko said...

great finds!

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jessica // creative index said...

Black & white is my all time favorite combo! Love these picks... especially the skirt!!

oomph. said...

i had a huge obsession with stripes a few years back...but with dresses. love this cute little top!

Jenmarie G said...

Oh my! That lace skirt is so pretty! I could totally picture you wearing this. I'm sure you look exquisite!