Top Ten Basics

The other day I was greatly inspired by the gorgeous Ms. Garance Doré’s blog post about her top ten clothing/make-up/accessories basics.

Because I cannot be brought to decide ten basics in general, I’d like to separate it into two categories: five for Fall/Winter and five for Spring/Summer.

Here goes:

1) Boots (high heels/flats – preferably black)
2) Thick tights to wear with knee-length skirts (in black, grey, and brown)
3) Knee high socks (in all colors)
4) Moisturizer (Daily Moisturizing Lotion is the best for winter)
5) Perfume (Dolce and Gabbana The One L’eau)

1) A chic pair of leather flats/kitten heels (in brown)
2) Flowy skirt with a great design
3) Colorful and bright bikini
4) Sunblock
5) Sunglasses

And necessary for forever: blacker than black mascara and a dusting of blush to make my cheeks rosy and take away the deathly pale color that is currently my skin. Yuck. I need some sunshine!

Now it’s your turn! What are your five basics for fall/winter and spring/summer? I might just have to adopt one of your picks as mine! And don’t just think this is limited to the ladies…I want to hear the guy’s picks too!!!

* Here is a link to her post in English and in French.



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4 responses to “Top Ten Basics

  1. Fall/Winter:
    -a trench coat
    -brown leather boots
    -a huge comfy soft white scarf
    -a cute knee-length winter dress
    -leather gloves

    -a white dress
    -a man’s shirt to wear on your bikini to go to the beach
    -cute leather sandals
    -big sunglasses
    -a cool hat

    And at any time, Labello classic lipstick and a fresh perfume.

    I love reading your blog, it’s so smart and funny, just like you!

  2. Mikaela

    1. cozy sweater
    2. flat tall boots
    3. moisturizer
    4. cute patterned scarf
    5. chapstick

    1. girly dress of some sort, flower print, warm colors
    2. bikini
    3. sunglasses
    4. leather sandals
    5. a smile

  3. Mom

    Oh, this is fun!

    Must have items for winter…
    1. cashmere sweater
    2. black jeans
    3. Uggs (Mikaela is saying ugh! Lise is smiling!)
    4. cashmere scarf
    5. Roche-Posay Nutric moisturizer (lots of it)

    Now, for summer…
    1. starched white cotton shirt
    2. bright blowy skirt
    3. Calleen Cordero sandals
    4. Kate Spade shades
    5. Nutrogena Ultra Sheer Dry Touch sunscreen

    There is a little book called “The Classic Ten” by Nancy MacDonell Smith. Then Tim Gunn did his version with “The 10 Essentials”. Nina Garcia had to be exponential with “The One Hundred”.

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