Gucci belt // GG sneakers // black jeans // Black OTK boots // white peasant top // white tee // black tee // trench // camel coat // white turtleneck and this one // leopard boots // red hat // denim jeans // leather jacket and THIS one is on sale for $52) // rocker tee and this one // denim shorts and this longer version // leopard skirt

When I was packing for 2 weeks in Omaha and Chicago this Christmas, I was struck by what pieces I continue to use over and over again. From a trusty camel coat and Gucci belt to flattering black jeans, you don’t need thousands of items to look chic, but really only a couple. I’ve traveled a lot, styled thousands of outfits and have scoured the internet for the practical yet chic pieces. I also am a firm believer in “investment buys” such as Stuart Weitzman OTK boots. Are they pricy, yeah! Will I wear them 25+ times this fall/Winter/Spring, YES. So the cost per wear is worth it. And you know what, I only used a couple like over the knee boots and black jeans that seemed to go with everything. Don’t tell Reid I didn’t need such a big bag. See below some faves the in the below categories.

Jackets and Coats  

Jackets and coats are worth the investment. After all, they coverup a whole outfit. So invest wisely.

camel coat // trench // black leather jacket // faux leather jacket

Tops / Sweaters

rocker tee // white turtleneck sweater // peasant top

Pants / Jeans

black jeans // denim jeans // faux leather pants


GG sneakers // nude pumps (under $60!) // black pumps // black boots // red flats // leopard boots


red bag // Chloe Faye // black bag // black backpack

1. CLASSIC SOREL – perfect for 4 days in a cabin in BIG BEAR. I also have these. 2. POMPOM so cheap and makes a great gift! Love it on my black weekender.

3. KNIT HAT so cute with a puffer vest and blue or black jeans. 4. FAUX FUR THROW perfect for your couch or the end of the bed. So SOFT!

5. VEST This chestnut fur looks so good with black. I got a 6US (fits like a 2/4) I also love this coat  6. SLIPPER perfect for chilly mornings! 7. FUR SLIDES I can these my ‘house shoes, ‘ a comfy upgrade that’s cute.