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Is Your Closet Missing These 5 Essentials?

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  1. Andrea says:

    Love these ‘essentials’ posts, Beth. I have started editing my wardrobe and embracing the ‘slow’ fashion movement. These essentials posts hit that spot perfectly. I actually realized, the other day, that I have always gravitated to the essentials, quality items, and neutral workhorses. The essentials make me feel, unique, confident, and, dare I say – sexy 😉. There is something quietly captivating about, even the simplest outfit, well put together – regardless of price point.

    And yes, I agree wholeheartedly, gold hoops. I have them in three sizes to suit different occasions and as you say they are my go-to choice. Pearls are my other option, and again three styles – studs, drops, and a fancier multi-drop.

    • Beth Djalali says:

      pearls are always a good choice! one reason i love classic style is that it’s a sustainable style. it always has been and always will be the smart choice when it comes to building your wardrobe.

  2. Diane Sargent says:

    Love your column which I follow and enjoy reading.
    A comment about handbags. It has been trendy for years to have 2 handles on a bag ( a shoulder strap and a short handle ). I personally prefer shoulder bags but am dismayed that the strap, which usually needs to be attached, is so thin!
    Even for large handbags which can be full and heavy. This thin strap then digs into your shoulder. It hurts!
    I don’t understand why fashion bags took this wrong turn. Most of us need our hands free, except perhaps for evenings out, and therefore don’t use satchels
    What are your thoughts on this?
    Can we get thru to designers to make wider attachable straps ? Help!
    Diane sargent
    CT

  3. Glenda Polston says:

    love your hair. When first cut,do you have it cut above the ear?.

  4. Lisa says:

    Great post Beth. I took the plunge and went gray when I retired. I love that you continue to wear bold colors.

  5. Diane Sargent says:

    Oh.
    And I forgot Totes.
    They don’t work as handbags or shoulder bags, because they have no zipper. .
    Ever put one down on your car seat and have it flip over and pour contents on the floor? All The Time !
    We need a new perspective on handbag design.
    Thanks for listening Beth

    Diane sargent

  6. margiemi says:

    I have an “older” Dooney & Burke cream/brown satchel…would you consider that too old to bring out again? It IS heavy but what is your opinion?

  7. margiemi says:

    I have an old Dooney & Bourke cream/brown satchel….think I should take it out of the closet or is it too old?

  8. NC Author says:

    Great post! Thank you, Beth.

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