Tuesday, May 31, 2011

Book Club: The One Hundred by Nina Garcia

Does the author sound familiar? If you're any fan of Project Runway, you'll know her as one of the panel judges. I bought this book when my entire wardrobe was involuntarily "donated" to Goodwill. That's a story for another time, but what you should know is that the only clothes I had were maternity clothes. Basically, I had to start an entire wardrobe from scratch and I wanted to spend my money wisely.

This book lists Nina's top 100 items for every woman's wardrobe. And let me tell you what, I learned a LOT. I used to buy clothes that were inexpensive and/or trendy. After only a few months, they would usually 1) fall apart, 2) lose their shape, 3) fade, 4) be out of style....or all of the above. Now I've learned the value of investing on certain pieces that will ALWAYS be in style and that are made well. This book has been invaluable in helping me know what those pieces should be and get this... I have YET to regret ANYTHING I've purchased. !!!! Lucky for you, I'm going to share the list. You can thank me later now.

THE 100

1. A-Line Dress
2. Animal Print
3. Ankle Bootie
4. Aviators
5. Ballet Flat
6. Bangles
7. Belts
8. Bikini
9. BlackBerry
10. Black Opaque Tights
11. Blazer
12. Boyfriend Cardigan
13. Brooch
14. Cable-Knit Sweater
15. Caftan
16. Camel Coat
17. Cape
18. Cashmere Sweater
19. Charm Bracelet
20. Clutch
21. Cocktail Ring
22. Converse
23. Cosmetics Bag
24. Cowboy Boots
25. Cuff
26. Denim Jacket
27. Diamond Studs
28. Driving Shoe
29. Espadrilles
30. Evening Gown
31. Exotic Skin Bag
32. Fishnets
33. Frye Harness Boot
34. Fur
35. Gentlemen's Hat
36. Gloves
37. Havaianas
38. Hobo Bag
39. Hoop Earrings
40. Investment Bag
41. iPod
42. Jeans
43. Jewelry Pouches
44. Khakis
45. Knee Boots
46. Leather Pants
47. Lingerie
48. Little Black Dress
49. Little White Dress
50. L.L. Bean Tote
51. Luggage
52. Mad Money
53. Man's White Shirt
54. Mary Janes
55. Minnetonka Moccasins
56. Missoni Knit
57. Monogrammed Stationary
58. Motorcycle Jacket
59. Nail Polish
60. Old Concert T-Shirt
61. One-Piece Swimsuit
62. Pajamas
63. Peacoat
64. Pearl Necklace
65. Pencil Skirt
66. Perfume
67. Plain White Tee
68. Polo Shirt
69. Pucci
70. Push-Up Bra
71. Quality Champagne
72. Red Lipstick
73. Robe
74. Safari Jacket
75. Sandals
76. Sarong
77. Signet Ring
78. Silk Scarf
79. Slippers
80. Spanx
81. Statement Necklace
82. Stilettos
83. Striped Sailor Shirt
84. Suit
85. Sunhat
86. Trench
87. Turquoise & Coral Jewelry
88. Tuxedo Jacket
89. Umbrella
90. Underwear
91. Valid Passport
92. Vans
93. Vintage
94. Watch
95. Wayfarers
96. Wellington Boot
97. Wide-Leg Trousers
98. Wrap Dress
99. Yoga Gear
100. Zippered Hoodie

Anyway, there it is. You may or may not agree with every thing on the list, which is why Nina suggests adjusting some of the items to fit your own personal style. I HIGHLY recommend checking out the book as it goes into a lot more detail. You'll love it!

1 comment:

  1. You really are too cute! I've been captivated by each post...I wish they came more often. Thanks for the recommendation!
    A Little Time, A Little Miracle

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