To have, or not to have…

Are there certain things in your closet that you cannot live without?   I know I have my go to clothes (grey, anyone?). Seriously though, I think we all have some items that are our go to, and we would be lost without them.   This week’s list from the Monday Listicles is 10 must haves in your wardrobe.   I could easily come up with 10 items on my own, but I decided to share this list with my sister.

My list:

  1. Hunter Rain Boots – I live in Vancouver – need I say more ?
  2. Rag & Bone jeans – so comfortable and so worth the investment
  3. Lululemon running pants – if only they would help me run faster and longer
  4. White t-shirts – I believe you can never have too many in your closet
  5. Grey cardigan – it just goes with everything

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My sister’s list:

  1. North Face long grey raincoat – living in Seattle, need I say more?
  2. Asics Gel Kayano running shoes – so at least my feet are comfortable while I run
  3. Lululemon Wunder Under Crop pants – just because
  4. AG skinny jeans – everyone needs skinny jeans that make you feel great
  5. Assorted long tank tops in grey, white, black and natural – they go with everything

 

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The 10 things we listed are basics to living where we live.  Can you imagine our must have wardrobe list if we lived in Hawaii, Greece or Icleand?  Hmm….

 

 

These Shoes Were Made…for me.

If you haven’t gathered from a couple of my earlier posts, I love to wear athletic gear/loungewear/workout clothes whether or not I’m going to exercise. All week, like so many, I get dressed up and go to work. And the first thing I do when I get home is change into something comfortable. The second thing I do is wash off my makeup but that’s a different post.
I also love tennis shoes. I laugh when I write that because in Canada you call them “runners” and I used to as well. Then I moved to the U.S. and received a blank stare when I asked for a recommendation as to where to buy such shoes. The term “tennis shoes” makes me really laugh. Hardly anyone I know plays tennis. My kids call them that, having grown up here and not knowing any different. They also say pah-sta instead of pasta which drives me crazy but that’s another post as well.
Anyways, I find I have three categories of tennis shoes. I wear one brand of tennis shoes for running. I like Asics Gel Kayano for that. I wear another style for wearing with skinny jeans and leggings and I like Converse for that. The in-between shoes are for wearing with my Lulus and boot-cut jeans (which Americans like to do as well and I’m trying to fit in). Asics are too sporty and I feel unfeminine in Converse and wider legged jeans. Don’t ask. It is what it is.
So, I’ve been on a hunt for a tennis shoe to fit this requirement. I also thought it appropriate that it fit the No-Gray requirement. And today I found it! Only I had to go to three stores to find my size but when I did I was so happy I wore them out of the store…with my Lulus…and I did not play tennis.

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