Wardrobe holes--what are you missing/looking for?

I have made giant strides toward having a complete wardrobe, so there's not a whole lot left at this point. But I'm still looking for the following:
1. Black skinnies (I bought one but I realized it's too loose so it's going back)
2. Red jeans
3. Red belt (I've looked everywhere but no one seems to have anything, oddly enough). I'm waiting to find one so I can wear my polka dot shirt.
4. Fitted short sleeve mock turtlenecks in black and in cream--I used to have ribbed mock necks in these colors and wore them ALL the time, but they wore out/got stained. I really like this shape with bias skirts (of which I have tons) and feel like it's less bulky looking on me than having a full turtleneck.
5. Camel coat (I have one but it's old and worn and has holes in the lining, so I'd love to replace it if I can find the right one).
6. Red cardigan
7. Ankle booties and/or oxfords (not needs, but would be nice to have one or both)
ETA: 8. The perfect white shirt

Can you believe that's pretty much all I'm really missing now? I've come such a long way! Any links/suggestions for finding the above items would be super appreciated.

What are you missing/looking for? Maybe we can all help each other look!

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  • Isabel replied 8 years ago

    The needed a casual black skirt and I picked up a great ponte knit one at JJill yesterday.
    I do need a few tops ( I have gained weight and need some bigger stuff, luckily not much ).

    I also just bought a larger pair of skinnies, so that they look more like super-straights and I will have the waist taken in. I am, otherwise, covered.

    Isn't it wonderful when to feel that your wardrobe is in a place where no matter what comes along, you will have something to wear.

  • ironkurtin replied 8 years ago

    Underpants without VPL in cotton! ...Is this TMI?

  • Mo replied 8 years ago

    I'm sure I'll find more holes once we actually move to cooler mountain temps, but I think all I'm looking for is:

    grey cigarette cord pants
    ankle booties
    red cashmere scarf
    fine gauge knit pullover

    oh, I almost forgot the ever elusive leather jacket

  • MsMary replied 8 years ago

    Leather blazer or blazer equivalent
    Green blazer or blazer equivalent
    The perfect animal print belt
    Black dress pants -- maybe I'll try the cigarette style!
    Brown skirt

  • ButterflyLady replied 8 years ago

    GP - you've done brilliantly well in sorting out your wardrobe.

    I have so many things on my list -

    Black jeans
    More tops in flattering colours to wear with jeans (I need lots)
    Black booties
    Tall boots for tucking pants into
    Something in animal print (!)

  • Lynne replied 8 years ago

    I am on the lookout for a raspberry or navy pencil skirt. I've seen lots of nice black ones, so I am sure I'll find a coloured one soon. And I am saving for a silver watch.

  • catgirl replied 8 years ago

    Truly, about the only thing I am missing is a nice black cashmere v-neck cardigan. Everything else is pure sinful want at this point.

  • catgirl replied 8 years ago

    Re: black skinnies, did you try the Gap ones that Angie recommends?

  • Kari replied 8 years ago

    To be honest - not a lot, which is a good thing since I kind of stretched the limits of my clothing budget lately. I'd like to try finding a fit-and-flare midi skirt. It would be great to find a cute pair of animal-print pumps with a 2 1/2 inch heel that are not either pointy-toed or peep toes, and also great to find a second pair of insanely comfortable 2 1/2 inch heel slingbacks in a fun color with a very wide back strap - but I really don't *need* either of those things. I'm more than set on pencil skirts and blouses. I've just stocked up on bras and patterned hose. I have a plethora of scarves of all shapes/sizes/colors and am set on fall basics - jackets, coats, boots. The only thing I'll probably need in the near future are new underwear as some of my formerly nice pairs are showing their wear. And sometime in 2012 I'd like to get another pair of knee high boots.

  • goldenpig replied 8 years ago

    Is it the Real Skinnies that she has? I'm planning to order some!

  • Elly replied 8 years ago

    IronKurtin-- try one of these: http://shop.nordstrom.com/S/na.....tback=3393

    I have a long list:
    oxfords (fell in love with the Miz Mooz Nash that aren't online yet)
    low interview pumps
    at least two pair of boots
    from there it goes on and on!

  • Transcona Shannon replied 8 years ago

    - The perfect white button down shirt
    - Animal print pointy-toed flats
    - Knee high dark gray leather boots

  • replied 8 years ago

    Dark dress pants
    Colored jeans
    heeled oxfords

  • nicoleb replied 8 years ago

    I don't know if i have any wardrobe holes. I think i mainly just have wants...

  • Nicky1234 replied 8 years ago

    A nice, BIG work bag that will fit my laptop and my lunch bag and have some organizing pockets in it. I have looked everywhere, and I cannot find one that fits the bill. Aargh! I'm open to suggestions if anyone knows of one out there.

  • replied 8 years ago

    TOPS. I need tops and I have such a hard time finding ones I like that fit well. I need to start a *help me* thread about this......

  • Lisa replied 8 years ago

    I've been hunting for layering tops with warmth that are not long sleeve t-shirts, not wool (too itchy), not acrylic (too scratchy) and not cashmere (too lazy).

  • Kim replied 8 years ago

    Animal print tank or with a drapey neckline

    Colored booties to wear under my bootcut jeans

    And the perfect pair of high rise (9.5 inch or more) skinnies or straightlegs in a dark wash. (To be found at a store in Canada, where I live, since I want the option to return them if they aren't perfect and there's no free return shipping from the U.S to Canada! LOL)

    Any brand names would be appreciated, I will then hunt them down and try them all on!

  • qfbrenda replied 8 years ago

    Shoes and boots! I need several types of knee high and ankle boots/booties.

    I also could really use another pair of Perfect boot jeans for low heels.

    And a red bag would round things out nicely.

  • Makrame replied 8 years ago

    GP, if you are not averse to Target belts, I just saw red patent leather belts (Merona brand, about 5/8" wide) at our Target.

  • goldenpig replied 8 years ago

    Makrame, thanks for the tip about the red belts at Target! The closest Target is about 30 min from my house, so I rarely go there, but I will try to check it out!

  • Kate replied 8 years ago

    A great white shirt
    A leather handbag in brown or butterscotch
    A leopard print shirt -- still have not found just the right one

    Everything else is just a want.

  • MsMary replied 8 years ago

    GP, I have found there are ALWAYS red belts at the Goodwill, Salvation Army, etc!

  • goldenpig replied 8 years ago

    Thanks MaryK! I did check our local thrift shop and struck out, but I'll keep looking!

  • Suz replied 8 years ago

    Sigh. Just about everything. Or so it seems.

    I am compiling my minimalist wardrobe list and discovering that I need just about everything. No joke!

    You have done brilliantly. I have to go slower because of a small budget so it may take me some time and I will have to make some strategic decisions.

  • Lynne replied 8 years ago

    eta a soft white sleeveless pussy bow blouse that I can wear out over skirts. I count this as a need/want (ie somewhere in the middle).

    I would love to find some short, slouchy, light coloured boots, like the Frye Taylor Shortie in Fawn, with a heel, and suitable for a wide foot. But these are definately a want :).

  • chewyspaghetti replied 8 years ago

    Tops and tunics (always), black ponte knit pants and lighter colored boots for winter.

  • greenglove replied 8 years ago

    Always 10 hour shoes and boots that are stylish,
    fitted gold or copper sleeveless ribbed turtleneck that is long to tuck into a really hip pair of low slung crepe pants that are huge bell bottoms. I want this for the holidays- have searched everywhere
    Looking for crepe sleeveless pussybow blouse that is somewhat fitted to wear out with jeans and skirts in an earthy color. Have tried many. None made the closet.
    Midi skirts.

  • Aida replied 8 years ago

    It's always fun to read everyone's lists! My current most essential holes are:

    - charcoal skinny jeans in a heavier denim weight (most most essential)
    - a couple pairs of mid-heel pumps
    - camel colored turtleneck/mockneck sweater
    - black v-neck sweater
    - plaid wool midi skirt
    -cognac handbag

    And of course the "wants" list is always well populated ;)

  • annagybe replied 8 years ago

    Definitely a want but I've been hunting for a while (Jonesy, too) for patterned pants.

  • Vina replied 8 years ago

    Tops for me too! Ones for the fall (with sleeves). There seem to be so many available that are sleeveless, but where I live this will not be enough in another few weeks (even with a cardigan or jacket). Perhaps someone could give me some suggestions?I would love Angie to do a list similar to the dresses for fall with long sleeves, but do for tops in rayon or nice material, for fall. :-)
    I live in Canada, and our selction is not great where I live, so will perhaps have to buy online- although have tried this in the past, and ended up returning most of the things I bought- either the colour was wrong, or the fit.

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