Where to Buy My Closet Staples

This is a list of my closet staples that I am frequently asked about with updated links for where you can find the items.
I’ve recently had a lot of people ask me where to buy particular items, especially ones seen in the Building a Remixable Wardrobe Series.  Since stores stop carrying items and links expire, instead of linking from each of the posts in the BARW series, I created this page instead so that I can update it more easily.

 

 
  • sam s.
    August 31, 2012 at 4:38 am

    this list is awesome. i just found your blog and i LOVE it! i live in san diego with my husband who is attending seminary. We love Jesus and i've never found a fashion blog that is modest! you are a blessing and an encouragement to me…especially in the times where i feel like i have to give up fashion for modesty. 🙂

    • Lindsey
      September 4, 2012 at 11:38 pm

      I agree with everything written here 🙂 Love your blog Audrey, love that you love Jesus, and love that there are clothing inspirations out there that can worship Jesus but not take away fashion! Thank you!

    • Anonymous
      September 10, 2012 at 4:26 pm

      Try "Clothed Much", another modest fashion blog.

    • Breanna
      October 2, 2012 at 4:07 pm

      I couldn't agree more!! Though not for religious reasons, I only feel comfortable at most with my forearms showing!! It is so difficult to find others who dress well, but are not letting everything "hang out"!!! I am so grateful for finding your blog! Conservative, Classy, CHIC!

    • Anonymous
      December 5, 2012 at 9:31 pm

      Clothing inspirations that worship Jesus sounds like an oxymoron to me…

    • Leah B.
      March 6, 2013 at 2:50 am

      I know this is an old post, and I don't know if you'll see this, but I also recommend stylecovered.com. Hana is a Muslim woman living in Britain, so her style is going to be even more modest than your Christian needs suit, but… oh, that woman is an absolute inspiration in her style choices.

    • Adrienne Strong
      August 23, 2013 at 4:36 am

      I have tried to view stylecovered but the page doesn't load. Is it still there?

    • Anonymous
      September 5, 2013 at 10:50 pm

      I am so perplexed on how people are calling this modest. To me it's just normal/average (but cute!). I don't consider myself modest. If you all want modest you should look up some Utah Mormon mom's blog (I don't frequent them but I know there are tons out there). By Utah standards this blog is not modest at all. (sleeveless shirts, tank tops and shorts above the knee would never fly with Utah Mormons) I guess it's all regional. LOL

  • Anonymous
    September 3, 2012 at 6:04 pm

    I agree…"modest" is the key word with your wardrobe! It's beautiful and stylish, and still MODEST!!

  • Cindy Collier
    September 4, 2012 at 2:39 pm

    Love your style and your blog, Audrey!
    Always look forward to your posts, you are
    inspiring me to create a remixable wardrobe,
    something I have strived for for a long time!
    Thank you and God Bless!

  • Mindy
    September 5, 2012 at 4:03 am

    Audrey, What colors would you recommend for colored jeans that are versatile, but not screaming little kid bright crayon color?

    • audreytom
      September 5, 2012 at 6:09 am

      Haha, great question! My favorite pair of colored denim is my burgundy pair, because they're colored but the shade is mellower and not as in-your-face. I know most of the colored denim in stores these days are BRIGHT, but you can also try colors in darker shades, like forrest green instead of kelly green, burgundy instead of red, darker teal instead of bright teal. Or, if pastels don't seem too bright to you, try those too. Tilly's has some options of darker shades of denim to get an idea of what I mean.

      Or, go with other neutrals, like grey, white, or black. I think a medium-shade or light shade of grey can be a great alternative to blue denim, but they're not scary at all! But if it's too dark, it might end up looking like dark wash blue jeans, so make sure the color is something different.

  • Teresa Loop
    September 5, 2012 at 4:29 am

    @mindy, I wondered the exact thing! I went to the mall to see what colors were out there, came home confused! I took a long hard look at my closet and there seemed to be a trend of colors I'm comfortable with (all shades of coral, navy and recently aqua, as well as neutrals). I went back to see if I could find colored denim I would actually wear with things I already owned. Came home with a coral pair from Aeropostale and an aqua pair from American Eagle Outfitters.

    I figured the jeans were not a good thing for me to branch out of my comfort zone on, and I have already worn them, HUGE deal for me!

    Hope I didn't butt in, but figured I'd share my experience since I was just thinking the same thing as you!

    • Mindy
      September 6, 2012 at 4:18 am

      No, I don't think it was butting in. Your insight was totally helpful.

  • Amanda Cobb
    September 5, 2012 at 4:01 pm

    This is super useful! Thanks for doing this. 🙂

  • Whitney
    September 6, 2012 at 1:58 am

    Audrey, this is a fantastic blog! Thank you for posting this list, as well. I'm at the point where I want to clean out and start over with my closet. When you helped your friend, Hannah, around how much was her new wardrobe? 🙂 I wish I had a friend that could help me shop – I'm not a good thrifter, but I want to be! Are you ever in Atlanta?! LOL!!

    • audreytom
      September 6, 2012 at 5:05 am

      Haha I'm not ever in Atlanta, but my friend who grew up there swears we all need to go. If I ever go, I'd love to help you shop! Hannah's new wardrobe was about $800 if I remember correctly? I don't think we spent all of it, though, because we couldn't find a few pieces she still needed. But remember, we started from SCRATCH. She had literally gotten rid of EVERYTHING except what she was wearing that day.

    • Whitney
      September 6, 2012 at 12:42 pm

      Let me know if you do decide to come down south! 🙂 I'm planning to start from scratch, too, so that gives me a good idea of how much I'll be spending. I'm on the heavier side, so I'm a little worried that some of these pieces won't be flattering on me. Any additional advice?

  • Anonymous
    September 6, 2012 at 2:32 am

    Target has the mustard cardigan for $19.99

  • Molly
    September 7, 2012 at 2:24 am

    Great post!! Where do you get your basic tees?

    • audreytom
      September 7, 2012 at 3:21 am

      Mine is from H&M for $9.95! Old Navy, Target, and Tilly's all have them for under $10.

  • Mirimitch
    September 7, 2012 at 2:50 am

    I second Molly's question….where can I find a great basic tee like yours? Thanks!!

    • audreytom
      September 7, 2012 at 3:21 am

      Mine is from H&M for $9.95! Old Navy, Target, and Tilly's all have them for under $10.

  • rsp717
    September 10, 2012 at 4:03 pm

    Hi Audrey 🙂 I just found your blog via Pinterest, and I love your outfits! You look so polished and I wish I could duplicate all of your looks! I was wondering where you purchased your striped top, or where I can find a similar striped top?

    • audreytom
      September 11, 2012 at 10:00 pm

      Hi! Thanks for your very sweet words! I actually have two striped tops that look almost exactly the same. The first one was from Target and it was cheap ($8) and dying. So I replaced it with one from H&M that was also cheap ($10) but better quality. H&M still has them in stores! I also added a few links to the Where to Buy My Closet Staples page.

  • attheparty13
    September 11, 2012 at 9:48 pm

    Audrey- I have a question for you about a shirt in one of your pics: There is a (I think) a dark blue shirt that you have on with dress pants and 2 other ways….may I ask where you purchased the top from?

    Cheers!
    -Ashley

    • audreytom
      September 11, 2012 at 10:11 pm

      Hi Ashley! That one is from H&M…in 2006!!! (a little embarrassing…)

  • Becky
    September 12, 2012 at 6:46 pm

    Hey Audrey, I love this blog! I want your riding boots but can't really spend over $100 on one pair of shoes. Do you have suggestions on where to get a less expensive pair without looking cheap? Thanks!

  • EMB
    September 13, 2012 at 1:22 pm

    Great post – I love all the ideas. Where did you get that awesome purse from?

  • Amber
    September 14, 2012 at 3:22 pm

    Love this post! Thanks for sharing. 🙂

  • Mindy
    September 25, 2012 at 6:32 am

    confession time. i have been checking all past posts and outfits with the cognac boots & i am super surprised how versatile they are. i am likely to get some in the morning. it's funny, hubby and i were talking about shoes & how i don't usually spend much unless it's for workout specific shoes. i try to pinch pennies where i can. it's in my nature of having grown up in a very large family. but i go thru too many cheapy pairs of shoes each year. gotta start investing better on a few pair that'll last awhile.

    • Mindy
      September 25, 2012 at 6:33 am

      would cognac pair well with chocolate brown? i've got a dress that needs some loving but i am always stuck on what shoes to wear with it.

    • audreytom
      September 25, 2012 at 6:06 pm

      Hey Mindy! I LOVE my cognac boots. I wince at spending more than $25 on a pair of shoes, but I've ripped through so many pairs of boots because I wear them so often and in some harsher conditions/terrain. So when I got some birthday money I used it to splurge on boots, seeing it as an investment. I have not been disappointed by them. It was hard to not wear them nearly everyday in the fall and San Diego "winter."

      I definitely think you can wear chocolate brown with cognac, but you can wear a lot of others with chocolate brown too since it's a neutral. See this picture when I helped Hannah with her wardrobe: http://3.bp.blogspot.com/-jqnGEI9lgsE/TjcrDK7BvrI/AAAAAAAABb4/IGDjxWqBNME/s400/h02.png

    • Mindy
      September 27, 2012 at 5:55 am

      Thanks. It worked very well. I did a quick outfit change last night to test out what completer pieces & accessories works with it. Will have to get someone to help me with taking pics this weekend.

  • Alexandra Medina
    September 29, 2012 at 10:01 pm

    This list is awesome! Thank you so much! I've been wanting to remix my wardrobe for the longest, but I've realized that most of my pieces just don't work well with others (the result of emotional shopping). I need a list of workable clothes and this is the perfect starting point for me!

  • Sarah
    September 30, 2012 at 1:34 am

    If yellow looks bad with my skin, what other color would you suggest for a mustard cardigan?

    Thank you for this blog! It's the first that makes me think I can pull my wardrobe together! And last week I bought two camis and two skinny belts, then today I just bought a striped tee!

    One last question will keep us on track when styles change? You just make it all clear. It helps to have someone translate the new styles into what everyday girls like us wear!

  • Julie
    October 2, 2012 at 6:18 pm

    Where did you buy your cute yellow bauble necklace? I love it!!

  • M
    October 3, 2012 at 2:10 pm

    I absolutely love your style! Where do you buy the leopard print scarf, brown belt with blue dress and green cardigan?
    Thank you in advance!
    Morrissa

  • Madelyne Rush
    October 4, 2012 at 4:11 am

    Hi! I just found your blog, and this whole series is amazing! Thanks for your help. Now I'm on a mission to be better about figuring out my wardrobe. I'll definitely be following you for future style ideas and inspiration.

    Thanks,
    Madelyn

  • Anonymous
    October 6, 2012 at 11:18 pm

    I have the mustard cardigan from ModCloth, and it's really, really pilled, so beware about buying theirs! I'm thinking I'll get a new one from Land's End (of all places…). Love your tips!

  • Jeri
    October 10, 2012 at 8:36 pm

    I wasn't patient enough to read through all the comments to see if anyone else said the same thing, but I MUST….ABSOLUTELY MUST have that green dress. I don't see it listed.

    • audreytom
      October 11, 2012 at 3:59 pm

      Hi Jeri. It's from two summers ago and not available anymore, which is why there are no links to it. Sorry!

  • Sara
    October 11, 2012 at 8:17 pm

    Just found your blog the other day on Pinterest and I am hooked! I normally don't care about style magazines, blogs, etc., but yours is SO RELATABLE and I can't wait to re-vamp my wardrobe and work what I already have in my closet. I worked out a deal with hubby that when I reach my goal weight (~21 lbs to go) I get to go on an all out shopping spree for a new wardrobe. I'm so excited and I will be reading your blog in preparation!

    (I also love how most everything you post is from Target, Old Navy, H&M, etc. I told myself for a long time that my wardrobe troubles were due to not shopping at places that were "pricey" enough, but now I know that this is not true!)

    • audreytom
      October 13, 2012 at 2:38 pm

      Congrats on the weight loss! (And good luck on the rest. 🙂 ) I'm excited that you get a shopping spree for your new body and as a reward for all your hard work. How fun! Thanks for taking the time to write 🙂

  • K
    October 12, 2012 at 4:24 am

    Love love love your blog. Seriously I have been scrolling the archives the last two days after you popped up on Pinterest. I was wondering where you bought the belt that is cream macrame/rope-y with a camel colored buckle. LOVE it!

  • Lauren Voegtle
    October 15, 2012 at 2:23 am

    Audrey- I love your blog! Everything you wear is so cute and I love how you shop at all the places that I shop at. Thank you so much for all the inspiration!!

  • Anonymous
    October 30, 2012 at 1:35 pm

    Can you tell me the brand of your gorgeous brown booties? Thanks!

  • Fiona
    November 4, 2012 at 11:23 am

    Thankyou so much, Audrey, for all you are doing. I am 48 years young and live in New Zealand, and I find that your common sense and practical fashion advice is just what I am needing. Just wondering if any of these shops you have mentioned ship to New Zealand?

  • Lacey and Tyler
    November 7, 2012 at 7:10 pm

    I love your blog. I'm a new reader and addicted! Question on the mustard cardi-I want one, but I like 3/4 sleeves better. Any idea where to find it? I'm considering getting the Tilt one from tillys that you got. Any regrets on the sleeve length after having the 3/4 one?

    • audreytom
      November 7, 2012 at 9:06 pm

      Thanks, Lacey. 🙂 Absolutely no regrets on full-length sleeves. I prefer to buy full-length sleeves even though I always push up my sleeves to be 3/4. When it sometimes gets chillier at night, I love having the option of being able to pull down the sleeves for a bit more warmth.

  • Anonymous
    November 10, 2012 at 4:50 am

    Where did you purchase the leopard print scarf?

    • audreytom
      January 9, 2013 at 2:42 am

      Old Navy. If you sift through some other more recent posts with the leopard scarf in it there are some links to similar scarves.

  • Parthenia
    December 7, 2012 at 12:45 am

    Hi Audrey! I just came across your blog through Pinterest.. I have to say that you're tips, outfit pics, and your DECLARATION OF LOVING GOD has TRULY blessed me! Your blog was something I needed to see; modest, CUTE, clothing styles! Thank you soooo much for starting this blog! I pray God's abundant blessings on you!

    -Parthenia
    Twitter: @Jesus_Dependent

  • Alison
    December 22, 2012 at 5:13 am

    You definitely just gained me as a reader today. And I might have bought that mustard cardigan (i've been looking for one forever…but I really wanted one with pockets! bummer) from Tilly's. Did I mention it's on sale now??? YEAH! I'm excited.

    Well, nice to "meet" you. 🙂 Thanks for blogging.

  • Lissa
    January 1, 2013 at 6:17 pm

    I was wondering if you had a different link for the green skirt…it dosen't work right now. Thanks

  • Maddie
    January 8, 2013 at 8:54 pm

    Hi! I just found this blog on Pinterest, and I love it! Already tried a tip about putting a button-down under a cardigan, and the outfit turned out much more put together than before. My question is: where do you buy your belts?? Many of your outfits look so cute and put-together from belting…tips?

    • audreytom
      January 9, 2013 at 2:43 am

      Hey Maddie~ Most of my wide belts are from Lulus.com (I bought them with a gift card that I won). The skinny ones are usually from Target or Forever 21 (super cheap at F21) and sometimes H&M.

  • shannon cardoza
    February 3, 2013 at 7:27 pm

    I absolutely adore your website and feel that I'm learning quite a bit. I love fashion but sometimes feel overwhelmed. I have two kids so I need something that can really move with me without having me hanging out all over the place..lol. I think your outfits look terrific and have just enough modesty. Thank you so much and I can't wait to see what you have in store for us for spring and summer!

  • Cory and Katie Ledesma
    February 13, 2013 at 5:37 am

    Hey Audrey! I love the green military vest you have!! I was wondering, the link you left for forever21, is that the exact vest you have? I might be crazy but it looks a lil different from the one you have pictured. Thanks!

    • audreytom
      February 13, 2013 at 7:27 am

      The one I have was bought over a year ago from Old Navy.

  • ashley
    February 27, 2013 at 2:20 am

    love your blog…just saw that the target neutral cardigans at target are on sale for $6.98 right now!

  • Tiffany Chatfield
    March 21, 2013 at 9:36 pm

    Thank you so much for your blog! It's been so encouraging to me 🙂 Your posts about remixing your wardrobe has seriously been such an eye opener to me. I very much appreciate your modest approach to clothing as well. Thank you for your hard work and research in this area and for not compromising your standards all in the name of "fashion."

  • Ande Sew
    June 14, 2013 at 10:51 pm

    I just want to say thank you. I have been inspired to get fashionable and feel great. Thanks Mother of 4

  • Jessica D
    July 12, 2013 at 7:46 pm

    THIS BLOG IS FREAKIN FABULOUS!….yes I was yelling all of that, I wanted to make sure everyone heard! lol

  • Emily @ LaForce Be With You
    November 11, 2013 at 11:38 pm

    Hi Audrey, can you update where to buy a leopard scarf now that the holiday gift giving season is right around the corner? Most of those are no longer available. Thanks!

  • Anonymous
    January 6, 2014 at 5:26 pm

    You could have made another outfit if you layered the skirt over the dress then added the cardigan.

  • NuM NuM
    June 5, 2014 at 1:30 pm

    Do you think you could update your list? I'm clicking on the links and many of them are no longer available. Love your blog – first time visitor!! Makes me want to throw all my clothes out and start fresh!