My ongoing (albeit slow paced) quest to streamline my wardrobe has reigned in my spending on clothes quite a bit. In the last couple of years, instead of buying the first piece of clothing that I lay my eyes on when entering a store just because 'it's cute' (by the way, a word that I despise using when referring to fashion, as it often conjures up in my mind unsophisticated and/or unimpressive), I've been focusing more on the way I used to shop when I was working in Corporate America. It was more of a strategic type of shopping with a goal in mind; the selecting of classic items that were business meeting appropriate, yet felt good and comfortable and would remain current for years to come. After receiving a couple of email alerts this week from one of my favorite stores - Nordstrom, I couldn't help but to take a quick online peek at their anniversary sale. Not too long after several clicks, I quickly fell in love with these cool pieces (even more with the prices) that I want to add into my closet. These items are basic building blocks for a timelessly stylish wardrobe: Cutout booties, a quilted crossbody bag (at a whopping $24!), the classic aviator with subtle logo inlays at the temple, and a practical expandable tote to seamlessly transition from the office to the market on your way home. As an accessory queen, I dare say that there aren't too many things that can make an impact to an outfit better than a multicolored bejeweled statement necklace. Again, my chin hit the ground when I saw the price. Though I'm big on statement necklaces, there are those moments the mood sometimes veers towards a dainty personalized pendant necklace and a link rose gold bracelet for days when you want to go for a low key understated effortless vibe. These tobacco leather booties are the perfect match for a maxi boho chic kind of mood. Love them! For a fast and easy 'Je Nais Quoi' attitude, why not add these classic boxy frame sunglasses while you're at it for a well-rounded wardrobe that sure will amp up any ensemble on the mornings when your faced with the dreaded, "I don't know what to wear today..."