[A-Blaze: Introducing My 5 Closet Staples]

In honor of school and NYFW being just around the corner, I thought I'd share my 5 closet staples that keep my fashion game ablaze. Number 1: the original Ray Ban Wayfayers. The perfect cover-up for a non-makeup day and a great statement piece to spruce up an overall mundane outfit. Plus, this shape is flattering for most face shapes. 

Number 2: sexy red lips. It's so strange how wearing lipstick immediately changes my mood. A bright ruby lip for a bright, happy Ruby. Right now, I'm in love with the shade and texture of NARS Heat Wave, a newbie but a definite goodie and current beauty staple of the moment.

Number 3: oversized blazers. This particular blazer is a blazer dress by Monica Rose for Lovers + Friends. I was lucky enough to get it for a fraction of the price at their warehouse sale this summer! I believe I got this number for only $20! If you ever have a chance to go to warehouse sales, I would highly recommend going! You'll always find the best deals! What I love the most about oversized blazers is that not only can you wear it as a dress, but also as a boyfriend style cover-up. I love oversized everything so to find this blazer dress that is perfectly fitted at the shoulders and waist but long enough to get away with wearing it as a coat was incredible. The perfect transitional piece from summer to fall.

Number 4: my Daniel Wellington watch. No accessories? No problem. All you need is this watch to completely chic-ify your outfit. I normally wasn't a watch wearer until a few years ago but now you wouldn't catch me without one. I think watches give the perfect sophisticated touch to any outfit. For 15% off your Daniel Wellington watch, use discount code, "therubyelement" at checkout. This discount will be available until September 15th! Enjoy!

Last but not least: white strappy sandals. Take a break from black! The white will create a much more lady-like and in my opinion, chic appearance. I am an avid-platform wearer so to transition into these thin strappy heels was not the most pleasant. However, on special occasions, it is the perfect sandal that goes with pretty much everything. As you can see, I've been wearing them quite consistently in these last couple of posts and I don't plan on stopping!

[film photography by Asian Impressions, unedited]

[film photography by Asian Impressions, unedited]

I hope you enjoyed my 5 closet staples to help prepare you for school, work, NYFW, or any occasion you take on this fall! I know it's still summer but I am too excited about fall. Let's talk about it.

xx Ruby


The Elements:

[sunnies | Ray Banlipstick | NARS Heat Wavechoker | Ebay, bra | c/o Trianglwatch | c/o Daniel Wellington (USE DISCOUNT CODE: "therubyelement" for 15% off your purchase), blazer | Monica Rose for Lovers + Friendsheels | c/o Missguided]

Shot by Teban S.