There are some pieces that you just don’t invest in. These usually include fad items that include but are not limited to neon, high low skirts, acid wash denim, the Robin Thicke VMA blazer, bell bottoms, flatforms, crop tops…the list could go on & on but we’d be here for days. In a perfect world, the aforementioned would never be worn. In reality, you shouldn’t spend your paycheck on this week’s fad – it’ll be over before you know it & you’ll be left penniless with a closet full of overalls.
Survey your closet & realistically judge what pieces you wear most. I’m a blazer girl. Pants, skirts, or dresses, it’s likely I’m throwing a blazer over whatever I’m wearing that day whether it be a work day or I’m heading out with my best girls. I’m obsessed with the structure a blazer adds to any look & I feel my best in them: win, win. Although I have an eternal & undying love for blazers, the fad thing can happen here too. I can say, without a doubt, that I will always love black blazers, & likely any blazer in that color family. Always. I love cobalt right now too. But I can’t say that I’ll love cobalt in 5 years or even 1 year. Because of this, I wouldn’t invest in a cobalt blazer.
I’d been coveting this particular piece of structured goodness for nearly a year when I saw it peeking out behind a bunch of sequin mini skirts at Lessburg Outlet’s Saks Off Fifth. This was one of those items that the fashion obsessed portion of my brain & my bank account agreed upon earlier in life: I would purchase it if ever the fiscally responsible opportunity presented itself. That particular day, it was nearly 75% off & there was only one left in my size, which is a sign in & of itself. Purchased. No thought, no reason, no guilt. I seldom shop ‘just because’ or spree on random purchases. I always shop with intent. I know what my closet is lacking & what I’m willing to spend a little more on. This jacket was one of those pieces. In all honestly, I likely would have paid double to take it home that day, it was pure luck + a right time, right place type of situation or as I like to call it, FASHION FATE. Yes, mom, it’s real.
What’s the one item that you’re not afraid to spend a little extra on?