Monday Chic: Wearing Investments

2013.5.8RelaxedfullI’ve recently invested in (and bargained) some great pieces. If you’ve watched either of my recent videos (Goodwill here, Baggio here), then you know what I’m talking about. For those of you just tuning in, I’ll do a quick recap of my recently purchased 2nd hand favorite items, all featured in this post: green army jacket, Coach cross body leather bag, Lanvin peep toe flats. I’m all about creaving an investment worthy wardrobe and I happen to believe you can find investments at any price, it just all depends on where you shop!

2013.5.8Relaxed2013.5.8RelaxedDetails2013.5.8RelaxdBW In case you are dying to know about these pieces, I paid $1 (YES!) for the green army jacket at Goodwill, $50 for the leather Coach bag at Baggio Consignment and $130 (ask for a discount and you may receive) for my Lanvin flats, also at Baggio (which retail for $600 by the way). I consider each of these investment pieces. Jacket: the ultimate casual layering piece that can transition from spring to fall seemlessly. Bag: hands free carry when you need it most, namely for events such as a festival, concert, wine tasting, running errands, or shopping. As a bonus, a small cross body bag only allows you to pack the necessities, keeping tired shoulders and arms at bay. Black peep toe flats: there are a lot of variables to consider when buying black shoes, mainly because it can be easy to spot lesser quailty in a solid colored item. But you need a pair of these in your wardrobe. The peep toe adds a bit of fun to a flat and will again take you from spring straight to fall. Everyone’s sense of style and budget is different, but following these loose guidelines will get you on your way to a quality wardrobe filled with pieces you will want to wear on repeat (and if you shop 2nd hand, you may save a pretty penny as well!.)

What do you consider to be investment items and why?

Outfit details:

top – United Colors of Benetton / jacket – no brand, Goodwill / jeans – H&M / bag – Coach via Baggio / flats – Lanvin via Baggio / earrings – Old

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