I want to post about pieces that I think are worth buying quality over quantity. I also want to say that sometimes I don't buy quality: trendy things that I may only use a few times. Sometimes I do buy these things, but from Forever 21 or Target. I most definitely wouldn't spend $200 on a bear ear hat, though I will spend $20 on one from Target. This won't just be about clothes though. I also think there are home items that are worth investing in and some that aren't. A white rug that's going to get dirty no matter how much it costs? Buy that from Target, not from Crate & Barrel.
Investment Pieces Every Girl Should Aspire to Own:
CLASSIC FRAGRANCES: Whether you have a signature fragrance or you use many different ones, classic scents are a must.
RED NAIL POLISH: Chanel, OPI, Essie. Red nail polish doesn't seem to be going out of style ever.
LOUIS VUITTON SPEEDY: The 25 or 30, this bag is classic. Audrey Hepburn carried it 50 years ago and it's still being carried by celebrities today. I prefer the 25 in Damier (above) as the 30 looked like luggage on my small frame and the Damier dark handles won't get stained.
CHANEL BAGS: I have three classic Chanel bags, which I've blogged about before. I will be carrying these bags until I die. The mini is perfect for going out because you can wear it across your body. The East/West, in lambskin, is for more sophisticated evenings. The Jumbo is perfect for daytime wear. Shopping, errands, anything. It may seem silly to have three black quilted bags of different sizes, but I love each for their small but important differences.
PYTHON METALLIC BAG: I chose this stunning gold Michael Kors 'Beverly' python satchel. It's huge and can carry whatever I need. It shines. The details are incredible. This bag retailed for $3900 (not quite what I paid), but it will be in style for decades.
GUCCI SUKEY BAG: This huge carry-all bag with brown accents is my newest bag, but I already use it for so many things. Day to day, shopping, travel. I adore it.
DIAMOND EARRINGS: Pearls are beautiful, and every girl should have a pair or two, but pearls are delicate. They scratch so easily. But diamonds are hard. They don't scratch. They don't change color (like CZ). They are sturdy. Aside from getting a jeweler to check them twice a year to make sure the setting looks good, they require no maintenance. I wear mine pretty much every day and night.
A PUCCI SCARF: These scarves are iconic. The Pucci print on a scarf is classic.
LEOPARD PRINT: There are certain things that don't go out of style. Basic black, cashmere, leopard print. I could probably dress myself entirely in leopard print if I wanted to look tacky. I believe in only one leopard print piece at a time. It's also so fun in lingerie.
CLASSIC BLACK FRAME SUNGLASSES: While I love and adore tortoise and find that to be just as classic, black framed sunglasses provide so much glamour. Tom Ford's cat-eye or a simple shaped Chanel mother-of-pearl pair, I have a feeling I'll be wearing these for years to come.
BLACK MERMAID & PENCIL SKIRTS: Does anyone doubt these won't look as beautiful in 10 years? They are flattering, match any top, and just remind me of the 1950s.
CHRISTIAN LOUBOUTIN PIGALLE 120 PUMP: Every girl must have a pair of classic black pumps. These are my newest and most favorite pair. I love everything about them. They are stunning.
BLACK BALLET FLATS: Simple, comfortable, and match almost anything.
BURBERRY RAIN BOOTS: Rain boots always make life a little better when it's storming outside.
CLASSIC WEDGES: Perfect for vacationing to warm areas or wearing throughout summer, the classic wedge is a must own.
CHRISTIAN LOUBOUTIN SATIN JOLI MULES: These are another recent purchase, but I adore them. Incredibly feminine and sophisticated.
KNEE HIGH BOOTS: The flat version of these doesn't ever look trashy, though heeled pairs can also be classic. I prefer the flat, as you have less of a chance of slipping on ice when wearing them.
UGG CLASSIC TALL BOOT: I have these in the tan and chocolate brown. While some people have issues with UGGs (men especially), I think that in the wintertime, they are essential. The sheepskin is so warm & comfy and this style is just as cute today as it was the year it came out.
STRAW FEDORA: I have a few of these (this one from Express). I love them in the summer. At the beach, pool, or really anywhere, this style is perfection.
LITTLE BLACK DRESS: Need I say more?
WHITE BUTTON UP: I have a few of these, but I especially love the pockets on Calvin Klein version.
WHITE TANK & TEE: Simple and great when your accessories make your outfit.
JUICY COUTURE TRACKSUIT: While I don't like much from Juicy, I love their classic colored tracksuits, of which I own a few.
BLACK BLAZER/JACKET: I have a number of these as well. Great for work or going on.
CLASSIC TRENCH COAT
QUALITY DENIM: I personally believe in high quality denim. My favorite are Hudson, 7 for all mankind, Joe's Jeans, and Citizens for Humanity. Being petite, I've found that the denim that is the best fitting on me is always at least $150 a pair.
MICHAEL KORS LUGGAGE: Louis Vuitton is amazing as well. I happen to have Kors luggage.
HIGH THREAD COUNT SHEETS: Everyone should sleep on a set of 1500 or higher thread count sheets. They feel almost like satin, but they aren't. White or cream.
AIR-O-SWISS HUMIDIFIER: This is perhaps the oddest item on my list. However, it's one of the most essential. I love my humidifier. I sleep with it next to my bed every night. I think it's a beauty product, as well as a health product. Great for your sinuses and your skin, I can't quite express how much I love mine, plus the design is so modern!