Are Investment Pieces Worth It?

  1. Lyn says:

    When I retired from a very conservative office where I wore suits and heels for 30+ years I had to revamp my entire wardrobe with the emphasis on more casual items, travel, etc. I decided to invest in cashmere sweaters, blazers, shoes, and purses. Those items have been carefully planned, and I researched every item before purchasing. Last year’s purchases were a grey cashmere turtleneck, a cream color wool blazer, and lastly a navy blazer from J. Crew. I occasionally purchase Calvin Klein jeans, or other higher end manufacturers. But just yesterday I tried on 3 pairs of jeans at Old Navy and they look great. I think both higher end and budget prices deserve a place in our closet. Beth, I absolutely loved your article on the monochromatic look – fab.

    • Beth Djalali says:

      If the Old Navy jeans last and last for years and years and still look great that’s what’s important. But in all honesty, they typically don’t. Thanks for stopping by!

  2. christina says:

    In my opinion the black flats seem to be too big!? They do enlarge the feet – sorry. The rest of the outfit is wonderful.
    Kindest regards

  3. Jeanie says:

    In my book, twice a month calculates to 24 times a year. Did you mean twice a week to get to wearing a garment 100 times a year? I understand your point; just checking the math.

  4. Nancy says:

    I love the shell and your styling of it is just right of course; although it reminds me of more of a “for work” piece. I don’t go that many places where I would dress like that anymore. I do like both the alternate boards.
    I’ve always been torn between buying investment pieces vs lower cost items. I do both. Still no conclusion on which is better. Sometimes pieces that are more expensive are disappointing. They shrink, pill, don’t launder well, just like some inexpensive versions.
    But, when I buy “cheap” and don’t invest, I’ve found that I end up not liking the items faster. So, for this year I’m cutting down on what I’m buying and looking at making better investments on pieces that are really special, that I need, and that will enhance my wardrobe.
    That’s why I’m an avid reader of your blog!

    • Beth Djalali says:

      At first glance, this tweed shell can be written off for work only. But if we use the rule of three, we’ll start to think of casual ways to wear it as well. Thanks for stopping by today, Nancy!

  5. Lisa says:

    Love the outfit and the article.

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