|A.L.C. Devereux Jacket | Vince tee [similar] | Vince jeans [similar] | Cole Haan wedges | Prada aviators [similar]|
There are clothes and then there are, pieces. Clothes are great. They are lovely, fun, classic, flexible, long lasting and oh-so-remixable. I love clothes. I take my time choosing them. I call my shopping style "stalking". I go out often, see what's around and if nothing jumps out at me, I leave. I return the next week to check up. What is still available? What's on sale? What have I not been able to get off. my. mind. Sometimes the cycle lasts two weeks, other times two months. It's a waiting game for me, I'm choosey. I don't want to contribute to the fast-fashion landfill but I also can't afford the high-end forever options. I usually end up fair quality (think Club Monaco) at a sale price. These are clothes, I take my time.
Then, there are pieces. You know them when you see them. There's no question. If you could have it, you would care for it. Tenderly hang it in your closet forever. Wear it on occasion - when it mattered. They stand out, they steal your heart; they are an investment. This blazer was brought to my dressing room as a last minute suggestion (i love when they do that!) when we were in California. I let out an audible sign as I put it on because I knew that it would not be leaving my sight. When a piece like this finds you, you don't think on it or weigh your options - you jump on it! sure as you've ever been that it is worth every penny. Even though it was at a markdown, I had to make some tough choices between the clothing I had hung in my "yes" pile B.D. (before Devereux). I would not have been able to bring it home otherwise (well I mean I could have but I feel as though an international incarceration is a bit of a headache), but these are the choices one makes easily when comparing a piece to a number of lovely clothes.