Wardrobe of Checks & Balances

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Skirt: ASOS | Sweater: H&M | Boots: Coach (similar style here) | Bag: Chloe | Sunglasses: Ray-Ban

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My wardrobe is an assortment of highs & lows. Not everything I own is designer, nor is everything a piece stemming from fast-fashion influence. In my opinion I find the strongest closet holds items of a mixed variety & quality. Personally, the only items I spend investment money on are pieces I know I will have for a lifetime, won’t go out of style, and remain neutral for an endless amount of versatility. For me, this includes (for the most part): handbags, shoes, and specific pieces of leather.

As I’ve gotten older, my body has changed; it’s stopped growing vertically and started growing horizontally; between my bones shifting out in a widening manner and my muscles gaining more volume from daily workouts. Clothes that used to run large on me now fit, and one’s that once fit like a glove have become small. That’s just where my body is most comfortable at in the moment, and I won’t be punishing myself by forcing it into clothing that simply no longer fits.

That’s why I don’t believe in spending a large sum of money on one particular piece of clothing that may not fit my body in a few years. I can’t guarantee things will or won’t change, but I know there are some parts of me that will remain the same (God willing) such as my foot size and my ability to carry a bag in hand or on my shoulder. Don’t get me wrong – I definitely have been gifted or have received nice pieces of clothing that I still own and will wear for as long as they continue to fit – but in general, my buying behavior leans more towards accessory investment rather than in the clothing department.


WHAT ARE YOUR THOUGHTS ON INVESTMENT PIECES?



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6 Comments

  • Reply Edwige October 19, 2017 at 1:19 pm

    Such a chic look! I’m loving the plaids skirt and the booties! Just fabulous!

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  • Reply Ryan Laine October 19, 2017 at 3:54 pm

    You go girl, way to own your body! You have such a great outlook!

  • Reply Akaleistar October 19, 2017 at 4:51 pm

    That skirt is so cute!

  • Reply Laurie October 20, 2017 at 6:42 pm

    Shoes, bags and jewellery are the best investments I think. I love the boots you are wearing! Thank you for joining us on the link up xx

  • Reply Nicole October 20, 2017 at 11:45 pm

    Thanks for linking up to Top of the World Style. Cute skirt! Great styling!

  • Reply Julie N October 21, 2017 at 10:22 pm

    What a super cute look! I’m loving that skirt!

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