Sale PSA: a black wrap dress from James Perse, now 50% off, a very cool (and quite honestly better looking in person) wool/alpaca blend sweater from Burberry, now under $210, and a fabulous leather/suede shoulder bag from Nina Ricci (my favorite is the fuschia color) now $560.
Anthropologie also has an extra 40% off sale items with code EXTRAEXTRA. My picks are this adorable striped dress, perfect on a wide range of figures, now $54 after discount, a pretty and delicate flutter sleeved dress, also only $54 after discount, and some fantastic journals from Christian Lacroix, perfect for gifting or yourself, now $24 after discount.
Today’s reader question is one that I definitely would love to hear all of your opinions on. I shared my own thoughts of course to the question posed by the lovely “C”, below.
Could you provide your thoughts on splurging on clothes? I can always spend lots on a purse or jewelry but when it comes to clothes I suddenly become “cheap”. I guess I argue that I can use a bag many times in a month and year, but not clothes. I also feel they go out of fashion easily and am not confident about choosing non trendy items. Do you have a view on splurging more on accessories, over clothes?
Here’s my personal view on C’s question…and then I’m really looking forward to hearing your thoughts as well.
When I think about the question and took a look at my closet, it also rings true for me that it seems way easier to splurge on accessories versus clothes. I boiled this down to a few reasons.
1. Past experience. If I look at the items that I’ve spent more than let’s say $1K on that I actually regret – most of them are clothes. Maybe it’s because I tend to go more risky with clothing choices versus accessories, where I’ll end up wanting to go with more plain/neutral/classic choices. I do know that I wish I had never spent serious money on dresses with any type of frill or cap sleeve (which took me years to realize is a cut which makes me look like a miniature linebacker).