Friday, October 7, 2011

smart craving...

As I have gotten older err... more mature I strive to be smarter with my purchases. Less impulse buys, less buy an item-only-to-never-wear-it-again purchases. Now, I won't say it never happens cuz come-on I have those days where my closet is filled with junk, have nothing to wear and run and grab a new dress - only to have it sit untouched forevermore. But...... I am trying not to do that any more. Splurge on cravable classics that will last, save on trendy and just overall be smart and satisfied with what I have!

Also, find those pieces that can transition. Fancy to casual. Work to play. Essentially making my dollar and closet work for me more than I work for them! And overall I've been pretty darn proud of myself!!

But come-on most of you know me well enough by now - I am a shopper! I do still have a 'Closet List' & I thought I'd share a few of the items remaining on it, that all stick with my moto above.

1. Leather Jacket - Blazer style cut, updated color & versatile for both work/play
2. Tortoise Watch - I've been wanting another watch for quite some time & this color has always stood out. (Another version)
3. Bangle - I love the design and I have been looking for a unique bangle to add to my collection.
4. Statement Ring - I have been lusting after a YSL Arty for over 2 years...I think lusting for that long means you really want it!
5. Classic Blazer - This updated classic is a modern version of a basic black plus part tuxedo blazer - the edginess of the leather captured my eye, and hasn't left my brain.
6. This sweater is just me in every way!
7. Colored Denim - I have lusted after the bright blue J Brand denim since they hit S.Bop in early summer - but wasn't interested in paying full price on a trendy item - this Old Navy version has me singing!!!

How do you maintain the wallet, yourself, work attire and then want you crave?

*Oh don't worry THESE are most definitely at the top of the list... !!! Eeks I want them! 

16 comments:

  1. I did a post yesterday about save vs. splurge! It is a tough battle, especially being a part of the blog world and exposed to so many lovely items!

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  2. This is definitely the way to do it... have to be careful!

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  3. Love the bangle and ring! I wore your clutch in my post this past wednesday! Check it out!
    http://sugarmagnoliamargaret.blogspot.com/

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  4. Great picks! I love the sweater, so warm and cozy...and very classic! Congrats on the Old Navy find!! They look terrific. Have an absolutely wonderful weekend xoxo http://twirlingclare.blogspot.com/

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  5. I love that gorgeous ring, great outfit too! I'm your newest follower here and on twitter! Loving your gorgeous blog.


    xo
    Rachel

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  6. Oooh I love your list! I blogged about that leather jacket too - it's amazing! And wrote about the cobalt skinnies last night... great minds! Dying for one of those YSL rings, and so in love with that chunky striped sweater. Have a fabulous weekend!

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  7. I'm OBSESSED with that Madewell bracelet. I think it's so gorgeous!
    xo Josie
    www.winksmilestyle.com

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  8. I love the tortoise shell watch. I've been eyeing the Michael Kors one. Such a great piece.

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  9. me too sister!! i've been trying to find more pieces that are versatile for work, day/night, and parties. it's hard work.

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  10. what sweet picks! I am a sucker for anything cobalt blue :) and I've been coveting a tortoise shell watch like that for a while now...one day, it will be mine! btw, this post tells me you'd be great at Friday's Fancies, just saying! I'd love to have you! enjoy your weekend! xoxo {av}

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  11. I need to make a closet need list. I am so bad about buying things that I like upon seeing without thinking about how they fit the rest of what I own. I need to go through everything and figure out what I need and what would tie everything together...

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  12. I can't WAIT to get my cobalt skinnies! I think the burgundy Arty is going to be on my holiday wish list!

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  13. I'm number 5'in in for sure! I've got a small list of things I want and I'm working that list while looking for less expensive alternatives. I'm so glad I lived through 80s fashion. As a result I want VERY LITTLE of what's out there right now. Whew!

    xo,
    C

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