20 December 2016
Worth vs Not Worth the Investment
Among my good intentions for next year there is definitely – a goal that I have already started to practice this year – to stop buying clothes and accessories that I will regret having bought too soon, that I do not wear enough, that were too expensive for the few times I wore them. And to stop buy and throw everything away. Too many times I bought a pair of shoes that I thought I loved so much and too many times I splurged on designer items that turned out bad quality. I made a little list of things that I still love and were worth the investment and some that are not.
[Potete leggere la versione italiana completa del post “Acquisti senza rimorsi: top o flop” qui]
Isabel Marant Coat: Isabel Marant’s quality is not the same as a few years ago and that’s sad: what about the good intentions you had at the beginnings of your career Isabel? Anyway, this coat, that has some pilling now, has been my most worn in the last 3 years. And it still gives me positive vibes when I wear it.
Saint Laurent Boots: Finding a pair of Saint Laurent boots in your size and with a 50% discount doesn’t happen often (usually they never go on sale!) So this pair of booties was definitely a good investmest: the perfect black boots, comfortable and with the right heel. Why were my other boots buys not worth as these??
The right Bags: I always loved shoes more than bags but now I’m aware that I’m really not into IT-bags. It simply doesn’t make me happy to be seen with the last bag everyone is raving about. It’s a label I don’t want: to be recognized by a bag. I even sold my Chloé bag after a few worns. I prefer niche bags that are lasting, good quality and strong leather. Like my Cornelian Taurus (handmade in Japan) and my Boyy Bag that unfortunately was ruined by my cat. But Yaki is my sweet little love-cat who cares about a bag.
The true Striped Top: I bought a true breton striped top, made as they were made in 1939, by Orcival. Thick good cotton that will still look good after more than 3 washes (fast fashion tops do not).
Good Skincare & Make-up and Books are always worth the investment.
Jeans bought on sale are a good investment too. 200 Euro jeans bought for a Zara price. Not all 200 Euro denim are good quality though. I like Frame Denim, M.i.H. jeans and I have to try A.P.C.
On my BLACK LIST: Alexander Wang, sorry but everything I bought by this designer was crappy; everything 100% polyester or acrylic is never an investment (only for the sellers!), bad quality lingerie (that’s another thing we should choose carefully), bad knitwear.
And which are your worth/not worth the investment pieces?