I posted a throwback picture from a few years ago on Facebook recently in which I was wearing some leather pants I had raved about. A friend asked me if I still wore them and if I would do a post on investment pieces I don’t regret buying/ still wear all the time. I thought it was a great idea. It’s hard to pull the trigger on higher priced items, it’s so scary to invest in clothing, but sometimes it’s so very worth it. When you wear something non-stop and it’s made well it makes more financial sense than lots of cheaper items you wear once or twice and then they shrink/fall apart/ fall out of style. Some I even buy again once I’ve worn through them, and some torture me because they are not made anymore (I’m looking at you suede Tory Burch flats with jeweled bows!!!! RIP)
So here are 15 things I invested in (some not even SO pricey i.e. J.Crew) that have become total staples in my wardrobe.
Last weekend one of my friends was wearing this amazing poncho (and basically the entire first outfit I pulled together below) and I was OBSESSED with it. I tackled her to look and see who made it and found it was by Ulla Johnson, whose designs I’ve seen a couple times in passing at Barney’s. But when I went online to find said poncho, I fell madly in love with almost every single thing she is making for spring! It’s glamorous bohemian in the best way possible (and so. many. tassels. y’all.) Unfortunately, on me -who is taller and broader in the shoulders than my friend who wore it best- it gave me the silhouette of an overgrown, vaguely ethnic SpongeBob SquarePants. Sadness. But there are other items I will be snapping up for summer (a few really good ones on sale too!)
I am packing up this morning to jet over to Nantucket (a.k.a. my happy place) with a bunch of girlfriends for the Nantucket Wine Fest! I could not be more excited (and yet will probably ugly cry over missing my tiny Henry numerous times). But momma NEEDS this and I am so excited. I’m packing a mix of things, mostly blue, white and red, and a mix of preppy and…PREPPY, because it’s Nantucket y’all. But these items would work just about anywhere.