Free People sweater (wearing a small); Old Navy jeans; Target boots, similar; Blank NYC jacket; Rebecca Minkoff bag.
I’m trying to think in my head how many sweaters I’ve bought over the last couple of years that I hoped would be THE ONE. You know, the perfect fit, length, slouch factor, comfort, softness, etc? I’ve seen so many that were really close, yet when it came down to it they weren’t what I thought they would be. In my defense, I’ve been suckered into a lot of sale sweaters at Old Navy and Target. And SOME of these sweaters were awesome (I’m looking at YOU, daisy printed tunic sweater!) So I’m thinking maybe 5 of the sweaters I’ve bought in my life have been what I was looking for, with the remaining million or so ending up in the bag going to Goodwill. How wasteful is THAT? Ugh.
So I’m trying something new. I’m taking the money I would normally shop with (blog income, paycheck from work, other miscellaneous funds), and buying things that are better quality. It turns out, sometimes this stuff is more expensive because it is all you need, and it is AWESOME. Take this sweater for example. It has the longer length I love, a soft touch, sleeve that are tighter to give a little bit of shape, and the slouchiness I crave in a sweater. It was more expensive than I ever pay for in a sweater, typically, but is amazing. It was completely worth the price. The question is, is it more worth it to splurge on something just right, or buy multiple “good enough for now, but donate later” times? I’m leaning heavily to the former;)
Tell me, what are you willing to splurge on?