Yesterday, I spent some time chilling, and I took a quick trip to Gap with my mom. It started off as a Fashion Excursion trip (photos are in Fashion Excursions under the GALLERY Tab), and I left with this adorable and comfy green bat wing cardigan (below) that my mom got for me.
Last night, I was reading an article about Burberry in a magazine that my sister gave me. The main thing that stood out to me was how the writer kept repeating how much money Burberry was making. That got me thinking, " Why do so many people spend tons of money on one or two clothing items when they could get four times as much clothing just as cute or cuter for a much cheaper price?". (I've touched on budgeting before, but today's talk is a little bit different). It can't be because of quality. I know because I just said goodbye to my mom's stunner Versace purse. That baby was peeled beyond repair as I retired it to our garbage bin. My mom did have it for about four or five years, and she did use it as a schoolbag at one time--my point is that Versace products are not indestructible.
There are some beautiful products out there by high end designers. I was on Polyvore the other day and spotted these three gorgeous pairs of Dolce & Gabbana shoes below.
I may not be able to tell you what Valentino's 2010 fall collection featured (if he had a 2010 fall collection), but I can tell you how to look like a million bucks in an outfit that cost $30 give or take.
I'm not saying that big name designers don't work. I know they do. I know many spent years building up their empires and making their voices heard. That's amazing. I'm just saying that they're not going to know whether I spent $2,000 on their new denim jacket or $3,000 on their latest clutch because it won't make or break their bank either way. I'd rather spend $30 on four items that are stylish and unique than $300 on one item regardless of how nice it is.
The simplest way to put it is in a line from Jessie James' song blue jeans: "Don't matter what you wearing, it's about the way you wear it".
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