The Ongoing Conflict

I'm sure I'm not the only one that goes through the ongoing conflict of figuring out which items they should splurge on and which items they can go about being thrifty.

Classic and timeless pieces are an investment- SPLURGE:

  • An investment bag - i.e. a Louis Vuitton Speedy or a Chanel quilted chain purse, because the style has been very consistent over the years with little differentiation, and prices increase over time so you might as well buy it now. (But buying designer purses on consignment can still help you stay on your budget)
  • Black heels - they will never go out of style, and when you buy quality heels your feet will thank you
  • A gold watch - gold is a timeless colour and watches are a perfect accessory, very easy to wear
  • A great pair of jeans - it's okay to buy to have at least one pair of J Brands or Citizens. It's hard enough finding the perfect jean, so when you do find it, make sure it's quality and even if it means that you have to pay the price for it. It's better to pay for a good pair than a bunch of uncomfortable jeans that were on sale.
  • Silk blouse - silk blouses can be dressed up and dressed down, you get the best of both worlds and it's very easy to accessorize.
  • Sunglasses - Ray Bans are always in style, need I say more?
Trendy pieces come and go - THRIFT:
  • Dresses - I've always believed in the philosophy that a dress can make a statement, but after you've already worn it once, it's time to move on. Especially when you're going out to a club, it makes no sense to splurge on a dress that you're eventually going to spill your drinks on. (But of course there are exceptions)
  • Clutches - Finding simple plain clutches are really easy to find from thrift stores to the mall. From personal experience, clutches from thrift stores have a lot of character and are unique so no one else will have anything like it
  • Shoes - Sneakers like Converse are very inexpensive and I'd like to think that they're still fashion forward. They don't take away any attention from an outfit. And when you have a lazy day, they're still the perfect shoe.
  • Anything trendy - whether it's lace, crochet, velvet; I guarantee you can find these items at your local thrift store. And because they are a trend, you don't want to end up splurging when it's eventually going out of style. For instance, you can't wear crotchet in the middle of the winter (or maybe that's just me because I live in Canada)


  1. ohh i love this advice! great blog:)