Quality vs Quantity

20 March 2013

I have been seeing this subject from multiple bloggers across the blogosphere lately. As an avid thrifter, I get a certain high from clasping my hands around a new thrift treasure, and  I'm positively drunk with power by remixing it into my current (mostly thrifted) wardrobe. It's easy to accumulate multiple 'great' pieces when they're only $5, and even easier to find reasoning to spend $15 on a previously $70 piece. Because I do most of my shopping in thrift stores, I find myself picking from pieces that attract my eye, my magpie eye. Think color, pattern, texture: the more the better. This does not a classic wardrobe make.
This year, I made myself promise that I would only buy pieces that I love, and that fill a hole in my wardrobe. For instance, a yellow boyfriend cardi is #1 on my list, followed by a green maxi skirt and a leopard scarf. I also promised to invest in more classic "pieces" rather than buying of the moment items because they're less expensive. Granted, my clothes will probably always flux a bit in style, fit and color, but some pieces have withstood the test of time. I have items that have been with me since high school, and some that were worn once and then donated or resold. My accessories however, will not change due to a fluctuating waistline or the shape of a collar. 
I took the plunge and within a month have made my two most expensive purchases. Ever. Stay tuned next week for the reveal.

My tendency towards the dramatic is stunning, no?
{Glasses} Ray Ban  {Peplum Top} Target  {Pants} Loft
{Heels} Target  {Watch} Target

8 comments:

  1. A green maxi skirt (pleated, to be specific) is at the top of my wish list too! It has been for a while, but I have yet to find it. There's one on Modcloth, but at $40 or something like that, I think it's still too expensive. Good luck on finding your must-have pieces!

    Love your perfect bun, by the way. Is it a sock bun? If it isn't, you are one talented gal. Actually, if it is you are too. I still cannot figure out the damn sock bun. I think my hair is just too long to make it work.

    xo,
    -Nathy
    Earnestyle

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  2. Great outfit! I have been trying to do the same and am thinking I need to "splurge" a bit (for me) on some better quality basics.

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  3. Well said. As a confessed Thriftaholic I've found myself needing to do the same - this year I'm also trying to stick to a list but occasionally I admit to crazy impulse buys. Although at $5 it hardly seems so crazy!

    Thanks for joining up with WW xo

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  4. Your heels are TARGET?! I'm going.

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  5. Gorgeous! Love the topknot and leopard pumps!

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