26 September 2011

Shortie in Pink Shorts Gone Shopping!


Happy Monday, ladies! Today I'm guest blogging, so please head on over to the fashionably fabulous Gigi's blog - Gigi's Gone Shopping!

Then come back and let me know what kind of fashion items you consider to be splurge-worthy.

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My sister favors purses - she's been using the same LV Neverfull for nearly five years now as a diaper bag-now toddler carryall and it still looks pristine. BF's mom prefers to shell out for the bling - and I must admit a woman in stretchy pants and sweatshirt does look appropriate for almost any occasion with a dash of lipstick and a some big rings on her fingers. My mom likes her cashmere - she believes that the closer a wearable item is to your skin, the better quality it should be. I can't really argue with that.

What do I consider splurge-worthy? I have to agree with my sister on this and lean towards the purses, especially because I am not a purse person. When I buy one, I want one that I not only love, but that I know will stand the test of time, trending, aging, because chances are it will be around for a loooong time. However, I haven't yet graduated past Minkoff level as my personal luxe.

What kind of items would you be willing to fork over more money for? And what’s been your personal favorite sartorial splurge so far?


Top: Gap (sim here, here)
Shorts: Old Navy (worn here - sim here)
Necklace: J. Crew pearl cluster (sim here, white here)
Bracelet: F21 faceted cube (sim here)
Shoes: Kenneth Cole Reaction swim n fool (worn here - sim here, here, luxe platform here)


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  2. Lately I am been moving to the quality versus quantity. In the last months I have bought less things but more expensive (even on sale!), a leather handbag, a silk shirt and leather ballet flats. These are for me things that I should splurge in, unlike other like jeans, t shirts or skirts. Right now I have to choose but in the future I would like to buy the best quality I could afford in each item.

  3. Nothing like red and pink to make an outfit shine. Love the leopard, too!

    My big splurges are nearly always on shoes. Never enough marvelous shoes.

  4. My biggest purchases by far have been my two LV bags (and a wallet), but I am not sure if they count b/c I could not pull the trigger, so my husband did. Mine is shoes for sure. I love GOOD shoes.

  5. Shoes!
    The better the quality, the better the comfort level generally is as well.
    I would spend money on a great pair of shoes faster than you can say "credit card"!

  6. I love the color! and your print pumps. You look great.

    Method Clothe

  7. I wish I could say purse but the closest I've come to that is buying a Kate Spade bag on sale. One day thought. For now, it's gotta be shoes for me. I wear a size 4.5 (though often have to settle for 5) so when I find something that actually fits I generally have to punce on it, even if it's expensive.
    Love that color combo on you! I've been seeing it quite a bit on the blogosphere and I can't wait to try it out myself!

  8. Love the bright colors!!!

    I tend to splurge on handbags and coats, because you can wear them a lot more often than regular clothing items.

  9. Heehee, my splurge was the double faced cashmere popover from J. Crew. I have now paid it off, but ooh, lots of saving my nickels, dimes, quarters, and benjamins, lol, to get that splurge.

    I adore this outfit, love the cute animal print heels with the bright shorts!

  10. For me, it's the bling. I have a lot of silver pieces, so they're not super expensive to start with, but I know they'll be around for a long time compared to my costume jewelry. I'd much rather spend $50 on a sterling ring that I could probably pass down to a granddaughter someday than $10 on something that's base metal and will eventually get tossed.

  11. The only thing I really care to splurge on are bags and shoes. I would love to buy nice, fancy clothing but the fact that rips, tears, stains and weight gain/loss can totally change the fit make me not want to spend so much on those items.

    I haven't quite graduated past the RM bag level either but I'm really thinking about splurging in the future. Although, I think that's a slippery slope for my wallet. A good handbag will last you forever though!!

  12. My splurges are definitely handbags and shoes. At first it was just handbags, but now, it's also shoes. It's a little scary-making, sometimes.

  13. Things you don't own a lot of change often, which comes down to accessories and coats.

  14. I love those shorts on you!! I liked it with the plaid top too but the red actually makes the pink pop and it's cute!!
    hmmm....good comfy shoes are always tempting but I think I splurge the most on good basic jewelry that I know I'll be wearing for a long time.

  15. I love that cute necklace you're wearing today! So I would consider shoes, coats and bags splurge-worthy. Those seem to be the three things I have spent the largest amounts on.

  16. Love this outfit on you! Makes you look extra cheerful :)
    I'm with you on the bags too!

  17. Fantastic color blocking. I am always inspired by you Lisa!

    My main splurge is bags. I have 2 LV and 2 Guccis. 3 out of 4 were gifts because the hubs knows the way to my heart. Also our dear friend is the GM at our local Gucci store so that definitely helps! I also know I will use these bags forever so I like to think of them as an investment ;)

  18. Love the color combo!

    For me, SHOES!!! I'm getting married in a few weeks and since my dress was dirt cheap, I was able to splurge on an awesome pair of shoes. This is how I typically go about things - manipulate the situation so that I can get my hands on some awesome (and sometimes impractical) shoes:)

  19. I thoroughly enjoyed your guest post today over at Gigi's. I too, went through the phase of quantity over quality (I'll blame it on immaturity, lol). But now that I'm all "grown up", I've come to appreciate quality.

    Bags are my only splurge (as of now). They'll always look good even as you gain weight, lose weight, age, etc... in essence the perfect accessory! I'm also easily enamored with designer shoes but I'm afraid to take the plunge b/c I've heard of women's shoe sizes changing post-pregnancy. I know that's far down the road, but I would be absolutely devastated if I can't get enough wears out of something that expensive. So for right now, I'll enjoy my bags and save the shoes for years down the road.

  20. Pink on pink plus leopard...genius!

    I've been lucky enough that my family splurges on jewels...tasteful, but I have a lot of sentimental/classic pieces to choose from that I've inherited or received as gifts over the years. I'll spend mid-range for shoes, because I'm clumsy and don't trust myself, and I have two investment bags - that's enough for me at the moment!

  21. I would definitely splurge on a nice watch--my current watch, which I'll probably wear forever, is a stainless steel and diamond accent Citizen Eco-Drive that was a birthday present and priced around $300 on sale. I wear a watch every single day, and I'm pretty picky about it being both practical and delicate, so next time around I'm willing to shell out if I find something perfect. And I only buy sterling silver jewelry, so I suppose that costs more than usual, but to me it's rarely even a question worth considering--base metal doesn't play well with my skin.

    In the mini-splurge category: I recently bought an expensive-for-me purse, but I'm even pickier about handbags so that it's impossible to find the perfect one, even in upper price ranges. I'm willing to splurge on dresses, even if they're special-occasion and will be high cost-per-wear, because they make me feel prettier than anything else.

    Interestingly, I can't bring myself to spend more than $50 on a pair of shoes. They just get so dirty, so quickly! And I wear a size 5, so shoe-shopping is more painful than fun.

  22. very cute with the contrasting shades :)

  23. I splurge on independent designers, especially jewelry or clothing made sustainably. I feel like I am paying actual costs in those instances, no sweatshops or imports involved. And the money goes more directly to the artists/designers. Aside from that: purses. For cashmere, which I adore, I generally go vintage for better quality than I can afford now.
    I love your bright combo! It cheers up all who see you!!!!

  24. Bags, nail polish and occasionally shoes :)

  25. I am with your Sis. I have a neverful and it looks like it did the day I bought it. Workhorse! I haven't bought a handbag since...2 years and counting. Oh I did buy a matching damier wallet. Cha-Ching!


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