Most Overused Fashion Term: Investment Piece

celine bag

I just wanted to thank everyone who’s subscribed to my blog for hanging in here with me. I haven’t posted in a while but I thought I’d get over my hiatus and write about something that’s been on my mind for a bit. Here goes…

Fashion articles are ripe with words like  trendy, in season, out of season, vintage, rocker, boho, classic, mod, gamine, sexy, flirty, girly and statement piece to name a few. But investment piece is the one term that I’m getting tired of hearing even more so than the above.

For us unlucky folks who don’t have a large bank account saving up to buy  a Celine Boston bag (pictured above), a pair of Louboutins or even a $100+ pair of Sam Edelman shoes in a neutral color isn’t a splurge; it’s an investment.

No need to feel bad about the dent in your wallet  because you’ll have this item until your  grandchildren raid your closet (it’s no question they’ll love fashion as much as you). And if you don’t want to pack it away in its original dust bag or packaging after one or two wears just use it everyday. It will practically pay for itself right?

Sigh…it’s true that some items stand the test of time and deserve you shelling out a lot of money for them.  But why does it seem like more and more magazines, style gurus and fashionistas are comfortable promoting every item that is exorbitantly expensive or in a basic black, white or navy as an investment piece? The more I hear it the more I let out a little laugh because it’s so overused and sounds like you’re purchasing stock.

Investment pieces aren’t unicorns. There is room and a price point that everyone can select to purchase an item as their investment piece. But everything that seems like you can wear it with a zillion other outfits or is expensive isn’t an investment.

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Benefits of Shopping for Him

men's style

After going shopping for men’s clothing this weekend I’ve discovered there are a lot of benefits of clothes shopping for guys including:

– Shorter Lines

– More walking space to browse

– Less indecision (men seem to make decisions on items quicker than women)

Boy: “Do you like it?”

Girl: “Yes it’ll look nice on you.”

Boy:  “Okay, let’s get it.”

– Clothing made from better and stronger materials (especially in winter)

– You get to help your boyfriend, dad, brother or friend look great!

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In Bloom

jason wu spring 2012

Remember Jason Wu, the talented young designer Michelle Obama put on the map in 2008 after she wore his white chiffon gown  to the Inaugural Ball? Well at this year’s Mercedes Benz Fashion Week in New York he debuted his new Spring 2012 collection with many bright solid dresses and super short shorts, but his floral pieces were the most stunning. I adore flowers and besides their beauty, fragrance and the fact that they are the only thing I can draw well, I think they are great accents to clothing. Check out these items from his new collection:

jason wu skirt

jason wu florals

jason wu florals

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Earlace

rihanna in earlace

Are you the type of girl that doesn’t scare easily? Yes… okay try the earring necklace aka earlace. It’s basically a necklace attached to earrings and it looks really cool but a bit hazardous. This is one piece of jewelry that  you don’t want to get caught on something. Wearer be beware but you’ll look great!

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