August 18, 2014
One of the beauties of summer, besides the long days of sunshine, is the sales that pop up at many of our favorite stores. While sales often sound quite exciting, and I’m the first one to say I love a great deal, what can often happen after a sale shopping spree is the dreaded buyer’s remorse.
Here are some questions to ask yourself that will hopefully help ensure you walk away with bargains you will love for seasons to come.
This question is one of my favorites because it really makes you think about the purchase. Often times, it is easy to like something because it is on sale and easier to justify the price. But, asking yourself If you would pay full-price for the same item helps to ensure it is an item that will stay on you versus on your hanger.
Yes, this is another way to phrase the question of, “Do you really need this item?” More importantly though, I want you to think about this question in terms of asking yourself if you have any other piece in your closet to pair with it or if it will go with a different piece you’ve been eyeing.
In other words, if this sale piece doesn’t complete an outfit, there is a higher chance you won’t wear it. Additionally, if you need to go out and buy another piece or search for another item to make this sale purchase useful, you may come to begrudge your sale item.
Marisa spoke a lot about fit and rightly so, as it’s so important. If you think you’ll bring it to get tailored, be honest with yourself because (a) you want to ensure the tailoring is within reason and not downsizing from a 12 to a 2 for example; and (b) you’ll want to be able to justify the added expense to get it tailored.
If it's a proven body or style, and a color you will wear, then buy away! This is a great way to expand on staple pieces in your wardrobe that you know you will get a lot of use out of, such as Adea layering pieces.
Enjoy the rest of the sale season (and summer)!
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October 22, 2020
I just read an article that sounded – to me at least – like “a canary in a coal mine” or an early warning of danger. This piece, written by Joe Pompeo, appeared in the May 2020 issue of Vanity Fair magazine with the title “The British Tabloid Invasion” and a subtitle that read, “How the Daily Mail is conquering American gossip.”
The paparazzi horde, La Dolce Vita, 1960 – photo courtesy of Vanity Fair
October 14, 2020
Apparently the good old U.S. is a nation of “not great” sleepers. Really? And I thought I was the only one! According to a recent study by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention it was revealed that one out of three Americans are chronically sleep-deprived. Yikes!
October 06, 2020
I think we’re all taken by the incredible mystique of the famous French fashion house, Hermès that has been with us for two centuries and is still owned and operated by the same family. From its beginnings in fine equestrian leather goods, they are – in the tumultuous year 2020 – best known for their handbags and many other items.
My image of Hermès has always been rarified products at equally rarified prices so imagine my surprise when I recently received a very stylish publication of theirs in the mail.