Tuesday, March 20, 2012

Life Changing Purchases

Hi Friends, Happy Tuesday! I don't know about you but spring always gets me in the mood to add a few new pieces to my wardrobe. I LOVE warm weather! I've made a few purchases lately that have indeed been life changing, or have made life easier, I should say. After reading a recent post over at my sweet friend's blog, Simply Sarah Style, I was inspired to share these life changing purchases with you. Thanks, Sarah! :)

A few months ago, I purchased this Tory Burch Ella bag. It's versatile, expandable, durable and fashionable. This bag can serve as a purse, a carry-on, a day bag (think: an extra pair of shoes, laptop, your lunch, etc.), or an overnight bag. I use this bag most when I travel because I refuse to check bags. It serves as my carry-on purse/shoulder bag along with my carry-on suitcase. When I get to where I'm going, it doubles as a purse that's functional, fashionable and professional...if need be. I can't tell you how durable this bag is. I've had it loaded down and it definitely passes the test! I've already decided that when this bag wears out, I will be purchasing another one just like it. You can beat black nylon! It was worth every penny!

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Another life changing purchase was my black and gold Tory Burch Reva Flats. I'm fairly short (5'4 to be exact) so I really don't get excited about flats. However, I finally broke down and added these to my wardrobe. They are great for season transitions (like now), airports, all day meetings and for the weekends. Again, worth every penny! I definitely want another pair.


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And something every working girl needs...a sharp black suit. I've been wanting to update my work wardrobe for a while now. I always try to carefully select items that are all-season, classic, and versatile. Banana Republic has some great pieces out right now that fit the bill. I purchased this suit and paired it with a pretty, ruffled white blouse from BR. The suit pieces look great together, obviously, but also separately. I've already paired the blazer with a nice blouse and jeans for a dressy casual look. The skirt of course goes with mostly any top or blouse suitable for work.

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I spread these purchases out as they can be budget busters. However, just remember...quality over quantity. Investing in well made pieces is the best thing you can do for yourself. Needless to say, I'm super pleased with all of the above purchases. What have you purchased lately that has changed your life or made life easier for you? I'd love to hear!

4 comments :

  1. Fabulous purchases Sara! I am a huge TB fan and that bag and flats are true wardrobe staples! A few years ago I changed over from a quantity vs. quality mindset and it has changed my life. I've noticed that my pieces are more versatile, durable and classic. I may spend more money at one time when I do shop, but I shop a lot less, so it all equals out!

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  2. I love those flats - and the bag - and the suit! Great selections, very crisp!!

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  3. I totally agree on the "quality over quantity" motto! A good-looking piece that lasts makes me a very happy girl.

    I need to check out those flats. I am always looking for comfortable work shoes!

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  4. Thanks, Ladies! As always, I appreciate your comments. I'm loving all of these purchases! :)
    XO,
    Sara

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Cheers,
Sara