Splurge vs Steal

So, this is a question I have been asked many times, what pieces should I spend money on and what pieces can I buy cheap.  I always think of my building blocks in my closet, these are the pieces that I can wear with anything and everything, so these are the pieces I feel I need to spend the extra money on because I will use them the most.  Then, I think about my fun and funky side that wants leopard, bright colors, and sequins, here I can spend less money.


Black Handbag  (I use my black bag so much, it is practical and goes with everything)

Navy and Black Blazer  (tailored to perfection, I know when I put them on I am instantly polished)

Black and Brown Boots  (I use both colors of boots daily, they are my ultimate workhorses and I love how comfortable they are to walk in all day)

Wool Coat (this is my staple for fall and winter, I can dress it up or down and it keeps me toasty warm)



Accessories, Accessories, Accessories!!!  (jewelry, scarves, and colored handbags don’t have to be costly, vintage and retail chain stores are great for these buys)

Collared shirts (these can be found in every pattern and fabric and go with literally everything in your closet)

Tees (whether you want plain or sequins, tees are always great to have in bulk)

Cardigans (get sassy here and get them in bright colors, patterns and with embellishments)





My Fall Wish List

Here are some of my picks to start my fall season off in style!

* Chunky cardigan with detailing on the shoulder, in either army green, camel or charcoal

* Black fur vest for those chilly days

* Light denim shirt (I think that a denim shirt goes with literally everything)

* Taupe booties (I love a neutral boot) 

* Wide brim hat in either black or tan (hats are great for those days I don’t want to do my hair)

* Brown cross body bag with studded detailing (how rocker chic)

* Wool scarf (I am thinking in either orange or burgundy)

Note:  Try and add at least three fall pieces to your closet.  Accessories are a great way to go because they are relatively inexpensive and will add your own personal touch to each fall outfit you wear!


If you want to add some luxury to your closet then look no further than cashmere!  This wool is oh so soft and light, yet warm for those fall days when you don’t quite need a jacket.  The price of cashmere is on the high side, but is a good investment because it never goes out of style and will last you forever!  Its a cash-miracle I will admit!  However for the girl on a budget, wool blends with a percentage of cashmere is a great alternative and will be easier on your wallet and your man’s heart!



Some great places to look for cashmere pieces are: TJ Maxx, Marshalls, Jcrew, Banana Republic, and Bluefly!