sweater 12.97 || jeans 30 || tank 10 || scarf 12.50 || boots 19.97 || earrings 8.94 || leather tote 120
As a poor college student, I didn't have the luxury of "investing" in great quality clothing. But once I could afford better, I bought it. And bought. And bought. After all, good quality pieces are an investment that will last a lifetime, right?
But you know what the problem is with "investment" pieces? You cannot gain one ounce. You cannot have a baby, go back to work full-time, be sick every other week, and have no resistance against Parmesan Truffle-Oil French Fries. You cannot skip the gym (for 2 years) and eat ice cream for dinner. Because you know what happens to your "investment" pieces? They are still in great condition, but somehow 2 inches smaller than they used to be.
So here is my advice to you: be a teen mom. When you have babies at 17, your body jumps right back to a size 0, your boobs are still perky, and you don't have any money to spend on "investment" pieces to begin with, so you can start from scratch.
Ok, maybe that's not the best advice. At least you now can find affordable pieces and quality control is getting a little bit better than when I was in college. For example, the above look is completely from Old Navy and all on sale totaling under $100 (except the bag from BR). So maybe it only lasts a season....I think we can all say the same thing about our waistline.
*Total sarcasm. Not endorsing teen pregnancy.