January 17, 2012

Investment in-schm-estment

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.

10 comments:

Leslie said...

love the scarf; great picks!

Notes She Wrote said...

gosh, having a baby is so hard your body. I like the pieces you picked out though :)
and that bag is so cute! You can't grow out of that! ;)

courtney - larking. said...

Absolutely love this outfit -- going on my Pinterest board right now! Also, don't tempt me with all your sexy talk about those fries.

Finley said...

Leslie and Notes She Wrote - thank you! I ordered almost all of them, so we'll see how it looks in real life. I didn't order the bag though, which, you're right, is the one thing that will always fit! :)

Courtney - I've got lots more of that sexy talk for you...

Anna said...

alternatively invest in things that a changing body wont affect: accessories!

Juggling in Heels said...

Love the entire look! Let us know what you think!

Amber said...

I've been looking for a chunky sweater like that. I just found your blog through Courtney, and I'm loving it.

Finley said...

Thanks Amber!

Canadianpetite said...

Be a teen mom at 17 lol! This post is so reminiscent of me. I bought investment pieces for two years then got pregnant. By the time my daughter was 2 1/2, I gave away most of those investments because it was three sizes too small!

Pop! of Style said...

This scarf is to die for!
xo
Missy
http://www.popofstyle.com

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