Longest title ever of a blog post, lol. I debated writing about my wish list for the Holidays (and I still might) but opted today to share some items I’ve invested in over the years that have lasted and lasted. I get asked a lot about these items as they’re seen often here and on Instagram and thought it would be great to share how long I’ve had them and how they’ve worn over the years. Some were gifted to me and some I’ve bought myself but ALL are so well loved and in my opinion, worth the investment considering the amount of times I’ve worn them over the years! I feel strongly that if you’re going to invest in something for your wardrobe, it needs to last years! Otherwise, it’s kind of a waste. So here’s the scoop- feel free to forward on if you need to drop a hint to anyone! Cheers!
Nude Christian Louboutin Pumps– Austin surprised me with these on Christmas Eve in 2013. I was pregnant with Coco and it was right before we were heading out to dinner. I’ll never forget how surprised I was! Here we are almost 5 years later and they are still a intregal part of my wardrobe. They are classic, timeless and go with everything from jeans to black tie dresses. I wish I knew how many times I’ve worn these (countless) because the cost per wear would be really interesting to me 5 years later!
Michele Watch– I purchased this watch for myself in 2004 when I got my first real job (selling real estate for Pulte Homes). Ok can we just do the math here? Talk about money well spent! 15 years later and I am STILL wearing it all the time. In fact, I’ve also purchased this band to switch up the look! I will say, I love a great watch and there are two on my life bucket list but this one has really made me happy over the years. And for the record, this watch was HUNDREDS of dollars cheaper when I got it. Gotta love when something you buy increases in value!
Gucci Statement Heels- I purchased these heels in 2014 and have loved how they elevate a pair of jeans with a dressy top or a lbd. The gold cap toe and t-strap is so flattering and when I wear them I get tons of compliments! I think it deserves saying that I have 3 pair of Gucci shoes; these heels, a pair of gladiator sandals (I’ve had for 15 years) and these which my Mom got me for my Birthday. They seem to NEVER go out of style. Seriously…a pair of shoes 15 years later?! So my advice is that if you’re considering an investment shoe, this is a great brand to consider because of the longevity of their designs.
Valentino Rock Stud Sandals- These definitely deserve to be discussed. I found these at my local Nordstrom Rack for $85 in 2014. Talk about the steal of a lifetime! Although I think they are starting to become overpopulated (kind of like the Tory Burch sandals), they are the most comfortable sandals I’ve ever owned. I’ve taken them on every vacation, exposed them to salt water, chlorine, sand, sun and they’ve held up GREAT. Not only that but I’ve worn them pretty regularly living in California. I debated selling mine but decided to hang on to mine for a few more Seasons!
Stuart Weitzman OTK Boot- Purchased two years ago, these were on my life’s wish list for years (see this post and this post). But the cost…I couldn’t stomach it. Until I couldn’t stop thinking about them and pinning them on Pinterest. My best friend finally was like, you talk about them constantly. Just buy them already so I don’t have to hear about them anymore! So I did…and then a year later purchased the flat version when I found them marked way down. And I’ve NEVER regretted that decision. My only regret? I don’t live somewhere colder so I can wear them MORE.
Honorable Mention- Givency Antigonia Cross Body Bag- As it happens, I got two new bags this year. I hadn’t purchased a new handbag since the Clare V. clutch in 2013. I just wasn’t seeing anything that wow’d me enough to spend the money! I kept searching and always came back to this bag. Since my love affair with it has started, they added a cross body strap which made it even more enticing. It had been on my wish list for years (see here and here again) and Austin got it for me for my Birthday. Although I haven’t had it as long as I’ve had some other items on this list, I really love it so much. It fits quite a bit of stuff and I love the option to use it as a handle bag. I have the mini size and think it’s the perfect size (I’m 5’4 for reference!).
What investment purchases have you made that have stood the test of time? I’d love to know and as always, thank you so much for following along! xo