I estimate that the majority of the items in my wardrobe cost around £30. Maybe even less. Truth is, I'm a cheapskate and I'm all about quantity over quality. Yeah I know you're not supposed to say that but it's true. I'd rather have ten £20 dresses than one £200 dress, or a cheaper shirt in three different colours than one more expensive one. I love Primark, H&M and anywhere else where I know I can get a new dress with change for £40. I probably have about ten items in my wardrobe that cost me over £50; a couple of Zara blazers, some of my coats and my Jones and Jones dresses, but usually if I look at the price tag of something and it's over £40, it's not going to happen. Which is where this blouse comes in.
heels- Marks and Spencers
necklace- Forever 21
It all started a few weeks ago. I'd popped into Accessorize at Piccadilly and the girl in the shop was wearing this shirt. As I paid for my earring I asked her where it was from, and it was of course from Monsoon. So off I popped over to Monsoon where I found the shirt. And it's £48 price tag. No chance. So a few weeks went by and I thought about it from time to time, but it wasn't until my friend Eve came round for our tea party a few weeks ago wearing a similar blue floral shirt that I really considered it. It ticked a lot of boxes- blue (good colour for the new season), light enough for spring (I'm starting to avoid wintery pieces now), perfect for with jeans at the weekend, and most importantly, could be wprn for work. I started to plan a variety of outfits; with a light blue skirt for spring, over blue or black jeans, with leather shorts and a blazer, with maroon trousers, with coral jeans, with trousers and a blazer for work... I knew it would be something I would wear over and over again. So I caved. I've already worn it three times so expect to be seeing this shirt a lot. I'm considering it an investment.
What are your investment pieces?