Classic Silk Slip Dress

Because I tend to favor investment classics over trendier items of clothing, I usually wait until I really fall in love with something before I buy it.  I know it will be in the closet for a long time and I'll want to wear it lots of different ways, so I'm usually willing to spend more for quality when I'm buying new items.  By the way, I look for that same quality in secondhand and vintage items; it's just a pleasant benefit that those pieces are significantly less expensive.

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Therefore, I really love everything in my closet.  I NEVER find myself saying, "I've got nothing I want to wear!" On the contrary, I love it all, and even wish I could wear all of it more often.  Maybe I should start changing halfway through the day so I can enjoy my clothes twice as often.  I jest! ...or do I?

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What's interesting about investing in classic pieces is that they often compliment the trends quite well, but give you a bit of space to set yourself apart from the crowd.  Most trends really play off of classic items and tweak the details; the cuffs, sleeves, necklines, and colors are really what change, but foundational elements stay the same.  

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I find that I can let an item rest in the closet a bit, and then bring it back into rotation when a trendy version of it comes into style.  I can feel current without looking like a cookie cutter version of everyone who has shopped the more recent iteration of the item. Trust me; build up your collection of classic pieces in colors you love and mix well with one another, and just fall in love with them again and again and again.

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Happy weekend, everyone!


Twelfth Street by Cynthia Vincent dress (thrifted) // Emerson Rose jacket (out of stock) // Steve Madden shoes (similar) // Vintage clutch // J.Crew hat // Oliver Peoples sunglasses