Splurge vs. Save: Fashion Basics Every Woman Should Own

I remember being in college trying to explain to my Dad how and why I spent $300 on a pair of Dolce & Gabbana strappy wedged heeled sandals. I tried to compare my growing shoe collection with his collection of art. Both deserve to be seen, both are an investment, and both, shoes and art, are an expression of personal style. My Dad redirected with one irrefutable point, shoes unlike art don’t increase in value over time. Ugh!! Looking back those shoes are still in great condition, 7 years later, which got me thinking. When faced with the choice to splurge or save, how do you decide?

 Personally, I suggest splurging on the basics and saving on more trendy items. Check out my inspirations below!!


The Little Black Dress (LBD)
Orange Trench Coat
Feminine Trench Coat
Classic White Shirt & Pencil Skirt
Blazer and Jeans
Fitted Blazer & Great Fitting Jeans
Feminine Undergarments
Classic Studs
Gold & Silver Hoops


Summer Romper
Statement Necklace
Statement Necklace
Cute Maxi Dress
Maxi Dress- My Sweatsuit Alternative
Cool Sunglasses
Trendy Sunglasses

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8 thoughts on “Splurge vs. Save: Fashion Basics Every Woman Should Own

  1. I am on the fence about Splurge vs Save on the Maxi dress. I love them and there are many to save on as you can purchase them very inexpensively and wear daily. However a great quality maxi dress is worth the splurge: they are classic, timeless and the right one can go from day to night with very little adjustment…As for the romper, cravery is neccessary, but I stepped out of my box this past weekend and received quite a few complements. But DO NOT SPLURGE. I purchased mine for under $15.

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