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Hi. Can you share the maker/type of your watch in the intro photo to tjis post? It is very attractive. Thank you!
Jennifer, I’m really curious about how you decide when a trend is worth spending significant dollars on. For example, the Khaite black cut-out top in the first pic. I am seeing them everywhere right now – and perhaps I’m wrong – but it seems like a passing fad. How to navigate the difference between “the personality piece” and the temporary trend?
Dina Lakovnik Novosel says
Good question, I’m wondering the same 🙂
This is where I think you buy things based on your personal taste. Frankly, very things are forever pieces–even a classic black blazer from the 80s isn’t cut at all like one now. Most things date and age (not us though!) So with that in mind, I honestly don’t think there is anything wrong with having some modern, somewhat trendy pieces in your closet. Keep them to a minimum. Buy them if they really entice you and make you feel good, not because they’re everywhere. I do have a Khaite top, I don’t wear it often, but I do like it. And they are very expensive, even on sale, but better to buy it for less if you want it.
Hope this helps!
Yes – Thank you!
For what it’s worth, Modern Citizen and Banana Republic (and other similarly-priced brands) have similar tops this season at lower price points. I have the Modern Citizen one and I love it. Amazing with a nice tweedy skirt. <3
Dana D says
I agree Val. To me it screams fad. And it isn’t very wearable–I don’t think it looks stylish even on the thin model. (But even as I write this I realize that it would probably look very chic on Jennifer with her shorter hair and elegant mien…lol, and this is her blog.)
But I can’t understand why it is, even on sale, so ridiculously expensive.
Not trying to be a scrooge, I love the other pieces and some of the markdown prices are really good.
I think that top is an entirely individual thing. One woman could look at it and think of all the ways they’d wear it and jump on it, while the rest of us…not so much. Perhaps we all try to think “investment” when it comes to sales, but fashion should also be about enjoyment.
I think the MB slide price is excellent and they read to me as timeless. So much so that I bought a pair 🙂 Thanks, look forward to the updates on the post as we move into the New Year.
Love the Stella faux-leather pants – ordered them and they are *so* comfortable! Thanks for the tip!