When I was younger, especially before and during college, I simply could not justify spending more when I could spend less for "the same thing" when it came to clothing. As I have gotten older, and my purse strings grew a little longer, I fully understand and appreciate the finer things. Quality over quantity is now what I live by when adding pieces to my wardrobe - especially when it's a staple piece like a blazer, dress or coat.
Up until recently I would often make exceptions for summer pieces, especially swim suits and maxi dresses which often go out of style by the following year. Lately though I have been having trouble finding maxi dresses long enough for me, so I have started to turn to the higher end brands and designers for more options. This has been a dangerous endeavor - mostly for our bank account, especially this piece from DVF which is not only long enough but also a stunning print with the perfect amount of flow and features pockets. I received so many compliments on this dress, which completely justifies the investment.
xo - margaret