Here's why: Taking advise from wise shopping sages, I am buying classic pieces that will last. Instead of splurging on many trendy "here today, gone tomorrow" looks, I am investing in the basics (mine happen to be black).
1. I used my Ralph Lauren gift card that I received from the US Open to purchase this fabulous skirt and save $50.00 at Ralph Lauren Rugby. I love the design of this skirt because the sweater knit provides comfort and creates a silhouette that curves in all the right places.
2. I have discovered adjustable boots that are appropriate for work. I win! Go Piperlime or go home. Can you feel it? The pure excitement! A zipper and a discreet lace-up back. Sleek minimalist look with flat heel for maximum walkability. Great for fall or indoor heating. I hope these will be a suitable replacement to all my failed boot attempts of too tight zippers and busted side seams.
3. Also a hot Piperlime find: these two-toned flats. Shiny toe with matte body makes for an understated professional look. Rachel Zoe Picked 'em! Me likey!
4. Last but not least, a purse with a zipper closure. Magnetic closures are fun... until they deactivate your credit cards and metro card. I've been burned twice before and now I'm not taking any chances. I hope this Hobo will be my Hero. Cole Haan created this slouchy number without a lot of heavy bells and whistles to weigh my shoulder down. It is dressy enough to go from day to night, so if a last-minute happy hour springs up, I'm good to go! I took advantage of Bloomingdale's Hot Savings, happening now through Sept 18th.
And now: perhaps I should demagnetize my credit cards till next year :)