Stop me if you’ve heard this before: when it comes to clothes, always buy quality over quantity. If you’ve ever read a fashion magazine, you have probably come across this. Chances are, if you’ve been reading this blog for a while, or ever gone shopping with Adina, you’ve also heard it a few times. Sometimes, following this simple concept can be tough, especially if it’s not something you’ve tried before. But I can tell you from experience now, it does pay off.
Well, a few weeks later, after continuing my hunt for a blazer elsewhere with little success, I did return to Winners; my blazer was still there, but sadly still not on sale. So I ended up buying it at full price. The countless other blazers I had tried in the meantime convinced me that sometimes quality really is worth paying for. By the time I went back to the Teen Flo blazer, I had absolutely no reservations that it was the right choice.
And it was. I wear this blazer at least once a week, for all sorts of occasions. I wear it to work with dress shirts and pants, with dresses, and with jeans on casual Friday. I wear it on the weekends as a casual jacket. I wear it with scarves; I wear it with slouchy t-shirts; I wear it with lacy camisoles. You may recall that I even wore it as part of my “Lumberjack Formal” outfit for the Art Gallery of Alberta Refinery Party. I like to think that it’s more than earned its price tag already, and it’s not even a year old yet.
Here are a few new outfit ideas that Adina and I put together at our last styling session; but really, the choices are practically infinite – it goes with everything!
So the lesson learned: invest in your style, it’s worth it!