There are many schools of thought when it comes to clothing budgets. You can go for sheer quantity, collecting as many inexpensive items as possible to mix and match. Or, you can save up your budget and only buy a couple high-dollar items per year. I personally see a benefit to both, and try to strike a balance. I plan for at least one big purchase ($150-250, one month's budget) per year, which almost always winds up being an MVP of my closet - high quality, goes with everything and gets worn the most. This year, I wanted to add a rich cognac leather jacket to my collection. First saw this one in Destin, and then ordered it online. It's gorgeous in person: buttery soft and the perfect color. My only hesitation? The slightly cropped length. That may just mean I need a new pair of black jeans, though. This many years later, they are making the rises on jeans higher and the jacket length may be fine after all? To be continued...
Jacket: Wilson's Leather, $150
Tee: boutique c/o (similar, similar)
Jeans: Gap, $35 (similar, similar)
Belt: ASOS, $15
Boots: Steve Madden c/o Shoebuy
Purse: Michael Kors/Macy's, $270 (similar)
Necklaces: My Stella & Dot One, Two, Three
Approx. dates: Jeans are 6 years ago. Purse is 3 years ago. Tee is 1 year ago. Jacket, belt and boots are recent.