I don’t have very many investment pieces. Call it a state of mind or how I was “trained” when I was growing up but for me personally dropping anything over $100 on a single piece of clothing item or accessory (minus shoes or bags – I’ll happily spend over $100 on these items but when it gets to the hundreds of dollars mark that’s when anxiety kicks in) just does not come naturally.
Now on to my my latest purchases! I had been eyeing the Kate Skirt
and the Fleur Jolie Dress
for such a long time (I’m talking almost a year) but I was never able to pull the trigger!
Finally, one day I went to visit Aime Luxury designer Monica Mei at her Yorkville studio (198A Davenport Road, Upper Level) to try some things on and just to chit chat.
Here I am wearing the Fleur Jolie Dress and I’m with Jeanne Beker again!
This dress is absolutely gorgeous. It’s a beautiful silk dress with sheer sleeves and sexy sheer side panels. It also has a cowl neck back which I don’t have a photo of but I’ll be sure to take a picture of it next time I wear this! My favourite part of the dress is the way it made me feel – it was the perfect mix of sexy, elegant and classy. This will definitely be my go-to “little black dress” (even though it’s not all black!).
Note that I could not fill out the chest portion (as is my problem with most dresses) so it is actually pinned at the sides and I will be bringing it back to Monica to get it altered. Also, it might not seem so but my lower half is slightly curvier than is probably ideal for this dress so when I sat down I noticed the sheer material was under some tension. To make sure it didn’t rip (can you imagine?!?) I hiked the dress up slightly before sitting so it didn’t pull at my thighs.I chose not to accessorize at all as the dress stood out on its own!
The next day of Spark Sessions I wore the Kate Skirt – here I am with Lainey Gossip!
This skirt can be very dressy and is very office appropriate. I decided to pair it with a t-shirt from H&M that had faux leather sleeves so it was a bit more casual and a statement necklace from mark by Avon.
I also wore this skirt to the L’Oreal Holiday event.
Arianne (The Glitter Geek
) took these of me and made me promise to do an outfit post – so if you like this post you can go and thank her!
This time I paired the skirt with a short sleeve cashmere sweater for some warmth and the beautiful mark by Avon Go for Baroque Necklace
that was gifted to me by Avon.
This skirt is so comfortable to wear! It stretches beautifully and the pop of blue at the back makes such a statement! I also love the silk chiffon at the hips. It adds some interest and gives me more curves – yay!
These were two investment pieces that I do not regret picking up (when I picked them up they weren’t on sale but Monica was kind enough to give me a discount). I’m wearing the Fleur Jolie Dress in a small and the Kate skirt in X-small if you were wondering about fit. I’m honestly tempted to to pick up another Jolie dress in black too!
If you’re interested in either of these pieces act fast! The prices are AMAZING right now as Monica is selling the last pieces of this collection. And as an aside…I was given a sneak peak of her new up coming collection and TRUST me – it’s so different from her current collection but absolutely GORGEOUS!! I think I’m going to have to start saving up for sure!
I’ve been burned in the past buying things spontaneously that I convinced myself were investment pieces. I’m learning that if I can’t get it out of my mind it’s probably something worth my hard earned money! And…the “good” thing about more expensive and quality pieces is that they are around for a while as opposed to items at retail chain stores that sell out quickly so I can take the time to make a more informed decision. So while I may not necessarily get them at super sale prices I can keep my eye on them and wait for seasonal sales.
What are your thoughts or “rules” on investment pieces? I’d love to hear how you decide what to invest in!