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Worth the Investment

Worth the Investment - Sequins and Stripes You know that feeling when you miss an item that you wish you had purchased last season only to see it hit stores again the following year? I love that! That is when you know the piece is worth the investment, seasonal, and without a doubt a staple in your closet. I don’t know about you guys but in Chicago staples are essential. We wear the same season of clothing {think lots of layers} almost 9 months of the year and I’ve realized that instead of wasting my money on items that only last a year, it is worth it for me to invest in pieces that I know will last me much longer. I always keep a running list in my phone of items I’d like to save up for and above are a few items currently on my “worth the investment” list. Do you have any items that you’re dying to add to your closet? I am already dreaming up ways to wear each of these pieces. Now and later! {Especially the pink Tibi skirt which I lusted over last year, so pretty now with a chambray shirt and over the holidays with a sparkly top}.  I’d also like to add this leather jacket and these Stuart Weitzman boots, just saying. Also, my leopard Loeffler Randall flats are back in stock!

I have been on the hunt for a new watch and Daniel Wellington sent over the prettiest Classic York Lady watch from their collection. It is such a classic and so pretty with the rose gold face and crocodile strap. DW is offering S&S readers 15% off their site with code sequinsandstripes until the end of August. I highly recommend taking advantage!

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1  Gap Classic White Shirt  2  Current/Elliott Stripe Dress  3  J.Crew Mixed Earrings  4  Annabel Ingall Tote {so classic!}  5  J Brand Denim Shorts  6   Loeffler Randall Leopard Flats  7  Tory Burch Dotted Wallet  8  Rag & Bone The Skinny Denim {my favorite! so slimming}  9  Daniel Wellington Watch  10  New Balance Sneakers  11  Vince Hooded Coat {a dream!}  12  Clare Vivier Leopard Crossbody  13  Julie Vos Bangles  14  J.Crew Gingham Shirt  15  Tibi Full Skirt

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  1. So true! Especially in Chicago, better to invest in high-quality staples like jackets and boots that are worn the better part of the year. Loving your selections here!

    xo, Laura
    bright and beautiful

  2. Every single thing on here is making me drool. Thanks, Liz. Thanks a lot. 😉
    Seriously, though, I love these posts! I’ve been needing some inspiration lately and have been anxiously awaiting another post like this from you. You never fail in pointing me in the right direction.

  3. love these! I have that wallet in classic black and love it! It has definitely been able to withstand a lot of wear and tear! 🙂 I hope to get the r&b jeans and a pair of the NB sneakers as some staples for this fall in Ohio 🙂

  4. I think your notes here are so on par, lately I have been trying really hard to just stick to basic pieces that I will have season after season. I have an Annabel Ingall tote and I just love it, highly suggest it. I have had it for a year and use it countless times ever week and still have not tired of it. Such a great style and really well made.
    Oh my gosh that Vince jacket..could that please just magically appear in my closet?!
    xo Nan – Simply Elegant Blog

  5. Ooh, I want the NB sneakers and J. Crew gingham shirt. I’ve also got a Shinola watch and a Vita Fede bracelet on my wish list!

  6. i bought those stuart weitzman boots on sale at nordstrom a few years ago, and seriously they are one of my favorite purchases ever! they’re great for nights out in the snow!

  7. Love those leopard flats! I’m so short I’ve never thought I could pull flats off well, but I’ve been wearing them more this summer and loving them!

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  9. Love all your picks for what you consider to be an investment pieces. I just bought a pair of New Balance sneakers and I love them, so very comfortable. What would you suggest to pair them with ? I