The Luxe Edit

Gold Chloe Drew Stuart Weitzman Cork“Luxury is a state of mind.”
–L’Wren ScottGold Chloe Drew Stuart Weitzman CorkGold Chloe Drew Stuart Weitzman CorkGold Chloe Drew Stuart Weitzman CorkGold Chloe Drew Stuart Weitzman CorkGold Chloe Drew Stuart Weitzman CorkGold Chloe Drew Stuart Weitzman CorkGold Chloe Drew Stuart Weitzman CorkGold Chloe Drew Stuart Weitzman CorkGold Chloe Drew Stuart Weitzman CorkGold Chloe Drew Stuart Weitzman CorkYSL Nude Beige Rouge VolupteGold Chloe Drew Stuart Weitzman CorkGold Chloe Drew Stuart Weitzman CorkSHOP THE LOOK:

Coat – Asos || Dress – Zara || Bag – Chloé ‘Mini Drew’ (budget options: 12) || Pumps – Stuart Weitzman (budget options: 1 / 2) || Jewelry – Noir Jewelry Ring & Bracelet, Tiffany & Co Bracelet || Sunglasses – Forever 21 (similar|| Lips  YSL in ‘Nude Beige’ || Nails – Christian Louboutin in ‘Just Nothing’

Photos courtesy of blogger Heidi

Luxury really is all about intelligent presentation to me.

When I’m investing in pieces for my closet I put most of my money into three things — (1) Handbags, (2) Shoes, and (3) Outerwear.

Why?

Because an exceptionally tailored coat, a sumptuous bag, or a striking pair of pumps can make an ordinary outfit extraordinary. Add one well-cared for, luxurious element to your look and suddenly no one notices that pilled cotton dress you found in the under $10 bin at Target four years ago.

It’s 100% true and a trick I learned long ago when I worked in finance and my budget required me to get creative with my looks.

This outfit is case in point. This dress and coat collectively cost less than $150 and yet I honestly feel like this is one of the most luxe looks I’ve put together because I invested in the right accessories. L’Wren Scott reminds us that luxury is a state of mind — not a price tag. Luxury goods have their place but the truth is that being intelligent about where you spend your money goes a long way too.

One obsession-worthy bag and suddenly you’re remixing it into oodles of looks, each more luxurious than the next (case in point: 1 / 2 / 3 / 4 / 5). Just because of one accessory!

Now that’s what I call Quality Over Quantity or Pauca Sed Bona as the Romans would say!

Where do you like to invest when it comes to your wardrobe?

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