Unfortunately, I am not made of money. Therefore, I have to ask myself this question often when my willpower weakens to a shopping craving that I can’t shake. Quality or quantity?
Sometimes I fall captive to quantity in my unstable moments, but usually I always choose quality. Sure, one item is not as exciting as a full blown shopping spree but in the long run…so worth it.
Every time that I buy a cheap item I love it… for an evening. I rock it and feel great wearing something new, but not for long. Usually cheap fabrics/materials only hold up well for 3 wears before that once soft to the touch fabric transforms into a bally mess.
Not only do they deteriorate in appeal after a couple wears, cheap clothes generally don’t fit as well! You can tell when an item was made with a woman’s body in mind versus a poorly made item that doesn’t properly fit anyones’ body. The waist points should not hit your hips!
Sometimes that cheap Forever 21 blazer looks just as nice as the higher marked BCBG blazer but, it’s not. You could probably get a few good uses out of the cheap blazer before it gives that wilted look. That is not worth it, woman! Quality in fit and material is important to being your best polished self!…Because that button holding on by a thread is not cute.
Every time that cheap and cute item calls out to you as your walking through Target with groceries, remember that. Yes, I am scolding myself too.
Paying more for an item that you will wear for a long time is always worth it in the long run. I want to feel that nice fabric brushing against my skin when I’m racing around at work. Not that cheap scratchy item that leaves me wanting to rip off all my clothes the moment I enter my house.
Meaning that, with the decision I have chosen, I do not get to buy as much as I would like to. It is important that I am reasonable in all my purchases. However, instead of purchasing those classic black pumps every 4 months it will be every 3 years, looking at you Jimmy Choo.