1.14.2013

IN WITH THE OLD

I buy things for a reason, because I love them, and I find my philosophy of investing in quality pieces that won't quickly go out of style works for me. I stick to traditional colors, shapes and prints so that when the season returns, im not stuck with an expensive piece that has already gone out of style. I don't particularly like fads, but if I happen to get caught up in one, Ill choose an inexpensive piece and mix it in with a timeless, investment piece from my collection. 
This weekend I wore these harem pants which I wore on one of my first Youtube videos (about three years ago?) from Zara. Though they weren't outrageously expensive, the quality is good and I still wear them every so often. My black and white printed top is from Target, also over three years old, which I found on clearance for less than $5 and still wear often. 
I mostly dress in solid and basic colors and add interest and pops of color through accessories, nail polish and jewelry! 
Helmust Lang Blazer (Similar Here). Zara Trousers (Similar Here). Target Top. 
 Shoes. Alice and Olivia Stole (Similar Here).HRH Collection Bracelets 
Chanel Handbag. Sunglasses

34 comments:

  1. ALEX YOU LOOK AMAZING! love your style!

    http://sarassweetstyle.blogspot.com/

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  2. You look stunning, and yes I totally agree with your shopping philosophy. Invest in classics, not in trends.

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  3. Your makeup looks very natural! I like the pastel-ly pinks. Great outfit too!!

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  4. Love the look! All black is my fav no matter what season!

    http://jezzdallasmakeup.blogspot.com/

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  5. Love the look! You look classic and timeless

    Xo

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  6. I always love everything you wear and I agree, it all comes down to that shopping philosophy.

    xo, alison*elle

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  7. Love the shoes! I'm so tempted to get them. Argh, but I just bought shoes at the Zara sale!

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  8. I agree with your style choices and share the same approach to fashion. It is classic and timeless that stays with you no matter what. Great job, gorgeous!

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  9. Gorgeous! Love the entire look :)

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  10. I love this look. Those pants are gorgeous!

    Love from South Africa

    http://arumlilea.blogspot.com

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  11. You look great, I really love the target top. I also agree with your philosophy to invest in classic pieces that you can have forever. Great post!

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  12. I totally agree with investing in quality pieces. This is how I justify buying Louboutins and Louis Vuitton bags, haha. I also have a few of your HRH collection pieces and those were great investments as well. Always classy and elegant. Love your blog.

    Herdollface.blogspot.com

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  13. Great look! Love how you rock the pants!!

    xoxo,diana
    http://www.xoxodiana.com
    The Neon Factor ☠

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  14. I remember those harem pants when you first bought them. I love how you always stick to your own style and incorporate high and low items. You truly have a classic style!

    Marisa
    http://style-rhapsody.blogspot.com

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  15. amazing outfit, I love the shoes !

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  16. you look amazing! xo, Alma
    http://www.soulofashopper.com

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  17. you are stunning. I love your style

    http://sleepwalkingeyes.blogspot.com.es/

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  18. So pretty!!! Such a nice Outfit!!!

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  19. Super classy look. Your 5$ top looks amazing. Makes me wish we had a Target over here too :)

    xo

    glamDevils

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  20. I love your style, and also find a mix of expensive and cheaper alternatives work for my wardrobe also. I also like purchasing pieces that I can wear on a lazy day, out to run errands, to work and to dress up at night. It helps keep my budget under control and keeps my wardrobe interesting.

    - Jacqueline xx

    www.the-prettylittlethings.blogspot.com.au

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  21. I love that outfit!!!
    xo
    Lara
    www.germanfashiongirl.blogspot.de/

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  22. This looks so lovely! You have a wonderful sense of style and I love how simple you do your makeup, you always look so put together and gorgeous but natural.

    Gem x
    http://www.gemmameansjewel.com

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  23. Gorgeous look love your style Alex!

    http://fashionyard.blogspot.com

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  24. Loving this outfit Alex, super classy! Totally agree with your post, I hate the fact I have so many items in my wardrobe that I once purchased years ago when it was popular! I refuse to do it anymore and aways carefully select investment pieces!

    Yas xoxo

    leopardandbrut.blogspot.com

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  25. Perfekt, would wear it on the same way

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  26. I love the outfit Alex!
    XO Raquel!
    http://raquelinthecity.blogspot.com

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  27. I totally agree with buying affordable trendy clothes and investing in classics!

    withloveshmon.com

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  28. Love your trousers. You looking stunning and your jewelery absolutely love it.
    xo, Petra

    http://www.sweetsoflife86.blogspot.com

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  29. Amazing as always! You're style is so perfect for New York, you should consider relocating! ;)

    xx
    http://what-mair-wore.blogspot.com/

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  30. Love your blog ! What about following each other? Also on bloglovin and fb if you want...just let me know :3 <3

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    www.ontomywardrobe.com

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  31. It's great you get to "re-cycled" cloths! I think you styled everything beautifully :)

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