Thursday, January 13, 2011

Quality vs Quantity

Residing in the Capital Region for several years I have observed that most women prefer quantity over quality. Quantity is a particular or indefinite amount of anything but we are referring to clothing, accessories and shoes. Quality is character with respect to fineness, or grade of excellence. Many women have chosen clothing of poor quality to instead have a mass quantity, when in fact you should have items of fine quality. I am not advising anyone to have wine taste with beer pockets but that is why you SAVE. If you save for quality items you can never go wrong. A quality item will last you a long time and does not have to be replaced as often as an inexpensive piece. I remember my mom telling me as a young girl "don't ever buy cheap jewelry or clothing because in the end its not worth the pennies you paid". There are several items you should NEVER buy cheap:

  • little black dress

  • black pumps (must own at least one pair)

  • handbags

  • pearls (earrings, necklace and/or bracelet)

It is okay to buy inexpensive BASIC and a few TRENDY items but if your ENTIRE wardrobe is full of cheap clothing believe me people will notice. Cheap clothing will have you at the mall every week replacing those same items. Focus on the quality of a garment rather than purchasing a ton of fashion forward clothing. Get into the habit of paying more attention to the seams, stitching, fabric, and fit of items. I hate to make shopping sound difficult but if you want to look your best all the time as well as have long lasting wears than INVEST in good quality clothing. Yes I used the word INVEST because quality clothing is an investment. Can you take the clothes you bought from Forever 21 and re-sell them on ebay? Will you have those same items 5 years from now? Once washed do you get the same feel from those inexpensive clothes? These are questions you should ask yourself prior to purchasing clothing. Again if its a piece here and there (sporadic) than I say go to inexpensive stores but I encourage you to purchase key pieces that cost a pretty penny. It will all be worth it 5 years from now when that Little black dress is still a crisp black. What are your thoughts Lovies?

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