Meg had an interesting post on quality vs. quantity (check it out!).
For better or for worse, I’d say most of my wardrobe is quantity-oriented, with good-enough quality for me. I do have several pieces that I really love (the bright yellow vintage coatdress that I got for $40 is a front-runner), but most of the time I happily shop at Ross and Target. Loehmann’s is considered a splurge.
I really would like one piece of a designer product. I like the idea of having something that I’ll treasure for years to come. But the problem is, I have no idea what to get, and at this point in my life, I really don’t crave anything badly enough to drop a quarter of my paycheck on it.
However, if the Luxury Fairy were to suddenly descend upon me and say, “here is $2,000 and you MUST spend it on something luxurious,” I’m sure I can come up with some ideas.
*pause* Oh, here’s an idea: Louboutins. I love, love, LOVE the red sole. A pair will probably set me back $600+. Throw in a Coach bag and a cashmere sweater from Theory, and the money’s gone.
In all honesty, though, I’d probably take that two grand and go on a weeklong vacation, stay at a fancy hotel, and splurge on a spa day. After begging the Luxury Fairy to let me stash half in my retirement account! 😉