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Monday, May 12, 2014

Envelope Skirt

My sweet pink mini skirt is called an envelope skirt because of it's unique zig-zag hemline that appears to be folded over like, you guessed it- an envelope! I've seen several "skorts" versions of this style but I was never really a fan of them because they looked like a skirt from the front yet shorts from the back. Admittedly those skorts reminded me of horrible outfits from my childhood which I care not to recreate. I like the clean lines of this envelope mini skirt much more and find it aesthetically pleasing and ridiculously cute!

I wanted to keep this outfit chic so I opted for classic black and white pieces with feminine flare. I scored my over-sized circle sunglasses for a few dollars on sale at Claire's a few weeks ago. They are a bit funky but I feel glamorous wearing them so who cares! They mesh well with my black and white striped blouse that is covered in flirty ruffles and my minimalistic single-sole heels.

To add a bit more glamour to my outfit I wore this gorgeous black Speedy Bandouliere 30 bag which I can't help but drool over. My first designer handbag was the classic brown monogram speedy 30 when I was nineteen. I wore that bag with pride for five years and eventually ended up selling it in very worn condition for more than half of what I originally paid for it. There are people who look at designer bags as a waste of money but I sure as heck don't! Some bags actually hold their value fairly well throughout the years. 

Before splurging on a designer handbag you should ask yourself these 6 things:

  1. Can I afford it?
  2. Will I wear this bag very often?
  3. Does it match with things in my current wardrobe?
  4. Is this a classic design that won't soon go out of style?
  5. Can I not live without this?
  6. Does this brand hold good resale value?

If you answered yes to most of  these questions then why not treat yourself to a little designer indulgence!

Also, take this into consideration: if I divide how much my first Louis Vuitton cost by the amount of days I wore it the price of owning that bag cost me less than 32 cents a day! Now if you factor in the money I got back when I sold my used speedy years later I basically paid 15 cents a day for a Louis Vuitton bag. I don't know about you but spending 15 cents a day to carry a designer handbag is totally worth it to me! Obviously this rate will be different for every bag but a good rule of thumb is to figure out how often you would seriously wear the bag and then divide the price by that number. If you can justify spending 'X' amount per time you wear it then by all means buy it.

What I'm Wearing

Pink Envelope Skirt- I'm Haute- Available Here
Black & White Striped Ruffle Blouse- I'm Haute- Available Here
Black Pearl Circle Sunglasses- Claire's
Black Speedy Bandouliere 30- Louis Vuitton- Available Here
Black & White Ankle Strap Heels- Similar Here and Here

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