Wednesday, November 14, 2012

quality vs quantity



I tend to repeat items in my closet often. The staples in my closet at times can be expensive ((my riding boots)) but I only own two pair and have worn them for years. I have found this to be a trend in my life. Friends have commented in the past how small my closet is,  but I have realized I prefer it that way. I prefer to spend money on fewer quality items that I love rather than having a larger quantity and a variety of clothing options.

What is in your closet? Do you go for fewer quality pieces, do you like variety in your closet, or are you the lucky one with quality AND a large closet??




 riding boots: Cole Hann purchased from Nordstrom. 
similar here
 necklace: noon ((gifted from the husband.. thank you kind sir!))



hat: boutique
similar here
 t-shirt: american apparel((Pretty sure I could live in these v-necks.))



chambray shirt:  J-crew
 leggings: Ann Taylor


xo

anna lizbeth

linking up with what i wore and whatever wednesday

35 comments:

  1. IN LOVE WITH THOSE BOOTS!! =)

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  2. I love this look... And alas, I am usually guilty of stuffing my closet to the max. I need to take a page from your book of simplicity. :)

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  3. I think my husband would I appreciate it if I was more about quality than quantity. Haha. You are beautiful and you know I love your clothes. That is all...

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  4. That outfit is cute! I've heard good things about American Apparel Ted's , I need to get some! I love basic tee shirts!

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  5. I tend to always have a small closet with quality pieces, and random thrift finds. So I can relate. Love that hat though. Super cute.

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  6. so cute and love the hat.

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  7. you look so cute in that hat!! I am getting better at the quality over quantity thing! :)

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  8. I have some boots like that! Bought them a few years ago and am literally wearing them to pieces.

    makingroomwithus.blogspot.it

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  9. You look beautiful!

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  10. What a cute outfit! I agree, I would rather have quality over quantity. In the long run, you end up spending the same because the cheaper things wear out and need replacing!

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  11. I'll wear the same stuff for years if the quality is good. But I also like cheap things, like cheap shoes, so in that case I have quantity.

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  12. riding boots are a must and you have to shell out a little dough for them. I love yours and i think mine are my favorite item in my closet as well!

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  13. LOVE the boots!!! And I definitely have wayyyyyy too many clothes, and am guilty of buying for the sake of buying, yikes. I've gotten much much better at it, thanks to... well... getting married! haha
    xo

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  14. You have a beautiful blog! I absolutely adore that header and would probably give away a favorite item of clothing if I could convince my husband to wear suspenders. And that's saying a lot. I. Love. My. Clothes. You have great style, and having remixable staples is a great way to work your closet to its full capacity. I have 3 closets. I'll let you be the judge of the size of my clothing collection :)

    Following along now thanks to the Pleated Poppy!

    Britt
    Secondhand Magpie

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  15. this is such a cute, relaxed outfit. i actually have a total overload of clothes, and it can get very overwhelming. but a trick that i do to not repeat the same items over and over is to stash away what i already wore- that way my closet gets smaller and i get a chance to use everything :)

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  16. I love this simple relaxed look. I really am with you on expensive pieces like that. I try to wear them sparingly but make them have regular appearances! Love it! And I'm sure I've said this before, but your blog is beautiful!

    Stopping by from the link up! Happy Wednesday!

    Clare
    Understated Classics

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  17. I totally agree with you. The pieces I wear the most often are ones that are the priciest. It's better to do it that way, I think!!

    My riding boots are also a staple of mine. They were about $80 and I almost fainted from the price, but I've seriously worn them almost every day in the fall/winter for the past 5 years.

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  18. That outfit is too cute!

    I guess I do a little bit of both. Now since I've become a mom, my son has more clothes than I do! ;)

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  19. You look so pretty! Love your hair and that hat and boots! I wish I was like you but im always shopping haha so i have a large closet with few quality items.
    -Jessi
    haircutandgeneralattitude.blogspot.com

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  20. I love your hair! It is such a pretty color!
    I also nominated you for this thing going on called the Liebster Award and all the rules and what not are on my blog but it is basically for smaller blogs of 200 followers or less to help find each others blogs. Kind of fun and a great way to meet other bloggers :)

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  21. I love that look! It's so laid-back and cute!

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  22. stopping by from wiww... i love your outfit! that hat looks perfect with your hair... so cute!

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  23. You look so cute! I like to err on the side of quality...I need some variety though. But with shoes I definitely prefer quality--they'll last forever and you'll enjoy wearing them more--cheap shoes tend to hurt my feet.

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  24. Totally agree on the quality over quantity view. I've been trying to scale back my closet and not give in to a good deal that I only wear once.

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  25. I am sooo in about quality vs. quanity. love your example of the riding boots, I have a pair of fryes and I feel the same way. we get so caught up in all of the "Stuff" when we could have nicer things if we just focused on quality.

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  26. I have a lot of low quality clothes that have accumulated in the past, and have started to really be more mindful of the things I buy. I agree, investment in quality clothes is definitely worth the money! I have also gotten into thrifting as well, where I've found some quality items for way cheap (a 100% silk blouse for $4!).

    xo,
    Anh

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  27. Just found your blog via WIWW and I LOVE it! Your newest followe...looking forward to it!

    Rebecca

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  28. I agree - quality over quantity. Plus, why spend money on something just to wear it once every six months?

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  29. I looooove that chambray shirt!

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  30. I'm convinced the right pair of jeans will make or break your wardrobe! I live in my 3 favorites and rarely even touch my other pants.

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