A blouse to last a lifetime


Its not always about the most expensive or exclusive piece. Sometimes the most precious things are just random. I love this blouse. I think its near perfect. Its from Zara a good few years ago, and every time I wear it I regret I didn’t buy ten at the time. Its so wearable. It looks luxe and its a constant reminder to me that if you buy a quality high-street piece it will both last the test of time and look expensive.

I think we can all get swept away with luxury brand and big price tags, but its important to remember that a good closet is built with time and love and not from an “it” designer in one season. I always try to think about the life-cycle of any piece I buy, cheap or expensive. I really do believe in cost-per-wear. Something won’t end up being expensive if you wear it a lot and equally something cheap can become a waste of money if you never wear it.

I grew up with my mother asking me… “What will you wear it with?” and its a question I still ask myself when I shop. It helps to keep you existing closet in mind, in order to avoid buying mistakes or repeats (although how can you have to many pairs of black shoes?!).

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Shoes Manolo Blahnik

Jeans Isabel Marant

Blouse Zara

Hat Lock and Co

Bag Louis Vuitton

Necklace Vintage