I always like to follow the personal wardrobe advice that tells you to splurge on classic items you'll want to wear forever and buy cheapy versions of trends you won't want to wear next year. Enter this jumpsuit. When jumpsuits were hot I was hesitant to jump on board. They seemed to be an item of clothing that only looked good on six foot tall waifs. So when I found a jumpsuit I actually really liked and felt stylish in, I was happy to "invest" less than $30. The coat, on the other hand, was one of my first "adult splurges" when I was 22. I remember having a mini-panic attack when buying this wool coat but it has kept me warm and stylish for over six years now and looks just as good as the day I bought it.
I have actually been reviewing my wardrobe and kicking myself for donating things I thought I'd never wear again (um, booties anyone?). I wish I could hop in a time machine and go back to past Kinsey and yell at her not to donate that cute vintage dress and those brown suede booties. Honestly, I should probably use this hypothetical time machine to improve world relations or at least find out winning lotto numbers...
Jumpsuit: Target Style
Coat: Kristen Blake via Nordstrom
Shoes: Jessica Simpson Collection
Eel skin bag: thrifted
Sunglasses: Ann Taylor
Any items you've gotten rid of over the years only to kick yourself when they become trendy again?