Every few years, I stumble upon a dress that takes me through the current season and beyond. A few years back it was my M Missoni that I’ve worn to death and still absolutely adore. My new fave is this beauty from3.1 Philip Lim.
I’ve already worn it a few times and I’m planning on wearing it New Year’s Eve in Tel Aviv. It feels a little Stevie-Nicks-ish with its batwing sleeves but the jewelled bib collar is so beautiful and I envision wearing it during all seasons. It is the perfect example of my cost per wear shopping strategy (that truly is just a ploy to make me feel better about expensive purchases, but I stick to it and have even convinced friends and family that it works.) The strategy is simple-only buy expensive purchases if you can get a lot of wear out of it. I’ve bought rather pricey dresses and have only worn them once (not very cost effective), but I have no problem spending a little more if I know I can wear it over and over again. Wear a $1000 dress ten times and it becomes a very cost-effective purchase!
PS-It was on sale and in my size-another shopping strategy I stick to-The “It’s On Sale and My Size is the Only Left-It was meant to be!” strategy.