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Do we need to spend a lot of money to be well dressed?


Do we need to spend a lot of money to be well dressed? I don’t think so, even if I truely believe that one thing is splurging money, other thing is investing money in good quality.
Not all expensive items are also high in quality. Not all cheap items are burgains. We need to balance purchases.
So let’s start with a quick quiz!
Do I really need it? – I think this is a stupid question, especially for shopaholics. No probably you don’t need it, but you want it! So..
Can I afford it? First important question!
We all know our bank balances. Some of us can buy expensive things, some of us could buy them but they prefer to invest money in other ways, some of us simply cannot afford those things. But this doesn’t mean they could not be fashionable..at all!
But what you cannot be is that kind of person who wastes money buying something simply because everybody talk about it or own it. This would be very stupid, let me tell you!
Is it suitable with my body shape, my curves? 
Be honest, how many times did you buy something simply because you saw it on last issue of you favourite magazine or because your friend (who is thinner, fatter, blonder, darker etc etc than you) wore it? Buy only thinghs that really work with your body and with you! You are wearing dresses, it’s not dresses which are wearing you!
Trust me, you could wear on the last beautiful Dolce&Gabbana dress, wearing those gorgeous stilettos by Louboutin and holding in your hand that fabulous Dior bag, but if they are not made for your body shape the result is aweful…and with a lot of splurge of money!
Can I buy a fake?
No you can’t. I mean again, there are no reasons for wearing something that you cannot afford and not original. Would you like to be a fake? I don’t think so.
But as it happens in every fields, the BIG NAMES in fashion inspire all other brands. It’s true. So you can easily find something that reminds to the original but at the same time is different in details.  Those things should be bought!
I see many highstreet brands taking inspiration from runaways but creating their own collections.
So takes inspiration from fashion shows but then find your ways to show your personality. Don’t buy that same floral bomber jacket from the brand “Dolce&Galbanino“. Go to Topshop and find a similar jacket!
Don’t reduce your social life to zero because you want to save money for a pair of Rockstud by Valentino. There are options very similar to the original but with a huge difference in price!
Anyway, I hope this S.O.S Mrs B. can inspire you whoever you are: that woman who can afford the Spend Money outfit (lucky you!) or the other one who opts for the Save Money outfit.
But just remember..
“It’s not the dress which makes the difference, but the person who wears it!”

 

Mrs B. in save money / spend money

 

Bonjour Chiara
About me

Chiara is a quirky and funny Italian girl currently living in Doha. She is a dreamer, a blogger, a shopaholic, Paris and cats lover. She spends her days with her husband and their three cats, creating outfits with Mrs B. and writing about what she loves!

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20 Comments

Beauty Unearthly
Reply March 13, 2015

thx for sharing! kisses! Have a great weekend!!!

Bisma Rauf
Reply March 13, 2015

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Reply March 13, 2015

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Kizzy Von Doll
Reply March 13, 2015

This is great, Happy Friday doll xx

Życiowa Sałatka
Reply March 13, 2015

so nice :D

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Edna Silva
Reply March 13, 2015

Great post, nice tips! :)
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Nicoletta De Luca
Reply March 13, 2015

Hai ragione, belli i look che hai creato!

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Chahrazad
Reply March 13, 2015

Well said dear. It looks good on you.. Or not! Same here about fake stuff. I just can't buy a fake Hermes bag or fake Celine glasses. I rather would buy a bag from ZARA.

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Diva In Me
Reply March 14, 2015

Totally agree on this one. It's all about what suits you. You wear the dress and not the dress wearing you. Good points Chiara! =)

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Reply March 14, 2015

Great post, I love the little picture!!

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Giada Fichera
Reply March 14, 2015

Sono ottimi consigli che ciascuna di noi dovrebbe tenere a mente prima di ogni acquisto :) Bel post, come sempre. Un bacione e buon week end. Giada Mitzilove

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Reply March 14, 2015

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Mamme nel Deserto
Reply March 15, 2015

Oh quanto mi trovi d'accordo!

Sascha
Reply March 15, 2015

I think it's true that you don't have to spend a lot of money to look good. And it's not true that quality = money. I have tons of H&M pieces that have lasted me ages. I am faced with a different issue: I would like to buy more ethical fashion, and most of it is quite pricey (for my standards, anyway).

Toks
Reply March 16, 2015

I totally agree. It doesn't matter how much you pay for clothes if you have no style. All the low cost stores now "copy" from the runways and I think this is acceptable. What I really hate are fakes. If I can't affort to buy something original I prefer to have something similar, never a fake. I think shoes are very important, shoes can make or break an outfit. xoxoxo

Shopping Lady
Reply March 16, 2015

Sono d'accordo su tutto, specialmente sul fatto che non serve spendere grandi somme per essere fashion!

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Eleonora Marini
Reply March 16, 2015

Prima di cedere allo shopping compulsivo bisognerebbe rileggere questo post migliaia di volte Chiara!!!

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Miriam Pérez
Reply March 16, 2015

nice post!
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Kathleen Harper
Reply March 17, 2015

Bomber jackets are the best! Thanks for sharing - I love these styles!
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