Aug 1, 2011

It's Just an Hermes Outbreak

A short few years ago, I really had no appreciation for high-end brands (YSL, Chanel, LV, etc.) mainly because they were so far beyond my means, why would I even bother going into their stores?  My mother, on the other hand, understood the value, quality & prestige these brands held. Slowly, as I (and my income) matured, I've been able to splurge OCCASIONALLY on fancy shmancy items.  I also am very brand-loyal: I purchased my first LAMB purse in 2006...and haven't bought a non-LAMB purse since (I may have a problem).  Last year, Rye Bread surprised me with my first Hermes scarf & it still remains in the tissue within the box for safe-keeping.

Don't get me wrong - these splurges are just that (I am so far from rich, it's ridiculous) - I keep my checkbook in balance with clothes from H&M, F21,thrift stores, and the sale racks at local department stores.  Blending the affordable with the occasional extravagant is sometimes the perfect recipe.
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  1. LOL; catchy title. Beautiful scarf. Every time I see your necklaces, I'm reminded of the post where you first wrote about them. RIP, Ezio.

  2. Nice balance! You get instant gratification from H&M, F21, etc., but appreciate the quality and hard-earned dollars for the high-ends.

    Luckily this outbreak doesn't need Valtrex, lol.

  3. Gorgeous scarf! It really made this simple outfit unique :)


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  4. You look absolutely stunning. Love your maxi dress!! and the touch of the scarf just perfection.

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  5. Eee love your Hermes scarf!!

  6. What a great post/picture & outfit! I love your accessories paired with your black dress! I am now following! :)



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