5 Things That Are Totally Worth The Cost

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There were a few favorite purchases I made in 2020 that were 100% worth the investment. Clothing pieces I would pay full price for knowing how much use I got out of them and will continue to get for (literally) years to come.

Featured outfit above: boots | dress | leggings | moto jacket

5 Fashion Finds That Are 100% Worth The Cost

Whether we’re facing more days of quarantine (please God, make it stop) or getting back to life as we once knew it (raise your hand if you’re in desperate need of a girls’ night out 🙋‍♀️) these are the timeless pieces that I’ll be reaching for again and again — where cost-per-wear is 100% worth it. In no particular order, here are my top fave clothing investments from 2020:

1. UGG Over-The-Knee Boots

I love these so much that I doubled-down tripled-down and styled them up for three separate posts — one with leggings, one with a dress, and one with jeans. They’re one of my most-worn pairs of boots this fall and winter (I even wear them in the snow, too) and they’re on sale now — even though I would pay full price for this level of warmth and comfort. Like one commenter said, it’s like wearing a blanket on your legs — 100% necessary for the climate of the midwest!

Five clothing buys where cost-per-wear is 100% worth the investment. Think UGGs, MOTHER Denim, J.Crew coats, Vuori joggers...solid.

Boots: UGG Classic Femme Over the Knee Boots (more sizes here and here)

leftleggings (more sizes here) | dress (m) | graphic tee (similar, also here) | bag (similar)

middle: dress (m) | cardigan (over 40% off!) | bag (similar)

right: moto jacket | jeans | graphic tee | bag (similar and on sale)


2. Hanro Allure Built-In Bra Camisole

I had been eyeing this cami up for years (literally years because I’ve had this Hanro cami forever and love it) but could never pull the trigger because of the price. I finally decided to try it and OMG WHAT WAS I WAITING FOR?? You guys may know how much I love off-the-shoulder sweaters and this cami is perfect for them! I usually throw them on over bralettes ,but then I’m cold in the winter and layering yet another cami under just creates a hot mess with straps. This is like the perfect base layer — I love it so much I purchased both colors and get lots of use out of both of them. (The nude is perfect under a sheer top or a lighter colored sweater.)

Five clothing buys where cost-per-wear is 100% worth the investment. Think UGGs, MOTHER Denim, J.Crew coats, Vuori joggers...solid.

Hanro Allure Built-In Bra Camisole


3. Vuori: The Softest Jogger Sets Ever

I pretty much love both Vuori & Lululemon joggers equally, but nothing can beat the Vuori set together…I literally want all the colors. The fabric is insanely soft, and I actually wore the camo combo for three days straight when I first got them. (We were staying at a local hotel so the kids could swim, and I used it as my cover-up over my suit to walk down to the pool, my lounging around outfit, and my pajamas. They even looked good when I went to pick up dinner.) They wash and dry with no problems, and I raved about them SO much, that Shana had to see for herself how awesome they are–and then got mom a pair for Christmas. They’re that good.

Five clothing buys where cost-per-wear is 100% worth the investment. Think UGGs, MOTHER Denim, J.Crew coats, Vuori joggers...solid.

Vuori Performance JoggersVuori Halo Essential Hoodie


4. The Best-Fitting Jeans: MOTHER Denim

I don’t know why it took me so long to try MOTHER jeans — I mean, you guys have been raving about them for years now — but I finally did, and they are SO GOOD. I can’t get over how flattering the fit is, especially for curves! They’re incredibly soft and have a bit of stretch so they’re super-comfy but won’t lose their shape throughout the day. And it’s not just one fit–they’re ALL good! I honestly have yet to try a pair that I didn’t like. I love the flares — such a leg-lengthening shape — and the cropped pair on the right is perfect for pairing with boots (even winter Sorels). Both come in a number of different washes, too.

Five clothing buys where cost-per-wear is 100% worth the investment. Think UGGs, MOTHER Denim, J.Crew coats, Vuori joggers...solid.

left: jeans (available in a bunch of washes) | bodysuit | mules (almost 60% off)

right: jeans (also in a ton of washes) | sweater | cardigan | booties


5. J.Crew Coats

I’ve always drooled over J.Crew’s selection of coats, but this year gave me an excuse to just order a ton and actually try them all on (thanks Covid?). I was surprised when I liked them all–even the ones that I didn’t expect to (hello, Cocoon coat). These two were my favorites, though — The Chateau parka in Italian stadium-cloth wool and the Swingy mockneck coat in Italian boiled wool.

The parka is warm (the stadium-cloth fabric adds warmth without bulk) and I love the gold details and the (removable!) faux fur hood (it comes in a ton of awesome colors). The swingy mockneck is perfect for those transitional days when you need a bit more warmth but not a full-on winter jacket — I’ll be wearing this in the spring and then again in the fall a lot this year. The fit is awesome — not too tight across the bust or hips but not huge and oversized either. (Both coats come in classic, petite and tall sizes, and they’re both on sale!)

Five clothing buys where cost-per-wear is 100% worth the investment. Think UGGs, MOTHER Denim, J.Crew coats, Vuori joggers...solid.

Chateau parka in Italian stadium-cloth wool (2) | Swingy mockneck coat in Italian boiled wool (xs)

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XOXO,

Scotti

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Five clothing buys where cost-per-wear is 100% worth the investment. Think UGGs, MOTHER Denim, J.Crew coats, Vuori joggers...solid.

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