We’re firm believers in cost-per-wear, in the curation of smaller, highly functional wardrobes. We believe not only in buying clothes you love, but buying pieces that work for your current lifestyle. The problem, of course? Finding these style pieces. Happily, this is where we can help. We’re constantly testing out fashion products (and sometimes these tests last years) to see if a product is, actually, worth the cost. So if you’ve ever wondered if you should buy that Burberry trench coat, if Louboutin pumps have been magically engineered to be comfortable, why Golden Goose sneakers are so expensive (or if there’s a Golden Goose dupe that’s just as good?), or even if that cheap Amazon bathing suit is actually — surprise! — a good buy…you’re in the right place. Furthermore, if ever there’s an outfit piece you find yourself eyeing up, dreaming about, or constantly wondering if it is as good as you think it could be…let us know. I guarantee others are likely thinking the same thing, and we’d be happy to put it to the test. 

Cost-per-wear helps us stick to a budget + reduces waste by cutting down on unnecessary purchases. Shopping with cost-per-wear in mind is the 1st step in creating a closet that truly works.
We’ve been talking about cost-per-wear at The Mom Edit for more than a decade now. It’s the simple calculation used to figure out if a piece is, quite simply, worth the cost. The concept of something being “worth the cost” is very subjective and, ultimately, a deeply personal one. It depends on a person’s lifestyle, their vibe, their values, and how...
Chanel. TUMI. Louis Vuitton....a list of our readers' most highly recommended, splurge-worthy bags, where to shop them & the styles we're eyeing up.
We recently asked our Facebook Insiders group which handbags they've splurged on that — even after much use — were still 100% worth that splurge. The responses were predictably varied, but there were a few bags that rose to the top with numerous rave reviews. The Most Popular Bags Worth The Splurge (According To Our Readers) Spoiler: The top choice...
TikTok is a force to be reckoned with. Apparently, crossover leggings hug the body making you look trimmer + curvier. So, The Unicorn Of Leggings? I had to find out.
The wonderful world of TikTok has really proven itself for setting trends. Thanks to the social media platform, roller skating became cool again, everyone learned how to make bread during lockdown, and we're all wondering how we survived this far without sea shanties on our playlists -- among so many other things. Love it or hate it, TikTok has...
The GREAT. baggy cropped sweatpants have become some of my fav lounge-to-streetwear pants. So I'm here to find out if their loungewear is worth the coin.
You may have caught my post last month where I styled up my favorite slouchy sweatpants. I adore them. I didn't want to at first, but now they've become one of my favorite lounge-to-streetwear pieces (that's a new term I'm coining for 2021, heh). I love the (gosh dang it) sold-out pants so much though, that I wanted to...
Halfdays offers women's ski jackets & snow pants in vibrant colors; no more 'shrink it and pink it'. Even more, they're woman-owned & committed to sustainability.
I recently came across Halfdays ("outdoor apparel for the modern woman") and was immediately impressed with their aesthetic. Skiing (like many other sports) tends to cater to men, and the gear made specifically for women often feels like an afterthought. I once rented some mens' performance skis in Utah...simply because (according to the guide), the men's skis were...
Does it surprise anyone that my most-worn shoes of winter and the stars of this "Worth It" post are made by my beloved comfort shoe brands UGG, Dansko and Birkenstock? Supportive, warm, comfy, cozy,and cute...or at least cute enough for my picky feet that are constantly screaming “Wear what is soft! Wear what is comfortable! Wear what makes us...
rag & bone faux jeans joggers sound too good to be true: joggers that look like jeans & feel like sweatpants. (Exactly what Stay-At-Home life needs.)
People have been raving about these rag & bone "jeans" (are they joggers? are they sweatpants?) SO much so, that Laura and I both decided we had to try them for ourselves. I mean, they sound too good to be true: joggers that look like jeans and feel like sweatpants. (Exactly what Stay-At-Home life needs.) rag & bone Miramar...
Five clothing buys where cost-per-wear is 100% worth the investment. Think UGGs, MOTHER Denim, J.Crew coats, Vuori joggers...solid.
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...
The Sweaty Betty Astro ski pants are windproof, waterproof & comfortable. They're also cute. These bibs really are the Holy Grail of Snow Pants.
I was in the process of pulling together a list of my 10 most-worn pieces of all time when I realized that my beloved Sweaty Betty snow pants had to make the cut. By any measure (cost-per-wear, practicality, joy) they're gonna be on that list. Sweaty Betty Astro Softshell Bibs: The Holy Grail Of Waterproof Snow Pants I've had...
When it comes to cashmere, I have some very strong opinions. Cashmere sweaters are, quite simply, my go-to pieces for most of the year. I layer them under coats in the winter months (especially the thick, super-soft, delicious ones), and use them as outerwear in the spring and fall. Lightweight cashmere gets packed in my beach bag for cool...
MOTHER Tomcat, No.6 Clog Boots, Levi's Jeans, that Amazon dress...these are a few of my favorite (fashion) things...My top 5 fashion finds I actually wear.
I recently posted on my Instagram that my favorite find of 2020 was comic relief, but since that's not-so-shoppable, let's talk about the pieces of clothing I couldn't do without this year. The Top 5 Investment Pieces Taking My Wardrobe Into 2021 Like comedic reprise, these pieces are like a warm hug in this crazy 2020 year. That's what clothes...
It's on. Wardrobe Reflections 2020😂. Here are 14 clothing pieces that have lasted through closet clean-outs & I would 100% buy again. Athleta, TUMI & more.
During major sale periods, it's often good for me to take a step back and really think about what I'm wearing these days. What clothing items are actually working for me? It's not that I'm opposed to an occasional purchase just for fun (like this cocktail ring, for example) but in general, basing my sale picks on the outfits...
Hey, Gang! Longtime readers may recall my ongoing love affair with Vince sneaker boots...first discovered at a Nordstrom Anniversary Sale in...wait for it...2015. I first really featured them here, in an old article where I am NOT horrified by my fashion choices. (This is not the case for all old articles, which is a side-effect of blogging for 10+...
Holiday gifts; Giving Tuesday; BOPIS....There's a host of reasons to shop Nordstrom now – including Anniversary Sale Early Access. Here's how.
During the Nordstrom Anniversary Sale this past summer, one question we received over & over & over again was this: which months does Nordstrom use to determine cardholder status (Icon, Insider, Influencer or Ambassador) during the Anni Sale? This cardholder status is directly tied to the day we're able to shop the sale, so many inquiring minds wanted to...
Alert! Frye boots ARE worth the investment. Peep the deets & how to wear these ankle booties with jeans. Combat, chelsea & western style, these are GOOD.
I found myself trying on yet another pair of Frye boots last week...after searching for the perfect white bootie--not too white, not too ivory--I landed on the Reed bootie. Gah. So good. As I was taking pics for my recent boots-to-wear-with-straight-leg-jeans post, I realized the boots I keep year after year...are Frye boots! Frye Boots Are Timeless & Always...