the investment piece ~ the DVF edition

The investment piece…

A term often used to get you to spend copious amounts of money on fashion/jewelry etc.  It’s also a term I use quite a bit on this blog.  I believe in quality over quantity — I would rather have one amazing sweater than three that will eventually fall apart.  Of course, everything I buy isn’t an investment piece, I also enjoy finding a great deal at Target.   Sometimes, Target is just as dangerous as Neiman’s!  (Remember Missoni for Target?)

As a child I would often throw out the term “investment piece” to get the latest fashion piece I craved.  (Sorry Mom, you did after all introduce the phrase to me!)  One of the investment pieces was a Diane Von Furstenberg wrap dress.  It was the late 90s and the wrap dress DVF introduced in 1972 was making a comeback, and I WANTED one soooo badly!  After begging and pleading I got to take home that wrap dress and wore it in my eleventh grade portrait.

Back then I rocked a pretty mean bob…eek.

That dress is now 14 years old (yikes) and I still wear it proudly.  It may fit a little snug, but it still looks brand new.  It’s a great example of an investment piece.

I find the wrap dress to be the PERFECT day to night dress.  During the day add a scarf to make it more modest, but at night remove it and show those chi-chis off!  Well not TOO much cleavage ladies…


Wearing in Wonderland – Diane Von Furstenberg wrap dress, J.Crew cuff, Alexander McQueen scarf, House of Harlow ring, Diane Von Furstenberg ‘Zia’ heels (aka the most comfy heels ever!)

Here are some of my favorite wrap dresses, shop below!

What has been your favorite investment piece?