Today I wanted to share FIVE investment accessories that I truly LOVE with my whole heart.  Sometimes we as bloggers focus a lot of our efforts into ‘under $50’ or ‘under $100’ items that we’re currently loving for each season.  Don’t get me wrong, those are needed and amazing, especially for trendy purchases.  But, what about those accessories that are CLASSIC and that you’ll wear every season?  Most of you know how much I love two things – a closet staple + an investment piece that makes sense.  The five pieces above are all things I own, brands I love, items I wear every single week (if not daily), and that I know are completely worth every single penny.  
1 – Straw Hat.
Over the last year or two, I’ve had quite the Janessa Leone obsession.  Initially, I purchased a couple of her hats, but then strayed onto other brands, thinking that I could get the same look for less.  I quickly found out that for me – nothing compares to a Janessa Leone hat.  Yes, you can get the look in other brands, but in my experience, you cannot get the fit, quality, and craftsmanship.  I’ve already purchased three hats from her Spring line this year (you can see them herehere, + here) and I’m obsessed with all of them.  I’m planning to do a really chic, boho wall in my new office full of all my favorite hats.  If you’re on the fence about purchasing, this is one investment that you’ll wear for years to come and won’t regret!
2 – Lace Bralette.
This is my all time, wear almost every single day, favorite.  Not only do I have these in all three colors (nude, white, + black), but I’ve already repurchased the black at least twice because I’ve worn mine out.  Anine Bing is one of my absolute favorite designers.  Her clothes, shoes, accessories – they all just have this really, chic, badass feel to them that I love.  They also however, have really feminine details and that’s a combination I can get behind.  This bralette is especially good for this time of year when you’re wanting to throw on a tank or tee and go.  It adds a hint of chic to any basic outfit and is much more comfortable than other bras, in my opinion.  (I wear a size small in all of them, for reference.)  For less than $100, you can’t go wrong with something you’ll get SO much use out of.  
3 – Card Holder.
A card holder is one of those things that most of my girlfriends have and use every single day.  It’s actually my go-to birthday gift for my friends because it’s so practical, but also super chic.  Plus, I’ve always been one to love little luxuries!  Anyway, a card holder is so easy to grab and go, and that’s what I love about it.  I typically leave mine right beside my keys and my sunglasses, ready to grab on my way out to the grocery store, gym, or simply to run errands.  It also fits really nicely in most back pockets, a jacket pocket, or just tossed in whatever handbag you’re carrying that day.  When practical and chic come together – I’m all about it. 
In my opinion, a large tote is a necessity for any closet.  Okay, okay, it doesn’t necessarily have to be a Louis Vuitton tote (I also love this, and this one that has the same look for less than $70), but this one just happens to be my favorite.  I have two of the ‘Neverfull GM’ totes because I love them for every day use AND while traveling.  On the ‘Neverfull’ bags, you can cinch in the sides to make the bag have more shape and look a bit smaller, or you can loosen the sides (ideal for traveling) to make the bag have more room.  Seriously, the perfect carry-on bag!  If you’re anything like me, I end up carrying most of my life with me some days, so a large tote is so perfect.
Need I say more?  I’m pretty sure everyone has picked up on my obsession with Golden Goose since I literally wear them constantly.  Seriously though, I’ve never worn a more comfortable shoe in my life!  When I invested in my first pair, I was slowly getting on board with the whole ‘wear sneakers with everything’ phase, but then I realized that it was more of a lifestyle than a phase.  Over the past year, I’ve slowly gotten out of wearing a super high heel to every occasion and gotten much more on board with a chic flat or sneaker.  Since my first pair, I’ve purchased two more pairs and wear them equally as often.  The great thing about GG is since they’re already distressed, they never really look too worn out.  Which is great when you wear them as often as I do!  If you’re thinking about purchasing your first pair, I would recommend something neutral (like the pair I linked) to get optimal use out of them.  Once you feel how comfortable they are and wear them constantly, you can go crazy with all different colors, textures, and patterns.  (I wear my true size, a 38 for reference!)
Feel free to let me know in the comments below if you have any questions about ANY of these investment pieces, or any others you see my wear often!  I’m happy to answer them and SO appreciate you guys stopping by!
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J. Ellarie

Love your selections! You can wear that hat like no other–always so beautiful! Been obsessing over the bralette and Louis bag for months!


I thought I talked myself out of the Gucci card holder a couple of months ago. But here it is again and it's now back on my wishlist! I also love my Neverfull and use it everyday! (Honestly it's the best because I pack that thing to the brim with crap and it doesn't even look like I lug my life around in it.)

Huong Vo

I've been eyeing the Neverfull in the MM size for awhile so it's staying on my list until I'm able to get it! What are your thoughts on Chanel ballet flats, Megan? I've seen you purchase a few, but hardly wear them. I'd love to see more investment posts like this as I'm building my wardrobe!

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Wendy S

Thanks for the shout out for the Golden Goose/ I've been wanting a pair and I just had my husband pick out a pair for Mother's Day!!! Silver!! Yeah!!! Love yours!


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