Friday, 27 March 2009

Quality Over Quantity

Coral One Shoulder Grecian Top - Dorothy Perkins

I have been reading many a credit crunch style article in magazines lately. They continuously tell me that I should buy quality over quantity as not only is it more economical in the long run but it is also better for the environment. I buy into this philosophy completely (well most of the time).

But occasionally, I do have the yearning to buy something that isn't perhaps what could be described as the absolute highest of quality. I am not saying that I would buy anything from a shop like Primark but perhaps somewhere between Primark and very more expensive brands like Reiss or Theory. The attraction of these items being that I just like the look of them and don't have to save up for months to buy them.

So when is it OK to throw quality out the window and for the quick fix - a bird in the hand being worth two in the bush. Especially when it is a pretty bird that I really would like. At the moment, I just can't seem to get enough of Dorothy Perkins. I have concluded whilst for certain items like trousers and jeans where fit is paramount and if you but quality it really makes a difference, it is still alright to but the odd dress, top or accessory that I am just buying because it looks nice.


The Style PA said...

Orange is one of my favourite colours to wear. I wish I had more of it in my wardrobe.

Ashley said...

I'm in a similar predicament right now. I fell in love with a pair of Marc Jacobs sunglasses, but I've never spent more than $30 on sunnies before! I know that the MJs are better quality, will last longer, yada yada yada, but it's tough knowing that you'll have to save for a few months before you can own them. Especially when Forever21 has sunglasses for like $5!