Maybe I'll earn an A if only because most of my 2012 budget was spent on "A"s: Alterations and Accessories.
Here's an atypical purchase: a jersey Doris Streich dress in a bold pattern, bought for a summer party. Such a departure for me!
Supremely comfortable, it was worn several times and I hope will be useful for upcoming occasions and hot-weather travel, if its needed alteration is successful. Still, it is "that dress" and proves the shorter shelf-life of pattern or print.
The citron green "Emma" dress (by Muriel Dombret) was worn far more, quickly earning its price.
Above, two accessory purchases: a pair of sand Arche sandals (washable nubuck!) and a leaf-green Groom bag, a replacement for a worn-out one. The costliest single item was the reno of my fur coat.
Do you record your purchases? What has returned exceptional value and what was merely "a good idea at the time"?
Next Tuesday, Part Two: The Three Questions I ask before buying.