Not all designer items are created equal. By that, I mean, designer socks that cost $150 are probably not going to impact someone's outfit much. And, oftentimes, a $30 curling iron is 98% just as good as a $200 curling iron. But, there are some things where it really pays to go designer. Here are 3 categories where going designer really makes a difference.
There's nothing that makes a woman feel more dressed up, classy, sexy as a dress. And, the fit and effect of a designer dress is very obvious. Splurge on a head-turner, and you'll want to wear it again and again instead of standing frustrated in your closet wishing you had something nice to wear to that wedding, gala, or party.
To this day, I have not chanced upon any dresses that rival my favorite Herve Leger dresses.
The color payoff from high-end shadows is amazing. Because of this, even when I use a palette day after day, there is plenty of product. I adore my Anastasia Modern Renaissance palette and have been using it non-stop for months, and I haven't hit pan on any of the colors! It will likely expire before I use up the product.
The best drugstore eye shadows I've tried include L'oreal Infallible and Wet N Wild Color Icon palette. But, the problem with these are the eyes hadows can be very hit or miss. The Wet n Wild shadows shatter very easily and have considerable fall-out during application. And, L'oreal infallible eye shadows actually cost more than high-end shadows as they need to be purchased individually.
By the time you consider how high-end palettes offer variety, quality, colors that automatically coordinate, and the nice brush, it really doesn't make sense to go drugstore. In the long run, high-end palettes not only save you money, but also time and effort.
Last but not least, of course is handbags!
These are my favorite handbags, and I've had them for years. I'll probably keep these indefinitely, as they're timeless, and I'll always love them. When investing in handbags, try to figure out if it's just a crush or if it's love. If it's love, no matter what happens to the resale value of the bag, you'll have made a great investment. They'll be bags you'll reach for again and again, and they'll never fail in elevating an outfit.
What do you think? Are there any other designer items that are totally worth buying designer?