A rule to live by...

Handbag: Michael Kors Selma Studded Messenger (smaller, cheaper version here)

If you're like me, you like shopping - a lot.  And often.  But if you're also like me, you can't or won't spend a ton on items you're likely to wear only a few times.  So I'm going to let you in on a secret ... okay, really it's just common sense, but definitely a rule to live by. 

Spend more on the pieces you wear the most often.  Read: handbags, shoes, jeans.  Spend less on the pieces you wear once, like that cocktail dress for the Christmas party. 

I don't feel bad about buying a Coach handbag or two throughout the year, because I carry them EVERY. SINGLE. DAY.  And they make me feel absolutely fab.  So go ahead, spoil yourself with that one piece you wear all the time, and buy the rest at Forever 21 or H&M, where you can always get fashionable pieces at a fraction of the price.

You're welcome.

This is my most recent splurge, a gorg Michael Kors studded crossbody

What are your smart shopping tips?  I'd love to hear them!