You’ve waited for the right time and the right occasion. At some point you are ready for your first investment piece. After finishing college and starting my first job, the first splurge was a Dolce & Gabanna dress. It was a little LBD with a sexy, yet subtle, lace inset and cost around $350. That is a lot to spend on a dress, especially when you first graduate college. The purchase had a practical component since I had a holiday party to attend, but the decision was more of an emotional one. Slipping on this dress made me feel like a million bucks and though it meant not being able to buy anything else for a while, it was worth the trade-off. Not only was this my first investment piece, but it was my first “grown-up” lesson in shopping. Too many times before that, I would buy something that seemed like a good deal but I didn’t love it and hence money not well spent. To this day, I still have this dress. I don’t wear it often anymore but can’t bring myself to part with it. I’m not normally sentimental but this one has a special place in my fashion heart.
What was your first investment splurge? Why did you decide to buy it?