I know I say this over and over again, but the older I get the more I stray from trendy pieces and trade them out for classic, high-quality pieces. Half of it, honestly, is being too lazy to keep up with what's "in" and "fresh" these days. The other half is having quality pieces that don't fall apart in seconds that can still be worn years down the road, making the price tag worth it. I wish teenage Jen had that kind of mentality so I wouldn't have gone through so many shirts that read "Abercrombie & Fitch", because we all know how cool that was back in the day. Wearing those shirts definitely didn't make me any cooler if we're being honest with ourselves.
By now I've invested in classic denim, like my beloved 501's, some tops, and some coats. But dude, am I slacking in the shoes department. I always think to myself, I wear them almost every single day so they're bound to get ruined quickly no matter what...why buy nice shoes? SO WRONG, GRL. It makes all the difference. Like 100% of the difference. With good quality shoes, my heels and soles don't hurt, which ultimately means my back doesn't hurt, which ultimately means I'm a pretty happy Jen. Oh, and even if my shoes get dirty (because I'm a horrible shoe-wearer), they'll still keep on strutting along for years. Yus.
I've finally invested in some top notch black boots and now I've got my classic pair of black flats (that aren't those cheap $20 ones that are made of super cheap faux suede). Rothy's is blowing my mind with these flats because not only are they incredibly comfortable (seriously like little foot clouds) and fit like a dream...but the fiber is made of 100% recycled water bottles. Guys, I'm wearing water bottles on my feet and it's so confusing but it's also so beautiful. That also makes them pretty damn breathable and able to survive in moist situations (heh heh, moist).
Check 'em out because they're 100% worth it. Excuse me now while my feet go cuddle their Rothy's and my eyes go feast on their Instagram.