In a sea of $5000 bags and $1000 pumps it’s hard to get excited about almost any accessory. These types of price tags make it hard to justify a new purchase every season. It’s actually become a bit of a bore. The thrill just isn’t there.
We have found ourselves abandoning the shoe floor and luxury handbag department as we browse items with more sparkle and shimmer. A new necklace or bracelet seems a lot more appealing than a purse. After all, classic jewelry pieces can be worn for a lifetime day-in-and-day-out. Even a Chanel 2.55 can look worn and tired after a few years of use.
At Nordstrom, we found a Roberto Coin diamond pendant that is just about the same price as Vetements awful star platform boots. You can afford to buy three gold and diamond sticking rings from Bony Levi for less than one pair of aqua Balenciaga sky-high neoprene boots. Oversized gold hoop earrings are more fashionable than Valentino Rockstuds and they cost half as much. We bet that you wear them twice as often too.
What do you think you will get bored of first? This David Yurman stackable ring or a Fendi Peekaboo? Don’t even bother guessing which is more money. You already know. If you can’t live a season without Gucci, go for this 18k gold Gucci hoursebit necklace. It’s priced tless than the Dionysus top handle bag.
This season, simply put, we are leaving the shoes and going for the gold (and diamonds). As always, shoppers should take advantage of Nordstrom’s great customer service. We never have any doubt of the quality and authenticity of jewelry purchased at Nordstrom. The best part is that there is always free shipping and free returns. If only shopping was as gratifying.