I've been spending my shopping dollars of late on high quality (and albeit more expensive) pieces. My jaunts into the likes of Zara and H&M have had me leaving empty handed. I think this is in part due to my tastes changing as I'm getting older but also due to the fact that I'm finding myself reaching for the same things over and over again. While I still have quantity, I prefer a bit less quantity and higher quality. Don't get me wrong, I still get the fast fashion thing, I'm just finding that it's working less for me now than it used to. This brings me to two things; my dress and my shoes. The dress is by Jil Sander from last year. On super sale thanks to my eagle eyed friend and personal stylist at Neiman Marcus Boston. I constantly find myself reaching for this dress the better part of the year (without a jacket in the summer and with a leather moto jacket when it's chillier like here). Next up are the rockstuds. I now have multiples of the rockstuds but this nude pair is the first pair I bought when Valentino first introduced them. I remember hunting them down in nude and I have worn them over and over and over again (ask my cobbler who has replaced the heels countless times).