With holiday season upon us, I was thinking about how I've approached my Christmas list as a young adult. As a teenager it used to be all about the quantity, I wanted as many clothes and accessories as possible. My go-to shopping destination used to be Urban Outfitters, I loved their colorful sneakers, trendy dresses and vintage rock band tees. These days I lean towards quality when it comes to picking out a gift for myself, making investment pieces my new favorite thing to shop for. Most recently my list has included cashmere sweaters, vintage Chanel handbags and vintage Chanel tweed jackets, styles that I know I will have forever and never go out of style. Bonus points for creating memories with my Mom hunting each vintage piece down from Manhattan and Dallas consignment shops.
Last year, I put something new at the top of my list: an investment watch. Something elegant, simple and classic to take with me into my thirties and beyond. I loved that Cartier re-issued their Panthere collection, which led me on a 4 month journey of tracking down the perfect vintage style from their original collection circa 1980s to 1990s, plus the lower price tag is always a plus when it comes to second hand investment finds! My vintage Cartier watch has become my #1 wardrobe staple, I wear it every single day without fail. I love how delicate and understated it is, but what really makes me smile everyday are the fond memories of me and my Dad looking at countless watches and finally finding "the one" at a local Dallas estate jeweler.
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