Without question, the two most expensive pieces I've ever purchased for my wardrobe consist of a white tuxedo blazer that I bought before my last trip to Paris, and a pair of leather leggings that I purchased after Gray was born (and have worn 10,000 times since.) I know I'm always yammering on about only purchasing investment pieces, but some 5 years later these two items are still my favorite in my closet and if I ever were forced to limit myself to ten items (as in creating a capsule wardrobe) these pieces would absolutely make the cut.
I wear the blazer with jeans and a t-shirt on a weekly basis and pair them with the leggings for a night out. The benefit of a leather legging in a climate like ours is that you can actually stay warm while wearing them, and the fact that they are spill proof/ stretch proof/ and generally indestructible means that you really can wear them for a lifetime. Bonus: because I refuse to ever buy another pair, they sure motivate you in the gym to make sure they always fit. ;) My favorite outfit is wearing two pieces together, and here I paired them with a cashmere crew neck sweater and simple black booties. I love how the black and white clutch compliments the colors in the blazer, and gives this simple outfit a little more visual interest with the coordinating color blocking. Below you can find the sources for the look along with some more affordable options. xx
Jacket sold out ALC (similar here, here, here) // Leather Leggings Helmut Lang (less pricy options here, here, here ) // Sweater // Rings (similar here) // Booties sold out (similar here) // Clutch sold out Loeffler Randall (similar here) // Glasses // Lipstick (color wild child)