In the past, when I'd plan to splurge on a special piece I'd set my sights on something totally unique, an unusual piece most people wouldn't have seen before. The idea of splurging on a classic piece seemed so boring! My philosophy has changed over the years as I've realized that classics are considered so for a reason. While it is nice to have a few exceptional statement pieces, exceptional basics are the foundation for any great outfit. Which is why I've shifted my focus to collecting those classic pieces, the ones that last a life time. Diamond studs to provide a hint of sparkle wherever you are, a fitted trench that can be worn over anything from boyfriend jeans to favorite your favorite office sheath, a sultry dress that isn't overly revealing, comfortable pumps with an unexpected twist, a leather jacket that can toughen up even the girliest of frocks, and a glamorous bag that makes you feel ready to take on any challenge.