Monday, 28 December 2009

Thought for the week - quality v quantity the 2009 top ten list

In November you all responded to my question of what top 5 quality items you would buy or desire. Of course most of you moaned that 5 is a tough call, however it did keep you focused and the result is a resounding top 10 list.

In no particular order this is the Make Do Style top 10 quality items as determined by you the readers (can you tell I'm missing X Factor!) from the items that got the most mentions.

1. A watch - the suggestions were Cartier, Tiffany tank, a gold Rolex and an Omega constellation
2. A bag - the brands cited were Bottega Veneta, Chanel, Mulberry to name a few
3. A scarf - Hermes and Louis Vuitton were mentioned
4. Pearl necklace
5. Beautiful jewellery - this included heirloom, diamond studs and a Wendy Brandes Empress Wu ring (forthcoming)
6. A beautiful or timeless coat - the list range from Max Mara, a shearling coat and a Margaret Howell Trench plus I'm adding a Moncler!
7. Great pair of shoes - Christian Louboutin, Prada and Jimmy Choo and Manolo Blahnik all got a vote of confidence but Chanel ballet pumps and also a couple of boots were mentioned
8. A gorgeous dress - Roland Mouret, vintage Ossie Clark, a beautiful black cocktail dress got a mention
9. White shirt
10. Great pair of jeans

And the nearly there... a pair of black trousers, a pencil skirt, a Chanel suit and a cashmere sweater...

17 comments:

  1. Yup great list .. I very much agree with quality v quantity my only sales purchase being a pair of 7 for all mankind jeans.. saying that i have ..Oh god I dont know how many pairs of jeans .. but these are skinny cropped which I dont have and thought would be perfect for Summer :) ..my excuse anyhow x

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  2. I agree with the list. When I was about 15 and used to read Danielle Steel novels the heroine always had a good watch, a good pair of jeans and a black cashmere sweater!

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  3. Yup, couldn't agree more and hopefully getting there slowly.

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  4. Hi there-yes, a super list to aspire to, the one item I don't have is a watch-that works anyway!!

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  5. Have you checked the Net-a-porter sale yet? they have a classic APC trench coat for sale
    http://www.net-a-porter.com/intl/product/46196?cm_mmc=LinkshareUK-_-ProductFeed-_-A.P.C.-_-Coats&siteID=0RpXOIXA500-9ahrHv0BeHqlM3jjvErUDA

    always go for quality over quantity. Its so hard but since I have been on maternity leave and away from my stamping ground of W1 temptations. I have saved a bundle for the real good stuff that does last style wise. Good luck

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  6. I agree with all of these! Quantity over quality - that's the way to go

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  7. Great list, thanks for sharing. I am aspiring towards quite a few of the items on this list. Sure I'll be there one day. Perhaps anyhow!

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  8. I'm outraged that the cashmere sweater didn't make the cut :-) Seriously, though! Otherwise, very good list.

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  9. I better get moving on that ring. Yay for Mouret and Ossie.

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  10. Fab list, especially #s 1 & 6!

    xoxox,
    CC

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  11. Hunter Wellington Boots!

    cometh the day, cometh the boots. I would have been unable to cross the door these last ten days without them. Cheaper boots just don't cut the wellie mustard.

    Queen Marie
    x

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  12. This list will be printed out and placed in my wallet. I love looking stylish, yet often worry I look a disaster.

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