So much like many of you, I tuned into 'The Real Housewives of Orange County' on Bravo. I consider all the Real Housewives series' one of my guilty pleasures. One thing that I took immediate notice of, throughout the Orange Country wives series specifically, was their lack of knowledge in terms of quality of the expensive clothes they purchased. Much of what they wore was expensive I'm sure, but appeared to be something purchased from a cheap teenage store; example: Forever 21.
They speak of their monetary status often, so I'm sure it was anything but economical, but it all looks cheap. A lady knows how to spend her money on items that mean something, not just for the designer label. It would be my assumption that designers must make certain novelty items for the fashionably uneducated, for the designers know they can trick them into buying the items solely for the appearance of status. A real lady understands that the reason for designer labels is for the quality more-so than the status. If you are going to spend the money, be sure to fall in love with the piece you are buying. Have reason and purpose behind your decisions. Admire the construction, be inspired by the silhouette, or seek out luxurious fabrics. Spend the extra money on classic items, and seek out the cheaper options on the more trendy items that might not make it to next season. Remember style is key and educating oneself is the first step.