Let's Discuss This Marissa Webb Vest
The chase for luxury pieces at a price point I'm comfortable paying can seem to go on for years. As it turns out, sometimes it actually does.
Waaaaay back in 2016, I saw this post by Krystal of This Time Tomorrow that featured a Marissa Webb vest. It was like the world slowed down for a moment. Sort of like when the hot guy in a movie notices the hot nerdy girl...
like really notices her... for the first time.
I have a weird thing for fashion. Don't judge.
That little butterfly in my stomach started fluttering as I furiously scrolled to the link at the bottom of the post. Oh, how I wanted that vest to be one of those sneaky ASOS or H&M purchases that you secretly feel like you're kind of stealing because it's so reasonably priced and looks so well made. At the time, I had never heard of Marissa Webb. So when I saw it wasn't one of those fast-fashion mainstays, I still had hope that it was at a price I could stomach. But I was let down again.
There are definitely reasons why luxury items are priced as they are. Maybe it's worth it, maybe not. For me personally, I like something that has a heavier weight, intricate details and won't be on the person standing next to me at any given moment. But I just. can't. pay. full. price.
I want to be able to save for retirement (how novel) and pay for Stella's dance classes and gymnastics lessons and swim instruction and... and... and... so, I have to be okay with not always having the 'New In' designs. I think SOME things are worth SOME extra investment. Which means I'm in the long game of shopping.
I've got it in spades.
Just ask my husband (who I crushed on in 8th grade but didn't date until I was 25).
So I logged that Marissa Webb vest from 2016 back in my little brain and I waited. The idea went way dormant. Until one day just last month I stumbled upon this Marissa Webb vest on uber discount, in my size and my favorite color. I had never tried on the brand, so how could I be totally sure my usual size would fit? It was a final sale, which means no take backs. I weighed my options and decided to take a calculated risk. Isn't resale what eBay or Poshmark is for??
I am so glad I waited all that time and then made the move when I did. I absolutely LOVE this vest. I want to wear it every day, everywhere. It looks best layered but I want to play with it as a stand-alone top maybe with an a-line skirt or something else super girly.
The moral of the story is, take your time with your shopping decisions. If you see something you love and it's not quite the price you're okay with, take a pause. Push back that urge to have the newest thing RIGHT NOW OMG. It will come back around and you'll feel so much better that you didn't blow more money than you wanted to simply because you didn't want to wait.
This is my
I got away with something face.