{Sweater: Oscar de la Renta, Jeans: Rock & Republic, Boots: Zara, Handbag: Balenciaga}

Everyone has something that they love, something that makes them tick, a passion, or a hobby that makes them happy.  For me, as sad as it may sound to some, it is fashion.  And when I can swing it, high-end fashion.

My first job out of college was as an Assistant Buyer in Fine Apparel for Neiman Marcus.  During those years, I had the opportunity to purchase things that I would never be able to afford otherwise (hence my handbag collection).  My first piece of designer clothing was this beautiful Oscar de la Renta cashmere sweater with Merino shearling.  It is from the fall ’07 collection, but I still wear it proud.  Proof that clothes truly can be an investment.

Do you remember your first big girl purchase (even if it was purchased for a bargain at a sample sale like mine)?