I remember when I decided that I needed Theory leather leggings; it was early fall 2012. I hemmed and hawed for what seems like months over whether or not to buy them. The pair I wanted was expensive (but par for the course in terms of leather pants) and I wondered how much I’d actually wear them–they were more of a novelty item back then. It turns out, I wore them quite a bit. The CPW (cost per wear) has to be pennies at this point considering we’ve had six years together. (Check out my “Ode to Leather Leggings” here and “How to Wear Leather Leggings” here) When I was pregnant with Harry the following fall (2013), I wore them as long as I could before the waistband cut into my bump. I wore them again post-baby…and again and again…and again. And even now, as leather leggings are totally commonplace and there are probably better versions out there (and suede and vegan and Spanx), this pair still holds a very special place in my heart. There’s something so satisfying about making a big purchase and actually living in it and loving it to death.
What’s been your favorite big purchase?