The Importance of Buying Pieces You LOVE – Even If Trendy

Sharing why it was so important to purchased pieces you absolutely love and sometimes forget about them being trendy. Like this heart pom cardigan, for me! 

The Importance of Buying Pieces You LOVE - Even If Trendy featured on top US life and style blog Louella Reese| Image of a woman wearing Chicwish Knit Your Love Cardigan, Madewell Overalls, Yellow Wool Hat, Ariat Two24 Wilder Boots, and Neely & Chloe Ladylike Handbag.

chicwish heart pom cardigan | similar madewell overalls | anthropologie chambray button-downC/OARIAT TWO24 WILDER BOOTS | SIMILAR WOOL HAT | similar olive handbag | similar floral bandanaSIMILAR TORTOISE SHELL HOOP EARRINGS | DAVID YURMAN CABLE CLASSICS RING

So truthfully I didn’t actually buy the item I’m talking about (the heat pom cardigan) BUT totally would have if my sister didn’t buy it for me for Christmas. Yep, best sister ever, love ya Shan!

I did however, buy my first heart pom sweater (a cropped short sleeve pullover version) when on a media trip in Bentonville, Arkansas. You can see the sweater styled with a maxi skirt and with chambray + corduroys. So I did already know I was a fan of the trend. To be honest (again) when I spotted the original heart pom sweater in Bentonville, I wanted it BAD! However, I was super nervous it would turn out to be an impulse buy and I’d be upset with myself. So I snapped some photos, shared them with y’all via IG stories and asked your opinion. Majority of you said buy it AND THEN Joshua sent me a DM and said buy the sweater. SOLD. DONE deal. When the husband says buy it, you buy it!

So that’s how I ended up with my first heart pom sweater and what lead to the obsession. Good story right? Do I owe you twenty bucks? haha.

PHOTOS BY DEAANNA KOURTNEY PHOTOGRAPHY

The Importance of Buying Pieces You LOVE - Even If Trendy featured on top US life and style blog Louella Reese| Image of a woman wearing Chicwish Knit Your Love Cardigan, Madewell Overalls, Yellow Wool Hat, Ariat Two24 Wilder Boots, and Neely & Chloe Ladylike Handbag.
The Importance of Buying Pieces You LOVE - Even If Trendy featured on top US life and style blog Louella Reese| Image of a woman wearing Chicwish Knit Your Love Cardigan, Madewell Overalls, Yellow Wool Hat | Heart Pom Cardigan Sweater
The Importance of Buying Pieces You LOVE - Even If Trendy featured on top US life and style blog Louella Reese| Image of a woman wearing Chicwish Knit Your Love Cardigan, Madewell Overalls, Yellow Wool Hat | Heart Pom Cardigan Sweater
The Importance of Buying Pieces You LOVE - Even If Trendy featured on top US life and style blog Louella Reese| Image of a woman wearing Chicwish Knit Your Love Cardigan, Madewell Overalls, Yellow Wool Hat, Ariat Two24 Wilder Boots, and Neely & Chloe Ladylike Handbag.
The Importance of Buying Pieces You LOVE - Even If Trendy featured on top US life and style blog Louella Reese| Image of a woman wearing Chicwish Knit Your Love Cardigan, Madewell Overalls, Yellow Wool Hat, Ariat Two24 Wilder Boots, and Neely & Chloe Ladylike Handbag.
The Importance of Buying Pieces You LOVE - Even If Trendy featured on top US life and style blog Louella Reese| Image of a woman wearing Chicwish Knit Your Love Cardigan, Madewell Overalls, Yellow Wool Hat, Ariat Two24 Wilder Boots, and Neely & Chloe Ladylike Handbag.
The Importance of Buying Pieces You LOVE - Even If Trendy featured on top US life and style blog Louella Reese| Image of a woman wearing Chicwish Knit Your Love Cardigan, Madewell Overalls, Yellow Wool Hat, Ariat Two24 Wilder Boots, and Neely & Chloe Ladylike Handbag.

chicwish heart pom cardigan | similar madewell overalls | anthropologie chambray button-downC/OARIAT TWO24 WILDER BOOTS | SIMILAR WOOL HAT | similar olive handbag | similar floral bandanaSIMILAR TORTOISE SHELL HOOP EARRINGS | DAVID YURMAN CABLE CLASSICS RING

In all seriousness though, thinking about purchasing that sweater and receiving the heart pom cardigan featured in today’s post, makes me realize how important it is to buy pieces you REALLY love! Pieces that excite you, bring a smile to your face, and make you want to reach for them more times then not. These are the pieces that make fashion FUN! That bring joy to getting dressed and showing the world your personal style, your personality! 

So I say BUY THE SWEATER or jeans or t-shirt or coat or shoes or handbag or whatever it is that absolutely excites you when you see it. Buy it, rock it, and have fun with your fashion! After all, what you wear really does reflect you and if you’re loving what you’re wearing, people are going to see that shine through!
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28 Comments

  1. Kristina
    February 7, 2019 / 9:34 am

    This pom cardigan is so cute and I always feel better and more confident when I’m wearing something I truly LOVE!

  2. Jessica Camerata
    February 7, 2019 / 10:30 am

    I’m all about buying what makes you happy! Regardless of if it’s trendy classic or crazy! PS your hair is seriously keeping me sane leading up to this hair appointment next month. It’s so darn cute!

    xo Jessica
    My Style Vita

    • February 7, 2019 / 10:39 am

      Love it! And thank you lady – really need to get it chopped. It has grown so fast! Cannot wait to see your new do!

      xo Laura Leigh

  3. dana mannarino
    February 7, 2019 / 11:06 am

    You rock the pom pom sweater! Absolutely LOVE how you styled with overalls!

    The Champagne Edit

  4. February 7, 2019 / 11:15 am

    TOTALLY agree with this!! And I am loving this whole look. Such fun photos.

    xx rebecca

    • February 7, 2019 / 11:59 am

      Yay! Glad you agree 🙂 thank you lots girl friend! Definitely had fun shooting this look!

      xo Laura Leigh

    • February 7, 2019 / 12:01 pm

      Yay!!! So glad you love the trend as well 🙂 and thank you lady – super appreciate that!

      xo Laura Leigh

  5. February 7, 2019 / 2:33 pm

    Whatever makes that person happy, then im down with that. Also, you look so stunning.

  6. Stephanie
    February 7, 2019 / 8:19 pm

    I love the way you thought this through. It’s true that if you absolutely love something you should definitely just go for it. That way you know you’ll get plenty of wear out of it!

  7. February 7, 2019 / 11:59 pm

    I have this sweater in two colors because I wear it so much! I feel this way about my Brixton hats too. I have the same one in four colors since it’s my daily uniform!

    • February 8, 2019 / 7:53 pm

      Same girl – except the same color just different styles haha. Oh I LOVE Brixton hats! I only have one though, I need to get on your level!

      xo Laura Leigh

  8. February 8, 2019 / 12:26 am

    I feel the same and this is seriously the cutest cardigan!! Totally worth it, and such a great piece to have!

    Kileen
    cute & little

  9. February 8, 2019 / 6:59 am

    I feel the same way! I love that cardigan, it’s so cute and looks so cozy! If you love something and it really works for you, it should definitely be bought!

    • February 8, 2019 / 7:58 pm

      Couldn’t agree more girl friend!! This one is definitely very cozy and super cute, if I do say so myself haha.

      xo Laura Leigh

  10. Taylor Aube
    February 8, 2019 / 12:18 pm

    This is such a cute outfit! You styled it perfect for the winter weather! I love the pom pom cardigan

  11. February 12, 2019 / 10:19 am

    Oh I so agree .. just buy the dang thing if you love it!! I’m all about filling my closet with favorites (even if one happens to be a trend)

    -Morgan
    How 2 Wear It [] http://how2wearit.com

  12. Liz
    February 12, 2019 / 11:40 am

    That sweater is soooo cute on you! I’ve been wanting to pick one up for myself 🙂 So happy to meet you in NYC too! <3

    • February 12, 2019 / 12:34 pm

      Thank you so much Liz! You absolutely need to – it is so you! It was the best 🙂

      xo Laura Leigh

  13. February 12, 2019 / 6:41 pm

    I love this and I so agree! Over the years I have tried only purchasing things that were a certain “style” but it’s so much more fun to just buy what you love!

    • February 13, 2019 / 9:26 am

      Thank you Jane! So glad you agree as well 🙂 I totally fell into that trap as well and am so happy to have found my way out and figured out the importance of buying what you really love.

      xo Laura Leigh

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