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Investment Buy Number 1

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harvey nichols bag

After two long blogs recently, this one is going to be much shorter about one of my most recent accessory purchases. It seems that after only three blogs I’ve gained a few fans who like the blog, and are wondering whom the writer of this blog is. I’ve promised them that all will be revealed as my to identity soon enough.

Now onto the blog, back at the start of the year I celebrated my birthday (not a milestone year, but not that far off one!). As has become a sort of tradition for me the older I get, I always try to treat myself on my birthday to a visit to London, an exhibition or two, a West End show and a nice investment piece. Nothing too expensive, but something I can get my wear out of and know I can pass on in the future. Initially starting a few years with a gorgeous Tiffany & Co. Heart bracelet, and a silver Tiffany & Co. ring with the address of the iconic Fifth Avenue store imprinted on it.

The older I get, the more I want to invest in classic timeless pieces which I keep for years, beyond one season and fashion trends which fade. The Tiffany & Co. items where just some of those on my “investment wish list”, along with the item below and a few other icon pieces I wish to own by my 30th birthday. (Blogs to follow on these another time!)

This year I decided again to treat myself to another accessory item, one that I have practically worn everyday since buying. A classic navy blue Alexander McQueen Silk Chiffon Skull Print Scarf, this item has recently celebrated its tenth anniversary as a fashion style of celebrities, and non-celebrities alike.

mcqueen scarf

I’d been admiring this item for a long while, and even went into the Alexander McQueen store in January having a look at the scarves on display to decide which one to buy. I refrained on the day I was in store due to a number of factors, but did go a few days after my birthday to Harvey Nichols in Leeds to treat myself to one of these magnificent pieces of British craftsmanship. I can’t say enough how fantastic this scarf is, and how much wear I’ve already had out of it. It really is worth every penny I paid for it, and one that will last me for many years to come.

harvey nichols bag

For anyone else like me who is a bit of a fan of the designs of Alexander McQueen, you may be interested to know that the exhibition Alexander McQueen: Savage Beauty is coming to London’s Victoria & Albert Museum from Spring 2015. Tickets are already on sale, and guaranteed to be a sell if the airing of this exhibition at New York’s Metropolitan Museum of Art in 2011 is anything to go by. This was also the theme of that year’s world renowned Costume Institute Gala (otherwise known as the Met Ball), get a ticket by any means necessary for next year’s exhibition as it is guaranteed to be the highlight of the year. I’m even contemplating buying membership to the museum just to gain priority access to this exhibition without having to book & pay each time I visit!!

Until next time, do email if you have any suggestions of future blogs or comments to make at all. Audrey@handlewithcake.co.uk

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