As I get older, and fall more and more in love with Marie Kondo’s method of de-cluttering by only keeping things that truly spark joy in your life, the more I appreciate the concept of owning fewer, better things. Quality-made pieces that will last decades, if not a lifetime. I did one big Kondo-style clean-out earlier this year, and repeated smaller versions of it monthly since then. I never feel as happy and calm as I do after one of my decluttering sessions.
This new way of life has also changed the way I shop. Instead of focusing on quantity… I focus on quality. I’d rather spend $200 on a really well-made sweater than $20 on 10 of them. One that will spark joy for years to come. Today, I’m going to share three brands that make amazing products that I love… all unsponsored!
One of my favorite brands that produces some of the most quality items of clothing I own is Cuyana. I wrote a post on them last year, and have since become a brand loyalist. I carry my leather zip tote as a day bag pretty much every single day. I had the same bag with no zip that I used for a while but this one is a little sturdier, and better for travel.
The turtleneck sweater in this post is the first sweater of theirs that I own, and I wasn’t surprised when it was the perfect fit, softness, and color. It just hangs well, you know? I also have this silk tee, which is probably one of the most worn pieces of clothing in my closet.
I haven’t taken photos of it yet, but I also use their laptop sleeve in blush whenever I bring my computer anywhere. The sleeve is thin and sleek, and fits perfectly into my zip tote!
I have loved Ben Amun for a long time, but their latest collaboration with my friend Grace has produced some of my favorite jewelry ever. I have a thing for gold coins… I’m wearing this amazing pendant here but also have this choker (worn here). You’ll probably be seeing a lot of these pieces in the coming months!
Unlike a lot of the costume jewelry that I’ve bought in the past, I know these pieces will last forever.
When Khloe Kardashian launched Good American, a denim line, I thought it would be just another Kardashian spin off to make money. I ordered this pair from Nordstrom just to check them out (with no intention of actually keeping them!) and fell in love. The first time I put them on, my husband said it was his favorite pair of jeans on me. The way they hug my curves without feeling tight or constricting apparently looked as good as it felt! It’s also the first time ever that I’ve bought a pair of non-ankle jeans that I didn’t have to hem.
The jeans come in sizes 0-24, and are meant to fit all body types with extra stretch. I sized down two sizes after reading review online, and am so glad that I did. These are a zero and fit perfectly… For the record, I’ve never worn a size 0 in jeans ever in my entire life. If you’re not into the rips, I love this pair and this black pair.
I’d love to hear what your favorite quality brands are. Comment below!