Nowadays, aspirational fashion is very much attainable. You may have to eat a whole week's worth of instant ramen to get that investment piece, but it will be worth your weight in sodium.
Need a little more convincing? Our E! Style Collective members—industry pros and influencers—share the experiences of their first very splurge (made before those big checks started rolling in).
Today, style influencer Whitney Port shows us how certain pieces can be timeless.
WHAT: Rolex watch
WHY: Impulse buy!
WHERE: Borgata Hotel in Atlantic City
HOW: Cash money won through gambling
I had been on The Hills and The City for about four years and was starting to save some money as a young adult. I went away for a weekend to the Borgata Hotel in Atlantic City with my boyfriend at the time and another couple. My girlfriend and I had made a little money gambling and felt the need to splurge! We went into a beautiful jewelry and watch shop and both purchased Rolexes! It was SUCH an impulse, but I knew it was a piece of jewelry I would have forever and only grow in value. I have never regretted it!