Once upon a time, I used to be a shopaholic. The first thing I used to do on waking up each morning, even before getting out of bed or brushing my teeth or drinking my morning coffee, was to go online and scan the sale sections of some of the well-known US clothing brands. If there was a $100 pair of jeans selling for as less as $20, I had to have it. If there was a $300 cashmere sweater selling for $70, it belonged to me! My cupboards were overloaded and I did not know where to store all my 'stuff'! Many times I did not even get a chance to wear everything I bought!
Then one day I discovered Eileen Fisher. Their simple, elegant and classic styles made my heart skip a beat. The layered look with a minimalistic feel was too good to be true. And the quality was exceptional! But everything came with a price tag. Even their sale pieces could cost anything between $50 - $500 or even more. Very soon, my shopaholism days were over. I started to prefer brands like Eileen Fisher that offered impeccable quality and classic styles that would last me forever. I also started buying less. Now, with my travel blog, I have to be very careful with what I purchase. I want to travel light and its best to buy pieces that are not only light to carry but can mix and match well with what I already have.
In this post, I am wearing an Elieen Fisher linen skirt with an Eileen Fisher striped box-top. The pieces are multi-functional, can mix and match well with the rest of my wardrobe, are light to travel with and the quality is first-rate. I shot these pictures in Baden Baden, a spa town located in the Black Forest mountains of South Germany.