What’s Old is New classic accessories are always in style



After a little over a year of use, I am finally retiring my Burberry Prorsum zipper wallet {a gift from my father in law, thanks dad!} and upgrading to a newer version …a gift from my husband LAST CHRISTMAS! {thanks baby!}


Yet another gift from my father in law, my silver Burberry tank watch, which I have religiously worn on my wrist for about three years now …has a new friend to compete with. A slightly larger and gold D&G Check watch I found on gilt.com about a month ago. …and when I took my new D&G watch into my local jeweler to have a few links removed, I spotted these three little rings {right} in white, rose and yellow gold and thought they would compliment my new watch oh so well. Price? $35 each. Yep, gold-plated …but no one will ever know 😉 when mixed with the real thing. However lovely, they do not compete with the sentimentality of the three white gold and diamond rings to the left {which my husband and I bought on the way to eloping because our wedding bands were not complete yet} …although they will now compete with finger time.

Recently noticing a classic satchel handbag trend, I decided to give my Zac Posen bag a rest and dust off my old vintage Gucci bag which I purchased on ebay for about $80 {or was it $130?} about 10 years ago. {also noticing a trend in handbags -smaller & going back to matching outfits -since so many styles are …well, in style – instead of one ginormous bag that you wear with everything}


You know I love my Tom Ford sunglasses …I’ve been wearing them for quite some time now and they are still working for me. They were $425 {2007 I think}. I tend to spend money on A. Classics and B. Things I’ll wear daily. For instance, if I spent $425 and wore them every single day for a year {it’s been longer} then technically, I pay slightly over a dollar a day. AND if they’re classic, you can put them away and 20 years later you can bet they’ll be back in style again …like the silly vintage {and inexpensive} black angled sunnies I’ve just recently fallen in love with again.

*Lessons learned: Shop smart. Spend your money on classics and get your trends on the cheap. While I’ll wear virtually any brand of shoes, my handbags and daily accessories are usually designer {not including costume jewelry}. Mix expensive with inexpensive and new with vintage …and when gifting holidays come around, ask for that one big thing you would never buy yourself because you’ll love it for years to come.


LA native & lifestyle blogger Maegan Tintari writes daily at ...love Maegan.com sharing beauty & style secrets, including fashion DIYs, how-to nail art manicures, hair tutorials, recipes & home decorating ideas, as well as a look into her personal life, her journey & battle with infertility & recent relocation to the mountains by a lake in search of a better life with her adorable French Bulldog brothers, Trevor and Randy.


  • myedit

    October 28, 2009 |

    It seems to me that the men in your life have very good taste…

  • honey my heart

    October 28, 2009 |

    love your collection 🙂 i also agree and live by the spending a lot on something that is classic and useable every day is the way to go.

  • Trina

    October 28, 2009 |

    Great post. I love the suggestion to ask for things you wouldn’t buy yourself for the gift giving holidays.

    I’m really frugal so dropping $80 for a purse or $425 for sunnies makes me cringe. But looking at price per wear is a really smart thing to do and makes alot of sense. I’ll have to keep that in mind next time I shop for sunglasses, purses or staple black heels. I tend to buy cheap ones that wear out soon.

  • Christina

    October 28, 2009 |

    The price per wear is how I justified my Versace glasses… I don’t wear contacts, so spending money on something that not only allowed me to see but would be worn with every outfit (indefinitely) seemed like a good idea.

  • Jacqueline

    October 28, 2009 |

    I love your watches. Your father-in-law sounds like a sweetheart!


  • Feelmore

    October 28, 2009 |

    You should really put some stuff on Ebay and then not tell anyone about it except for me. Yup, excellent idea. 🙂

  • drollgirl

    October 28, 2009 |

    if i am reading this correctly you are sick and tired of classic stuff and you are going to give all of these things to ME. yay. i am stoked. hurry up and put them in my grabby hands.

  • Cucu

    October 28, 2009 |


  • anhesty

    October 28, 2009 |

    i shopped my mom’s closet the other day and came out with 1 vintage sequin dress, 1 vintage sequin skirt, 1 vintage sequin shirt. lots of sequins! LOL and a 1991 dooney&burke

  • ...Seyma...

    October 28, 2009 |

    wow they look awesome!! love all dear..

  • Sheri

    October 28, 2009 |

    Beautiful stuff for sure! You must have an amazing closet!

  • Sara C. Walk

    October 28, 2009 |

    love it too!

  • Belle de Ville

    October 28, 2009 |

    I love the multicolor gold rings.

  • FB @ FabulouslyBroke.com

    October 28, 2009 |

    The men in your life definitely have incredible taste.

    I have no doubt that if I were to buy $425 sunglasses, I would instantly scratch them

    I can’t keep anything scratch free, especially sunglasses..

    As for purses/wallets, I am more of an indie-designer sort of shopper. Etsy is my crack.

  • Hanako66

    October 28, 2009 |

    great post! I have the same mentality when it comes to designer pieces!

  • LaurenSchoon

    October 28, 2009 |

    Love the thick frames on those black sunglasses!

  • Lis

    October 28, 2009 |

    You might think I”m silly for leaving this comment but I was reading your post about how much you love your Tom Ford sunglasses and just on the off chance you might want some more – I have some for sale on my blogsale lislovesblogsale.blogspot.com

    I fell head over heals for these glasses $129 at Nordstrom Rack!! But I got home to find they really don’t fit my head right. So rather than deal with Fleabay – I’m listing them for $50 on here – they’ve just been sitting in my house!!

    Ok so sorry for the long post!! 🙂

  • Kate

    October 28, 2009 |

    Very interesting post and a good way to look at the cost of things! I tend to spend more on jeans so they last longer as it’s what I basically live in but they sill only cost £40 because I’m a poor student-can’t wait for a proper job!x

  • Amy

    October 28, 2009 |

    Gorgeous!! You are so lucky that your guys have incredible taste. Do they have any single brothers? (jk…my bf has pretty nice taste too) LOL

    I always ask for things I wouldn’t buy myself on gift holidays… and you are right, I always do love it more! 🙂



  • Brooke

    October 28, 2009 |

    I love everything, and I agree with you. Cheap trendy items and more expensive classic pieces. It works well for me 😉

  • Peterson Family

    October 29, 2009 |

    I just want to go shopping in your closet!

  • vitaMinn style

    October 29, 2009 |

    You have the most thoughtful dad-in-law!

    I love the vintage Gucci, I’ve always wondered how it looks like up close! =)

  • anotherfishinthesea

    October 29, 2009 |

    thanks for sharing, you are a very lucky woman! and super advice as well!

  • Lions, Tigers and Fashion OH MY!

    October 29, 2009 |

    I agree, if an item is classic and will be used often, I do not mind spending a little more.


    October 29, 2009 |

    You’ve got some generous sources living under you love tent. Well done.

  • stacy di

    October 29, 2009 |

    I’m all about the CPU {cost per use!}…I always rationalize big purchases by how much I’ll wear it…

  • Kristin

    October 29, 2009 |

    What a brilliant formula. The last Burberry tote that I had I absolutely wore into the ground. Totally got my money’s worth!

  • Sal

    October 29, 2009 |

    You’re so right, lady. Invest in classics, go cheap for trends. All of these items will be just as stylish 20 years from now!

  • K @ Blog Goggles

    October 29, 2009 |

    Love the daily collection – looks sort of like mine. Now I just need to learn how to wear rings…

  • Girl Japan: April Marie

    October 29, 2009 |

    When will you fly over here to Japan and help me with my closet? lol

  • Pretty Little World

    October 29, 2009 |

    Gorgeous collection! Those pieces will certainly be in style for, like, ever. I’m smitten with your watches! Do you wear both of them at the same time? For some reason, I totally would, even though it’s obviously completely unnecessary.

  • diane

    October 29, 2009 |

    Good advice Magaen.
    I like to re-invent my wardrobe all of the time, today I’m wearing an old beaded belt doubled up as a necklace.

  • dayna stephanie

    October 29, 2009 |

    ahhh, you have such great taste!! wonderful pieces. xo

  • Chessa!

    October 29, 2009 |

    aaah! I just cleaned out my closet and got rid of so much stuff and rediscovered things too. it’s so great to restock, pull out older pieces, retire some things…
    love your rings! and what a great find for the other ones with your watch.

  • Lady San Pedro

    November 2, 2009 |

    Love the D&G watch, been looking for an all-gold watch for some time now…

  • Savvy Gal

    November 10, 2009 |

    a gal can’t never go wrong with classic pieces. before i buy something now, i think about cost per wear as well. : )

  • pandora charms

    November 8, 2010 |

    It is no use doing what you like; you have got to like what you do.

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