I've found as I get older that I end up wearing the same uniform every day - button down, skinnies, flats, repeat. Whereas I used to feel like I should be more creative, I've now embraced my style and instead invest in fewer, quality pieces.
Chanel flats are one of those things - I snagged my first pair on Vestaire for under $300 and they had me hooked. They are genuinely the most comfortable flats I own and I can tell they will last for years. I will write a separate post about buying vintage Chanel but for now, I recommend sites like Vestaire and The Real Real for scooping up designer goods for less.
I also just picked up this bag from Cambridge Satchel Company while I was in London a few weeks ago. The second I saw the scalloped edge I had to have it. THEN I learned it could be monogrammed while I waited and I swear I couldn't pay for it fast enough - love that it's a very classic piece with a jazzy little update!