I, as I would think most wardrobe-obsessed people would, have clothes and shoes from years ago that I still have not yet worn. If you buy classic pieces, they will not go out of style. I shy away from having to flaunt the newest trend. I'd rather invest in pieces that will stand the test of time and are quality pieces (this is much greener too!). With this approach to shopping, the end of the season is the time to buy!
My makeup crush that started a couple of months ago is still in full force: Kat Von D's Everlasting Liquid Lipsticks (sold exclusively at Sephora, $19 each). They make me swoon. The pigmentation, the wear, the application...they are lipstick heaven. I am in the process of trying to find matching lip liners for all the shades I own, and Outlaw (bright red) and Nosferatu (deep red) (which I have yet to purchase). So far: the best lip liner for A-Go-Go (orange) is Nars' El Dorado; Armageddon (bright baby pink, blue undertones) is NYX's Dolly Pink; and Bauhau5 (perfect raspberry--the trend for lips right now) is NYX's Bloom. In the picture, from left to right: Susperia, A-Go-Go, Lovesick, Armageddon, and Bauhau5. These really do have incredible staying power, unless you eat something very oily, which breaks up the product.
Sadly, this picture does not do these earrings justice; they are 12+ ct black spinel earrings, set in oxidized sterling. I love oxidized sterling or black rhodium plated pieces because they are more versatile for pairing with either yellow gold or sterling. I'm not a fan of costume jewelry: it's too easy to end up with loads of poor quality jewelry, it frequently doesn't last, and some is extremely overpriced for just plastic and glass. Gemstones and precious metals all the way! (Also, more environmentally friendly.) These were a find on HauteLook, my daily addiction.