Jacket: Talbots, sz. xs
Dress: random from TJ Maxx
Bag: LV Evora
Yup, I have this same dress in navy. Totally guilty of buying in multiples. Multiple times, too. I see absolutely nothing wrong with buying multiples of an item you really like. It would be an obvious choice for something like a nice basic v-neck cardi or tee that comes in many colors. But I also don't see anything wrong with going beyond basics and still buying in multiples. I do that with Boden jersey dresses all the time. Shoes too. If I find a style I like, and the item comes in several patterns/colors I will often buy more than one. Why not? The shape may be the same, but if the colorway is different, who cares?
My mom thinks I'm nuts to do this. She can't understand why I would want 3 of the same dress in different colors. Or 4 pairs of the same style shoe in different shades. Or 18 different colors of the Lands End Canvas Heritage cardigan. But that's like saying a person can only own one pair of jeans in just one shade, because jeans all basically the same shape and color (crazy colored denim aside). Or a person can only eat a particular meal once in their life, and that's it. No repeats.
To that I say: yes, variety is the spice of life, but there is also something to be said about repetition. Doesn't doing something over and over help a person achieve perfection and mastery in a given act or activity? When I used to take piano lessons, I would have to play the same song over and over until I could perform it perfectly. I kind of see buying in multiples as working towards outfit perfection. The more shades of the same cardi I have, the more likely I'll be to achieving outfit perfection. Outfit mastery. Yeah.....that's it.