Thank goodness last week was spring break, because we ALL need a break from reality. Sometimes it is so easy to get caught up in school and work that you forget to take a second to relax. Thankfully, I was able to spend the week in Salina, Kansas with my boyfriend. While I wish he was playing baseball in a state a little warmer ;) I wouldn't trade getting the opportunity to watch him play and spend time with him for anything. Now that I am was able to get the chance to relax -- it is time to get back into the swing of things..
Fashionista on a Budget Does anyone else cringe when buying something full price or extremely expensive? Cause SAME. Ever since being in college and joining College Fashionista, I felt I needed to up my fashion game a little more. But who says you need to spend an arm and a leg to be stylish? Being a style guru is one thing.. but being a smart style guru is another. I'm a sucker for a good deal, and rarely ever buy anything full price anymore. Who the f*ck has that kind of money? Sometimes I get frustrated seeing all these college girls constantly wearing cute overpriced clothes. But then I think.. why? Does someone really need those $150 jeans, or the $80 body suit. Although you may think you NEED it when you see it in the store. But realistically, is it worth it? Hell no. And honestly, think of how many other pieces of clothes you could get for that price. Don't fall into the retail trap. Believe it or not, if you wait a couple weeks those jeans or that body suit is going to be on the sale rack. There is always going to be something new. While yes, I would die to be able to purchase everything high-end. Is it realistic at this point in my life -- no way. Champagne taste on a beer budget ^^ Literally me. Hello college. Hello part-time job. Hello feeling poor 24/7. I love fashion, and I love the idea of buying new clothes. One thing I have learned though is how important it is to be smart with your money. I love buying new clothes and trying out new trends. But as a junior in college it is not in my best interest to constantly be dropping a ton of money on clothes that I don't "really" need. One thing that I love to do is go to second hand stores (Platos Closet, Goodwill, The Clothes Mentor) and search for new fashion finds. I also love sale racks. Most of the time when I go to a store that is the first place I look! You gotta earn it Keep grindin and don't let anyone tell you your golden thrift store find isn't as good as their overpriced boujee leather jacket. Working your butt off to be able to afford those lavish brands will be much more rewarding in the future than just getting it all handed to you now.
Tips & Tricks
Spend time at second hand stores -- Goodwill, Platos and Clothes Mentor.
Check out the sale racks
Target, Marshalls and Charlotte Russe are some of my FAV places to shop in the clearance section.
Be smart with you money!
Look for deals in-between seasons
Buy things you can wear multiple ways
Keep it stylish -- but keep it real
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