Friday, January 29, 2010
Show us your Life - Fashion
Well so I'm show-us-your-lifeing at Kelly's Korner this week and I have to say I LOVE trendy new fashions (usually) though I can't always afford them. So the first half of this blog is dedicated to my money saving fashion tips and the second half is my favorite things in fashion, most of which I only wish I could afford to buy or justify wasting money on!
Money Saving Tips
1) Rule numbero uno: NEVER PAY FULL PRICE! Don't shop the mall, you silly people, you can buy that online for half price. Know what you want? Take your time and look for things at thrift stores, online, or places like TJ Maxx or my fav The Rugged Warehouse (rejected items from the department stores, you usually can't tell why). Place bids on ebay! The thing to do is go and try on the brand you like and remmember the size and then go look online for it. That way you know you're getting the right fit!
2) Like what you buy. If you don't like it you won't wear it and you've wasted your money. If you like it buy one and watch till they go on sale super cheap and buy a 2nd or more o you'll have a variety. Example: You like the leggings look but it's like $15-$20 a pair. Buy a pair of black becasue that matches alot of things. Watch your local stores until they're like $5 a pair, then buy your color variety.
3) Um, yeah. Try it on first. Because you might look stupid. That's not so much of a money saving tip, just a tip everyone should consider.
4) Usefulness. OK here's what you want to consider.
Recently there was a big trend (is still maybe?) to wear distressed jeans. So people were buying brand new jeans from Hollister and such for like $95 but really the jeans are torn up before you get them so its not like they're gonna last that long. Currently there's a trend for skinny jeans. Skinny jeans are a regular jean, just cut a bit different so realistically, when they go out of style, you can still wear them under boots or whatever so this is a good investment! Leggings are a great investment because they may not be in style forever but they can always be worn underneath lightweight pants in the winter or whatever because they're super tight and act like stockings.
OK part 2 : My favorite things
this adorable haircut but all in black since I can't wear funky colors at work... I'm waiting to treat myself with this lovely style until after the movie's finished.
and flats. because I love heels but my feet hate them. And I'm tall so I don't wear them much because everyone else looks so short when I do.