One of the goals that I wrote about in last week’s 2019 Resolution post was to save some money. I want to be able to have emergency money, but also save money for a house, wedding, or extra retirement money. That’s why in today’s post I wanted to talk about fashion on a budget. Don’t get me wrong, if I had more money, I’d probably have my dream Chanel bag, and maybe some Christian Louboutin’s in my closet, but unfortunately, I do not have that kind of money. I think that even if I did have that kind of money, I would still bargain shop because I find it fun.
Shein, is a brand that I’m sure y’all have been hearing a lot about lately. A lot of people I’ve talked to are hesitant about trying them out because of some mishaps that have happened in the past with sizing and what not. I’ve been working with Shein since I first started this blog back in 2013, and I must say their quality has definitely gotten better. Their shipping is much faster, and it’s just all around better. I’ve also ordered off of Shein without anything having to do with my blog. Out of the past 5+ years of ordering/working with Shein, I have only had a few “flops.” The great part is, is that Shein carries trendy pieces, so why am I going to buy thousands of dollars on trendy pieces, when I can pay under $100 (maybe even under $50) for the same trendy pieces that I’ll only wear for one season. I have quite a number of pieces from Shein. Some of the pieces that I still wear are from years ago. This particular dress I’m wearing in this post is from Shein. I personally love it. The quality is great. It’s just as pictured on their website.
Now, another way that I’m going to start saving money, is I’m not going to be shopping as much. I’m going to start reusing items that are in my closet, or if I can find a good consignment shop, I might try that as well. My fiance’s mom actually found these shoes at a consignment shop by us. I was extremely surprised because we live in the middle of nowhere and these shoes were in great condition. It looks like the person who bought them, wore them maybe a handful of times and then said nah, not my thing. Shopping at places like that kind of remind me of my college days. For those of you who don’t know, when I went for my Bachelor’s I was a Fashion minor. In one of my classes, we had a project (which I believe was our final) where we had to go to a consignment shop by our school, Lowes, and Walmart. We could only spend a specific amount of money, but it had to be something that told a story, or something that we would actually wear. Well, I went to the consignment shop, and found an old tshirt. I cut it up and on the back I hand drew my favorite band’s (at the time) album cover. I bought a plaid skirt at Walmart, and when I went to Lowes, I bought some chain for a belt. So I basically made this outfit a rocker/chic look. Needless to say, I received an A on that project, and I still kept the top and skirt. I actually eventually wore that top to that band’s concert and got them to sign it. I haven’t worn it since I got it signed haha.
It’s very easy to shop on a budget. I wrote a post about this last year which you can read, here.
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Now, here’s a little Instagram VS. Reality photo for ya since I just talked about the whole Instagram VS Reality thing in yesterday’s post!
HUGE SHOUT OUT TO MY MOM IN TODAY’S LINK UP. SHE JUST CELEBRATED HER BIRTHDAY ON MONDAY! WOOT WOOT!
**Please note, I was given this dress to review by Shein, however all opinions are my own.
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