Staying fabulous on a budget takes a lot of work, it’s a vastly large yet rewarding world to live in. Fabulous on a budget, lets both you and your wallet look its best. Everyone has their own tips and tricks to look great, obviously our personal styles vary from person to person. Moving out at a young age, I wanted to look great but didn’t quite know how with my money going towards keeping food in the fridge, and the rent paid. Pretty important stuff.
After some time I’ve been able to fine tune my style and my wallet to resemble complete fabul-os-ity. I find most of my tops online, at places like 10dollarmall.com and amiclubwear.com. These places offer great affordable styles, which you also know no other female on campus will be wearing. And we all love feeling special.
I head to school in the mornings and typically work nights. An early math class doesn’t typically give me the motive to get up early and style my hair and put my face on. For those days, I often grab my comfy Victoria’s Secret sweaters and sweatpants. Sexy and comfortable, however quite expensive. For my fabulous Angel finds, I shop semi-annual sales and online clearance racks. My man candy has become quite the fab finder as well, clearance racks are hard. You find something you want but it’s never in your size. Taking a shopping partner with you can be a great asset, please he’s very sexy and easy on the eyes. That helps too, if your shopping is a bust.
If you haven’t already noticed, I’m an avid scarf lover; the material however changes from season to season. If you’re in a rush, grabbing a solid color t shirt and adding a pop of color with a scarf adds a touch of fabulous for under $10. Typically, I don’t pay more than $10 for any particular clothing item. And why should I? My t shirts, I buy from a store called Joppa. They offer 3 for $10 solid color short and long sleeve shirts for women. These finds I add a scarf, hoodie, or just leave alone. Simple, yet versatile. If I could teach you anything, it would definitely be to purchase versatile clothing for your wardrobe. Mix and match, you can dress it up and dress it down, depending on your mood and time available.
For makeup, I shop at ULTA.com. They have a great member’s rewards program and offer the same makeup as typical stores. But they also have their own store brand, which I am currently obsessed with. It gives my face a flawless airbrushed finish, and what girl wouldn’t love that. (I will be posting hair, makeup, and nail tutorials on a later date)
For my handbags, I shop brand name outlet stores like Michael Kors, Coach, Prada, and Nine West. Before you freak out and say, “This girl is trippin she said budget, how are those brands available on a budget?” True, I thought it was out of reach for me too! Then I discovered the Paragon Outlets, www.premiumoutlets.com. Outlet shopping is heaven on earth, I’ve saved hundreds by shopping in an outlet. Especially, after Christmas sales! Oh dear lord. Imagine the clearance racks at your local mall, now take an additional percentage off of that, typically 70% off. I’ve seen hundreds of dollars marked down on handbags, shoes, and tops just to liquidate product. Hey! I have no problem taking these expensive names off of your hands.