Ashley introduced me to this blog and I have to say, I’m in lust. Actually, I haven’t stopped reading it since last night! J posts a new outfit every day and makes fashion easy for fashion-impaired bakers like me. She doesn’t post super expensive celebrity brands, but clothes from stores I actually shop at all the time like Banana Republic, Gap and Old Navy.
Each month, I set aside a clothes budget for myself and I love how J shows how to stretch your dollar and make good use of items you already have in your closet, like belts and cardigans. I already have so many new ideas from her!
Do you read fashion blogs? I know I’ve dabbled in some fashion posts before, but would it be something you’re interested in reading about if I include more in the future…like book reviews? It’s my goal to be a better bargain shopper (need to get better about that whole instant-gratification-paying-full-price deal..oops) so it might be fun if in the future I do some posts about how I stretch my “allowance” every month and new clothes I buy.
Here’s what I picked up this month:
gold striped top from Forever 21 : $15.00
thick brown belt from Forever 21: $7.00
pendant necklace from Forever 21: $6.00
two skinny belts from Banana Republic sale: $50 (for both belts)
white blouse from Express on sale: $30
thick blue bracelet from Forever 21: $7.99
I think I was a pretty good lil’ shopper here! I was proud of myself for shopping the sales and finding some cute stuff at Forever 21, which I have a love/hate relationship with. Most of the time, that store is way too overwhelming for me but if I hunt hard enough (and bring snacks for fuel), I can sometimes find quality stuff and walk out with a whole outfit for under twenty bucks.
What’s your favorite store? I’m definitely a Banana Republic/Anthropologie fan.