This past week…. WHEW. I had a pretty tough time but all of your sweet comments and positive words made me so happy and helped me power through so thank you to everyone who helped put a smile on my face. You da best.
Something I do when I’m having a bad week?
Not the smartest decision but it’s way cheaper than therapy. Well, depending on what you buy. But either way, it’s how I cope and how I make a bad day better. Anyone with me!?
One of my low-key resolutions this year was to stop spending money on super unnecessary items and/or things that I could probably get cheaper elsewhere. Ladies and gentleman, I’ve conquered it. I’ve conquered how to be boujee on a budget. And I’m here to share with allll of you the little steps and tricks to keep your wallet full but still look #cuteaf at the same time.
You’re welcome in advance.
You might have noticed that I haven’t been doing many LTK.it posts recently, which is where I link my looks for you to shop. That’s mainly because some of the pieces I’m wearing are coming from shops that the website doesn’t offer. Particularly, Walmart. And particularly, this look below:
Let me tell you. If you haven’t been shopping at Walmart, YOU HAVE BEEN MISSING OUT. I would’ve probably never thought a couple years ago that I would be buying clothes from there. Not because of any negative connotation, but just because I didn’t think there was anything that I could make work with my personal style.
I was wrong.
EXHIBIT A : Biker Shorts Trend
There are small differences when buying a cheaper option, but it’s honestly worth it and you can barely even notice.
EXHIBIT B: Cropped Tee & Sweatshirt Trend
OK, so this one takes about two minutes of work. All you have to do it cut the sweatshirt yourself and roll up the sleeves a little. Easy enough? I have this sweatshirt in every color. Same goes for their t-shirts!
See where I’m going with this? It’s kind-of like DIY, but easier. (LOL, I’m awful at DIY projects!)
Don’t get me wrong, I love me some Urban Outfitters, Topshop, Nordstrom, etc. But realistically, it makes so much more sense to me to buy the less expensive version of these trendy must-haves. Another pro? You can buy multiples because it’s cheaper!
Stuck on brand names? You can still shop those on a budget! Marshalls and TJ Maxx (TK Maxx for you UK loves) is your best friend. This is usually my favorite place to shop for Calvin Klein sets!
My absolute favorite place for sale shoes? NORDSTROM RACK. This is by-far the BEST place to get designer (and non-designer) shoes on a budget. Adidas for half price? Yep.
I am very very down with this whole bandana trend going on right now. But I am not down with the huge mark-up in bandana prices and retailers selling these pieces of fabric for ridiculous prices. Why would I even pay $5 for this when I could get it for under ONE dollar?
Of course (if you’re like me) you shop with convenience in mind. If I am in a store and they have the item I want, I’m not too picky on price because I’d rather just get it there. But, lately I have been holding off and making that extra stop to save a little cash. It sounds not worth it, but I promise you that IT IS.
So yeah, you can still look #cuteaf while on a budget. It just takes a little extra work. Get ready for these kinds of convo’s…
friend: “omg, where did you get that cute cropped sweatshirt!?“
you: “yes, it was literally $6.”
You know you love those conversations.
You’re welcome ladies (and husbands of us money spending wives) all across the world. You’re welcome.