Thursday, November 24, 2016

Dressing Classy on a Budget

Dressing classy on a budget could possibly be one of the hardest things in the world. Seriously, feeling trendy can be difficult and discouraging if you're not willing to put a couple hundred dollars down. Being pretty comes with a price, or so they say.. 

I'm here to tell you breaking the bank doesn't have to happen to have great style. My friend calls me Frugal and I proudly wear that name. I'll search and hunt for deals like no one's business! So if you are ever looking for outfit inspiration that's affordable, I'm your girl. 😉  My tips of advice will hopefully help you feel prepared and inspired to head into the holiday Christmas parties and family get togethers! 

1. Set a budget for yourself when it comes to purchasing items. Don't let yourself go outside of it. You may have to spend more time to find the pieces that you want but it's worth it. Decide whether your time or money is more worth giving up. Once you know that, you can move forward with what you would like to purchase. 

2. When you have an outfit in mind, or a Pinterest inspiration picture, try to pull things from your closet that could substitute or work for the pieces that you love in the picture. Pick ONE item that you will "splurge" on or purchase. If you decide to purchase one item you can usually spend more money on it because you're buying one piece as opposed to five. My advice is when buying just a single piece that's more expensive, pick something that is versatile and can be worn a lot of different ways. Lets be real, the crazy pattern items are amazing and fun to splurge on every once in awhile but they aren't re-worn often! Here are some pieces I have splurged on that are worth the money: Nine West HeelsKendra Scott EarringsKate Spade Work Tote

3. Shop the off season sale rack, you'll thank me later. 😉  I know it's hard to buy clothes that are for the exact opposite season but you get super good deals at Nordstrom, Dillard's, Belk, and other department stores because they are trying to get rid of last season items. (Last season smash season, the clothes are still cute!)

4. My rule of thumb: I don't spend more than $70 on a dress I wont wear more than once or twice. Unless it's a super special event or an extenuating circumstance like a wedding or a ball. 

5. If you're willing to put in the time, dig at Nordstrom Rack, TJmaxx, Marshalls, or Belk Clearance. You can find so many good deals there!! Digging pays, pun intended. 😉

Take my all my tips with a grain of salt. Everyone has their own style and way of doing things, this is just how I do it!

Thanks so much for reading!! Happy Thanksgiving! Let the Black Friday craziness commence and Christmas festivities begin. 😊

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