I am a designer lovin’, label seeking, penny pincher.
I’ve always been a sucker for deals and low prices. It’s genetic and runs deep in my blood. I got the deal-hunting gene from my mom, who got it from her mom, who I’m sure got it from her mom and so on. In fact, my best friend made me so proud a couple weeks ago. She found a dress she really liked, but complained that it was “Sixteen dollars!?!”
Don’t get me wrong, I get my JCrew catalog and greatly appreciate everything in Anthropologie, but I would never buy anything from them. I don’t think it’s physically possible for me to spend that much money on an item. My deal hunting ways are so bad that when I go to already low priced stores like Target or Old Navy, I go straight to the clearance sections and that’s it. I believe if you really want something, just stalk it until it goes on sale. I’ve gotten spoiled from getting such great deals that it’s not worth it to me to pay full price.
A couple years back, I was at Plato’s Closet (best store ever for cheap fashion nuts) and found some adorable red leather Marc Jacob flats for 10!!!!!! I ran them up to the check-out counter and exclaimed to the salesgirl, “Marc Jacobs for only $10?!!” She looked at me as if I was speaking Chinese. I walked out feeling like I had won the shoe lottery. They were half a size too small, but I made them work. I was just super grateful that no one, especially that designer-naive sales girl, had scooped them up before me.
I’ve decided to start “Fashion Friday” because I LOVE putting outfits together. I believe in quantity in my closet over quality. More outfit choices suits my ADD need for constant change. Since I am a working mom, I try my best to look not only presentable, but cute as well. Sometimes it’s trial and error, hit or miss, but I thought it’d be fun to post pictures of my outfits throughout the week. In coming posts, I’m going to post tips about:
-shopping for clothes at thrift stores
-finding your own style
-dressing cute even when you don’t feel like it
-random thoughts from Rena :)
Feel free to comment/ask questions and I’ll do my best to get back to you. Happy first “Fashion Friday”!