So I feel really guilty for not updating my blog. If you are from the Charlotte NC area you probably know how awful our weather has been. Everyday for the past two weeks has been just really dreary and cloudy. No sunlight and super cold has been a pretty consistent pattern. I have also had some things going on in my personal life which have been taking up a lot of time (new job), I still plan on updating my blog though I also really appreciate all of the views I have been getting and the great responses. My ultimate goal is to inspire you all with my fashion finds and the way I style my outfits. I have also been approached with some great opportunities coming up to share with all of my fashion followers. I will be posting that surprise in a few days.
Back to the point of this post..
I have recently had some questions about where I shop and where I find great deals. For the longest time, people have always judged me by the way that I dress. Even in school I would have people ask me how I am able to buy clothes all of the time. What gets me the most is when people think all of my clothes are expensive (they are not at all!) Honestly, about 90% of what I buy is on SALE. I am not rich by any means and if you read my blogs you have probably noticed that I buy a lot of reasonably priced items aside from things that I may have been gifted.
I try to find pieces from an array of stores at great prices. Things that substantially fit into my budget. I do have a job and make my own money, but I am just like any other college student on a budget. Buying high priced items is just not ideal a lot of the times. I love to think that quality is better than quantity, which it is, but in order to experiement with different styles and trends, I find it easier to buy things I love for a great price. If you are looking for ways to make your money go a little further, shop online. I always have such an urge to go out shopping…which I do, but I have found that I save so much more money shopping online.
How I save money….
USE E-bates! You guys, if you do not know what this website is, PLEASE check it out. I am constantly using this website to find great deals. Basically what this website does is they allow you to shop through their store link and you get cash back. It is literally the easiest way to save your money.
SIGN UP FOR E-BATES HERE: http://www.ebates.com
I also sign up for rewards cards. I try not to have a million of these little cards stacked in my wallet so I generally have them for the stores that I shop at most (the ones that offer them). Bebe has a great rewards cards as well as Guess. I rack up points fast because I shop their sales and get great deals on quality items. This process earns me points fast and once I get a chunk of points saved up I buy a full priced item for cheaper. This is also the same way I shop at Ulta and Sephora. I am a sucker for beauty stores and could spend hours in each browsing around. I do purchase a lot of things from both of these stores and try to save up my points. Like I said, look for sales. Both of these beauty stores offer great deals which I always find products I want to give a try.
So where do I shop….
A lot of places! For your general clothing stores I love to shop at H&M. I find that they offer a FANTASTIC selection of original and unique pieces. I always find great deals in there as well. However I find myself shopping online more than in stores, H&M has great online sales as well.
BeBe is a great store to shop sales. Although they can be a little pricey the one at my local mall has great deals and a large sale rack with some really nice items. I love to stop in and browse around.
Charlotte Russe! They have awesome shoes and a great deal that is always being advertised. You really cannot beat buy one get one for $10.
Zara is life. Please go onto Zara.com if you are into high fashion styles. They have great prices for super unique and trendy pieces.
MissGuided…. Oh my gosh. This store is probably my current favorite. Forever21 prices for super cute clothes that are in style!
Forever21, alway a great store to shop when on a budget.
Some other great stores to save your money at: lulus.com, Tobi.com, FashionNova.com, and Amazon (always).
Again, these are stores that I am always browsing around online or in stores. They are definitely worth your time if you love to mix up your wardrobe and play around with your style.
Some of you may know that I am from the Charlotte area. There are a lot of up and coming boutiques that I recommend. However, the ones that I am about to list are UNIQUE and do not sell redundant clothing as other boutiques do. These stores offer an array of pieces you will NOT find anywhere else. However, please remember that boutiques can be pricey, choose wisely with what you purchase!
Boris and Natashas: (all time favorite) this boutique is absolutely incredible. Sexy, quality, and unique clothing can be found inside of this store.
Blush Boutique: always a great store to shop. Cute clothes and fresh items always coming in.
Julies Boutique: this store has been around forever. I now know why they have been around for ages… great customer service and great clothes. They offer trendy styles and a large array of bright colors.
Ivy & Leo: this is the sister store to Julies boutique. They as well offer a great array of bright colors for great prices. I love shopping this store in the summer!
There are many boutiques in the Charlotte area. These just happen to be some of my favorites. I hope that this helps and gives you all an idea of some of my shopping habits. Again, I am so thankful for all of your views and taking the time to check out my blog.