Thursday, November 20, 2008

After a long day of shopping with my sister, I'm back at home trying to recoup my feet. I gave up comfort for fashion long ago, so I didn't think much of my shoe choice until the end of the night. That is when I started using my nephews stroller as a walker.

The point? Fashion does come at a high cost- but it doesn't have to come from your pocket book!

Tuesday, November 18, 2008

Shoes: A perfect fit for your budget!

Whoever said diamonds are a girls best, was mistaken! I'd choose shoes over diamonds any day! Well, maybe not? Diamonds are worth more so I'd take the diamonds and exchange them for cash- THEN buy shoes with the money. Shoes can get pricey, but here are a few BUDGET HINTS: If you see a pair of shoes you like but cant afford- don't give up! Look other places for a cheaper version:
Whats the difference between these two shoes?
NOTHING- except the price! Buy at Anthro and Spend $100, or save some money and buy them at Nordstrom for $80.

Here are a few great steals I came across. They are perfect for the holiday season:

Via Spiga 'Quinn' Pump- $260.00
Forever21- $28.80


Steve Madden "beauti" pump- $89.95
Forever 21- $27.80
*They also come in this color

Glint 'Addison' Peep Toe Pump-89.95
Forever 21- $12. 50*This color screams "bridesmaid dress" but they come in other colors too. I think they would be perfect for everyone's holiday parties coming up!

Sunday, November 16, 2008

Money DOES NOT buy style!

My Basics.

There are certain items that every girl should have in her wardrobe. These are classics that should NOT be bought at Forever 21. Quality goes a long way here so splurge a little!
  • Black dress. Thank you Coco Chanel for the LBD (little black dress). It's simple. It can go from day to night. And its classic. As long as you stay the same size you can have it forever. BUDGET HINT: Isaac Mizrahi makes a line for Target AND a really great LBD.
  • Designer Jeans. Some people roll their eyes at the cost of a pair of Seven jeans- but they should try them and it might change their minds. Every girl deserves at least one pair of nice jeans! BUDGET HINT: You can buy a pair of designer jeans for less than $100 at lots of different places. Places to look: Nordstrom Rack, Off 5th (Sacs 5th Ave outlet), Macy's and Nordstrom sale section, and I've even seen them at TJ Maxx.
These are all at Nordstrom on sale for less than $100

My favorite skinny's are at Urban. I like them better than than my True Religion skinny's and they're 1/3 of the price! I have them in a few different colors and so should you!

  • Boots: This seasons MUST have! I wear my boots with everything! Dresses, skirts, Jeans- I LOVE them! They were pricey but totally worth it! Going into their second season they still look brand new! Flat boots are SO hot right now! BUDGET HINT: Nordstrom 1/2 yearly sale is going on now and the shoes are marked waayy down. These are $119 and $99.

This is my favorite steal of the season. Thank you Target for steppin' up(no pun intended)! ONLY $33!!!

Friday, November 14, 2008


... my new blog! All of you that know me, know how much I love fashion. I LOVE to shop! I love it so much that I'm going to school so that I can get paid to do it for a living! Its an expensive habit that I just can't quit. Being a student has made it difficult to support my addiction, so I have had to learn to improvise.

In my early days of college I would sacrifice food for clothes. You know how it is, ramon for a week for the shirt I envied at Nordstrom. I'm not completely above it now (I always forgo PF Changs for Pei Wei), but I would like to think I've found a better way. Thus, the inspiration for my blog- dressing on a budget. Because really people, there is no excuse to dress bad.

I'd love to hear your questions, ideas, and thoughts.

Thats who I am!

I'm new to the blogging world so I'm not exactly sure if this is customary, but I figured I would let everyone know a little more about me. Since I think the rest of the world revolves around me, I will assume that the blogging world is the same way... OF COURSE you would want to know about yours truly!

Right now I'm finishing my degree in Merchandise Marketing from the Fashion Institute of Design and Merchandising. I recently moved from Huntington Beach and relocated to San Francisco, which is where I will finish up my last few quarters of school. When I "grow up" I want to be a buyer (and a mommy). Its basically me dream job. I would get paid to shop! After I have some experience in that I would love to open up my own boutique.

Things I love: music. food. my family. reading. art. jeans. clean sheets. the gospel. the beach. singing. school. musical theater. friends. hagen daz ice cream. shoes. history. babies. dresses. smell of the ocean. when the seasons change. anthropologie. prime time TV. summer nights. fashion magazines. oprah.

Things I definitely do not love:
cats. vomiting. seafood. regret. condescending people. horse people. lisa frank people. dolphin people. animal jewelry- especially if it is of a dolphin or a horse. stress. when girls dress skanky. chinese buffets.

Vices: celebrity gossip. tabloid magazines. TV. sleeping in. procrastinating.

*if any of you unsure who "horse, dolphin and Lisa Frank" people are, feel free to ask. I am happy to point some out to you.