Growing up, I had the privilege of attending a private school where we wore uniforms every day. Awesome school, awesome memories, but for all of its pros, my high school had one minor con: after graduation, I was left with seven khaki skirts and no idea how to dress myself for everyday life.
And so began my shopping adventures!
In high school, I shopped at a lot of thrift stores. They were full of great clothes at great prices, but I felt like I was just buying pieces that didn’t actually fit with my style.
This past summer I started to face my fashion fears and shop around in order to shape my style into something that was trendy, yet still fit my (slim) budget. *all you college students out there, can I get an amen?*
Here’s a few things I’ve learned so far:
Scream it. SALE. I hate full price. Full price is my enemy. Half-price, or even HALF of half-price will get me singing. Y’all know. As I started to develop favorite stores to shop at, I made sure to sign up for email updates that kept me informed on both in store and online sales.
I also quickly discovered how much I value quality. Don’t get me wrong, I heart cheap clothes- but I heart cheap, well-made clothes way more.
I love neutrals. Black. White. Grey. Black. Beige. Brown. BLACK. I’m automatically more likely to love you, appreciate you, or pay for your coffee if you’re wearing them. I want them all. I love them all. I WEAR them all.
Holey is holy. I used to be kind of afraid of holey jeans. I thought cool rocker chicks were the only people who could pull them off. Alas. That was a lie. Everyone can wear them! You! Me! My grandma! Your grandma!
What a time to be alive.
So there you have it. My greatest weaknesses: online sales, wool sweaters, gravy, and the clearance rack at Gap.
We’ll talk about the gravy thing some other time.
All the hearts,