Instead of a pic of my outfit, I figured I would still share some wisdom. The main point of my blog is the fact that I enjoy finding affordable clothes that allow me to build fab outfits and still live life with a little pocket change. However, I was thinking this AM that even though I do call myself a "shoestring fashionista" it can still be a slippery financial slope. Instead of shopping a few times a year for key pieces, shopping can possibly become a more frequent "hobby". Yikes!!! I've come to the realization that even though I am a thrifty gal, I still
1. Set a monthly fashion budget (I know, terrible that I don't have one).
2. Pick key pieces that I want to add to my wardrobe instead of just mindlessly purchasing because I "like" something.
So, we'll see. I am posting this on the first day of the 10th month so I only have two months to go. I can do it! I have been crafting my "want" list in my mind. A few of the items on that list...black booties (work or weekend appropriate), animal print flats, and the perfect crisp, classic white button down (like the unicorn of clothing- doubtful that it exists the way I want it to. I've never found one that fits right). These are items that I'll be looking for and if I find them (for a good price) I will allow myself to buy them.This will be much more purposeful than adding ten new cute tops just because...
I'll check in and let you know how I"m doing. This has certainly gotten me thinking about my "shoestring fashionista" ways...I can still enjoy finding great bargains and playing with fashion, but in a much more mindful way.