“We don’t dress. We overdress.” – Abby
“For less.” – Elle
Looking fabulous should not cost a fortune. After all, there are more important/responsible ways to spend disposable income, like helping people less fortunate. So this fashion blog (and our related YouTube videos, coming soon) are designed for the dollar-conscious girl who desires a big fashion bang for a little fashion buck.
That said, we avoid buying cheaply made clothing; rather, we prefer to acquire quality items at a sensible cost. How? Spending a lot of time at the clearance racks, purchasing items out of season, haunting thrift stores and looking at each potential purchase with a critical eye.
Before we invest even $15 in a fun, flirty skirt, we ask ourselves, “How will this look on me? What do I already own that will complement it? And what else do I need to maximize its adorableness?”
The biggest trick of the trade is to browse — and buy — often because the best finds are the ones you stumble upon. You don’t ever want to be in the position of needing to buy something for an event or special occasion. It’s too much pressure, and you’re likely to end up with something that you:
- don’t love
- overpaid for
- will never wear again
Not always, of course, but most often.
Buying on a whim is cheaper than it sounds because you can find fantastic deals that will cost you much less than if you were in the market for something in particular and at a particular time. Best part is you’ll expand your wardrobe significantly because you can buy so much more, and you’ll have more options for maximizing the adorableness of a new acquisition.
As of 2015, we’re including posts about home design/decor. Elle’s house is undergoing a room-by-room transformation, and we’ll share the before and after photos, as well as the tips and tricks we’ve learned along the way.
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