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14. The item that was hardest to hunt down/buy

My leopard print infinity scarf from Old navy for $12. (It was hard to find “the one“)

http://oldnavy.gap.com/browse/product.do?cid=38340&vid=1&pid=576179&scid=576179002 (Now $14 +tax)

That might sound stupid, but for some reason I was EXTREMELY picky about how I wanted my printed infinity scarf to look (you wouldn’t believe how much I looked online AND in-store, trying them on, debating on prices, ect).

Actually, I was just looking for a regular leopard print scarf because I had been eyeing it (current fashion trend, comfortable, everyone was rocking it while they have it); the infinity part was a plus because I fell in love with it in a heartbeat. (That’s why I was okay buying a scarf for more than $10 for the first time ever)

One day, both me and my co-worker had both worn this scarf to work, I was wearing light colours and she was wearing dark colours. It just was really interesting to see how versatile this scarf was and how it works with every colour palette so effortlessly.

xoxo Dana

11. Your spring essential

The high-low skirts~

This trend and this article of clothing is just simply perfect for the spring weather because it’s suitable for the weather, and doesn’t show off too much skin either. How can you not love the styles that this trend is bringing? Whether it’s the low-high, the asymmetrical, the waterfall, or the full-length sheer skirts (they got these skirts falling down in all sorts of ways and directions, it’s nuts!) ect, this trend has versatility and comfort to it!

Plus, just having one of these skirts gives you the options to play around and recreate the other styles that are out there!
https://danaphotomemoir.wordpress.com/2012/07/12/try-this/

xoxo Dana

I always say, “never buy something if you can’t match it with AT LEAST 3-4 outfits.

Be smart with how you shop.

Sure its nice when you find that amazing top that you’ve already visualized the PERFECT outfit with because it has the right fit, the right colour, ect … however, you probably would only wear it with that ONE specific outfit.

I think this is a BIG NO-NO. sure that’s really awesome, but is it worth it?
Wouldn’t you rather have something with more versatility?

Okay, sure the splurge of that one super-duper AMAZING totally feel-good outfit isn’t bad to do rarely (I mean, don’t we all need those from time-to-time?), but NOT regularly. Not unless you’ve got the money to spend and not a damn to give. However, if you’ve got a budget, and can be a sensible person, realistically, this is the way to go. (I’ve met people who have the same outfits in different colours and bags and shoes to match each of them which just makes my jaw drop thinking of the amount they’ve spent on these name-brand clothes!)

I speak very highly about this because I’ve made the mistakes and I’ve definitely changed my ways of shopping. It still happens to me once in a while when I buy something on the spot, feel guilty later, and end up returning it to get my money back (always know your return policy!).

Who says you can’t stay trendy even while shopping sensibly on a budget?

What is it like for you financially when shopping? Any tips you wanna share?

xoxo Dana

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