Hi dolls and gents! Over the weekend I had a little private magazine party (and in private I mean me, myself and I. You know the whole gang!). A magazine party in my terms is just gathering all of your current favorite magazines and reading them! I know, I know I sound like a nerd but I can't help it I LOVE TO READ! Hey what can I say I'm a licensed teacher. Any who I came across a good money saving article about shopping, HALLELUJAH! Some of the tips were familiar and few were new. So I thought I'd share them with ya!
1. Spend your money on versatile pieces.
I have shared this tibid of information with many people. Don't spend tons of money on a trendy item that will be out of style next season. Instead invest in pieces that will remain timeless. For example a leather mini or pencil skirt and for the gents a leather bomber jacket.
2. Befriend a salesperson.
This makes sense! I remember in my retail management days there was always that customer that was super friendly and likable! I would always go the extra mile for that person. This tip comes in handy at your favorite store!
3. Women don't be afraid of the men's department.
In this androgynous day of age men clothes are just as hot on women as they are on men! Personally I have thrifted many men's oxfords (button-ups). They just fit better. Sometimes the women oxfords are too tight or too short. The best tip, go for what fits and looks good. Ignore the department.
4. Listen to MUSIC
I do this often when I'm thrifting alone. Mark Ellwood, author of "Bargain Fever" stated that soothing music is a kind of vaccine against reckless spending. He believes it can change your mind set and help you make better decisions when you're inside a store.
5. DO NOT try on things you CANNOT afford
Just keep it moving! If you try it on and it's fly or fabulous you are going to feel like you can't live without it. Somehow you start to ask "where have you been all my life" and the answer is "out of your budget".
Until next time