My name is Barb. I’m 25, an engineer, a self-proclaimed “grown-up”, mother of two (cats), and a fashionista wannabe.
My love for fashion over the past year has blossomed. This time in 2008, I was a regular at Old Navy. I would purchase $5 basics, $3.97 specials (whether I thought I’d wear it or not) and $20.00 jeans. That store knew that the way to my heart was through gigantic clearance sections.
Something changed though. I don’t know if it was when I picked up the latest “ELLE” magazine from a friend’s coffee table or when I threw out another top once the hem started fraying or I realized that maybe I should have tried it on. I think maybe it was when I befriended Candice (I’ll call her “trendy”). Anyway, something clicked in my mind that maybe it was time to start spending money on fashion.
I used to get so judgmental of my girlfriends who would spend $75 on ONE pair of jeans. At Old Navy I could buy at least three, maybe four pairs if they were on the sale rack. I would roll my eyes at my girlfriends who would pay $100 or more for a pair of heels. I think at that time I had purchased a pair of black patent pumps from Joe Fresh (for $14 or so) that would do me for (probably) a lifetime. When my girlfriends would look at a purse and drop $200+ on it? My eyes popped out of my head. First of all – I never have $200 to spend on anything – even on pay day. Second – $200 would buy an entire wardrobe at Old Navy; a few shirts, a cardigan, two pairs of jeans and a couple pairs of ballet flats. Heck – I could even buy panties!
Anyhow – this blog is going to showcase my horrid writing skills as well as my knack for finding deals and having a closet full of clothes (70% classic and 30% trendy – thanks budgetfashionista.com). GOOD LUCK.