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April 15, 2011

Fashion Friday: Packing for a trip

I love Fashion but I hate paying tons of money to look great. I believe you need two things the knowledge of what looks good on you and the skill to find it for less. I encourage you to get rid of all the items in your closet that you do not wear. They cloud up your options to make really great outfits because you can’t see your clothes! If they are in good condition sell the at a consignment store or a place like Plato’s closet, or host a clothing swap. Clothing swaps are a blast!

The worst part of a trip is packing. The what ifs are overwhelming. What if it is hot, cold, raining or snowing? How do I get it all in that little suitcase? How do I look cute and dress appropriately? I am on my way to Chicago for my annual girl’s weekend. I am gone Friday- Sunday. I will not be eating anywhere with coloring books! I am going to tell you my husband says I am not the lightest packer. I am however fashionable and frugal. I always bring a bag that I can bring stuff home in if I need them.

Packed:

3 Dresses The red one was $4 Goodwill, Green $12.99 Ross, Black $29.99 Ross

Under garments and swimsuit (hoping for a steam room or hot tub)

raincoat $29.99 Sam’s club , zipper sweater Jcrew outlet $20, cardigan $4 Goodwill, Shiny coat $20 Jcrew outlet sale

Black pants $30 Plato’s closet normally $160

Jeans $42 normally Plato’s closet $187

Yoga Pants $10 Sam’s club

2 short sleeve shirts $25 mint ebay, HM $4 goodwill

 

 

2 pairs of ballet flats $50 coach Tj Maxx,  $10 Jcrew sale

1 go out purse

Dooney bag $50 Goodwill

1 pair of girl shoes meant to get you to dinner but not tour the city

 

Wearing-

Winter coat

Jeans

Cashmere sweater

Button down with a print

ballet flats

under garments

 

Tip to save money- Bring a bag that you can use as a purse on the way home for items you pick up.(I pack my clothes in the bag to save room on the way there) I always bring a travel umbrella and reusable shopping bags to put my souvenirs in.

NOTE: I only bought two dresses for my trip. The rest of the clothes were from my closet!

 

February 25, 2011

Fashion Friday: Swimsuit

I love Fashion but I hate paying tons of money to look great. I believe you need two things the knowledge of what looks good on you and the skill to find it for less. I encourage you to get rid of all the items in your closet that you do not wear. They cloud up your options to make really great outfits because you can’t see your clothes! If they are in good condition sell the at a consignment store or a place like Plato’s closet, or host a clothing swap. Clothing swaps are a blast!

I hit the store inspired by the 75 degree weather to find a bathing suit. I do not care who you are, there is nothing scarier clothes wise then attempting to buy a bathing suit. I suggest you buy a suit that you are not scared to walk out of the dressing room in. I mean if you are afraid to walk towards the mirror in the suit, then how are you going to wear it at the pool?

I then suggest you not look at the size on the suit. I actually always buy bathing suits that are not my “normal” size because I go by fit not size.  No one is going to ask to see the tag in your suit. I do think if your assets are hanging out, you will get more questions regarding size.

Why did I run to the store to buy a suit?  Well, TJ Maxx and Marshall’s have started filling their stores with swim suits. I scored my Kenneth Cole Suit for $24.99. I saw this suit at a department store last year for $60.00. This is the time to buy your swimsuit because they have all the sizes in stock. Yes, they are most likely last year’s model but how much design improvement can there be in a swimsuit?

June 19, 2009

Tips to spend less on your children’s clothes

 

How to spend less on your children’s clothes-

1. SWAP in case you have no idea what these or how to organize one. I have a great post on how to organize a swap. You can Read Swapping To Save

2. Buy a size ahead at the end of the season. (I already have all my son’s winter clothes brand new with tags from the gap for less than 60% of their retail cost)DSC02350

3. Go to the outlets or the traditional store and use their coupons.

 

4. Make a list of what you need to buy for each season- carry the list to remind yourself to search

Here is my winter must have list for my little guy-

3 pair of PJs

9 pair of underwear

3 pairs of jeans

1 pair of khakis

2 pairs of chords

1 pair of dress pants

1 Sweat outfit

3 Sweaters

2 Sweatshirts

5 button down

4 T-shirts

1 light jacket

1 heavy coat

1 rain coat

1 pair of sneakers

1 pair of rain boots (we love our rain boots, and you can wear them in the snow since we have so little snow here)

Would be great to buy but not essential

Snow boots

Dress shoes

For My little Gal-

3 pairs of PJ

3 pairs of jeans

4 pairs of leggings

2 skirts

2 sweat outfits

4 Shirts

2 Blouses

4 sweaters

2 sweaters or sweatshirt material  tops with zippers

3 dresses

2 tights

1 light jacket

1 rain jacket

1 heavy coat

1 pair of sneakers

1 pair of dress shoes

1 pair of boots

*** I buy all the above essentials first, and then I will buy other items if I get a good deal. I also have the list ready for the grandparents.

5. I use smart applications to get the best coupon codes.

 

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