The people that know me, know that I hardly ever spend retail on ANYTHING. I admit, I’m addicted to brand-name clothing, but I still wear a variety of brands, from Forever 21 to Alexander McQueen. If something is a little more trendy, I tend to not spend as much. However, why would I pay $30 on a pair of jeans from F21, when I can spend that (or even less) on some J Brand jeans that are better quality, and last longer? Why spend $20 on a rayon shirt, when I can spend $20 on a silk shirt instead? Que the bargain-hunting addiction; it takes a lot of time and patience, but in the end, there’s nothing like that feeling of scoring a great deal!
I’ve decided to do a monthly series to show what I purchase every month and how much I pay for it (I am a little behind, so I’m combining February and March this time). Since I live in a small town (about 45 minutes to Fort Worth, and 1.5 hours to Dallas) with not a lot of shopping, I mostly shop online through Ebay, Poshmark, and outlet websites such at Hautelook and Gilt. Every once in a while we make the trip to Nordstrom Rack or consignment stores, or I’ll stop by my local Goodwill. I also sell my old clothes on Poshmark (you can find the link to my closest on the right of the screen), which helps fund new purchases as bargain-hunting tends to make my closet fill up fast, and I have too many impulse buys that I don’t wear! I will also try to find the original item, if it’s still available, and link to it in case people are interested (I use ShopStyle Collective). So…here’s what I found the last couple months!
3.1 Phillip Lim Large Tricolor Pashli bag – $195 (found here in black)
Current Elliott Zip jeans – $25
Louboutin Nail Polish in Tutulle – $30 (used this for my wedding and it was perfect!)
Gucci T-strap peep toe shoes – $25
Joie printed silk tank – $29
Equipment Riley plaid T shirt – $33 (found here in a different color)
Equipment Signature long sleeve top – $45 (on sale here for $160 in XS)
Equipment Sloan cashmere sweater – $10 (one of my favorite finds…it was brand new!)
Vince black and cream silk shift dress – $37
Vince blue silk maxi dress – $24 (this was found at Nordstrom Rack, where it was miss-marked because the label was missing, but the care tag still says Vince!)