Howdy! Another week, another half foot snow! This has to be the most-snowed winter we ever had, kids totally lost interest in playing in the fluffy white, they chose to swim in the gym instead.
Several times, I had reader telling me my clothes are far out of the budget of most. Guilty as charged, I began to reflect more what I could do to bring more value to you, my dear friends. Tips? Tutorials? Discussions? Case analysis? A dear friend told me that a good blog should have at least 30 to 40 percent knowledge to have a grit, that got me thinking. Instead of just showing random pictures of me wearing expensive clothes, maybe I should start different topics that you care the most, fashion-related, of course.
Today, we will talk about fashion with a budget, I’d like to name it “Budget Styler”. More outfits and ideas will be presented with the same title. Let’s get started. One of the trends of 2014 is cropped, big pants. I love it because it is stylish and comfortable. I don’t think it will last forever, however, so it seems impractical to spend close to a grand on one pair. Another thing that is huge but will cool down fast (IMHO), is layering those dainty jewelry, definitely not spending an arm and leg on each piece. One would need at least a few pieces to achieve the layering effect, mind you. Last but not least, basic sweaters, no matter how expensive yours are, they pile and get eaten by moth, so if it is a sweater you will wear often and wash often, it’d be better bang for your buck to get a dozen of cheap ones than one Loro Piana. Today, for the first time, I am given Zara a try. Can’t get better than a $16 black sweater that looks somewhat stylish. I said somewhat is because it has nylon and sticks to the skin so it didn’t really look as elegant as it was on Zara’s website. Next time, I will get the $30 J. Crew merino one. 😀
Add them all up, I spent little over $230 ($160 pants, $60 jewelry, $17 sweater) to catch up with some new trends, providing the pants can last a couple of seasons, what do you all think, worth it or not?
Thank you so much for reading! Would love to hear your ideas of what could be good topics for this blog, until my next post!
:: Outfit ::
Leather Bomber Jacket :: Etoile Isabel Marant (similar here);
Black Sweater :: Zara (here);
Carpenter’s Pants :: Black Crane (sold out, sign up for updates here);
Gold Plate Brogue :: Celine (similar here)
Accessories :: Elizabeth & James sunglasses;
Clare Vivier clutch; Athra jewelry;