Fashion on a Budget

Ever since I've started helping my friend Shannon out with he blog GBOfashion I've become more into fashion I guess you could say. That being said, clothes are expensive and when you have a hubby and wife who are both in school, and a baby, and a strict budget, that doesn't leave much wiggle room for a fashion upgrade. It also doesn't help when you find awesome websites like Polyvore where you can piece yourself together awesome outfits that do in fact break the bank. Such as:
This little lovely of an outfit that I am currently drooling over is a whooping $1089 for everything you see here. Barbaric right? Who would ever spend that on clothes that are going to be "out of style" in 3 months? Not to mention that if Derek and I DID happen to be millionaires, I think the natural frugal part of me, that I hope would still exist, would still refuse to spend that much money on one outfit. 

I thought it would be fun, since Jay is napping, and all my homework and other responsibilities are done right now, to hunt for a similar outfit like this for less. 

How do you think I did on my fashion finds? Would you believe me if I told you that I found all these pieces for $97.99? Well believe it! That's over $990 in savings! I think I did a pretty good job if I may say so. And while it's not like I currently have $100 to go and spend on a new outfit, it was still fun to find these pieces and kill some time while Jay is napping! 

So I guess the real question is... Is the save just as good as the splurge? What do you think?

1 comment

  1. I think there is something to be said about the splurge. That being said, I think especially with fashion, pay for items that will keep their value. A great blazer will always be a great blazer. Get the cheap necklace at Forever 21. And all this being said, I am super cheap and love the savings.