Today’s the first shopping day!

I have my envelope ready to save my receipts and I am ready to find that < $25 outfit at the mall.  I might add the following store to my itinerary:  Discovery Clothing.

Here is an idea of what I am looking for:

1) printed leggings

2) oversized top

3) bandeau top

4) bracelet with skulls

Let’s see what I find!

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My Shopping Game Plan

I would like to provide my game plan for finding the best bargains without spending lots of time.  Usually, I like to focus on going to no more than three or four stores in one trip in the mall and no more than two free standing stores.  I will also provide tips on where to find the best deals and what to think about when it comes to re-wearability.

For this week, I plan to go to the following places:

The Local Mall

1) Charlotte Russe

2) Marshall’s

3) Pacific Sunwear

4) A’Gaci

I’ll try to mix up the stores every month so you can get a sense of how you can make this work for you.  All of the pieces I buy on that trip will be incorporated in outfits worn throughout that month and beyond.

$25. A new outfit a month. Endless possibilities.

I got hooked on saving money partially out of necessity and the challenge of making the most out of a tight budget.  I started this blog because I want to share my venture into finding great fashion for the least amount of money possible. 

I have found the following for under $5. 

1) a set of owl and wing earrings for $1.99 – new. 

2) A yellow skirt and two flowered skirts for 2.99 – Charlotte Russe

3) A Billabong sweatshirt for $1.00 – Plato’s Closet 

Those amazing finds are only a sampling of the treasures I have found!  

My fashion sense:  I enjoy wearing simple garments with bright colors, comfortable fabrics and making them pop out with interesting pieces of jewelry.  

A little more about me:  I am in my 30s and I live near a major city in the Midwest.  

My fashion philosophy:  Have fun with what you wear and pay attention to the way clothes fits your proportions. 

Look forward posting my first outfit soon!