In an ordinary week, I make about 3-4 trips to the mall. Whether I go just to "walk and gawk" or have the desire to lighten my wallet, there isn't a better way to forget about the real world for a second and dream. It's my getaway. It's what I love to do!
There is one obstacle to my addiction- money (or my lack thereof). See, I am a spender and my husband is a saver. While I do appreciate his good habit of making sure we aren't in a heap of debt, I do envy all the women on the numerous fashion and style blogs I follow who seem to have an endless supply of Anthropologie clothes and Christian Louboutin shoes. Every evening, I look forward to seeing "outfits of the day" by fellow bloggers. I do find myself asking, "how on earth do these women afford all of this?" after looking at the outfit description. I'd say the average OOTDs on the blogs I follow cost about $350-$1500 (accessories and shoes included).
My monthly spending money allotment - $200. In a year, I could have 3-5 awesome OOTD!
I know there are a lot of you out there that may not even have that much a month to spend on clothing, accessories, makeup, etc. - hence me creating this blog. I want to share my point of view from a person that doesn't have the moolah to dish out for designer labels. By no means do I consider myself a fashionista. In fact, I am very far from that. I just want to share my style sense, tips
and pass on what I consider good bargains for someone with a conservative (in my opinion) budget.
I hope you can take something from this blog. Whether it be what not to wear (hey, I'm not a fashion expert!), a good laugh, a review of a product you were in the market for or just something to kill time- take it for what it's worth (or not worth).
The Pretty Pauper