wearing: H&M cropped black sweater ($15) / thrifted daisy pants ($2) /
gifted black vintage purse ($0) / H&M x Marni sandals ($26)
outfit total: $43
This whole outfit cost me $43, bam! Who says it has to cost a million to look like a million? Sometimes the best things aren't quite free, but they can be very cheap! I'm a huge fan of investing in quality pieces that can be carried throughout the year-like a leather bag or sunglasses-and being thrifty on the items that are seasonal at best. If I wasn't this way I'd be broke de broke 365 days of the year. And when I say broke, I mean "too broke to buy ramen" broke.
I've decided to bring back the ($__) behind each item I list because people think I spend a ton of money on clothes and they think that it cost a lot to dress up. Being a poor student paying my own way through college, I understand the pain that shopping can bring. In general I try to only splurge on things that I lose sleep on (yes, certain things keep me up at night) and only if I magically have the means to do so. For everything else, I'm quite thrifty and, for lack of a better way to put it, really cheap. It honestly doesn't take a lot to dress up, in terms of both money and effort. I want to show that lots of outfits can be put together for a less than a pretty penny (take penny literally).