Tuesday, July 22, 2014

Sun Shy

The sun is still out but it doesn't feel much like summer anymore. It's gotten slighty chilly this couple of days; surprisingly, I enjoy it a lot though. This weather makes it perfect to dress up in a comfy knit sweater and a cute and casual mini skirt. The knit sweater is my number one go-to whenever I aim for a relaxing outfit without looking too slobby (even though let's be honest, we don't have to dress to impress, am I right or am I right?). As for my mini skirt - I don't own many mini skirts, mainly because of how short they can sometimes get (bear in mind that I am preeeeetty darn tall). I fell in love with this specific skirt because of the florals prints. I dig subtle patterns a lot. Anyway, it's been a very long month and I am ready to rest up before getting on with life. 

On a side note, I have some VERY EXCITING NEWS to tell you guys in my upcoming post! (: I have a little fun collaboration I am working on recently with a good friend of mine. Something to do with launching an online store. Perhaps. Stay tuned to find out more about it, I promise it won't disappoint. 







Sweater::: H&M
Skirt::: Pull&Bear
Rings::: Thrifted + Forever21
Shoes::: FreePeople


XxxG

Friday, July 18, 2014

Shopping Tips -- Save Money = Save Yourself


For some very odd reasons, I've always had this concept about writing several handy tips for shoppers like me (meaning yes, targeted towards mainly college students). Believe me, I definitely understand how it feels like to want all the fabulous clothing in the world *desperately* but not have the money to afford them. I am diagnosed with this problem, and I'm quite certain that there are many people out there that also feel the same way. So here I've compiled several tips on shopping cheaply aka wisely. 

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THRIFT (WISELY) TIL' YOU DROP.
Many people dislike thrifting, and I used to be one of them. But ever since I moved to Seattle, I've come to conclusion that thriftstores are fabulous. The biggest reason for me to go thrifting is with the mission to shop for quality clothing for a decent price. The problem here, however, is the fact that NOT ALL thriftstores care about our wallets. A good number of them exist to rip us off and before you go splurge right away - 
. make sure the price is reasonable (some really good prices that I've come across are $2-3 for a tank top, ~$8 for a Club Monaco shirt, ~$12 for a men's American Eagle checkered jacket, etc. Know your ideal prices!!)
. make sure the quality of your clothing are GREAT (note: it has to be better than good. Don't fall for clothing that look kind of nice. I am telling you now from experience that those will not last! So why not make a better investment and pay a tiny bit more?) 
. don't buy used shoes (UNLESS you want them extremely desperately, don't waste money on them. Hygiene could possibly be a problem. I am serious.)

DIY FOR LYF.
It doesn't harm to use a bit of your creative juices and make something nice for yourself! There are plenty of DIY videos/blogposts/anything that teach you how to hand-make some cutesy outfits/decorations! Oh and they are a great time-killer too - perfect for summer!

SHOP ONLINE. AND SUBSCRIBE. 
Again, I didn't know anything about online shopping until college (YES, pathetic, I know), but I can never go back ever since I started. People don't understand how much money you can actually save from online shopping - and of course, I don't mean online shopping on Designer-stores. Too luxurious for me at the moment. Anyway, check their sales tab all the time. That way you won't ever miss out on a thing when they go dirt cheap! Don't forget to subscribe if you are interested in purchasing more products from them in the future. It makes things a lot easier. For example, I once got an email from the lovely Kate Spade NY online store and it was about an extreme sale that would only last for several hours. Yep - I ended up getting my sweet checkered purse for about half the original price. Trust me. Subscribe. 

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That is probably it for now. Maybe more ideas will spontaneously come to me one day; but right now it is 2am and I am about to crash! Let me know if this post helps in any sort of way, I'd love to hear some feedbacks from you guys since this is my first time ever writing fashion tips. Harhar. Happy end-of-the-week, make sure you have a blast this weekend bbz! (: 



XxxG