I get a lot of comments from friends about my extensive wardrobe and if I spend all my money on my clothes. The truth is I barely spend a tiny fraction of ONE paycheck on my clothing, I am a very frugal person and have been saving every penny to buy my dream house. Yes I have a huge collection of clothes, yes they are quality and yes most of them are all designer. This is how I do it;
1. Nordstrom Rack. I love Nordy’s as much as the next girl and yes sometimes I can’t wait until after season and I buy something full line. But the majority of the time I hit up Nordstrom Rack almost weekly to peruse their racks of discounted clothing. Check their site to find out when they clear things out and when new shippings come in. My favorite finds? Robert Rodriguez sequin shift dress for $50 marked down from $650, Marc Jacobs knit pants bought for $35 regularly $300 and my new Theory blouse for $35 originally $270
2. Splurge on quality things that you’ll keep forever. I have had my black Tory Burch flats for 3 years, my Frye boot collection since I was in the 8th grade and I’ve had my Louis Speedy for years..and god knows that is NEVER going to get old.
3. Shop limited edition designer lines for department stores like Missoni for Target and Lanvin for H&M. While these lines can be few and far between they can give you edgy, expensive looks for less.
4. Never ever throw anything away. I can’t stress this enough, everything comes back in style every once in a while. Right now they 70’s are back and thank god my Mom kept some of her clothes because I pillaged her closet for her flowy dresses and poets blouses. A few years ago those awful neon colored skinny jeans were in, now the trend is back in again and goddamnit I am kicking myself for donating my pink skinnies to goodwill.
5. Don’t spend a lot of money on fads, those pink pants? Buy them from Forever21 and no one will be the wiser, then when they go out of style in 5 min you won’t be out $200.
6. Never be afraid to thrift, this one is a little hard for me to do, just because I am a germ freak and have a hard time rummaging through Value Village but I do love a little cornerside vintage shop. Fun little unique pieces can add a lot to an outfit!