Christmas Money Saving Fashion Tips

This festive season is all about spending, which leaves most of us very broke in January. With the Christmas parties and celebrations going on, we all tend to spend a little bit extra buying sparkly outfits and accessories for the many occasions we have lined up. I keep getting invites to events all over the country, so I can imagine many fashion bloggers are receiving many event invites as well.

It is very easy to get carried away with the party season and drain the bank account in the pursuit of looking stylish. The good news is you don’t have to. You can look stylish and not spend all the money you have.

 

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Here are some money-saving fashion tips you may find useful –

 

Will it be worn

Research has shown, we only wear 10% of our entire wardrobe. Is that true at your end? I won’t say it is true at mine but I do have my favourite pieces I wear regularly. So before I buy anything new, I ask myself if it would be worn and how often it would be worn. My answer determines if I buy it or not.

 

Have a budget

Having a clear figure of what I am prepared to spend on a shopping spree leaves no room for over spending. I always have a budget in my head, and I write it down if I have to. That way I can shop smartly and happily, knowing when to stop. Withdrawing the exact amount of money needed also works, leaving no room for me to go over my set budget.

 

Worth per wear

When it comes to buying high-end, I like to go high-end (or as high as my bank balance allows me) on footwear, bags, jackets and jewellery. And get reasonably priced pieces for the rest of my wardrobe because I look at worth per wear when deciding on how much to spend on an item.

 

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Sell

I sell many of my pricey preloved items on eBay and I make a small fortune on them. If you look around your wardrobe, I am sure you will find something worth listing, so have a dig around.

 

Look out for the sales

I am always on the lookout for bargains, so I do most of my shopping in the sales. I hardly buy anything full price these days.

 

I hope you find these Christmas money-saving fashion tips useful. Feel free to drop a tip or 2 in the comments section below.

Thanks for reading.

 

 

Michelle Williams Covers ELLE Magazine January 2017

The lovely Michelle Williams is on the cover of ELLE Magazine January 2017 issue and she looks good. I remember seeing Michelle Williams for the first time on the TV series – Dawson’s Creek,Β I have followed her acting career since then and although she has gone quiet in the last few years, she is definitely a talented actress.

 

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Here are a few excerpts from her interview with ELLE Magazine –

Being open but setting boundaries

“It’s not naturally my inclination to be a boundary draw-er,” she says, shutting her eyes and pinching the bridge of her nose. “I’m like, ‘Open up all the doors and the windows and let everybody in.’ That’s the aim of my work, too.” But this isn’t acting. “It’s been a really, really long time since I’ve been in an interview. But I have better boundaries now. I feel less susceptible to emotional wreck-diving to come up with explanations for everything.”

 

This quote explains why I have seen and heard little about her in the last few years. I can see what she means. Being open and having boundaries can be tricky but boundaries are needed for a normal sane life.

 

Tabloids and having an authentic life

“If you feel like people are watching you, it’s impossible to have an authentic experience of being alive,” Williams says. “There’s a performative aspect and a guardedness, and that’s just death. I don’t know how to live like that, and I don’t know how to give a life to my child like that.”

 

I can never understand how these celebs cope with the press all up in their business every time. It must be very hard for many.

 

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I think this picture right here is so beautiful. The hair, makeup and pose is just perfect. I love me some Michelle Williams anytime.

 

What do you think of this issue and cover girl? Are you a fan? Do you struggle with being open but having boundaries?

OOTD: A Digital Nomad

Long time no outfit post right? Yes I know. I kind of lost my outfit post mojo some weeks ago but I think I have found it now. I have been so busy in the last couple of weeks, so outfit posts have been the last thing on my mind (sorry fashionistas) but I found style inspiration from somewhere a few days ago and shot some outfit photos. So brace yourselves, I think I am back in the game!

 

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This outfit post is centred around this stunning brown KNOMO bag. I came across this Audley Slim Leather Bag by Knomo some days ago and I was blown away by the amount of space in it and how light weight it was (0.88kg). Most similar bags with a lot of compartments tend to weigh a lot more than this so it was love at first sight as soon as I carried it.

In this bag, I can conveniently carry my laptop, iPad, Kindle, phones, notepad, pens, wallet and other bits easily. It has so much space but in a slim compact design which is brilliant. I can see myself using this chic bag a lot. It oozes sophistication and understated style. It is so stylish and smart – the bag of the future. And great for a digital nomad like me. I can take all I need for work away with me in just this bag.

 

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KNOMO bags are all about an organised life (#LIFEORGANISED) with a good-looking and functional bag. The whole idea behind the life organised message is about making everyday easier for digital nomads by eliminating clutter, and organising your belongings as efficiently as possible in a KNOMO bag. From luggage to organisers, backpacks to clutches, there is a KNOMO product for everyone – men and women available.

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The coat I have on is an Oldie but a true Goldie. I have had it for a few years now and it still looks as good as new. That is why I rather cough out good money and buy quality than spend a few quid on a piece that wouldn’t even last a season. I can still see myself wearing this stunning winter coat many winters to come. Except I give it out of course.

I got the other items I have on about a year ago and they are all still going strong.

 

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What do you think of this look?

 

WHAT I WORE

Coat – Rocha by John Rocha (Via Debenhams)

Leggings – Pertz Leggings

Sneakers – Michael Kors

Socks – New Look

Bag – c/o KNOMO

Sunnies – Lacoste

Watch – Fossil

Snood – George Asda