HOW TO LOOK FASHIONABLE ON A BUDGET?

Hello everyone,


Who here loves shopping? I think we can all agree that's one of our favorite hobbies if not the TOP thing we most look forward to when the weekend hits. At least, that's the way I feel! I can shop for hours and hours, online, at the mall, even in my dreams LOL!   

While buying a new seasonal dress brings me all the JOY, I like to shop smart because like they say money doesn't grow on trees. If it did, having a budget strategy in mind would be the least of my worries. As we live in the real world, sadly, this isn't possible, but the fact that you can look fashionable on a budget is. I'm going to share with you my ways of looking like you're wearing the most expensive brands (Chanel, Prada, Balmain, Fendi...) and how to stay within your budget when wanting to add new wardrobe pieces to your closet. 

Are you ready for this? Let's talk FASHION!!! 


       
1. LIFESTYLE CLOTHING 

Shopping smart means buying clothing that you need, fits your personal lifestyle, you can get a lot of wear out of and fits your body shape. Don't make the mistake of purchasing a gown dress if you never attend fancy parties or buying something just because you saw a blogger wearing it, only to have it and wear it only once. 

If you're a mom, you most likely will reach for comfy jeans, leggings, tees or sweaters, which is fine, since at the moment that is the current focal point in your life. On the other hand, if you're in the fashion business as a model, stylist or designer, your lifestyle will lead you in dressing up to the current trends with funky, cool, elegant, and all of the above pieces. So when you shop, keep your lifestyle in mind to help you make the right choice whether or not something should come home with you. 

Also, when on a budget, to look fashionable, your new purchases should be able to mix and match with your current ones. Let's say you get a new cute skirt that doesn't go with any top you have, you'll never end up wearing it. The money you've spend on it will be wasted and that won't make you happy. 


       
2. ACCESSORIES CAN CHANGE EVERYTHING 

Accessories are a game changer and can be your best friend when it comes to looking fashionable on a budget. You may ask, how come? Well, with the help of accessories you can give the same outfit a different kind of vibe .Many times I've done just that! I've taken pants and a t-shirt and have turned it from edgy to feminine within seconds with a quick change in accessories. You can do that as well! 

That's why the more accessories you have the better! If you can stock up on various type of hats, scarves, belts, earrings, necklaces... go ahead, so you can use your already existing clothing to play around with all kind of looks.     

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3. SHOP THE SALES 

Always be on the lookout for the sales in your favorite stores. There's nothing more satisfying than being able to purchase a whole outfit for under $50, because as we know, that can be otherwise impossible, since nowadays only a single pair of jeans costs around $50. 

Very recently I took advantage of this tip and I'm beyond happy I was able to get a beautiful floral dress for only $6. Ohhh boy, this reminds me and makes me even more motivated to watch the sales for anything new I want to make part of my style. What's something you recently bought on sale and want to scream it out loud so the whole world hears you? 

Here are the CURRENT SALES you should take full advantage of: 
Saks Fifth AvenueSpend $150+ on women’s denim, get $25 off. Spend $300+, get $75 off. Spend $500+, get $150 off. Valid through 2/26.
JCPEnjoy 60% off when you spend $100+, 40% off $40+, or an extra 25% off select sale styles with code BUYNOW63. Valid through 2/22.
Saturdays NYC: Take up to 60% off. Valid through 3/22.
Scotch and SodaEnjoy up to 50% off Winter styles. Valid through 3/1.
BCBG: Enjoy 25% off. Valid 2/25.
Neiman Marcus: Save up to 65% on select styles online. Valid through 2/25.
MintedGet 15% off wedding orders of $350+ with code FEBWED18. Valid through 2/26.
BoohooTake 40% off everything (excluding sale) and free shipping on $30+. Valid through 2/26.
GapTake an extra 20% off your purchase with code FORYOU. Restrictions apply. Valid through 2/26.
  
4. DIY YOUR PIECES 

The best way to get rid of anything old is by taking a chance on it and making it feel/look brand new again. Sometimes it can be something you just never seem to reach for anymore because you don't feel it's stylish enough. For example, I had this blue v-neck sweater that just hung there. I love the color and everything about it, I just rarely wore it, so I decided to sew some pearls to on the shoulders and now I get to add it a lot more into my style. Plus, having anything covered in pearls is super fashionable and such a big trend right now.  

DIYing your clothing will take a bit more time, but trust me it saves you so much money and if you end up loving your final result, you'll no doubt feel like you just won "Project Runway". So get your cutting scissors, thread and start creating your masterpiece! 



 5. WEAR IT WITH CONFIDENCE 

Most importantly, a big smile and confidence is what makes your outfit the most fashionable out there, even if you're wearing Target or Forever 21 clothing. Looking fashionable isn't defined by the brand you're wearing, but by the person who is inside. Keep that in mind and you'll always SLAY no matter what!!! 

I know that there are girls (yes, YOU reading this post) who can rock a pair of Target sandals like they're the new Dolce & Gabbana. You've got that power within you, to make anything that touches your skin super fashionable!!!      


~ I get commission from purchases or clicks made through the links in this post. 
~ Photography@artisticspring 
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How do you stay fashionable while staying within your own budget? Let me know! 


Talk to you next week! <3  



                                                                                                                                   Love, Radi 

Comments

  1. beautiful photos of you looking so stylish and pretty
    xx

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    1. Thank you so much! <3
      Have a nice day!!!

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  2. Nice and cool tips!
    thanks for sharing!

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  3. Great post Radi, so true! I love using accessories to change up my usual outfits!
    x Rubi
    Pose & Repeat

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    1. Thanks Rubi! Right, that's why accessories are our best friends :)
      Have a great one!

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  4. Great tips. I love accessories.
    Kisses!

    galerafashion.com

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  5. You are SO right...Confidence is key to looking great in whatever you wear!
    http://styleforlessvegas.wordpress.com

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    1. Can't achieve anything without confidence!
      Thank you Darlene for being here!

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  6. Yass girl I love this!! You killed it again as always :)
    - Marina
    https://waitmarinawho.blogspot.tw/

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  7. Great post dear

    Have a nice day! :)

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  8. such amazing tips - thanks for sharing.

    www.pink-purpledots.blogspot.com

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    1. I'm happy you think so... thank you!

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  9. Great tips!! ;)
    Happy weekend
    kisses
    Agnese & Elisa
    http://desiresinstyle.com/

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  10. Hi again Radi! And let me say, congrats on being the type of blogger that stays true to a commitment. I think that the blogging world is going through a change right now but I don't like that everybody is showing an outfit with unaffordable pieces for many of us, don't you think? I would say style is not something that you could buy, you have to go beyond and put a lot of creativity and this is an important part of the game :)

    I totally agree with you. You can spot a lot of treasures in sales (also in thrift shops if you're the kind of person who likes vintage) and invest in good accessories ;)

    All the best for the weekend, Radi!
    Pablo
    HEY FUNGI 

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    1. Hey Fungi!

      Awww you're the nicest! I totally agree with you!!! You're so right!

      I must say I'm not into thrift shopping, but the online sales always catch me.

      All the best to you as well!

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  11. I shop almost esclusevly the sales and sometimes I also shop the outlets. Thank you for your tips, very useful, I should DIY more often my clothing but I am not very good at that.
    Have a fantastic evening!
    Regards,
    Flo

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    1. Same! DIYing your clothes can be super fun. Plus, it's free :)
      You too Flo!

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  12. I love shopping but it's so sad when we can't buy what we want ahah
    Great photos ;)

    Kisses,
    santiago | facebook | instagram

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    1. I feel you! Every time I go out, I fall in love with something new I see in the shops.

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  13. Great tips! You can totally stay fashionable on a budget. I always buy stuff on sale and score amazing deals. The best sales are end of season sales because they have the most extreme clearances :)

    www.shortgirl-longjacket.com

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    1. You're so right! I can't think of anything better than scoring amazing sales!

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  14. Amazing outfits girl. :)
    Xoxo
    http://myheartaintabrain.blogspot.pt/

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  15. I’m always on a budge so I’ll take all the tips you have. I love shopping! Accessories can change everything! You are right about that. Sales are my JAM! Confidence is KEY! I pull off some funky stuff just because I keep my head held high.

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    1. Looks like you've got it all done! Way to go!

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  16. Fantastic post my dear ♥ you look so beautiful, and stylish. I love beige boots .

    XOXO

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  17. Curti o look. Muito boas as dicas para fazer boas compras e ficar estilosa como vc.
    Beijos
    Jana Makes Esmaltes e Cia
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  18. I never spent much money on fashion, but I have recently... finding it REALLY hard to stay within a budget! So I appreciate the post!! - www.domesticgeekgirl.com

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    1. Then I really hope you found this post interesting. No worries, you can easily get back on track!

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  19. Like Cardi B says ''Fashionnova'' baby :D Great post and cool pictures!
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  20. Thanks for your comment in my blog- <3
    I love your tips. Kisses!

    www.myfashionroutine.blogspot.com

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  21. Amazing outfits <3 I like your tips and think it's great post.
    Have a nice day
    My blog

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  22. Love your pictures and such good tips! I have so many things in my closetvthat don't match, it's such a shame! I recently bought some things in the sales and have been wearing them non stop since then!

    Xo Noor
    clothesanddreams.blogspot.com

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    1. Thanks a lot! Sometimes I make the same mistake... buy pieces that don't go with the rest of my wardrobe, but am totally working on changing that. Good for you!

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  23. Thanks so much for your tips <3 I love the outfit with the graphic tee & I agree sales are great for a bargain and even accessories!!! <3

    Serene xo

    http://www.iamserenel.com

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    1. Aww you're very welcome. I love that tee as well... the saying is too true and cute!!!

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    1. You're so sweet! Thanks for the love!!!

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  25. You give some really valuable advice here!
    Have a good weekend

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    1. I'm so glad you found this post valuable! I appreciate it lots!!!

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  26. Great post dear! ♥
    janalukic.blogspot.com

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  27. Ah yes this is one thing all us fashion bloggers have in common we LOVE to shop! LOL, great tips here and thanks for the 411 on the Saturday sales.

    Allie of ALLIENYC
    www.allienyc.com

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    1. Right... I feel like a day doesn't go by without us wanting to shop LOL!

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  28. Che meraviglia cara, davvero bellissimi i tuoi outfit :)

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  29. Thanks for sharing your tips with us! :) xx

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  30. Hello,

    Oh, lovely !

    Sarah, http://www.sarahmodeee.fr

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  31. You are the type of blogger that stays true to a commitment and I think that's really important and also, really nice.
    Thanks for the tips, it could be hard but it's not impossible to look fashionable without breaking our bank account!
    Huge hug, Radi!
    Paz

    ps: Thanks for visiting my blog :)

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    1. Ohh your words really touched me. Thank you so much Paz!
      Huge hug back to you!

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  32. Beautiful outfits!
    Kisses
    https://islandgirlife.blogspot.pt/

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  33. Great ideas, thanks for that! And loooove your outfits!
    Visit my blog: www.senkasfashion.com
    or Instagram:senkaa.j
    Kisses!

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  34. thanks for the great tips.
    have a nice day ^^

    torichux3.blogspot.com

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  35. Great tips ;)

    https://mundodablue.blogspot.pt/

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  36. Great content and love your thoughts on this post

    💗💗Love your post and thank you so much💗💗

    Hope you had an amazing week!!

    I am glad you enjoyed reading my recent posts and thank you!!

    Harija Ravi

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  37. These are such great tips! Buying clothes can get super expensive at times, so I think learning to do it on a budget means I can get more clothes HAHA! Thanks for sharing!

    -Emily | www.East91Blog.com

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    1. hahaha I love your thinking! I'm so with you!!!

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  38. great advice, love the post!
    xo http://diadebrilho.com

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  39. Beautiful photos sweety, love the style!

    https://modernastrega.com/

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  40. Thanks a lot :D

    great tips and nice combos :D

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  41. Amazing post, dear! A big hello from Germany!
    Hugs ♥
    LIANA LAURIE | My new video

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    1. Thank you! Big hello from Las Vegas :)

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  42. Thanks for sharing!
    Kisses

    http://www.atrendylifestyle.com/

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  43. Great post, here is everything we need to do a good shopping!

    https://strawberryleopard.blogspot.pt/

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  44. Nice tips for budget shopping :) Great post! Hugs!
    rampdiary | fineartandyou

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  45. Cute look
    xx
    https://theonethattravels.wordpress.com/

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  46. Beautiful photos, Dear!
    New post :www.gadorvision.com

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  47. Amazing tips dear! Thanks for sharing! xoxo
    Vesna - Home Chic Club

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  48. Wonderful tips, beautiful photos:)
    kisses

    http://irreplaceable-fashion.blogspot.com

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  49. Kinda crazy to think that you achieved all those looks on a budget! You look like a million bucks!

    -Didier
    www.didieryhc.com

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  50. Lovely and useful tips, Radi, your selection is so amazing...

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    1. Means so much Elena! Thanks for your support!!!

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  51. I love your style! Thanks for sharing these tips!

    http://violettedaily.com

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  52. wow such a nice blog u have!
    first time here, what do you say about following each other! :)
    http://highheelpoodl.blogspot.rs/

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      Sure! Keep in touch!

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  53. Good tips, why buy if we only dress once? We must be rational in our choices !!
    xoxo

    marisasclosetblog.com

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  54. Great ideas and really cool pictures!
    Have a lovely day :)
    Rosanna x
    http://www.rosesrooftop.co.uk/

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  55. Great post! I really like diy, it's like being a fashion designer ahah
    https://leraseyo.blogspot.com

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  56. Omg yessss girl so glad you wrote this! I love shopping but my bank account does not love it. Great post!

    xo,

    H

    http://firsttimethings.com/

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    1. Yesssss girl! So happy you enjoyed it!!!!

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  57. Hello,

    Oh, amazing !

    Sarah, http://www.sarahmodeee.fr

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  58. Beautiful photos and great tips! I love the idea of DIY your own pieces!

    http://roadesque.com

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  59. Love this outfit!!


    https://oousoo.org/2018/02/24/wakai-smile/

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  60. Great tips Redi... thanks for sharing!
    Kisses, Paola.

    Expressyourself

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  61. Amazing post, in love with your outfits

    Kisses
    http://www.pimentadeacucar.com

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  62. Great ideas! Thank you ♥

    https://ddalginanabeauty.blogspot.com

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  63. Adorei os looks, são todos lindos, e delicados.
    beijos boa semana .
    bellapagina.blogspot.com.br

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  64. Awesome tips darling, and you look absolutely gorgeous.


    xoxo
    Lovely
    www.mynameislovely.com

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  65. Such a lovely post, dear! Thank you for these tips!
    Have a nice day!
    Natallia
    https://loveorganic.ch/en/blogen/

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  66. You wear everything so well babe, whatever the price! Love your idea to DIY some items, that could be such a fun process as well! :)

    aglassofice.com x

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  67. Hi! Nice outfits. I really like the dress.
    I follow you. Have a nice day!

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    1. Hi! Thanks for following back. Keep in touch!

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  68. Great post!

    http://www.thefashionjump.com/

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  69. I'm always looking for sales and discounts! It's a huge must for me! Great tips!

    Raindrops of Sapphire

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  70. I feel that should be one more rule! Don't feel pressure to buy more clothing! I sse a lot of bloggers buying clothing non stop just for the blog, instead of showing how to wear what they really have and to be truth to theirselves! Kiss*
    http://www.fine-alchemy.blogspot.com

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    1. I see your point, but if this is something you want to see as your career, you definitely need to invest in it. just like the way a photographer needs all different type of lenses and cameras. It all depends in what you want for yourself!

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  71. Loving your tips, babe- it can be so expensive staying up on the trends, so anything we can do to save a little change is a good thing!

    -Ashley
    http://lestylorouge.com/

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  72. I agree with everything! Specially with the accesories, they can truly transform an outfit ♥

    www.heresometimes.com

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  73. I agree that accessories are a game changer. Great post!

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  74. Love these tips!!! I agree...I love changing up basic things up with accessories. Makes my pieces so versatile and fun:)

    Laura
    Black Coffee Beautiful

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    1. Accessories really make a whole lot of difference! Thank for stopping by Laura!!!

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  75. Great tips

    http://www.blackdressinspiration.com

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  76. Love your style, great photos.
    xx

    doce-branca.blogspot.pt

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  77. Lindo look!
    bjs
    http://www.pinkbelezura.com/

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  78. Totally agree! great tips!

    www.jessicabroyles.com

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  79. Love this! Wearing it with confidence is a huuuge one!

    Nicole / www.nicolegramcko.com

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  80. I SO agree that accessories are everything!!

    Shauna

    www.lipglossandlace.net

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  81. These accessories are all so gorgeous!

    xo
    Meghan and Victoria
    https://pictureitpretty.com

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  82. Gorgeous pics!! You look fabulous!!
    xx
    Mónica Sors
    MES VOYAGES À PARIS
    NEW POST: STREET STYLE: MY MIX AND MATCH
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  83. Buenísimos los tips que das, yo hago mucha customización y también los accesorios son muy importantes.

    Te dejo nuevo peinado en mi canal
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  84. Great tips, I love the dress with floral print
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  85. Nice and cool tips!
    http://loscaprichosdealiec.blogspot.com.es/

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  86. I've definitely been super into shopping lately and my bank account has been starting to suffer HAHA! These are great tips for looking great on a budget. Thanks for sharing, girl!

    -Emily | www.East91Blog.com

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  87. i am always on a budget, so this was a lovely read, haha! i think wearing items you love and feel comfortable in with confidence is always the key. and sales, diy and second hand are also always welcome! xx

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    1. hahaha! You've got that right! It's hard to pass by a great sale :)

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  88. These boots are amazing!

    http://www.lostindaydreams.com/

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  89. These are really great tips, and I really love your outfits :)

    xx Alyssa | STYLE VANITY

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  90. I couldn't agree more beautiful! I love sales. I hardly ever buy any clothes at full price, it must be something I really like to convince me xx

    |Elegant Duchess|

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  91. Totally agree with your tips hun, especially the accessories one. Accessories can change an entire outfit xx

    http://www.thatnewdress.com

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  92. Look very stylish
    Great combinations of pieces.
    Kisses.
    https://vinteedoisdemaio.blogspot.com.br/

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  93. Shop the sales is my favourite tip!! I always find so many deals on sales!! Also accessories make the difference in a outfit! Great tips dear!
    xoxo
    www.milleunrossetto.blogspot.it

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  94. you always can create so stylish outfits - those shoes are awesome

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  95. como me gustan las botas!
    Muchas gracias por tu comentario en mi blog cielo, te espero por mi nuevo post, mil besos!
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  96. Every outfit is really cute!
    Have a nice evening!
    Gil Zetbase

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  97. Thanks for sharing these great tips, especially about buying things you need. You were so lucky to find a dress you like for $6. Your outfits are lovely!
    xo Yvonne
    www.aproposh.com

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    1. Thanks for being here Yvonne. Yep, I felt like I hit the jackpot with this dress deal.
      Have a great one!

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  98. These are some great tips and they would actually work so well.
    sophieatieno.com

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  99. Most of the time I'm on the budget, so I appreciate those tips ;)

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  100. Such great tips! I love shopping but I also have to budget!

    Much love,
    Marianne x https://mariannesophia.com

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  101. Sweet, smart, giving good advice! Serdecznie pozdrawiam i zapraszam na mój blog!

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  102. yes on the dress for your lifestyle tip. i love shopping for dresses, but i don't really wear them in my a casual, everyday routine, so i'm trying to cut back on them. confidently walking into a room in a t-shirt and yoga pants works well anyways (;

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