Why I started this blog:
-I started The Dime Diary in March of this year and decided to focus of affordable fashion from women on a budget. A lot of fashion blogs these days portray clothing and accessories that are not affordable to the average woman that is on a tighter budget, and I decided to show women that it is easy to find clothes that are budget friendly but still are trendy and fashionable.
Look For Less:
Alice and Olivia Leopard Heel normally $295 (mine is from Charlotte Russe for $14)
J Crew Tipi sweater normally $90- (Mine is from Forever 21 for $22.80)
Best Heart About It heart cardigan from ModCloth normally $63 – (mine is from Forever 21 for $24.80)
Alexander McQueen skull scarf normally $295- (I have replica from EBay for $12.99)
Tips for Buying for less:
Buy out of season. You can purchase finer quality clothing during the sales at the end of a season. Most stores are trying to clear the remaining items from the previous seasons stock so they will usually mark it down to at least 40% off.
When you do splurge, do so on staple pieces. Don’t shell out the cash on a questionable fad. Neon, animal print, and printed jeans are some examples of items to save money on by buying replicas of high-end versions. You don’t want to have spent $200 on shirt that will not want to wear again the following year.
Do research. If you are lusting after a piece that you feel you need to have but is outside your budget, start looking around at stores such as TJ Maxx, Marshalls, or Ross because a lot of times they will sell similar items, or if you are lucky the designers will sell the same overstock of popular items to lower budget stores to clear their inventory!
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