Monday, August 17, 2009

Street Smart is my New Favorite Subject

We all have to go back to school someday. With school only a week away for me, I still have to do some last minute shopping, and I'm guessing some other people are going to do some as well. But just because its last minute doesn't mean you won't find everything you want. For one thing, whats great about last minute shopping is that all the stores are having sales. Sales are like the cherry to my sundae, it always puts me in a fabulous mood. Some stores having sales are:
  • Charlotte Russe: One of my favorites, is having 20% off all tops. What's great about Charlotte Russe is that her inexpensive fashions will make you look like you just walked off the runway! Check out for more info.
  • Bluefly: Always there, when you have nothing to wear. Bluefly is one of the best online discount websites because it offers an amazing variety of dresses, denim, jackets, you name! Right now they're having their "Once in a Blue Moon" sale where you can save up to 75% off! Go to and start shopping!
  • The Gap: Ever Patrick Robinson took over as head designer, Gap has never looked so good. Don't you agree? Right now Gap is having all jeans $20 off ! Gap has great quality denim and is worth the price. Every girl needs to buy a new pair of jeans before going to class.
Try it On!

You know the saying never judge of book by its cover? Well that saying is what I'm focusing on in this article. This summer, I've been shopping like crazy, and many of my purchases have been definitely interesting, and I mean that in a good way. Remember this, instead of judging by the piece of clothing...TRY IT ON! It won't kill ya! Always expect the unexpected. For example:

This summery J. Crew cover is unique in every way. The color is a citrus color which comes off "yuck" but actually is quite cute and goes great with a tan. The shape surprisingly flatters the body, and you can pair this dress with jeans or leggings if you want to.

Splurging and Saving!

Now after looking at what is "unexpected" its now back to what to splurge and what to save on.
Its one of the biggest things you have to ask yourself. When splurging, always ask yourself:

"Is the quality good? How much wear will I get out of it? Does it fit right? Is it worth the price, etc."

Now when saving money, I would do it on things that are basic. Like the essential white t-shirt or a great pair of jeans. Those things are the most important, and you know for sure you're going to get a lot or wear out of.

Thanks for reading my post, and good luck shopping! Hope I was a lot of help!!!!
Also check out my Back To School column for more great articles!

*Thats me in the first picture!!!