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A city girl with dreams of becoming a Fashion Journalist, and the next designer is currently taking small steps to being the next BIG thing. Don’t let this cloud your judgment; behind the material things lies an individual who has a character that is like no other. I have many dimensions. I'm a lover of artistic expression through fashion, photography and makeup. As I expand my knowledge at Pennsylvania State University with a major in journalism; I’m ecstatic to see what the world holds for me !

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Saturday, October 27, 2007

Looking Your Best, For Less!

We often underestimate affordable uniqueness. When it comes to fashion, it's reassuring to look great without literally emptying your pockets. Baby Phat, Prada, and Versace are among several labels that tempt us, make our eyes pop out, and give us reasons for wanting to look great. Aside from receiving compliments, there are several factors that come along with shopping to look your best. We find ourselves in bliss during shopping sprees but the end result leave us down once we realize how much money we’ve actually spent! So, with a little discipline and financial savvy, it is possible to look your best for less!

Compare and Contrast: Two skills that play a huge role in the process of bargain shopping. Setting your eyes on a particular item is expected, but give yourself time to compare the first item to the next so compromise can occur. Let us think back to the last time we went to the mall. Purchasing that cute blouse or those dark denim jeans made us happy but four hours later we stopped in Macy’s and saw a better bargain.

The first step to looking great is being satisfied with where your money is going. Keep in mind that the quality of clothing is a key component when it comes to shopping for less. Even though the more affordable item may be tempting, typically high-end products are assumed to have better quality material. No one wants to buy a shirt that will shrink or fade after one or two washes. Or, we may walk into a thrift store and see a t-shirt that is very affordable. What we fail to notice is having that shirt for an extended period of time may not be guaranteed. Ironically, the cheap thrift store t-shirt may outlive the high-end Gucci or Prada shirt.

Everyone wants to have the hottest name brands without paying attention to price. Setting yourself with a budget before shopping can help get you get the look for less and keep you from shopping on impulse. Shop for the best but do it for less.

This article was written by: Fatima Scott

5 comments:

Vic said...

i agree and i actually use those methods myself. its alot easier on my pockets to wear close from the gap, old navy, and levis, then some bigger names that everyone else is caught up in like coogi, and omavi. i'm glad we've finally come to a point in our lives where the name brands dont matter as much as long as you look good while wearing them. you continue to amaze me with the point of views you express and the positive side of fashion that is rarely ever mentioned in america. i love reading your blogs they keep me engaged and wanting more.

nu said...

it is s0 "u" but at the sam3 time it s0unds like mY ****...lma0, keep doin u soldier gurl

niesha said...

i love ur article you speak the truth

Jasmyn said...

i love it tima i'm so proud of u..girl u will definately suceed

Queenie said...

You write very well.