I absolutely love fashion and shopping. Live and breathe it.
As I explained to my husband, Chris one day: “You like sport. You play sport, you watch sport and you talk about sport. I like fashion. I go shopping, I research fashion online and I talk about fashion.”
I don’t hide my purchases from Chris. Mostly because he’s not one of those kind of husbands who gets upset when his wife goes shopping and also because I don’t usually spend a lot on what I buy.
I’m a budgetista.
Don’t get me wrong, I’d love to be able to pick up an item of clothing or pair of shoes or handbag and not have to look at the price tag, but that is just not my reality. We have a mortgage, renovations to finish, an investment property and bills galore. A heck of a lot of shit to pay for – just like everyone else.
So for me, the challenge lies in finding items that are good quality, suit my style and fit within my budget.
I love to hit up chainstores such as Target, Big W and Kmart. They are seriously treasure troves that, with a little bit of digging, will turn up all sorts of gems without costing the earth.
I’m also a big fan of lay-by. It’s a great way to get what I want without having to fork out the entire amount at once. You can break it down into fortnightly or weekly payments, or simply do what I do and make sure you’ve got the total amount ready to roll by the due date.
As for the more expensive brands I like, such as Country Road and Witchery, I tend to wait for a sale. These days, you really don’t have to wait that long as there seems to be a sale every few weeks, so I can usually nab the item(s) I’ve had my eye on for a fraction of the cost (for example, a Witchery dress I scored recently for $39.95 – keep your eyes peeled for that one to appear on the blog in the near future!).
Back to what I want to share with you today.
This summer I’ve picked up some great little dresses for next to nothing that I’ve been wearing at every opportunity (as most of you who follow me on Instagram will have seen – sorry!)…
I’ve also picked up a few more pieces for work from Big W in recent times, so expect to see them very soon too!
Are you a chainstore chick like me? Which ones are your favourites?