Category: Shopping

Francesca’s Try-On Haul

pink flowers, leopard rain boots, black mini skirt, blush shirt, green army jacket

By this point, it’s likely no surprise that I LOVE the store Francesca’s (I know it’s at least not a surprise to my friends, who like to poke fun about how many Francesca’s items I own—like my favorite skirt in the photo above). Usually Francesca’s is a little pricey for a college student budget, but the store has been having so many great sales recently, I just couldn’t resist doing a little shopping! Today I’m sharing 4 perfect-for-summer items I scored on major sale, 3 of which are still steeply discounted. I’m also breaking down how they fit, what sizes I bought, how to style them, etc. Get your wallets ready, ladies! Continue reading “Francesca’s Try-On Haul”

My Obsession with Cost Per Wear and Excel Spreadsheets

cost per wear analysis, getting your money's worth, affordable fashion

The secret is finally out…I have just *a bit* of an obsessive personality. So much so, in fact, that I keep meticulous records of all my clothing items and constantly evaluate a cost per wear analysis for each piece, saving it in a massive Excel spreadsheet. For me, I think of it as “My Clothing Log”, but my close friends refer to it as simply “The Spreadsheet” (and yes, you have to say it in a dramatic voice). I’ve been maintaining my Excel spreadsheet for close to four years now, and in that time I have logged every piece of clothing or accessory I’ve bought/received, how much the item cost, where it was from, and at least three ways to style it in an outfit. Yes, I admit I have a bit of an addiction… Continue reading “My Obsession with Cost Per Wear and Excel Spreadsheets”

Oscar Style at Home: Three Looks from the Runway to Your Front Door

purple mauve tulle Jenny Yoo dress

Okay so I didn’t get invited to the Academy Awards this year…But it’s fine, it’s whatever. There’s always next year, right?! I did watch the awards show briefly, but I only really care about the fashion. And let me say…I was rather disappointed with the red carpet gowns this year. There were a lot of dresses that had potential but ended up falling short. For example, I loved the texture and color of Emma Stone’s gown, but I just couldn’t get on board with the crazy shoulders. Then there was a collection of just completely unflattering looks! Nonetheless, I picked three of my favorites and rounded up similar dresses for you to shop, so you can bring the runway to your front door. Every day should be a fashion show, and the world is your red carpet! (Totally cheesy, but I still love it.) Most of the dresses are cocktail dresses so you can wear them for normal-people special occasions because, unfortunately, not all of us have black-tie events to attend. So get out your cute wallets and happy shopping! Continue reading “Oscar Style at Home: Three Looks from the Runway to Your Front Door”