by Kiki Davies http://www.pursuingpretty.com
I’ve been blogging about fashion and style for just over a year now. I do it because I love it. I follow a lot of other style bloggers and I’ve noticed that I am slightly different than some of them, mainly because my outfits are affordable.
I am a firm believer that having style does NOT mean that you have to have lots of money. Most women and moms my age shop at the local retail malls. We don’t spend money on lavish Louis Vuittons or Burberry coats. Probably because we know it’s only a matter of time before our kids spill something on it or because we just can’t justify something so expensive.
I love to shop and I feel it’s about finding great pieces in a variety of stores. My favourite store is always Express. Wait for sales and grab absolutely stunning, trendy outfits for half price. J.Crew is another one that can be splurge worthy and they also have amazing sales. I love Joe Fresh, because who doesn’t love secretly adding a new outfit to their grocery bill? Other great finds are always Zara, H&M, Old Navy, Gap, Forever XXI, Garage and American Eagle/Aerie. Check out Shein or ChicWish to find some absolute gems online. Don’t get me wrong, there may be some digging that needs to be done in some of these stores to bypass the cheap and the ugly to find the hidden gems. But they are there! My wardrobe consists of a lot of great items from a lot of different stores. It’s a coordination of these items that I put together that gives me my own individual style.
If you’re shopping with children in tow then you probably don’t have a lot of time in each store. Try looking online before heading in to get a good idea of what is out there. My personal blog is always a good place to look to find great deals at good prices.
If you do want to spend a little extra, splurge on purses (Kate Spade), shoes (Tory Burch) and accessories (Stella & Dot and Jamberry). These easily dress up an outfit and can be worn frequently. You will get much more use out of them and they last longer than one style season!
“Create your own style. Let it be unique for yourself and yet identifiable for others.”