#OOTD ft. Summer Sunnies

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Hey guys, welcome back to my blog!

Today I’m coming at you with an Outfit of the Day, featuring these super cute sunglasses! I was sent these sunnies to review by a newly opened company called SurgeXO.  Don’t worry, I’m not being sponsored by them or paid by them to review these sunglasses! This is an honest and truthful review, so I can provide you guys with the best information possible.

I reached out to this company because I loved their items and wanted to collaborate. The one thing that caught my attention is that 60% of all of their sales go to The American Cancer Foundation. Since my grandma had cancer, this really resonated with me and made me want to work with them even more.

They have a few colors of sunglasses to choose from: black, black and blue, black and gray, gold and black, gold and pink, and red. I was sent the gold and pink ones to review. At first I was nervous, because the sunglasses are ONLY $2.99 on their website. I really didn’t know what I was going to get.

Guys…

These sunnies are SUCH good quality. Because of the price being so low, I expected something light weight, flimsy, and cheap. However, these are the complete opposite of all of those things. They’re a really good weight and definitely aren’t going to break anytime soon. The color is amazing, and I had to wear them outside to test if they actually worked.

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NEWS FLASH: they work great!

I’m not someone who wears sunglasses a lot because I have to wear ACTUAL glasses, but I might sacrifice 20/20 vision to wear these more often. The only downside is the item does take a couple of weeks to arrive. They are being bought and shipped from China. If you know that you need a pair of sunglasses for a trip, order a couple weeks in advance!

Overall, I would recommend SurgeXO if you’re looking for a pair of cute and fashionable sunglasses, and you’re willing to wait a bit for them to arrive! For a newfound company, they’re doing an amazing job, and the price you’re getting these for is basically a steal. Also, you’re helping out a great cause by buying from them!

Here’s a link to their website, give it a click: https://www.surgexo.com/

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The romper and shoes I’m wearing are both from Forever 21!

What’s your favorite way to style sunglasses? Let me know in the comments!

Until next time,

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Easter #OOTD

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I know Easter has come and gone, but I had to share this beautiful dress with you all! A few days before Easter weekend, I went shopping at the Ross by my college campus with a couple of friends. Even though I had a few items in my hands, I ended up walking out with nothing because I didn’t feel in love with the items I picked out. Also, I wasn’t about to pay $16 for a dress. I know that doesn’t seem like a lot, but for a struggling college student, that’s way over the budget! On Saturday, my boyfriend and I (mostly me) decided to take a trip to the Ross by my house. Yes, I know it was the day before Easter. Yes, I know the stores were extremely crowded. Sadly, and unsurprisingly, that didn’t stop me from fighting the crowd and looking through some dresses. At that point, I was ecstatic that I decided to not buy anything a couple of days before at the Ross in my college town! Here’s the dress I found for $13, and waited in last-minute-shopping line for:

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Despite this being a size large, it fit so well! I fell in love with it at first sight because it’s off-the-shoulder AND it has slits!

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The color is also something I’m a fan of. Because I have dark skin, yellow is a color that really makes me look good.

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Even though I don’t have on shoes in this picture (don’t judge, I was at home), I would’ve paired this dress with brown sandals, my Creature lippie stick from Colourpop, and a brown watch or accessory for the wrists or neck.

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I know this post isn’t very long, but I couldn’t resist showing this off! I don’t buy items like this very often, so I’m happy to have ventured out of my comfort zone. I hope I’ve inspired you all to take a step in a new style direction as well!

Until next time!

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90’s #OOTD

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Welcome back guys! <3<3<3

I was super in love with an outfit that I wore a few days ago.It’s like a 90’s Janet Jackson from Poetic Justice. I got a lot of positive feedback and decided it would be a great idea to make an outfit post about it listing where I got the items and stuff like that. This one is going to be a lot shorter than the OOTD posts from the past, so let’s get into it!

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The whole outfit itself is really minimal, which is my go-to style, but I also wanted to experiment with a different vibe. The top is a black mock neck that’s super soft and stretchy. I’ve had it for a couple of years, and I feel some type of black shirt needs to be an essential. The jeans are roomy and fit perfect. Guys, I’m obsessed with them!!! I was thrifting and found these beauties (along with a darker pair that make my butt look great). My little chelsea booties will always be one of my favorite items in my closet. I also feel a pair of black booties are essential, because they go with everything. The heel isn’t very high, and it’s chunky so they’re easy to walk in! Hoop earrings were my life in high school. I was going to wear a smaller pair, but I found a larger pair that I used to wear freshman year and decided to take a little bit of a risk. I’m so happy I did because they made the whole 90’s vibe really come together. Lastly, the bag is a beautiful, leather backpack. It’s also able to be converted into a bag (like seen in the pictures). It provides a ton of room which I feel is important and turns a good bag into a great one. This bag is actually my mother’s, but she lets me use it (don’t judge, okay?). That’s the gist of it!

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Top: HM

Pants: Goodwill

Shoes: HM

Bag: Coach

Earrings: Walmart

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Thank you guys for checking out my blog post today! I hope you all found some outfit inspiration from this.

Have a great Sunday!

p.s don’t forget to comment, like, and follow!

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Birthday #OOTD

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I promised a couple weeks ago that I would make a post about my birthday outfit. I know it’s been some time, but I’m not going to break my promise to you guys! It’s finally here and I can’t wait to share the details of this comfy and college friendly outfit.

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Now, it’s nothing fancy. Even though it was my birthday, I still had class all day. I had to wear an outfit that was cute, but still felt comfortable since I had to walk to and from class! A lot of these items I’ve mentioned before, but the two that stand out the most are the pants and the top.

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The pants:

The pants are an item that I’ve actually had since…sophomore or junior year of high school. To put that into perspective, I’m currently a sophomore in college. I bought them out of impulse, tried them on, and decided that they weren’t for me. At that point they were thrown into a bin and never thought about again until I was going through it during Christmas break. Since my style has changed (definitely for the better), I decided to give them another go and I fell in love. Plus, I was excited that they still fit. These babies are super comfortable and loose, but the elastic in the waist allows for stretch. There’s also a little pocket in the back for show (it doesn’t really hold stuff). This pair of pants was found at Forever 21. I know it was a couple years ago, but I’m sure they have similar styles!

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The Top:

The top is actually a bodysuit! I don’t own very many of them, and thought the color would look great on my skin, so I snatched it up. What I love about this bodysuit is that it snaps on the bottom like a onsie opposed to those that you have to take off fully making it a hassle when you have to pee (and basically naked in a bathroom stall). The style is just a basic tank top, but I would buy one of these in every color if I could! It’s also very comfortable, and even though it’s winter, it came in handy for the bipolar weather in Texas. This bodysuit was also bought from Forever 21.

The Shoes and Accessories:

Lastly, the shoes and the earrings are items you’ve all seen before, but of course I’ll mention them anyway. The earrings were given to me by my mom, so I have no idea where they’re from (sorry!). The shoes are very comfortable to walk in, and go with anything because they’re black. I bought these from Target.

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That’s all I have for today! Thank you guys for your patience, I know it took me some time to get this post up. I hope everyone has an amazing week, and to all of you college students: ITS ALMOST SPRING BREAK!!!

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Work OOTD

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Welcome back to my blog you guys!

Today I decided to post on this really cute outfit that I wore to work on Thursday! Since I do work in a pretty popular clothing store, a very strict dress code isn’t heavily enforced. We’re just required to dress very stylish, trendy, and with the season! With it supposedly being fall/winter (more like summer in Texas with this 70 degree weather), I decided to do a very casual but cute outfit featuring my favorite olive green jacket. I’ll be bolding where I got each item below!

I hope you enjoy! (:

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The jacket and the top:

This jacket I’m seriously in LOVE with. I bought it last Christmas and get super excited when the temperature drops below 70 because I have an excuse to wear it! It’s not super thick, but isn’t thin either, so I wouldn’t recommend wearing it in below freezing temperatures. However, it’s great when it’s a little chilly or when the wind is strong! Also, the olive green color is a perfect fall essential color (I’m pretty sure I’m obsessed with it). I paired this jacket with a black v-neck cami. Both items are from Forever 21.

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The jeans:

I know I posted about these jeans in my Thanksgiving OOTD post, but I have to brag on them again. I’ve had them for a few years now and they’re still in GREAT condition. At first, I was going to wear distressed boyfriend jeans with this outfit, but something felt heavily out of place when I saw everything together. I knew these jeans would be a better fit because dark colors tend to go well with each other, and with the fall season. They also bring out your figure SO well. These jeans are from HM.

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The shoes:

I bought these shoes in high school for a performance, and decided to start wearing them casually as well. Even though the wedge isn’t that high, they’re perfect to walk around in on a nice, chill day out. For me, I have trouble walking in very high heels, so I actually prefer these over other types of wedges. They have a strap around the ankle that is adjustable and a zipper in the back. I also love wearing them to work because they’re comfortable and stylish! These cuties were bought from Target.

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The accessories:

In this last category I’ll be talking about the bag, choker, and lipstick! The bag is actually my mom’s. I needed something cute, but subtle to take to work with me to keep my things in and found this beauty in her closet. It’s one of the old vintage Coach backpacks! In this picture, I’m wearing both of the straps on one shoulder like a bag in this picture, but it’s such a convenient bag! There’s also a ton of room inside of it too, so it can hold a lot of things. As mentioned above, this bag is from Coach. The choker is one of the popular and trendy shoelace chokers! I know you’ve all seen them everywhere on Instagram and Youtube. I saw the opportunity to get one, and definitely took it. What I love about these chokers is that you can wear it in various ways. There’s also a clasp on the back like on a normal necklace, so it’s adjustable on the neck. This choker is from Charlotte Russe (P.S. this store is having a sale where ALL items, including shoes, are $20 or less, so check that out!). Lastly, the lipstick I’m wearing is almost like a dark red/maroon. It was my very first purchase of a matte lipstick and I’ve had it since the summer. It’s also a very popular color for the fall/winter season! This lipstick is called Creature from Colourpop.

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I hope you guys found some good information and inspiration from this quick OOTD! Happy Holidays everyone, and thanks for stopping by!

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Thanksgiving OOTD

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Welcome back to my blog you guys!

I hope everyone had an amazing Thanksgiving holiday that was spent with loved ones, and involved lots of good food. I, unfortunately, ate way too much and retired to the couch shortly after my meal.

Anyway, I know this weekend is filled with crazy good deals (with black Friday and cyber Monday). I’ve decided to post pictures of my Thanksgiving outfit and state where the items are from. If any of you guys were interested, or magically become interested after seeing these pictures,the places where I bought/received these items will be provided below, so you can buy the same item (or something similar if what I’m wearing is sold out). I thought today would be the PERFECT time to reveal where I’ve gotten a few things since many of you will have the opportunity to get them for WAY less than I did.

So here we go!

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The full outfit consists of an off-the-shoulder top, dark wash high-waisted jeans, and brown peep toe sandals. Accessories include a brown Fossil watch and a classic pair of silver statement earrings that dangle.

The top:

First, this was the very first off-the-shoulder item I purchased. I was terrified because I didn’t have anything like this in my closet. It was a step out of my comfort zone, and after wearing it a couple of times, I purchased two more! The top comes with cute embroidery on the sleeves. It’s not full length, but not short enough to be cropped either. There’s also a bit of underwire that lies underneath, so if you decide to set the girls free, you’ll definitely have some support. I also adore the color against my skin, and since it isn’t fitted, it’s great for eating so your food baby can be hidden. (: This item was purchased from Charlotte Russe.

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The pants:

I’ve owned these jeans for a while, probably about three years now. There was a point where I was selling them on my Depop, but I had to take them off because I definitely couldn’t part with my ONLY pair of dark wash, high-waisted jeans. In this picture, they’re currently rolled up, but the jeans do not come that way. They fit very nicely and even have some stretch. I’ve seen 0 signs of wear and tear after three years, so they were a great buy, and not very expensive either. These beauties were purchased from H&M.

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The shoes:

Even though it’s the fall, the weather here in Texas definitely hasn’t caught up. For those of you that are in states whose temperatures actually correspond with the current season, forgive me. At least the brown color fits into the fall/thanksgiving theme. These peep-toe sandals are actually my sister’s, but she doesn’t like them so I happily took them off of her hands. They take a while to break-in, but once there, you will constantly pair these with cute and casual outfits. They’re also adjustable because of the laces. These shoes were found at Ross.

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The accessories:

The two accessories I’m wearing in this shoot, as mentioned above, are the Fossil watch and the earrings. This watch is my one and only Fossil watch, and I wear it literally every other day. It was also a gift from my boyfriend that I’m extremely thankful for. I love it because it’s not too big or too small on my wrist. It also has a small circle that shows the date, and changes on it’s own whenever it hits 12am the next day. It’s a very classic and minimal watch that can literally be paired with anything. It’s a very good investment. The earrings were actually given to me by my mother. I don’t have much detail on where she got them, but I can assure you that any classic pair of earrings can spice up any outfit. It can take something to the next level.

Thanks for stopping by, and happy shopping!

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Why Tee/Tank Dresses are Essential

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Hi everyone, Welcome back to my blog! 

I wanted to thank all of you for the positive feedback after my first blog post launched. Everyone had such great things to say and I really appreciate all the support.

Today I’m coming to you all from a place of love and obsession. T-shirt dresses. I literally can’t have enough of them. (TANK DRESSES ALSO). In all honesty, I only have 4 or 5, but if you looked at my wishlist on any of my favorite websites you’d see over 20 of them. I feel I had to make a post to persuade those of you that don’t have this cute must-have item in your closet to ABSOLUTELY get it. So let’s jump into this, here are a few reasons why tee/tank dresses are essential to your wardrobe:

1. You can dress them up or down

They’re perfect for every occasion, seriously. I wear them whenever I go out to the mall, on casual dates with my boyfriend, and to class in the morning. I even wore a tank dress to a job interview and dressed it up with a gold/brown color scheme. I’ve seen multiple youtubers and instagrammers rock t shirt dresses whenever they go out to fancy dinners just by adding some heels and a cute jacket! It’s also the perfect outfit item to use to go from day to night wear!

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2. They’re extremely comfortable

I’m definitely not over-exaggerating when I say this. I could literally SLEEP in one of these dresses. Especially if you buy one that is good quality, the product will be so soft. Also, I’m an advocate for not having to wear pants because they can be really uncomfortable and sometimes your legs need to breathe!

3. You can wear them in any season

I know a tee/tank dress is short, but that doesn’t mean you can’t wear it in the winter or the fall. (I live in Texas, so this may not be the best idea during a snow storm or in northern states). Even if you live in a cold climate, I’ve seen many people that wear thigh high boots and a beautiful trench coat with a dress of this type! For me, it’s such a nice and refreshing combination. I also think they look really cute with stockings, combat boots, and a nice oversized denim jacket for the fall.

4. They hide your food baby

As I mentioned in the first reason, I wear tee/tank dresses to go out on dates with my boyfriend. Most, if not all, of those dates include food (because that is my second obsession). Since these dresses are made to be very loose fitting, you can hide any food baby that you obtain after going out to eat, or any bloating if you’re just having one of those days.

5. They come in multiple styles and colors

I can’t stress enough the variety that is presented through such a simple item of clothing. You can literally go on a clothing website, search “t-shirt dress” or “tank dress” and find 20+ different types of the same thing. Some websites even have a subcategory for it. I know I’ve been super obsessed with a certain v-neck t shirt dress and a low back tank dress that I’ve spotted on a couple sites. Besides those two styles, you have your basic scoop neck and high neck dresses as well. Not to mention these dresses can also be long sleeve or 3/4 sleeve length. Lastly, the color variety is ENDLESS. The colors range from your basic white, black, and grey to shades of green, blues, yellows, and beautiful pinks/nudes (which are my personal favorite).

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6. Perfect to throw on when you’re running late

As a college student, this tip means the most to me. I love my sleep. I treasure it like a mother treasures her newborn child. Sometimes I oversleep in the mornings and wake up with only a few minutes left until I need to be walking out of the door. I can’t stress enough how helpful it is to own one of these dresses. You can literally slip it on with some cute sandals or sneakers, a statement necklace or statement earrings, and be ready to go! To add something extra, you can always tie a plaid or denim shirt around your waist or add a choker for a 90’s vibe!

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Here’s one last tip that doesn’t really fit into any of the categories, but I thought would be SUPER useful to a lot of you:

If you don’t mind wearing men’s clothing, check out the men’s section on clothing websites. You can find a lot of cute t-shirts that can be bought as an XL or XXL and be worn as a t-shirt dress! That option also tends to be cheaper depending on the type of shirt you buy (graphic tees tend to be more expensive than basic colored tees). Also, I just think it’s a bit comfier to rock an oversized men’s shirt compared to a dress, don’t you agree?

Thanks for reading, and I hope you enjoyed this post!

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5 Tips to Finding Cute & Affordable Clothing!

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Hey guys!

I’m coming at you today with my very first blog post, so I hope you all really enjoy this topic. Now, if you know me personally, you know I take my fashion VERY seriously. However, you also know I hate spending tons of money on clothing. I believe that you can look very cute and stay up to date with the latest trends without having to spend hundreds of dollars. This post is especially beneficial to those of you that are in college and want to have a cute wardrobe, but still have money to eat. I will proudly raise my hand for that category, because despite how much I love clothing and fashion, food is also something I have a strong relationship with. Anyway, here are 5 tips to finding really cute and affordable clothing:

*Disclaimer: none of the websites listed are sponsoring me in anyway. These are all honest and true opinions

1.Make a UNiDAYS account!

If you haven’t heard of UNiDAYS, then congratulations, you now have. UNiDAYS is a really cool website that I’ve recently come across as a college student and thank the clothing gods for. Even though I haven’t used it very much this semester, it’s really helpful in finding discounts for students.

Whenever you sign up for an account, it asks you for your school email address and the school that you attend to verify that you are a student and aren’t trying to abuse the system. Along with that, it asks you for all the regular personal information that most websites ask you for when you sign up as a new member such as your name, address, etc. After signing up with all of that, you’re officially able to use UNiDAYS to get multiple discounts at clothing stores. I advise many of you to take advantage of this!!!

 

2. Sign up for your favorite stores’ newsletters and emails!

I know this one is kind of obvious, and a little annoying, but it really does help I promise! A lot of people dislike giving their email out to online websites or in the store, but if you’re a shopaholic like myself it actually ends up being very beneficial. Stores tend to send emails whenever they have discounts, sales, or free shipping. Especially if you get notifications for the emails you receive, a sale could pop up right after payday, and you’d know immediately! (;

 

3. Go thrifting!

My computer seems to underline the word “thrifting” in red, but I assure you it is an actual verb because I do it all the time. This is probably my favorite way to find jeans and shorts, specifically high-waisted ones. Some cities and towns have small thrift stores in the area, but I know most places have a Goodwill, which is my go-to place! Thrifting requires a lot of patience and time, especially if you want to find something really good. I know I’ve found many skirts, shorts, and jeans from looking around at Goodwill and the total was less than half of what my total would’ve been if I found all those items at their actual department stores.

Another cool thing that Goodwill does is the “Color of the Week.” A certain color will be chosen for the week, and if that color tag is on a piece of clothing, you get 30% off of that item. CRAZY RIGHT???!! So whenever you’re at Goodwill, make sure to check that out. You may possibly be able to get that already inexpensive pair of vintage mom jeans for even less. (goodwill haul pic below)

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4. Depop, Poshmark, Ebay, etc.

Many of these websites I didn’t hear about until I hit my junior or senior year in high school, but I now have become addicted (I spend WAY too much time on depop). These sites/apps allow other people to sell some of their clothing that they don’t want for a lower price than what they bought it for. Guys, I’ve literally found jeans from American Apparel for under $40. This is basically like thrifting online, so it still requires patience because you have to search through listings, read seller ratings, ask questions, things like that. I enjoy online shopping more than the normal person should, just because I don’t feel rushed and I have more of a variety of items to choose from. You can also sell some of your items that you don’t wear anymore or don’t like to get some extra cash. I also find it cool that many of my favorite fashion YouTubers have a Depop or a Poshmark, so it gives me an opportunity to buy items from them!

Another thing you can do on these websites is trade. I’m not a big fan of this, just because I have trust issues, but if you’re okay with trading with someone over the internet, then this would be great for you! There are many people that ask for trades instead of actual money, or you can post your own items and ask for people to trade you! I’ve seen a lot of individuals get really good items from American Apparel, Urban Outfitters, and Brandy Melville from the act of trading.

Just in general, when you’re shopping online from places like these where you aren’t buying from a retail store, make sure you ask as many questions as possible and check to make sure the person you’re buying from is LEGIT. Check their ratings and comments from other buyers to make sure they have good feedback. There are scammers out there that will sell you something and then vanish from the face of the earth (it’s happened to me a couple times), so keep that in mind!

 

5. Make your own clothing/hand me downs

This tip is a bit time consuming, but is really useful when you don’t have a lot of money to spend. If you don’t have older siblings, cousins, or just aren’t feeling the vibe of your mom’s old 90’s and 80’s wardrobe, ignore this section. However, if you do fall into one of these categories, you are eligible to receive hand me downs. Personally, I love receiving clothing from family members, specifically my cousins and my aunts. There’s always something really cute in the huge trash bag filled with clothes they don’t want. Don’t be afraid to shoot them a text message or give them a call asking if there’s anything they don’t want, because if you don’t ask, they’ll end up giving it away to someone else or selling it. Also, I’ve found a good amount of mom jeans in my mother’s closet that she didn’t wear anymore. Majority of them I turned into shorts and bleached them or distressed them for the summer. If you have a really good friend and you guys share the same size, don’t be afraid to swap and share clothing. Chances are, she looks at your outfits most of the time and wants to borrow that cute top you have on as well.

Making your own clothing sounds really hard and sounds like a lot of work, but I promise you it isn’t. You can save a ton of money on certain trending items by spending $3-$5 on supplies rather than $10-$15 at the clothing store. If you don’t know where to start, check out a few DIY videos on YouTube for items that you’re interested in making to wear. Some of them don’t even require sewing! This past summer, I was extremely obsessed with halter tops and found a DIY on how to make them out of a pair of leggings. Instead of sewing it, I used a hot glue gun (which eventually the glue will wash out, so consider sewing it somewhere down the road), and wore it the next day! (pic below)

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I hope all of you found these tips really beneficial. I know college is expensive, but don’t let your fashion sense suffer! I’ll see you again soon!

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