HEY THERE my dears!!! I hope your week has been off to a fantastic start! Aside from car troubles and trying to fight off a cold/sinus issue, my week has been off to a lovely start :-).
This is what i wore to church on Sunday, and while I thought nothing of throwing this together, apparently this outfit spoke volumes, as it incited a lady to ask me how I afford my clothes. Crazy, right?! She asked me if I worked in a store or something that allowed me a discount, lol. Though I’ve known this lady in some capacity, we aren’t close like that for her to randomly ask me such a question. People have some nerve these days! The old me may have had a smart response for her, but God instead used it as an opportunity for me to tell her about my life as a graduate student, blogger, entrepreneur (Clutched & Covered anyone?), and freelancer. After telling her about these things, along with a select few of my shopping secrets, she said “Where there’s a will, there’s a way.”
She is surely right about that! God is always making a way!! At the same time, this incident reminded me of the fact that style doesn’t have to cost a lot of money. While there are certainly some designer items I wouldn’t mind having in my closet, I also LOVE knowing that I can look like a million bucks for under $100 (or maybe $200). While this is topic that deserves a post all its own (or maybe a video!), I certainly wish people would realize that money is not a necessity for being stylish.
Shirt: Old Navy (similar short sleeve option); Skirt: Orvis- vintage from Goodwill (similar find on Etsy); Belt: unknown- Marshall’s (similar); Shoes: BCBG; Sunglasses: H&M; Purse: unknown- vintage gift from an estate sale (similar style on Etsy)
What are your thoughts on money and style? Can you achieve one without the other? Or do you believe in only buying high end items?
P.S. This post of only smiling pictures is for my girls Reiko and Jamillah who always say they wish I’d share more pictures of me smiling! I am not a naturally smile all of the time person, but I only used smiling pictures this post just for them :-).
P.P.S. Don’t forget that tomorrow is the Consider Me Tulled link up!!