Designer On a Budget


 Agh designer clothes, handbags and accessories. If you love designer everything then I pronounce you a label whore. Join the club, its a good one to be in. The thing I love about buying designer is that its usually a quality piece, lasts forever and you could always re sell it if you’re over it. Also designers tend to make really good staple and classic pieces that never go out of style. It does tend to gets pricey and I don’t know about you but I always love to save some extra money. I recently went back to school and money has been a little tight especially because I only work two days a week, there for ya girl has a major budget. A budget? And you still expect to buy designer? Hello yes I’ve been doing it and I’ve figured out the formula for myself that I would like to share with you all. And remember quality over quantity.

     Let’s start at my favorite place Nordstrom Rack! Im sure you have all heard of it. Everything that doesn’t sell at their full line store ( Nordstrom ) gets sent down to the rack. LADIES if you haven’t been then you need to go. Sure you have to dig a little, but it’s so worth it. I’ve found so many things there. My greatest find was a pair of YSL pumps for $100 bucks that originally cost $1,200, talk about SAVINGS. Ummmmm what…… YES this is why you need to get your butt up and check it out. Heres the thing the best time to shop is when they are offering an extra 20% off clearance. This usually happens every three months. That’s when you could score some major deals if you’re lucky. If you live in the bay area the best rack to go to is 9th street in San Francisco and the rack on Market. They always have tons of designers at awesome prices. They also price match, so if you find the exact same item online still in stock then you could show one of the cashier and they will get approval from management. If you can’t make it to the store, theres no need to worry. Grab your phone, download the app, and enjoy!

     My second favorite place to shop is Saks and SaksOff5th. Both have amazing deals, they are usually a little more higher end than the rack so it tends to be a little more pricier than what I’m looking for. If you’re fast you can find pieces up to 90% off. Yes I love me some inexpensive designer. If you sign up for their newsletter then you will start receiving coupon codes which most of the time you could use on clearance item’s which I kid you not you could score and get jeans for under $50. I will admit, I like shopping at Saks full line store a lot better just because the return policy is a lot more lenient. What I mean by that is if you purchase sale or clearance online it’s not final sale. At Saks off 5th it’s a little risky, because if you’re buying at clearance price and you’re not to sure about your size, unfortunately most of the time it’s final sale. Both sites offer higher end designer pieces, so don’t get me wrong I still love to shop them both.

     Finally there are a few more websites that I would recommend thanks if you’re open to buying second hand. Just because it’s second hand doesn’t mean it’s been used. Im always on Tradsey and The Real Real looking up what kind of deals they have got going on. Goodness people sell pieces they haven’t even touched for half the price. It’s crazy! The legit reason I love both of these site is because if you’re looking for something specific or even vintage I bet you’ll find it there. They have the most beautiful pieces I have ever seen. Usually everything is authenticated so if you’re worried about getting a fake please don’t be. They usually offer coupon codes like $25 off or 20% off if you create an account which is such a bonus when on a budget.

Those are a few of my favorite stores.I hope I opened up a few doors for you and helped you save a few bucks. If interested comment below a category like shoes or bags and I could give you a list of my favorite stores to search for them. Like always if you have any other questions please comment and I’ll get back to you

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Golden Gate is Screaming for Fall

Flannel: TJMax | Jeans: Hudson | Booties:Franco Sarto| Purse:Gucci Emily

Well, Starbucks came out with their PSL….if you’re not basic and don’t know what that stands for, its a Pumpkin Spice Latte. Knowing me the first day they were featuring it I snagged one for myself. It was the most delicious thing ever! First thing that hit me was the warm cinnamon whip cream and then the creamy pumpkin, oh so good. The only thing, isnt it still Summer! If you’re like me and hate summer raise your hand! I dislike the hot weather and always feeling like im going to suffocate in my own body. Id rather be cuddled up with a blanket and some sort of a warm drink in my hand. With the window open of course, I love cold breezes. Its so refreshing and the most satisfying feeling.


The other day I went out to the city, Im there atleast twice a week. The shopping is awesome, but have you checked out Golden Gate Park? It used to be a monthly trip for myself and my family when I lived near by. A group of family and friends would get together and bbq on the weekends while us kids run around and play. Thats when times were easier and life was just simple. Don’t you miss those days. I sure do.

I decided to bust out my flannels and booties since Golden Gate is super green and woodsy. Is that even a word? Who cares, Ill use it. I think I made a good choice when picking my outfit. The atmosphere was so perfect. I felt like such a white girl when strolling around in my booties which by the way are so comfy and go with almost everything. I do wish I took a little puffer vest with me because it was a little chili. The breeze was picking up a little to the point where I had goose bumps. My flannel didn’t keep me to warm it was pretty thin, but looked really cute so Im not really complaining. That morning I also picked up my first Gucci bag with my mom as an early birthday gift for myself. I can’t explain how in love I am with this bag. Its so perfect for work, shopping, and just hanging out. This bag goes with EVERYTHING and so far im getting lots of compliments.




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