Shopping online done easy – affordable and just in time for spring!

  Me when I’m waiting for a package! lol 

Anytime I shop online, the first thing I look for — before even looking at the products is promotions. Promotions can really make your purchase cheaper, sometimes all you have to do is enter a code or your email when you check out! 

The next thing I look for is a “sale” page. Most people avoid it because they think the clothing is not as up to date as other pages like “newest releases.” Well, the “sale” page is how you save money. Many sale pages for clothing websites have products from the last newest release line which means it’s only less than a month old! Which means it’s still stylish! Yes, it’s possible to find something really ridiculous and very out of date in the sales pages, but don’t let it discourage you from getting a great, cute deal. 

So what I did was “shopped” for you. I shopped from 3 different online stores: forever21, charlotte russe, and h&m. All the items I chose are affordable and make great outfits. Enjoy! 

Under $50 outfit

  

Forever 21 for $10.90 (sale)

  
Forever 21 for $29.90

Under $35 outfit 

From H&M for $15 (sale)

  

From H&M for $9.99 (sale)

  
From Charlotte Russe $12.99 each

Under $60 outfit  

From H&M for $14.99 (sale)  
From H&M for $14.99 (sale) 

From Forever 21 for $19.90 

These outfits are perfect to bring in spring with! 

Which combination is your favorite? 

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thanks for reading, stay golden

Shopping Tips if you hate spending money + OOTD/Haul: Cheap and cute outfit 

Ever walk into a shoe store and immediately lay your eyes on the most gorgeous set of heels you’ve ever seen? They’re probably about $1000000 right? So you go from crying tears of joy to tears of betrayal putting them down after seeing the price. 

This is usually me, but I found the cutest heels at a shoe store in an outdoor mall the other day. I saw the store itself was having a sale so I decided to go take a peek and maybe get a pair of cute shoes for about $15-$20. No. I left that store with a pair of $8.04 gorgeous heels. $8??? I was so ecstatic. 

On top of that, I visited Forever 21 the same day and saw they had their “buy one on sale get another on sale for free” going on. I usually never look at these because I expect all of it to be outdated and stuff no one wants, but for some reason I was drawn over there. I ended up finding a really cute brown pair of pants on the sale rack plus another pair! The pants together were $15…15!!! I went on to look for a shirt to match and found a cute crop top to go with them both which was $12. I didn’t break $30 and got two great outfits. So enough of my freaking out and here is the end result: 

   
 
Tips for cheap shopping if you cry when you spend over $50 like me (: 

  • Prepare yourself for sales before you go out. If you know a store is going to close, go there before Victoria’s Secret or Express
  • Coupons! Register for emails and keep up with online or in store promos. Every little bit counts! Sometimes stores will send me deals that many people do not know about. 
  • Ask if the store has a rewards system. Sephora is probably one of the best for this, fyi
  • Make a list of what you need and what you want before going out. Sometimes visualizing what you want or writing it down will help you figure out what’s really important or what you actually want.
  • Go straight for the sales racks. I know the new arrivals are tempting but looking at sales racks before will accustom you to lower prices, when you look at sales before the regularly priced items you’ll be less likely to buy more expensive items. 
  • Don’t take as much money with you! If you mostly use cash and you know you don’t want to spend over $50, don’t take $100 with you! If you use a debit card or credit card and find yourself spending that easier like me, pull out just what you’re comfortable spending and tell yourself not to use your card unless you have to. 

Where is your favorite place to shop? 

What is the most you’ve spemt at one time on a shopping trip? 

I love hearing from you guys, Let me know! 
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thanks for reading, stay golden

moonchildja