I'm wearing these pastel pants again? Don't worry I did the wash over the weekend :)
I have mixed feelings about how I'm still wearing sweaters. But, at least this one is a great spring color!!
Is everyone enjoying the spring shopping? Every time I go into Target or Old Navy there are fresh styles to choose from and likely marked down too! I scored a couple really cute dresses this week and an adorable clutch at Target. I will be sharing my purchases on the blog... don't worry!! Probably sooner than later since I've met my April budget already (oops!) and want to hold myself accountable for it! I was out last night with my girlfriend and was helping her adjust her closet. She is in the transition from "college kid" to "adult in the real world". I think we can all agree it's a time in your life to be excited and depressed about; it does come with lots of fun shopping trips to grab those essential pieces that will look great casually and are appropriate for your professional life as well.
Here are my 3 shopping tips -
1. Clean our your closet!
My mom taught me, make 3 piles. "Always - Sometimes - Never"
Donate what you will not wear. I have a 3 month rule unless the item is strictly seasonal or super fancy. If you haven't worn it in 3 months, chances are you aren't going to wear it.
2. Make a List!
After I've cleaned my closet I make a list of the seasons items (or closet staples that need replacing) that I would like to purchase. This keeps you on track and your closet workable.
3. Set a financial budget or have an idea of what you are going to spend.
Everyone has their own budget limits. Set your budget within yours. I've set my monthly budget at a max of $200/month. Some months I do not need to spend that much, and some I will. It's a personal decision and you should make your own evaluation based on your lifestyle and financial needs.
Now that I've rambled on about shopping I bet your half way to the store. Or, your digging through your closet if you're following my rules appropriately.
Sweater - Old Navy (old) similar
Jeans - Target (old) similar/printed and way cute!
Shoes - Target (old) similar