Hi guys! So it is 1:30 am and I just finished this post - it literally took me all day, but of course I loved doing it! Styling is my favorite thing ever. Okay, so about this post - A lot of times I follow bloggers and like their stuff, click on a link to buy what they are wearing, only to see that it's like $500. If i'm being honest here, I live at home with my parents, and am about to be a full time student again. If I had an extra $500 to spend, it definitely wouldn't be spent on one dress haha. It would be going towards my savings so I could buy a house. I'm a rational thinker / shopper. I like to save my money and put it more towards traveling. But that doesn't mean I don't shop, I just know that I am limited to cheaper stores, like Forever 21 and Charlotte Russe. They are probably the only two stores I personally shop at if I am not doing a brand collaboration. I know a lot of people are thrown off by them, 1. because they don't always fit the best and 2. they are always filled with teenagers and known for younger more trendy styles. (by the way, this post has no association with any store, I just had a lot of people asking me how I find outfits at these stores so I just decided to put together a post!)
Want to know my secret to finding the good stuff? I look online first, so that way I have an idea of what I am looking for and won't get overwhelmed. I try to never buy tight fitting items, because that is when they start to fit weird on me personally....too many curves haha. I always look for length - and how wide their side seams are. (If you are online shopping, just remember - If it is wide on the model and you are bigger then them, I can almost guarantee it will fit weird) I went through their ENTIRE website and put together 42 complete outfits from Charlotte Russe. I've been shopping there since I was a little tween, and lately they have really been stepping up their styles. Less trendy and more classy. And what I mean by less trendy is that there is still plenty of trendy stuff haha, just not as much as before. I already went through and looked at the different fits, and what would be flattering and unflattering on majority of body types. I did include accessories from Stella & Dot because well duh I sell it haha, and honestly if you are going cheap on the clothing, mix it up and go a little fancy (affordable fancy) with the jewelry. To me the jewelry is what makes your outfit look more "expensive".
I hope you enjoy and are able to find some outfits you would like - think of it as a free little styling service for affordable outfits! Each article of clothing is linked below - but just remember, Charlotte Russe is ALWAYS having a sale, so the price is most likely cheaper than what is listed. I know right now they are having 20% off your entire purchase with the code : 20RCT-Z5H-LQL-XL5-KL9
His master replied, `Well done, good and faithful servant! You have been faithful with a few things; I will put you in charge of many things. Come and share your master's happiness!'