The other day I heard an acquaintance saying I how much they hate all these “discount” words that have come out of the economic downturn. They asked – “What is a frugalista anyway…. Doesn’t that just mean being cheap?” Well that depends on your definition of cheap my trust fund friend…. Personally, I agree on the this- may- be- bothersome front that many of these once darling phrases have become rather an annoyance, but necessity is the mother of invention is it not? And I for one care not a darn what anyone wants to call me…cheap, frugal, tightwad or otherwise, I love a bargain as much as I love luxury but I don’t see any reason to drain my wallet just to be in the in crowd…hmmm sorry Luvs soap box removed! So with annoying words in hand and a currently anorexic wallet I decided to set out on a little fabulous frugal journey myself to see what I could scour at my local superstores.
I can’t say enough good things about Target for wallet friendly finds, after all this is the place where you can fully stock your kitchen cabinets with festive holiday tablescapes, pick up a cute knock off bag and walk out with a darling little outfit for less than $100 bucks. The every day wardrobe essentials abound and I for one am jumping on board…snobby crowd frownage or not….I certainly don’t need a label to feel smashing! Currently I am loving this plaid belted coat for less than $50
Forever 21 has some fun little bits that I can’t resist, even if at times the pieces never make it past two washings… but I found some cute little knit numbers that would look darling with a slinky cami and pencil skirt.
And though I rarely make it into Bebe these days there are always good little finds that mix well with office or evening wares like these fun little Belinda leather booties.
But honestly luv since H& M came to town it’s become rather a challenge to ignore…with Jimmy Choo going live this week if you have a tinge of claustrophobia as I do…it’s best you hit the racks early before the mob. Once I laid my eyes on the Angela Lindvall images from their Back in Black editorial spread I could go no further I must simply have these pieces now… with even the most expensive pieces (like the sequin jacket) still ringing in at under $200 there is no need to persuade….my keys are already in the ignition! Check it out on their site and you too will swoon