Bougie Fashion Finds: Part Deux

As I was digging in the depths of my mind for a new blog post that wasn’t complete and utter shit, it came to me. I scrolled through my blog for it and then I found it: an old post called ‘Bougie Fashion Finds.‘  Because the 4th of July is right around the corner and my favorite stores are literally pulling sales out of their asses, I decided to continue my Bougie Fashion Finds series after abandoning it for other shit. I hope y’all noticed how I used the French word for two instead of using, good ol’ American. I’m trying to transform this blog into a transracial, transethnic, and multicultural blog in an attempt to snatch up some sponsorships and become internet famous. Anyways, let’s just jump right into this post with my first bougie selection!

The Silk Panel Top

 

 

COS is literally my dream store and its aesthetic makes my mouth water.  Unfortunately, I’m broke and usually can’t afford anything from here, but COS is having a 50% off sale and I ordered this beautiful silk panel v-neck top. Layered pieces have never really been my thing because I usually find them tacky, unflattering, and just a mess in general, but I really adored this piece because of the contrasting materials in one color. Pastel blue is one of my favorite colors, and the hue of this shirt looked beautiful on the website. The slightly boxy fit is also appealing, because I find that a lot of tops like this have no shape and I end up looking like I threw a fucking trash bag on and called it a day. For $50, this is a great steal and I’m hoping it lasts a long ass time.

 

The Romper

 

 

I’m very ‘meh’ on rompers. Some of them look amazing and some look like a complete damn mess, but I honestly could give two fucks about the perfect romper to add to my wadrobe. After a long day of internet fuckery, I found this piece on Loft’s website, and I just fell in love with the romper. The floral detailing + the rust orange color + the v-neck = a flawless one-piece. It was like lust at first sight. I almost shelled out the $79.50 the romper would’ve originally cost because I liked this piece so much, but Loft pulled through with that 4th of July sale, and I got to buy it for half off. Shout out to the 4th of July, because them sales have been leaving my wallet happy, and my inner shopaholic happy.

 

The Frayed Hem Denim Shorts

 

 

When it was about 3000 fucking degrees outside, I searched my struggle wardrobe for a pair of denim shorts to throw on. I made a horrifying discovery: I didn’t have any decent shorts. The only shorts I had were these ugly ass shorts I bought from the dollar store because I had nothing else to wear. Lemme tell y’all, these shorts were ugly as fuck and I wouldn’t be caught dead wearing them outside of my house. On the flip side, these shorts from Mixxmix were exactly what I needed for the summer heat. High waisted shorts give my nonexistent ass some life and these fit the bill. The frayed ends were also appealing considering I’m not the biggest fan of a rolled up hem. What really made these a bougie fashion find was the price: These shorts were only $21.30 and right now Mixxmix has them on sale for $17.04!

 

The Wrap Dress

 

 

 

I absolutely love a cute ass dress and Aritzia came the fuck through with what I was looking for. Usually, I take one look at Aritzia and cry tears of blood because everything is so damn expensive, but today was the day y’all. It was the day I actually purchased something from Aritzia. My dress collection is composed of fancy ass dresses for fancy ass occassions, and I just wanted something I could throw on and carry on with the rest of my day. This dress fit the bill. The grey color is subdued while the wrapped hem at the bottom makes the dress seem more sophisticated then it actually is. Also, the fit was lovely and I’m always up for purchasing a bodycon dress that makes me look and feel great.

 

The Short Crochet Top

 

 

When I think crochet, I used to think of needles, yarn, and struggling. I was complete shit at crocheting y’all. This top gives crochet a new meaning. Instead of serving y’all a fresh, heaping plate of struggle, this top is serving up fresh boho vibes.When I first saw this on Zara’s website, I scrolled past it mainly because of my fear of halter tops and my aversion to crocheted shit. On second glance though, I could feel the top calling to me and my empty wallet. For $9.99, there wasn’t much to lose and I’ll be slaying heauxs on the beach in my lil’ top.

 

So that concludes my second ‘Bougie Fashion Finds’ post and I actually think I won’t abandon it like I do with the rest of my ideas. As usual, any constructive criticism is welcomed and encouraged. What are your recent fashion finds? Any favorite new things you’ve purchased? Leave a comment below letting me know, because this girl wants to know about new fashionable shit you’ve found.

The Ultimate Shopping Guide For Broke Niggas

This post is dedicated to all my broke niggas out there. I understand the struggle of having no money to buy shit you want. Yet at the same time, you still want to be fly as fuck. This is going to be a comprehensive list of clothing stores that are affordable AND fashionable. Let’s just jump right into this long ass guide!

  • 2020ave – This store is somewhat underrated, but it’s quickly become one of my favorite stores for fast fashion pieces and shoes at an affordable price. Seriously, check out their shoe section. It’s like a mini, cheaper version of Aldo. The quality ain’t that bad either.

 

  • American Eagle – I know this sounds suspect as fuck, but AE jeans are cheap as fuck and more importantly affordable as fuck. For the girl(or guy) who’s on a budget, their jeans are an amazing steal. Occasionally I manage to snag a great pair of shoes from there(peep the sandals y’all).

 

  • ASOS  – Y’all ASOS is literally an online mall for cheap fashion. I’ve scored some amazingly cheap shoes, skirts, tops, and whatever else I need for an amazing price. With a multitude of brands, you can’t really go wrong with ASOS. Just want to note that some brands there are straight up overpriced crap, and aren’t worth your money. The ASOS brand has an amazing, and somewhat affordable line of basics(their tailored linen shorts are to die for) that can be used to build up your wardrobe from the bottom up. Their shoe selection is also lit as fuck and I’ve purchased a few pairs of statement heels from there.

 

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                                      ASOS Pixie Pointed High Heels, $26

 

  • Cotton On – Cotton On is an Australian clothing store and I’ve fallen in love with them y’all. Their bras are legitimately the best bras I’ve ever bought and beat all the competition (looking at you Victoria’s Secret). The fits are flawless and the prices y’all. They deadass are selling some of these bras for $15. $15! If you need to replace your current struggle bra, Cotton On is your store.

 

  • Dorothy Perkins – Honestly, I thought the UK based retailer looked drab and dreary as fuck the first time I visited their website, but after a bit of snooping I’ve found a couple of great basic pieces from there.  DP’s clearance section always has a few gems that won’t break the bank.

 

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                                       Black Cami Body, $12

 

  • Express – Express is an incredibly cheap store IF you catch their sales on time. Typically, Express marks their shit up to a ridiculous price and certain simps will buy their clothing at full price. What y’all need to do is wait until they have one of their sales. Usually Express’ sales get you 40 – 70% off your whole purchase. I’ve gotten some really cute, casual dresses from Express and other miscellaneous shit.

 

  • Haute Look – Daily deals on expensive designers. What more can I say? I check Haute Look every damn day for deals on handbags, shoes, clothes, and even for makeup deals.I’ll be discussing it’s sister site, Nordstrom Rack a bit below this so keep on reading!

 

  • H&M – I feel like H&M and Forever21 are basically interchangeable. Anyways, H&M is basically a fast fashion store that’s like half a step above Forever21 in terms of quality  except for a few things. Never buy any shirts for HM. Crap quality. However, H&M jeans have lowkey snatched my edges. I’ve had a pair of skinny jeans for a year and they still haven’t stretched out yet. I’m shocked to be honest. They’re literally my favorite pair of jeans ever and I got them on sale for $19.99. Check out them jeans y’all.

 

  • Forever 21 – If I didn’t include Forever 21 I’d be a complete fucking idiot to be honest. I have three rules for shopping Forever 21: never spend more than $30 on one item, read the reviews, and don’t expect stuff to last a long time. Most of the shit I buy from Forever 21 are super trendy pieces that I don’t expect to last for more than one season. Despite this fuckery, Forever 21 is home to a few really great deals. Their $1.80 camis are fabulous and have actually lasted more than one season.

 

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                    Ribbed Cami Bodycon Dress, $22.90

 

  • Loft – Loft is Ann Taylor’s less pricey, super sale having, business casual sister. At retail price, most of Loft’s pieces are way out of my small ass budget. However, literally every fucking day Loft is having some sort of 40 – 60% off sale. I’m not even joking. Considering the cheap prices due to the sales, Loft’s quality is really wonderful. The only negative thing I have to say is that their vanity sizing is ridiculous. In Loft shirts I’m somehow an extra-extra small and in their pants I’m a 00. Seriously, size down when buying from them.

 

  • Mixxmix – THIS is the store I want to rave about. I could ramble on for paragraphs about my love for this store, but I’ll keep it cute for the blog. Mixxmix is basically a Korean fast fashion store which has super low prices and great quality clothes. I was a bit concerned it was some Yoins/Zaful/Sheinside level crappy clothes, but everything I’ve bought from them has snatched my edges. They have amazing basics and trendy pieces, especially the skirts. Their skirt selection is straight fire. Two things to note: Their shoe sizes don’t go past US size 8, so you may be out of luck in that department and some of their one-size fits all clothing may not fit everyone.

 

 

  • New Look – New Look = the UK version of Forever 21. I only use New Look to buy super trendy pieces that will fall apart in about a year or so. They occasionally have some really cool shoes and in the fall they stock a variety of booties. I bought a pair of black suede flats from them, and to my surprise they weren’t horribly uncomfortable nor did they look ridiculously cheap.

 

  • Nordstrom Rack – For all those who want cheap designer goods: this is the store for you. I’ve gotten some super lit deals on shoes, designer handbags, and even some designer clothing. Nordstrom Rack has replaced TJMaxx as my go to “get cheap designer shit” store. Right now they’re having a massive up to 75% off on clearance sale, so if you want to cop some things, do it now!

 

  • Old Navy – 99% of the time Old Navy is a cesspool of shit and more shit. The other 1%, you can find some dirt cheap basics. My favorite fitted tees have come from Old Navy, including the one I was wearing in this post. Honestly, I don’t recommend much from Old Navy aside from the basics, and even recently they’ve been fucking those up. Once again, make sure you read the reviews before wasting your money because Old Navy is on some fuckshit sometimes.

 

  • Pomelo – After screwing around on YouTube for a bit, I peeped that one outfit in a lookbook  featured a piece from a store called Pomelo. I then concluded that I needed that piece in my life ASAP and decided to check it out.Once it seemed somewhat legit I placed an order. This store has become one of my absolute favorites for trendy pieces. It’s like a smaller, cheaper version of Zara. If you need trendy pieces, this is your store.

 

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                  Kenzie Gingham Double Breasted Shorts, $19

 

  • Target –  I’m not a Target girl. I prefer Walmart with all of its empty registers, disgruntled employees, and general fuckery. With that being said, Target’s Merona and Mossimo line have some great basic t-shirts and tanks. In addition to that, Target consistently collaborates with designers, and their prices are low as fuck(looking at you Lily Pulitzer). Occasionally at Target I’ll score a super comfortable + cute + cheap pair of shoes, so keep your eyes peeled for shoes as well.

 

  • Uniqlo –  Is the GOAT store of basics. If you need sweatpants, chino shorts, button up shirts, or whatever else it is you need, Uniqlo’s got it. Last year I bought this beautiful navy blue dress that’s easily dressed up or down. Their linen button up shirts are also great quality, and you can get them for $19.90 each on sale. Also, if you’re into graphic tees, Uniqlo’s going to become your new favorite store.

 

  • YesStyle  – I feel like if I didn’t include YesStyle, I’d be a faux broke nigga. Not going to lie: a lot of the products are shit, low quality garbage. However, their are some gems in terms of trendy pieces and basic pieces. When shopping on YesStyle: always read the reviews and pay attention to the sizing. I never buy anything off YesStyle that has no reviews, or if the sizing is off. With this method, I’ve snagged some super cheap trendy pieces and some pretty decent basic pieces as well. Another quick note: Never buy shoes or bags off YesStyle. It’s not worth it.

 

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                                       Chuu Pleated Mini Skirt, $20.72

 

  • Zara – Oh Zara. The quintessential fast fashion store. I’m not going to go into detail because I’m lazy and everyone knows what Zara is. Zara’s handbags are lowkey the GOAT of cheap handbags. When I want to buy a random bag that I need to go with an outfit, Zara is the first place I hit.Right now I’m also loving their selection of shorts, most of which are super cheap + super stylish.

 

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                       Faux Leather Bermudas, $29.90

 

Anyways, that concludes my little guide and I hope my fellow broke people find this helpful.  What are your favorite affordable clothing stores? Leave a comment below and tell me so I can waste money I don’t have there!

Bougie Fashion Finds

Recently, instead of getting my studying done I tend to scour the internet for cute crap I can’t actually afford. Despite me being the brokest nigga of broke niggas, I manage to waste my life by looking at expensive ass shit. With my hours of internet browsing, I managed to find some affordable and fashionable pieces I wanted to share with y’all. Since y’all probably don’t want to read anymore of me rambling on, let’s start this post!

The Faux Leather Jacket

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Faux Leather Rider Jacket from Mixxmix , $61.09

     Faux leather jackets have been trendy for a hot minute now but my struggle self was unable to afford any sort of leather jacket. Faux leather, real leather, you name it and I couldn’t afford it. After spending 37838 hours on Mixxmix’s website, I found this fire leather jacket for only sixty – one dollars. For only sixty – one dollars I can serve super badass black girl teas. Shout out to black Jesus for helping me to find this jacket.

The Asymmetrical Mini Skirt

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Mon Cheri Asymmetrical Mini Skirt from Pomelo ,$19

Despite it being cold as shit outside, I found this adorable pink mini skirt on Pomelo. Shout out to Cardi B. for telling me a hoe never gets cold. Even if I’m freezing my ass off in this skirt, I’ll still be stunting on everyone. For $19, I’ll be looking fly as hell anywhere I go.

The Printed Trousers

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Trousers with Zips from Zara , $25.99

From the picture, these pants may look extra as hell or super lackluster depending on your fashion sense, but I fell in love with these on first click. When these came in the mail I was praying to black Jesus that these pants would fit perfectly. Now, when I tell y’all that these pants fit perfectly, I am not joking. My normally concave ass actually looked good in these pants. I was actually shocked at how well these fit. With a black turtleneck and my black oxfords, I was looking fly as hell in my outfit. Shout out to black Jesus for coming through with these pants.

The Velvet Crop Top

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Velvet Long Sleeve Crop Top from Stylenanda , $24

I had been looking for some sort of velvet shirt for the longest time and I was tragically not able to find one. After hours of picking through crappy thrift store items, I was not able to find a single velvet top. Luckily for me, Stylenanda came through with this crop top. With a leather skirt and some booties, this top will look fly as hell.

 

The Lace Up Flats

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London Rebel Ghillie Lace Point Flat Shoes from ASOS , $48

Recently, I realized that all of my flats were on their last leg, literally. Aside from them shits falling apart while I walked, I didn’t actually like any of them, I just bought them because they were cheap. In an attempt to up my shoe game, I went and splurged on these lace up flats. Normally I’d have an aneurysm at the thought of spending over twenty dollars on flats, but my shoe game was so weak that I made a special exception for these babies. Another shout out to black Jesus, because these were reduced to forty – eight dollars which isn’t too bad when compared to their original price of seventy dollars.

Anyways, that’s the end of my first fashion roundup! Hopefully this post wasn’t too shitty and anyone who read this enjoyed it. Leave  comment below describing your favorite fashion finds.

After Christmas Sale Roundup!

I hate buying things for full price. Despite my love for fashion, I’m a stingy ass nigga. More importantly, I rarely have money to buy the things I want. After Christmas sales are when I stock up on pieces I couldn’t afford on my usual budget.  In comparison to this year’s Black Friday sales(which were trash), these sales are looking amazing! Without further rambling,here is my collective 2015 sales roundup.

Fashion

 

2020AVE – 16% off outerwear with the code OUT16

Aldo – 50% off already reduced items.

Ann Taylor – up to 70% off on all sale items and 40% full price items until 1/3/16.

Ann Taylor Loft – extra 60% off all sale items.

Aritzia – up to 50% off everything in store until 1/7/16.

ASOS – up to 70% off sale items.

Banana Republic – extra 50% off on all sale items and 50% off select styles until 1/5/16.

Coach – up to 50% off select items.

COS – annual winter sale.

Dorothy Perkins – up to 50% off everything.

Everlane – “Choose Your Price Sale”.

Express – up to 60% off clearance .

Forever 21 – end of season sale with up to 75% off all sale items .

Gap – 35% off your purchase with the code CHEER until 12/30/15.

HM – up to 70% off on sale styles and select cold weather styles; free shipping on orders over $50 with the code 3247 until 1/9/15.

J.Crew – extra 40% sale styles with the code SHOPNOW until 1/6/16.

J.Crew Factory – extra 40% off clearance with the code  HEY2016 until 1/5/16.

Joe Fresh – up to 70% off on clearance.

Kate Spade – 25% off all sale items with the code THRILL until 1/6/16.

Kohl’s  – spend 100$ or more and get 20% off with the code HAPPY2016. Spend under 100$ and get 15% off with the code NEWYEAR until 12/31/15.

Last Call by Neiman Marcus – extra 30 – 60% off everything in store.

Levi’s – extra 30% off sale items with the code SALE30 until 12/30/15.

Macy’s – extra 50% off with the code WONDER until 12/31/15. 25% off women’s shoes, 50% off women’s coats, and 25 – 50% off women’s jeans.

Madewell – extra 40% off all sale styles with the code YOUWIN until 1/4/16.

Mango – up to 50% off on sale items

Mango Outlet – up to 80% off all items

Michael Kors –  up to 40% off on select already reduced styles.

Mixxmix – up to 15% off until 12/30/15.

Modcloth – extra 30% off sale styles with the code L8R2015.

New Look – up to 70% off all sale styles.

Nine West –  Up to 70% off on sale items.

Nordstrom – up to 50% off sale styles until 1/3/16..

Nordstrom Rack – extra 25% off clearance items.

Oasis – up to 50% off select lines.

Old Navy – 30% off your order with the code ENJOY until 12/30/15. 20% off clearance with the code JACKPOT until 12/31/15. Up to 50% on women’s jeans and activewear.

Pomelo is having an up to 40% off select items sale..

River Island – up to 50% off on all sale styles.

Ruche – 50$ off 100$ with the code JUST4YOU until 1/1/15.

Saks Fifth Avenue – up to 60% off select styles, free shipping and returns with the code HOLIDAY.

Saks Off Fifth – up to 75% off on clearance styles.

Shop Sosie – 16% off everything with the code HAPPY2016.

The Limited – up to 60% off on sale items, 40% off select full price skirts, and 30% off brand new arrivals.

Topshop – up to 50% off all sale styles.

Uniqlo – 20$ off 150$ with the code NEWYOU.

Warehouse – up to 50% off on sale items.

White House Black Market – up to 70% off select styles.

Yesstyle – up to 80% off all items.

Zara – annual winter sale.

Beauty

Jolse – 15% off all products and 20% off select brands.

Memebox – 15% off all skincare items with the code BABYITSCOLD15.

Sephora – extra 20% off sale items with the code EXTRA20.

Soko Glam – 40% off select items; free shipping until 12/31/15 with the code HOLIDAYCHEER.

 

Anyways, that’s the end of my roundup. If I missed any sales just leave a comment below. Happy holidays!