Times are hard for the average American these days. So finding the newest fashionable items can be a strain on your bank account. When it comes to the latest fashions I’ve always wondered this: Why buy a 300$ shirt from some top designer when you can find the same shirt from a lesser known brand for a reasonable price? If there’s one thing I’ve learned about commerce is that even if its from a designer label, you can ALWAYS find the same thing for a cheaper price. The other day I went on a bit of a fashion haul to show you what I mean. From cross leggings to spiked headbands, take a look at the items I bought and the comparisons I’ve used from some well known retailers.
Cross leggings: I got theses nifty things from a local store called TParty for 15.00$
Compare at: houseoffraser.co.uk at 23.40$ (was 39.00$) after the sale discount.
Skull Blouse: This is an item that was none of the ultimate steals. I bought this at Ross for 10$!
Compare at: Nastygal.com at 43$. Can you see the big picture?
Spiked headband: I have a strange obsession with spiked stuff. This headband I got at a store called Hottie is so me. Not only that it was only 7.99!
Compare at: Topshop’s blush spiked headband at 25$.
50’s Vintage Cat Eye Sunglasses: an excellent find for only 5.99$
Compare at: shoplesnouvelles.com’s Norma Kamali Square Cat Eye Sunglasses at 98.00$
You see. Bigger buy for your buck. I spent less than 50$ for items that would have cost hundreds somewhere else. Don’t let the recession get you down, there’s a new bargain hunter in town!
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The new year brings hope to people. We promise ourself its going to be a “new year, new you”. We begin the first couple months pushing to achieve those goals, but somewhere along the way you become less focused on what you set out to do for the year. To help you stay productive when you feel things are getting foggy I have put together some helpful tips to help you stay at your best when you aren’t at your lowest.
Keep constant reminders of your goals. Keep a clear mind of what you want to do and what kind of outcome you want to achieve from it. Make a production board with goals you would like to achieve in a certain amount of time, or keep an agenda to monitor tasks. Make sure these canvasses are in places you see on a daily basis for instance, your office desk, on a board in your room, post-its around the house, somewhere that your goals can be a constant reminder to you.
Focus on your priorities. Be sure that at least one of you actions in your day is an important and beneficial factor to what you want to do and and the outcome you want. Make a list of what you can do to achieve those goals and work at those tasks accordingly.
Delay Distractions. If you want simplicity when goal setting the best thing to do is to delay distractions. Don’t let little things get in the way if your goals. If you want to get copies of your project printed on Tuesday, don’t deter yourself from getting that done because your friend called to hang out. Im all for the “Work hard, play hard” routine however, make sure your priorities are accomplished BEFORE engaging in recreational activities.
Think positive. Keep your head up. You’re working toward bettering yourself for the future what’s there to be negative about? The moment you feel the slightest bit out doubt tell yourself why you’ve been doing these goals. You do them for your benefit, to make you a happier person, and accomplish things you didn’t think you could do. The only thing that can stop you from being the best person you can be is YOU. Try to absorb and exert good vibes from the people around you to receive a more positive attitude.
The path the keeping track of your goals for the new year can be tricky but with an extra push and a little organization, you can do anything you put your mind to. Comment with some of your tips to staying on track when you have a goal.
We’re almost near the launch date For Chic Creep online. You have no idea how excited I am. Our first line will be hemp/tribal themed. The second will be brighter colors and have a summer feeling. I’m glad I’m able to embark on this journey with you. Without you guys none if this would be possible.
If you haven’t followed Chic Creep on Twitter you should, soon we will be having a giveaway. Hurry now before someone else wins the prize. @ChicCreep
Ill be showing you some sneak peaks later in the week. Stay tuned.
Over the years I’ve. Had a knack for making jewelry, from bracelets, to earrings, you name it. People have always told me I should sell the things that I make however, I never considered it. The holiday season really opened my eyes to the diversity if my skills and really got me thinking that I could actually start a business doing crafts.
With the new year drawing near I’ve decided to try something I’ve never done before.
I will be opening an online store with things that I’ve handmade.
Stay tuned the shop should be up within the month with cool gizmos, I’ll be using the blog to update you with contests, promos, and more.
This new year will be a start of great things.
Happy New Year!!!
Ps. My birthday is in 6 days!!!