N Sale on a Student Budget

Okay, y’all. The N Sale is happening… If you don’t have early access (like me, haven’t gotten the card yet), it starts TOMORROW… And ALL the fashion bloggers are talking about it. You probably glanced at the sneak peek and, if you’re anything like me, were like HOLY $*%T, I can’t afford any of this cute stuff… I have $1000 worth of textbooks to buy before next month! Plus highlighters and pencils and pens and note cards and notebooks and printer ink and a new parking pass and fees and tuition and…..

BUT WAIT, it’s okay ladies, because I scoped through the whole sale. I sorted by lowest price to highest price (typical). I searched for closet staples that you can use multiple ways for your fall wardrobe, getting the most use out of each piece for your money. I have compiled my few select finds for a working girl on a tight budget, so read up ladies! The sale opens to the public TOMORROW (July 22nd!) Hope this helps!

1. Hunter ‘Original Refined’ Rain Boot (Women) – Sale $129
.90 (After Sale: $195.00). Okay, so this may be a BIT of a splurge, but I don’t think I can go another fall without these babies. Campus walking is impossible without a solid pair of rainboots. So, really, they’re a necessity… Like books.. Right?

2. This Lush ‘Whitney’ Bell Sleeve Woven Shift Dress is an absolute necessity! I need it in like, four colors. Good news is, it comes in 10! TEN colors. Ladies, you can’t go wrong here. $31.90 on sale, after sale $48.00.

3. Every fall wardrobe needs some go-to sweaters (preferably super cozy and oversized!). Here’s one on sale that can be worked in so many ways, and it comes in three total fall colors! It’s the Dreamers by Debut Seamed V-Neck Pullover – Sale $28.90 After Sale $44.00.

4. Okay, I can’t be the only one who’s super in love with the mini backpack craze. Found this cutie on sale AND… It’s faux-leather (score!) It’s the BP Faux Leather Backpack. Sale $31.90 After Sale $49.00. PLUS, it comes in black and cognac (my fav!)

5. Speaking of bags, can we all just take a moment to appreciate this PERF staple bag for this fall in Burgundy Stem? I’m in LOVE. The Sole Society ‘Thalia’ Crossbody Bag, on sale for $32.90. After Sale $49.95. (Faux-Leather, guys!)

6. One of my fav go-to outfits in the fall is a simple flowy tunic with leggings or distressed jeans and some cognac or brown boots. With a few added accessories, like some bling or a blanket scarf, it’s the perfect fall look. Here are some perfect fall tunics to add to your wardrobe! BP Long Sleeve Tunic Tee, on sale for $17.90. After Sale $28.00. It comes in 4 colors!



7. Every girl needs a red plaid shirt for fall. This BP Plaid Tunic Shirt is on sale  for $28.90. After Sale $44.00. Pictures here is my fav in Red Jester Soyle Plaid. If you’re looking for a different color, good news! It comes in SIX!

8. No fall wardrobe is complete without some killer scarves! Check out these cuties! This BP Mixed Leopard Pattern scarf is originally $29.00 and on sale for $18.90!

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On top of this adorbs leopard scarf, plaid blanket or square scarves are a MUST. These BP Plaid Square Scarves are $18.90 as well, originally $29.00 and they come in these three colors!


The N Sale is definitely hard to shop at when you’re on a student budget, so I will be coming out with a post soon of my total shopping list for this fall, including items from places like Lulu’s, Forever 21, H&M, etc. Keep an eye out, lovelies!


Rompers & Steamers

Sundays are always my errand-running days. While running around, it’s important to be comfortable, but you can also be stylish! Rompers are the perfect errand-running outfit. Simple and easy to dress up or dress down. This one only cost me about $10 a long while back from (I think) Forever 21, and it still looks great!

The secret?


Ladies, if you have not invested in a steamer yet, you are missing out. When you’re buying clothes on a budget, they’re not always the greatest quality. The first time I wore this romper a couple years back, I washed it, threw it in the dryer, and it came out all shriveled up and wrinkly! Irons are a pain and don’t work well on a lot of clothing items. Steamers are the way to go.

I plug my steamer in while I’m getting ready in the morning and within a couple minutes it’s hot and ready to use. Whatever I’m wearing, whether it’s a $4 tee or business clothes, they get a quick steam before I put them on. It keeps them looking brand new and wrinkle-free! I seriously recommend you make the investment.

We got ours from Walmart for $85. Here’s the link!

Like my romper? Check out some other short-sleeve ones here, and this off-the-shoulder one is on my shopping list!

I snagged these shoes on clearance from my local Target for only $10 but they are back in stock online right now, on sale, in brown AND black for only $26! (***Update: they are currently only available in brown. “Cognac” online).

My bag is one of my new FAUX-LEATHER babies from the Guess end of season sale! Snagged it here for only $59 and it’s still on sale! Not to mention, it also comes in black! Like the print? Check out this Cate Saddle Cross-body like the one I just posted in Tomatoe! Only $30. I may also own this one as well… 🙂


Sunnies from Forever 21. Check out their HUGE under $10 selection here.




Today I’m talking about why I love Guess handbags so much, as opposed to the LV, YSL, Gucci, or Chanel bags, etc.

Obviously, the higher-end “investment” bags are just that; an investment. A LARGE investment if you’re like me, going to school full-time and all your money goes straight to bills. Of course, I would LOVE to have a $1300 handbag, but that’s not even possible for me for probably several years.

BUT GUESS WHAT! You don’t have to sacrifice fashion because you’re a hard-working girl on a budget! That’s a core message I want to share on my blog. You can be fashionable and look like you’re rocking high-end outfits without spending tons of money.

That brings me to my oh-so-beloved Guess handbags. As you know, I am a vegetarian. I have been my entire life, and it’s due to my HUGE love for animals. The problem with higher-end bags, even Coach or Michael Kors, is that they are made with real leather. For most people, that’s what they want. I don’t.

It is SO hard to find cute, affordable bags made with no animal products. Fortunately, Guess offers tons of handbags that are faux-leather! You can’t even tell the difference.

On top of being super cute and faux-leather, they are also SUPER affordable! I just snatched three new bags from their end of season sale and spent $120 in total.

It takes a lot for me to fall in love (head-over-heels) for a purse. But when these new babies arrived, I was THRILLED! Today I’m showing off my new Cate Saddle Cross-Body in Tomatoe. Originally priced at $60.00, I got it for $30.00! Half-priced? I’ll take it!! Keep an eye out on the blog for my other new bags!

Shop the end of the season sale here -> http://shop.guess.com/en

Sunglasses & Tee – Forever 21 (Like, $10 total).

Boyfriend distressed jeans – TJ Maxx find!

Shoes are old (but have touches of Tomato red to tie in the bag!)

Drinking my new fav – Double shot on ice with Soy.