I've had a lot of people ask me how I find good deals. It's hard to say exactly how except I shop...a lot!! And by shop that doesn't always mean buy. I often leave stores with nothing, which is hard for people to do. But if I don't NEED it or it doesn't scream "Good Deal!!" to me, I don't buy it. It's simple.
What people think of as expensive or not differs greatly from region to region. I'm originally from Naples, FL. Spending $500 on a pair of jeans isn't unheard of for much of there. Have I ever paid that much? No. Would I ever? Probably not. I love a good deal, but I can appreciate the finer things in life.
What I find the key to cute (affordable) outfits is pairing classic pieces (such as my new Long Champ or Hunter Boots) with pieces that are Thrifted or non-designer. Today I'm going to make an example of one outfit, later I will post some of my most recent finds.
Sweater: JCrew on sale $20
Plaid Button Down: Thrifted $2.50
Necklace: Target on sale $3
Pants: WalMart (Gasp, I know) $17
Fur-lined Plaid Duck Boots: Bass Pro on sale $30