Friday, August 22, 2008

I don't even know your name, so I will call you medicine - you can ease my pain.


I put together a list of items I need to add to my closet, and I so badly want to go shopping! But the problem is that money is pretty tight...and it's so difficult to resist temptation.
My mom is incredibly avaricious, hording money for fear of having to part with it. My father would give me the world if he could afford it. He works really hard to earn money, and though he'd love to live a luxurious life style, he can't when all the money he does earn is sucked away by my mom in their struggles for divorce.
My point of this little rant would be that I either need to find materials to create my own garments, or somehow find a shop with ridiculously cheap, yet chic, clothing. Any suggestions or ideas on how to achieve a darling collection of clothes without breaking your budget? =P

20 comments:

agnes said...

I do need some of your picks as well! lol, i guess we are in the same boat, i am also on a tight budget. What i suggest to do is that, you only choose a few essential items, which you can have fun with them for the entire season, It saves you loads. :)

bear said...

i feel you on resisting the temptation but this post is reallllly tempting me!!

bear said...

i feel you on resisting the temptation but this post is reallllly tempting me!!

chuckles said...

Well, you can make some of it. There's a lot of free patterns available in the internet.

And I love thrift stores. It's cheap and if you are patient, you can find great pieces.

Richel said...

polyvore is a great invention. all these cute little items make their way onto a nice little spread. Love it!

Robin said...

The items are so lovely. Love it to!

di said...

loved the items!

besos

She's Dressing Up said...

Maybe the best idea would be to choose just one of each type of piece - your favourite of the dresses, one pair of shoes etc and just focus on purchasing those? =]

Arielle said...

this is a great collection. we have a lot of similar items on our wishlists

discothequechic said...

you can't go wrong with a wardrobe full of florals!

Penny said...

eBay is always quite good, especially if the item that you want isn't one of the top trends of the moment. or sometimes if you try searching for it with a slight spelling mistake, you will probably be the only bidder because nobody thinks to do that!

also vintage stores or charity shops are good because a lot of trends around at the moment have already been and gone in past years so you can find loads of stuff similar to what is in the high street for a fraction of the price (plus, you won't see anybody else with your outfit!)

hope that helps :) xxx

sydneydoll said...

baby im sorry to hear about your dire situation.

i have sisters so i can borrow their stuff, but we are different sizes so that usually doesnt help anyway.

yeah ebay is the best.
otherwise, cheap stores can have some great things.
just make sure the quality is good.

markets are great and really cheap stores (like $2) as they have original stuff, like belts etc.

of course quality is the most important thing so make sure.

best of luck

xxxx

sydneydoll said...

i wish you could come to my masked ball : )

Mimi said...

Oh so cool stuff.there's so much stuff I want at the moment...more money is the basic :D

cute blog!

Savvy Mode SG said...

the best way to update a wardrobe is to add accessories from current season so you don't have to keep on buying new clothes. btw, sorry about your situation. hope everything will get better for you in the near future.

Fashion Extacy said...

love the name of your post. hmm wonder where you heard the song ;]
i say lets go to orange mall tomorrow and try to do some bargain shopping, yeah? <3

Lana said...

Am having problems with money being tight too. But I recently sold a couple of my boots, so a little money is coming my way. Maybe that's an idea? Selling your stuff.

elle said...

love that grey skirt! i have SO many lists and lists of clothes I need to get!

THE HOUSE OF STYLE said...

i say reuse your old items in new ways. wear a versatile skirt as a dress.
divorce is awful and im sorry you are in the middle of it.
x
Marian

enc said...

Everybody else has already suggested all the good shopping options.

Do you work? Paychecks might help.

I'm sorry to hear your parents are divorcing. That's never easy.