CSA: Cheap Shopaholics Anonymous
Shorts: old Bullhead bootcut jeans (from PacSun) - cut & destroyed by me
Bag: CLN - gift from my mom from the Philippines
So… I really liked this outfit when I was taking pictures, but looking at it now.. I feel kind of weird about it. I remember being really proud of myself for cutting and destroying my own shorts from an old pair of jeans. They look a lot better in person, I guess.. ? They make me want to just buy a new pair of actual shorts..
But does anyone else have trouble spending $30 on a pair of perfectly destroyed shorts when you’ve got all these jeans in your closet that you don’t use and that you could just cut yourself? I’ve been on this shopping craze as of late, buying things that I didn’t have a chance to before, because I was a broke college kid.. I’ll admit, I’m pretty cheap when it comes to clothes. I’ve only recently realized just how cheap I’ve become, because I’ve been so careful with money - I’ll get something more for the fact that it’s cheap and looks okay on me and less so because I’m in love with it or it fits well.. And I’ve just realized that buying something because it’s cheap and decent looking isn’t enough of a reason to actually buy it.
It doesn’t sound like a difficult concept to grasp, but it is, and it’s more difficult to actually do what I’m preaching.. But it’s an investment, right? Not just in the longevity and amount of use that I’ll get out of a piece of clothing, but I guess it’s an investment in myself. If it looks good, AND it makes me feel good, then I should consider buying it. But if it’s okay looking but cheap.. then I shouldn’t even think about it.
Ah, easier said than done.. especially when all the good sales follow me everywhere. Such a blessing, yet such a curse at the same time.
I apologize for the radio silence
Things have been a little chaotic around here. My little brother just “graduated” from Pre-K, which was the cutest thing ever (my little boy is growing up! *tear tear*). My two youngest sisters just finished up 1st and 4th grade. Jill just got done with her finals, which wrapped up her freshman year in high school. Justine’s been applying to colleges.
And me? Well, aside from applying to jobs (and desperately waiting to get any sort of news back) and keeping the kids clean, fed, well-rested, and busy now that school’s out (I make them do laps in the pool with me mwahaha!)…
I think I might have overdone it with the shoe shopping (or shopping in general). Just a little.
From left to right:
1) Rampage “Jonalee”, $22 in-store & online at BonTon*
2) Steve Madden “Mammbow”, $31 in-store at Macy’s**
3) Nike Free+ 3, $70 in-store at Macy’s**
Well, what can I say? Sometimes a girl just needs a new pair (or three) of shoes, right?
* With BonTon promo: 60% off yellow dot clearance! The Rampage Jonalee’s were originally $59! Luckily, I snagged the last pair in my size!
** With Macy’s promo: Buy 3 pairs, get 30% off your entire purchase! The Steve Madden’s were on sale in-store for $44.50, and the Nike Free’s were $100. Justine also bought some shoes so that we could get that insane discount!
Hi there! I’m Justine! (: (pronounced: juh-steen). Usually, people mispronounce it and call me Justin instead, which makes no sense at all because why would you call a girl, Justin? Really? lol. Anyways, I’m twenty, the second oldest of 6 siblings, and just last Saturday, I graduated from community college with my Associate’s Degree!
Unlike Jacquie, I was born with straight hair, and I guess I was lucky I didn’t have to go through the afro haircut. No lie, I remember those times, & we have pictures somewhere around here >.> … I’m kidding, I would never post those up here! I respect my older sister lol. Anyways, I rather have curly hair, because in my opinion, you have the best of worlds. If you’re tired of it being curly, you can just straighten it. I used to tell her that all the time, but she never believed me. My hair is very thin, and it’s very difficult to curl. Usually when I curl it, it doesn’t stay curled.. It goes back to being straight. -___- Last Saturday, Jilli was able to curl my hair, and it actually stayed curled all day. Maybe she just put a lot of hair spray? I don’t know, it worked, & I was happy!