I was sitting in a science class one day when one of my best friends walked in. She was wearing a long dress with flowers at the bottom. This was dress to die for; I mean so cute. I had to know where she got it so it could end up being my new favorite store! At that moment she pulled out her phone and showed me the app that would change my entire way of shopping and saving money. Both are two things that define me pretty well. I sell something or purchase something once a week. In fact just today these adorable Black Jack Rogers were delivered to me! I got these for cheaper than retail even though there was not a single sign they had been worn! It’s amazing, the previous owner had bought the wrong size but didn’t want the money she had spent to go to waste. Instead of bringing them to a consignment store and getting $10 for them, she sold them herself, and I got them for only $90! Check out more from this amazing closet once you download the app and go to @ajubert!
Now on to some of my favorite closets!
I love poshmark, and I I don’t know I how bought affordable clothes or got rid of mine before this app! I think my favorite thing about Poshmark is somebody’s closet could be like your favorite store! You can bookmark a closet on your computer or just search when you’re looking for something specific! I also love the offer button. All of my prices are negotiable, and most sellers prices are too so if you like it but wish it was just a little less hit that offers button! It doesn’t hurt to ask(: Plus they can always counter! Check out my closet for clothes I wore day to day and remember most people love offers, comments or shares!
Don’t get me wrong, I still adore consignment stores, and still sell and buy from real places but this is just a great tool to keep on your phone.
RAISE YOUR HAND IF YOU MAKE NO MONEY BUT SPEND SO MUCH!! Okay glad we all agree!! Okay, but honestly I babysit for hours make a good amount of cash, but then somehow somebody spent all of it that weekend? Weird!! Through the years of me spending every penny I own on dresses and shoes, I have found ways to help me get the most for my money and how to save the best and I can’t wait to share these tips!!
RetailMeNot Coupons: This started as a website, but now there’s an app for that! *insert 10,000 memes* I have this app on my phone and use it at least once a week. It doesn’t have every single store out there, but it’s working on it (including online stores)! The deals are actually excellent, and you don’t have to go searching for every single one, they’re all right there!
Saving: Oh, I know, the most dreadful word in the human language! This is so so hard for me, because hey I just made that $60, I am going to buy that new dress that costs $59, and I saved a whole dollar from what I made right… I mean hey I should have $5 in a few weeks! I started realizing how important it is to save when I was in middle school and desired to go to Uganda. After about two years I kept $700. I had an actual jar in my room and every time I got paid I would insert a few dollars into the pot, sometimes it was a $10 bill, sometimes a $20 bill, really whatever I felt like, but I always put in, at least, $5. Now the time has arisen, I’m going to South Africa, and while it’s not Uganda that’s where I’m spending the saved up money (cause hey it’s the same continent… so whatever).
Consignment Stores: I know, no teenager or young adult wants to say that their wardrobe comes from a used store, even if its a really cute one. But I am here to say there is no shame in consignment store shopping. (or you can pull my classic move and say ugh, don’t remember or just say where it came from… a lot of consignment stores will say “forever 21” “target” or so on.) If you live in the Raleigh area my two favorite are Uptown Cheapskate or Plato’s Closet
These are just three things I do to make sure I’m actually looking at what I save, hope you find this helpful or can comment on what you do to save money!
Verse of the Day
John 11:25-26: Jesus said to her, “I am the resurrection and the life. The one who believes in me will live, even though they die;and whoever lives by believing in me will never die. Do you believe this?”