Hey girls ♥ So, as you learned in my previous entry, I am interning for Mr. Fabulous himself : Derek Warburton - AKA - Derek Loves Shopping! I absolutely love it and it is a really fun internship! Spending my days running around NYC pulling the hottest clothing & accessories from the best stores to showcase on TV segments or at events is really perfect for me! Two weeks ago, Derek & I focused on putting together outfits that showed the hottest summer trends. Last week we chose to explore every fashionista's biggest dilemma - Splurge vs. Steal!
We went shopping all over NYC, from TJmaxx to Bloomingdales and Saks Fifth Avenue, all in search of finding trendy accessories that can be greatly compared even though they are totally different in one way : one of them is a total splurge & the other is a huge steal!
Being a girl who loves fashion & all the hottest trends, it is very important to me to always know when its smart to splurge (usually only on classic items which will always be in style - for example: a gorgeous, perfect fitting little black dress!) and when it is smart to snag a steal (when buying trendy items that will come & go as the trends change. For example: fun neon yellow wedges!) Also, I absolutely loveeee finding things that look expensive for less! Even if I have the money to spend, the more I can save, the more I can buy! (and trust me, I love buying!)
Remember girls: Retail therapy is the cheapest type of therapy, if you can do it right ;)
Check out this example of a Splurge vs. Steal!
The one on the left is from Amazon and they only cost $12.99 - HOTLOVE Luxury Quality Sunglasses UV400 Lens Technology Gaga Style Celebrity Sunglasses P1863 Black , Light Weight frame Trendy Fashion Everyday Apparel for Women & Men and the ones on the right are Tom Ford Sunglasses that cost $299.00 on Amazon TOM FORD RAQUEL TF76 color B5 Sunglasses but retail for $395.00 at Bloomingdales!
Derek & I found some amazing comparisons, so watch the video below & see if you can guess along and tell tell the splurges from the steals! (Also, watch the whole entire video to see also how to change a day look into a night look!!) Have fun & happy shopping :)