Fashion Finds- Travel Edition

One question I hear often is, where did you get that from? Whether it’s my shoes, outfit, or accessory, that’s a constant question I get on a weekly basis. Growing up, my parents didn’t believe in spending a lot of money on clothes, they had 3 kids and my mom was a stay at home mom. My father worked his way up the totem pole to be able to retire at a decent age and gives all of us the necessities in life. My parents love yard sales. Both my parents grew up poor so they knew the value of a dollar. When we were young we always got toys but usually from yard sales, and we never knew the difference. My mom ,from time to time, would buy clothes and shoes (still does) and we would be happy with the new used items we got. I know many people find that unsanitary, but if you wash before you use, I really don’t see the problem. With that said, I have always been a bargain shopper when it comes to clothes. Thank God for H & M and Forever 21 these days. I had my splurging stage but mostly on handbags and shoes (my guilty pleasures). I have calmed down and now always look for the best bargain. Now that I love to travel, I always need a new wardrobe for the trip (or so I think). This year alone I have been on 4 vacations already! So you know the shopping was on a high level. Thankfully I got most of my outfits for dirt cheap! I even got a pair pants for $4 bucks! (Details on that shortly). With a little bit of patience and a good stylist (my best friend helps me style my clothes, she’s great) you can make a cheap outfit look very chic.

Below are some of my favorite outfits from my vacations so far, and where I got them from.

First trip was Cancun Mexico during the cold harsh winter this year. Needless to say, I was ready to live in a bikini and some crop tops.

Me  & my bestie on a girls getaway! Pants: $4.00 from De Janero (boutique in NYC) Bralette top from Victoria secret: $20.00 and my Fedora was my accessory $10.00 (I bargained with the vendor)

Me & my bestie on a girls getaway! Pants: $4.00 from De Janero (boutique in NYC) Bralette top from Victoria secret: $20.00 and my Fedora was my accessory $10.00 (I bargained with the vendor)

H&M bikini - around  $22.00 for the set, Straw hat I purchased at the zoo and my gold body chain from Aldo $15.00, the beautiful blue waves are courtesy of Cancun Mexico!

H&M bikini – around $22.00 for the set, Straw hat I purchased at the zoo and my gold body chain from Aldo $15.00 bucks, the beautiful blue waves are courtesy of Cancun Mexico!

Don't mind my pose I was "feeling myself" Shoes from Mandees: $20.00 bucks Skirt from De Janero: $7.00 Top I believe Forever 21: $15.00 and body chain from Aldo: $15.00.

Don’t mind my pose I was “feeling myself” Shoes from Mandees: $20.00 Skirt from De Janero: $7.00 Top I believe Forever 21: $15.00 and body chain from Aldo: $15.00.

My Exotic Princess look one of my Faves! Pants H&M; $20.00 (or around that) Shirt from Jenna & Molly: $30.00 shoes from Charlotte Rousse (old wedges buy one get one $10.00 sale) Head Chain I ordered from Amazon: $20.00.

My Exotic Princess look one of my Faves! Pants H&M; $20.00 (or around that) Shirt from Jenna & Molly: $30.00 shoes from Charlotte Rousse (old wedges buy one get one $10.00 sale) Head Chain I ordered from Amazon: $20.00.

Next up was Miami in March, a very spontaneous getaway so I really didn’t have time to shop, But I did order a new bathing suit in the nick of time!

New with this years fashion trend I kept seeing sexy one pieces, so I just had to join the movement. One piece from Chichime (online website): $30.00 and my cover up was just $5.00 on sale from Mandees.

New with this years fashion trend I kept seeing sexy one pieces, so I just had to join the movement. One piece from Chichime (online website): $45.00 and my cover up was just $5.00 on sale from Mandees.

Next stop Jamaica, a surprise birthday getaway for my hard working boyfriend who deserved it.

Shoes from Guess got them on sale: $30.00 (these are a favorite even with the guys, they have zippers sexy look but the heel is small) Skirt was from Rum Raisin (boutique in Brooklyn) : $20.00 and top from Forever 21: $15.00.

Shoes from Guess got them on sale: $30.00 (these are a favorite even with the guys, they have zippers sexy look but the heel is small) Skirt was from Rum Raisin (boutique in Brooklyn) : $20.00 and top from Forever 21: $15.00.

This white dress I had my eye on for a while, it was sold out. I waited for restock and lucky me it was restocked and on sale! dress from wantmylook (online website) :$20.00 and my  great guess heels made another appearance: $30.00 (on sale)

This white dress I had my eye on was sold out. I waited for restock and lucky me it was restocked and on sale! dress from wantmylook (online website) :$20.00 and my great Guess heels made another appearance: $30.00 (on sale)

My last Destination- the “Dream” trip – Paris, France.

My outfit must have been art! These people seemed to think so JK! Crop top from American Apparel: $30.00 and skirt was from a consignment shop: $20.00 (great find!)

My outfit must have been art! These people seemed to think so JK! Crop top from American Apparel: $30.00 and skirt was from a consignment shop: $20.00 (great find!)

Big Sex in the city fan, my look was inspired by Carrie Bradshaw. Shirt from Zara: $10.00 (I tied it up,the saying on shirt " Me: hard to find, hard to forget) the skirt from De Janero: $25.00 bucks and shoes from Shopprimadonna (online website & store in NYC): $20.00 ( they also sent me free earrings with purchase! how sweet) Sunglasses Versace: $250.00 and earrings Swarvoski: $90.00

Big Sex in the city fan, my look was inspired by Carrie Bradshaw. Shirt from Zara: $10.00 (I tied it up,the saying on shirt ” Me: hard to find, hard to forget) the skirt from De Janero: $25.00 and shoes from Shopprimadonna (online website & store in NYC): $20.00 ( they also sent me free earrings with purchase! how sweet) Sunglasses Versace: $250.00 and earrings Swarvoski: $90.00

My last look was inspired by Kim K, I love dresses and it's an easy outfit to put together. Dress from fashionnova (onlinewebsite): $27.99 and necklace I bought from a street fair : $10.00.

My last look was inspired by Kim K, I love dresses and it’s an easy outfit to put together. Dress from fashionnova (onlinewebsite): $27.99 and necklace I bought from a street fair : $10.00.

The online websites I love to shop from and seen in some of the pics, the links are below:

wantmylook

Fashion Nova

Primadonna

I am lucky enough to live in one of the fashion capitals, so all these boutiques are everywhere. If you don’t live in a big city, don’t be afraid to check out a local consignment shop or even salvation army, you will be surprised about the great finds that are there!

You don’t need to have a million bucks, to feel or look like a million bucks. Wear a smile, show confidence and rock your outfit, feel proud after all it’s your own creation!

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