lady leon

yesterday was brutal!!
storm leon swung in and froze us in!
nowhere to go, nothing to do, so i took to the street with my trusty tripod and froze my cahoonas off for u lovely dedicated readers . . . . .  your welcome!!!
following in yesterdays footsteps, i'm all about saving dough this week!
 i'm am admittedly uber cheap when it comes to . . . well, everything!
but especially spending money on myself
i live for a bargain!
the thrill of the hunt, the tease of a sale, the sweet victory of scoring designer jeans at pennies on the dollar!!
nothing could be better!
so i thought i would share a few of my tricks to looking chic while being cheap!
tip #1:  shop your own closet!!!
you know you've got some hidden gems in there, its all about reworking them to fit with today's trends!
tip #2:  borrow from the boys
menswear is always chic!  their styles have been the same since the stone-age.  grab an oxford shirt from ur bf, haphazardly tuck it into your skinniest of skinnies, throw on some killer heals and you're done!
tip #3:  get thrifty!
thrift shops are where its at!  you can score amazing pieces for pennies!  scope out their blazers and jackets for the best scores!
tip #4
stick with the basics
u will never regret buying that perfect pair of black pumps or super dark dressy denim
when in doubt, buy items that are versatile and carry you from season to season
tip #5
hello!!  hygiene ladies!!
a good way to ruin even your best of outfits, it to not take care of the basic necessities
clean face, clean hair, clean smell!
nobody looks chic with last nights mascara and knots in their hair
no time??
wash your face, throw on some mascara and lip gloss, pinch your cheeks and put your hair in a pony
"a smile is a woman's best accessory"
xoxo,
tara belle
took my own advice and compiled all 5 tips to create this look
plaid top Forever 21 similar here, boys striped sweater Old Navy similar here, blazer Thrift Shop, nico skinnies Hudson similar wash here, nadine booties ShoeMint, gloves, bag & scarf TJMaxx