Have you looked in the mirror today and admired how fly you are all on your own? At this time in your life that little task is one that should not be taken for granted, It could save you a ton on social shopping.
So now that I have your attention what is this term ‘social shopping’? Social shopping is buying an item just to show it off on social media. I feel kind of silly writing this because it kills me to acknowledge it happens, but sadly so many of my sisters (brothas too) do this. I will remind you now that style has no price tag and a label does not make you more stylish (look at Rita Ora-no shade). I will also remind you that affordability is not based on your credit card limit, we kind of forget sometimes that this is not money. So how can you save- identify you’re doing this and stop. You can do it and I know you can because this season you will remember the validation you’re looking for is not on social media.
Are you feeling a little judged? Do not, I am not here to scold you but rather educate and enlighten. I have social shopped before and purchased some expensive stuff worn once for the gram. Looking back that probably was not even my true style, I just fell into a trap. These days I’m growing and learning who I am more and more each day and with the comes confidence that I used to justify elsewhere. So no judgement just awareness and honesty.
How to Save and Identify Social Shopping
Step 1- Decide Who Loves It
By now you probably have noticed a trend within my wardrobe, I love to stick to the basic ‘less is more’ look. On 8.3.14 I wore a blue blazer, white t-shirt, and blue jeans to hang out with a friend for her birthday.
Get the look below:
Excuse the typo, but LOOK 2 is all about your Jordan year. Filled with ton’s of color and a bit of the classic’s. At work you want to keep your youth while gaining traction in your focus area.
I paired this fun graphic t-shirt with some classic black trousers for work yesterday, in a very ‘I mean business kinda’ way. I was able to grab some quick shots after work before my lake run and grocery stop.
Hello Ladies! Happy Tuesday to you all, and I hope you are killing this work week if it is one for you. To start the week I wore this very basic plaid blouse and dark denim jeans look that I really enjoyed. I’m the biggest believer in fashion+style being 100% percent authentic and each outfit you see featured has indeed been worn that day.
The word ‘summer’ only applies sometimes in the Bay Area and for this I am forever grateful. Although I am a summer baby my wardrobe lives for fall and winter. I’m in full ‘Pre-Fall’ mode in this dark shades get-up wearing ZARA almost head to toe.
Are your work clothes to youthful or to aging? This is the inspiration for this month’s workwear theme as I get back to our regular scheduled program, weekly outfits you can wear to work.
“Dressing your age means feeling comfortable in your own skin and working with what you’ve got.”