When I think of fashion, I see it as my blank canvas. Some people are great painters, other are great writers, while others excel in dancing. I am not bad in those fields but I’ve never excel at them. Fashion comes natural to me, I love putting together styles, colors, textures. Unfortunately, the reality is I haven’t always had the means to purchase the pieces of clothing I’ve had my eyes on. I’ve becoming very, very savvy at looking as if I’ve spend several hundreds of dollars on an outfit when in reality I’ve spend probably $15. I learned to seek out pieces in thrift shops, and stores such as +H&M , +Old Navy and +Target. For minimal dollars, I can pull together wonderful, one of a kind outfits. That said, for as much of a saver as I am, I too have my “snob” perceptions. I will not lie, I am not a fan of +Walmart. I never hear positive stories about this store and when I have visited my perception is not positive. When I found myself selling doughnuts for a fundraiser there last week, I was forced to be there, to really BE there for 4+ hours. On a break, I decided to explore and do what most fashion lovers would find repulsive. Tempted by the prices, and pleasantly surprised at some of the selection, I went for it. I bought a simple outfit, a skirt and a tank top.
What is the lesson here? A treasure can be found anywhere.