I have never written a fashion blog because, quite simply, I'm not very fashionable. However, I do believe that there is something to be said for looking cute on a budget. I am someone who cannot justify spending $40 on a blouse. First of all, I'm not a big fan of child labor. Secondly, to spend that much money on clothing seems frivolous and wasteful if you ask me. I am not too proud to wear secondhand clothing which is why I love Plato's Closet.
Unfortunately, no, I am not receiving any compensation for this post, but that won't stop me from promoting it! Plato's Closet could easily be described as a "classier" Goodwill. You can sell your gently used brand name items in return for cash or store credit and then customers such as myself get to buy them for at least half the price they originally cost in the store! Take a look at my most recent PC-inspired ensemble:
Granted, the pictures are not great. I was balancing my little Nikon on a Yankee Candle! The dress ($14), sweater (Express, $10) and boots ($12) were all from Plato's Closet! Does this outfit make me the next Vera Wang? Not so much. But for about $40 I pulled off a pretty cute look if I do say so myself. If your inner fashionista is crying out against your student, post-grad or new Mommy budget, I highly recommend Plato's Closet and the good news is, they're everywhere!