An Interview with Fashion for the Economically Challenge
As a 26 year old woman who loves clothes and shoes, I started Fashion for the Economically Challenged in July 2009 to catalog my daily outfits and gain confidence. I believe fashion transcends size and budget and can be extremely empowering. Feel free to stop by Fashion for the Economically Challenge and say hello, ask a question, or chat!
What do you do when you're not blogging? What is your job?
Fashion for the: I am a lawyer by trade, but I'm currently doing a little bit of everything right now! I'm studying for the bar exam in another state, doing volunteer legal work, drafting wills, and substitute teaching. My dream is to teach full time and volunteer legal services to low income people in my state.
What would be the one fashion tip you would give to a friend?
Fashion for the: Learn how to dress your body. Once you understand what fits and flatters, you can add accessories that fit your personality and wear your outfits with confidence.
What is your fantasy splurge?
Fashion for the: I would die to have a black quilted Chanel handbag, but I would never feel right about spending that much money on, well, anything!
Where are you from and what are your top three favorite places to shop in your city?
Fashion for the: I live in a small town in the Midwest. We don't have a lot of options for shopping around here, so I frequent one small, local thrift store or shop online. My favorite online stores are JCPenney, Forever21, Amazon, Ebay/Etsy, and Target. I am also loving the new Talbots!
Great fashion steal:
Fashion for the: I bought a fantastic red Maggy London dress off of Ebay for $9.99 in 2009, and it has been my go-to dress ever since.
How are you able to stay fashionable without spending a lot of $$? What are your tips and where do you shop?
Fashion for the: I think the most important thing to remember when shopping is to only buy things you truly love and will wear often. I used to only focus on price and ended up buying cheap clothes that I rarely wore. I still shop the sales, thrift stores, and Ebay, but now I only buy items I really love.
What 5 items do you always have in your purse?
Fashion for the: Hand sanitizer, gum, chapstick, a pen, and usually plenty of grocery receipts that I need to throw away!
What are key pieces from your wardrobe that you find yourself wearing over and over?
Fashion for the: The pieces I wear most often are a pair of jeggings from JCPenney, a gray boyfriend cardigan, an olive print scarf I bought for $7 from a San Francisco street vendor, and the Tiffany earrings my husband gave me for my birthday last year.
4 things you can't live without:
Fashion for the: Well, my husband/family/dog are always first priority for me, but as far as "things" go, I would say that I would be in a very sad state without chocolate, my computer, Aveeno face lotion, and mascara.
How long does it take you to decide on an outfit to post?
Fashion for the: I'm not a model. If I am wearing anything above yoga pants and a sweatshirt, I take a picture and post it. Even if it doesn't work, I figure other people can learn with me as I experiment in fashion. We can't dress like Grace Kelly every day, so I won't pretend that I do on my blog!
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