Boyfriend inspired outfits!

A fun way to change up your wardrobe is to pick a few things in your boyfriend’s closet. This is what I did in this article. The pieces are obviously too large, but I actually like that style. I styled everything with a very pink lipstick to make it more feminine.

Camo jacket

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Camo jacket from my boyfriend, green skirt from H&M (15$), black top from Dynamite (2 for 15$), choker flower necklace from Ardene (3 for 15$) and light pink lipstick #710 from Maybelline (7.99$).

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Let the kimonos do the job!

If there is one piece of clothing that looks effortless and chic it’s the kimono. When I don’t know what to wear I always add a kimono to my outfit and it does the job. I share with you 4 types of kimonos and ways to wear them and of course always on a budget.

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Fringe kimono from Winners (25$), sport’s bra from La Vie en Rose (5$), leggings from American Apparel (60$) and pink bracelet from Old Navy (5$).

 

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Jacket it up!

For this one I decided to show you how easy and cheap it is to throw a jacket on your outfit to make it look expensive and complete. When I don’t know what to wear or when my outfit looks totally flat I pick a jacket in my closet and a few accessories and I suddenly look more dressed!

For every look I dressed a plain black t-shirt dress so you can see the difference.

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Left: Black t-shirt dress from Ardene (15$). Right: Sleeveless jacket, navy blue with shite stripe from Okeysi (20$), choker necklace from Ardene (3 for 15$) and red lipstick from Kate Von D in color Stiletto.

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Value’s village finds!

Gold t-shirt from Value's village (3.99$), brown necklace from Value's village (1.99), jeans from H&M (25$) and olive liquid lipstick «trouble» from lime crime (5.99$).
Gold t-shirt from Value’s village (3.99$), brown necklace from Value’s village (1.99), jeans from H&M (25$) and olive liquid lipstick «trouble» from lime crime (5.99$).

Value’s village is always my go-to store when I want to find new clothes, but still don’t want to break my budget. This month, I found numerous items that are pretty original and fun to wear. I share with you my favorites!

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The key is to accessorize!

If you are craving for new clothes, but you don’t have the money for it here is my suggestion: don’t spend money stupidly and just buy yourself a few accessories.

You can create a whole lot of new outfits just by changing the way you wear your clothes and by adding a different accessory. If you go buy let’s say 3 new outfits you will spend at least 80$, but if you go buy yourself 4 accessories it will cost you 20$ and you will feel like you renewed your wardrobe.

Here are my examples of what you can do!

Silky scarf and bracelet.
Silky scarf and bracelet.

A scarf transforms the most casual outfits into a fancy one. A brown scarf with white clothes pops out pretty nicely. Big bracelets look expensive, but they aren’t necessarily. You can add them with almost every outfits.

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Switch ‘n bitch and clothing exchange

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Jeans top from the clothing exchange, grey pants from Forever 21 (26$), earings from Value’s Village (3.99$) and hat from beach shop in LA (12$). 

Clothing exchange

My experience

Last week I went to a clothing exchange event with one of my friend. She heard of this event on a Facebook group filled with people from Montreal interested in tradings. On the group, a girl proposed an evening of clothes swapping at her appartment. We both went. We each brought clothes that we didn’t wear anymore, but that were still nice looking. I brought 19 pieces. At the girl’s place we were about 12 random women from 16 to 40 years old all strangers to eachother. We divided all the clothes in big piles for every sizes (from XS to XL). Six girls at a time we would go through the piles and choose one item, try it on and if we liked it we kept it and let another person sort through the piles and so on. 

The only rule was to get as much pieces as you brought. Since I brought 19 pieces I technically could pick 19, but I only found 7 items I liked. 

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Black sweater from the clothing exchange, shorts from Urban Outfitters (60$), necklaces from Ardene (10$). 

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Makeup: When it’s worth paying more or not!

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Coral lipstick by Kate Von D and lilac lipstick by coloupop.com.

I used to buy makeup to the drugstore or Sephora without really shop and look elsewhere if I could get better deals for the same quality. I started looking online and asking my friends where they would buy makeup. Also, with time, I learned which products are worth paying more for and which aren’t. Here are my tips for each beauty products!

MASCARA

Personnally, I think mascara is not worth paying a lot for. I already bought a 25$ mascara at Sephora and it wasn’t better than my 10$ Revlon one. In fact, when I’m broke I buy the great lash mascara by Maybelline for 6.99$ and it works perfectly fine (I even already red an article by a famous beauty artist saying that it was is favorite mascara) !

LIPSTICK

For the lipsticks, I wouldn’t buy very cheap brand that I don’t know of just because you put this product on your lips all day and sometimes all night. I like to use the color sensational ones from Maybelline, they are approximately 12$ in Canada. They stay all day even if you drink and eat (of course you have to do some touching up during the day thought). What I like also about them is the crazy choice of colors and the fact that the brand always keeps their classics while renewing their selection.

I also discovered a website that sales lipsticks for as low as 5 and 6$. It’s called colourpop.com, they also give you a 5$ discount for your first order. I did tried their products and I absolutely recommend it. A friend of mine got a very big order from them and gave me one of her’s ultra matte lipstick in Lychee color (lilac). I tried it one day at work and all my colleagues kept asking me if it was MAC. And hell no it wasn’t MAC! The trick is to get with a group of friends and pick a few items each that way you can split the shipping fees.

I really am a lipstick girl that’s why I have another tip for you about the subject. I already received a Kate Von D makeup kit as a gift and honestly it’s a great present. These kits include various small lipsticks of many different colors. It’s perfect because you don’t have the time to get bored with the color since it’s just the right size once your done with it you wouldn’t wear it anymore anyway or the color wouldn’t be fashion anymore. These kits still exists and it’s a deal for all the products you get: 30$US for 3 lipsticks and 3 nail polish. Plus, it’s very good quality they stay all day and the colors are really nice.
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Wear black/white/grey for an easy and cheap wardrobe

When you need new clothes or you feel like you lost your style my tip for you is to get a few black/white/grey pieces that are cheap. It’s easy to look fancy and expensive with those colors since they are classics and even the cheap brands can’t ruin a little black dress or a v-neck white t-shirt.

So, I listed a few pieces of clothing that you can get in those shades in very cheap stores or in frips.

Essentials in black, white or grey

Turtle neck from Winners, 16$.
Turtle neck from Winners, 16$.

Turtle neck

Wearing a turtle neck is very in right now. I love the professional look it gives. It’s easy to wear with leggings, skirts, pants and even jeans. I love to match them with bright jewellery and a dark lipstick. This one is from winners for as low as 16$, it’s got a low turtle neck, but the high ones are very nice too.

Ivory and black one piece from Dynamite, 35$.
Ivory and black one piece from Dynamite, 35$.

One piece

One pieces are one of my favorite outfit to wear. It looks fancy or casual depending on how you style it. This one from Dynamite is very sexy by being open in the back. I wear it with nothing else since it’s dressy already in my opinion. You could add big silver earings with it or a bunch of wood’s bracelets.

**Tips: It’s way more beautiful to wear this outfit without a bra, I wear silicone stickers on my nipples. It doesn’t move and it looks natural. 

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Hot underwears for a few dollars!

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Left part of the photo: Winners, 2.99$ and 3.99$ for each pantie. Right part of the photo: La Vie en rose, 3.60$ for each pantie. 

Buying underwears is a must even if you are broke. What if you can get cute and comfortable underwears for a few dollars only. Of course you can.

  • Winners

    At Winners you can find pretty much everything you need for a ridiculous price compare to other stores (most of the time). In my opinion, the best deals at Winners are with the underwears and the purses/bags.I regularly buy bras and panties/tongs at Winners for their price and their look. I paid a Warner’s bra 12$ and panties 3.99$ each. Deal!For their bras since I am a 32B there is not a lot of choice, but when there is something comfortable and pretty I get it and I never paid over 15$ for it.

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Looking fancy with low-priced jewellery

I have already made an article about accessorizing to bettered an outfit, but this article will be exclusively about jewellery because it’s my favorite accessory (especially necklaces and earings). I shop everywhere for good jewels and during the years I found my best spots.

I already made an article about value’s village so I won’t come back on the subject, but it’s still a very good place to find nice second-hand jewellery.

Best low-priced jewellery spots

Bracelet from Cambodia and rings from Colombia.
Bracelet from Cambodia and rings from Colombia.
  • Travelling memories
    It’s always nice to bring back objects from the travels we do and it gives an edge to the outfits we wear  by adding a piece that no one else has.

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