This week I took a long, hard look at my bank balance and where all my money is actually going. The short answer? It’s hanging up in my wardrobe, staring back at me, telling me I need to get my act together… or put something really nice on, I’m very confused as to which.
I love to shop. But as someone who loves fashion — I run Aceyacey — yet doesn’t have the budget to buy all the clothes I want (thanks, mortgage and all those coffees), I’ve learned to become an expert of knowing when to invest a little more money in a designer piece, and when to pick up a cheap buy.
It’s like mixed lollies for adults; you need the cheap jelly lollies just as much as you need the scorched almonds. Then you dig in.
A few days back I went to see the legendary Fleetwood Mac in concert, full band lineup front and centre. It was truly one of the best shows I’ve seen! I was amazed by their style and glamour all these years on. Have a read of my blog on how to get their style! #aceyacey #vintageeboutique #style #newtostore #fashion ##aceyloves #fleetwoodmac
1. “Fashion” jeans.
Classic cut, comfy jeans are always worth spending coin on. But when it comes to the cropped frayed jeans popping up in just about every store this season, you’re better off scrimping. It’s called a trend for a reason — it will fly in and fly out, and there’s no point watching your money fly away when hipster flares come back.
It’s an easy item to work into your existing winter wardrobe (frayed jeans, meet my boots, coats and knits), but I’m afraid this is one item that doesn’t pass the Wardrobe Staple test. They’re cute for now, like a guy at a bar who’s handsome but can’t spell ‘cerebral’.