As you can tell by the title of this post, I’m pretty proud about being a repeat-winner of this title. But, sadly, this post isn’t about sorority formal awards. Nope, this is a post answering some questions I get about my clothes! First, I’m going to tell you guys a fun little story.
Picture the typical only child. Probably a brat, highly likely to be bad at sharing. I thankfully do not fit this ‘only child stereotype,’ and I am great at sharing. In fact, I sometimes offer up my own things to others without them even asking, because I think something of mine would add to their outfit. This mostly happens when my friends and I are getting dressed to go out. My sophomore year, I was #blessed with the biggest closet ever. I literally brought all of my clothes from home to school, and still had room to spare. Ah, the good old days. Anyways, because of this, people were always raiding my closet. Even though I wasn’t a huge bar rat, my friends would still come over every Thursday in search of an outfit. I never kept track of who took what, and by the end of the year, I was missing upwards of thirty things – and that number was just from the pieces of clothing I could remember lending/noticed missing. So, my junior year, I was determined not to let this fiasco happen again.
Enter the Sara’s Closet Sign Out Sheet. Similar to my famous phrase get a diary (where you can read about the origin of here), I am known for my closet’s sign-out sheet. There are strict instructions at the top of the sheet, outlining how many items each borrower is allowed to take, which items are off-limits, when borrowers are allowed to browse, and the repercussions for not returning items in a timely manner. Borrowers are required to sign the sheet, acknowledging that they agree with my terms of service. To me, this seemed like a great plan. However, I had some abusers. Some were not allowed to browse while I wasn’t home. Others were eventually cut off and banned from my closet. The concept of lending became less and less appealing to me as the year went on, and I decided that I would no longer continue my sign-out sheet for my senior year.
This may come as a shock to those of you reading this who were expecting to come back to school with a full second closet at your fingertips. Well, don’t fret, I’m still here to help. Below you’ll find a list of all of the CHEAPER places I shop (for things like going out/bar outfits, lazy clothes, etc), happy shopping!
Boohoo When I was in Greece last summer with my good friend Chrysa, we noticed one girl on our trip always had the absolute best outfits. No matter what we were doing, she always looked so great. So one day, I asked her where she had bought her dress. After looking me up and down, as if I wasn’t worthy of her secret, she whispered “boohoo.com” and walked away. It was one of the strangest encounters I’ve ever had in asking someone a question like that, but I’m not complaining – because she really delivered. Unlike those sketchy foreign websites like SheIn (side note: getting a good quality item from that website is highly unlikely), Boohoo actually delivers some quality products. They seem to always have a sale, and offer free shipping over $50. My typical order from this website is around $60 to $70, and this gets me roughly 6-8 items, depending on what I’ve bought. I’m always complimented on the dresses I buy from there, but I’ve purchased shirts and shorts that I like as well. It’s wicked cheap, and unlike anything you’ll find in the stores at your local mall!
T and J Designs mostly known for their for graphic tees
Primark this is probably the cheapest option on my list, I sometimes buy an entire outfit here (shirts/pants/skirts) and it only costs me $25!
Mystique my Long Island homies will be proud of me for listing this one – also has free shipping over $50, and if you become a member (for $20/year), you get 10% off every order and free mystery gifts, too!
Poshmark this is a clothing and accessory resale app; I don’t normally buy any clothes on it, but whenever I’m looking to sell mine I use it! I’ve purchased sneakers on it before and was very happy with them
Dote this is an app that has all of the stores I love to shop at in one place! It’s free to download and if you use the codes either “Gretchen” or “Tasha” (the two girls whose YouTube channels I watch and love), you get $5 off your first order!
I hope you enjoyed this post! Before you go, there’s one last thing I want to tell you. Forget all of the rules – if you like it, wear it. I can’t tell you how many times I’ve heard my friends say “I don’t know, I don’t think I can pull it off…” Yes, you can! All it takes is a little confidence. You could be wearing the strangest outfit in the world, but if it fits well, and you feel good in it, you’ll look like a million bucks. Own it!
If you’d like me to write a post about where I get my everyday clothes and work outfits (rather than cheap or going-out outfits), let me know! Thanks for reading!
To my friends reading this post: do not text me and ask if this applies to you. Yes, it applies to you, its because of your bitch ass that I’m not doing my sign-out sheet anymore. Still love ya though 😉 XO
To my roommates reading this post: this post does not apply to you, because I can hunt you down if you steal my shit. You’re welcome! XO